snaphots of my week – 25th may

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this is my 100th post! woo! i’m quite proud of myself for sticking with this for as long as i have. i will most definitely continue to do so, as blogging has quickly taken a little piece of my heart. it’s fun, interesting and hard work, and i love it all. as well as that, it’s helping me improve my photography a bit, as well as giving me something to focus on and/or focus all my internet browsing over the years into one place.

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ice cream chocolate tin from marks and spencer

if you follow me on instagram or twitter you may know i found this wonderful little tin of chocolates in marks & spencer! i never impulse buy, but i saw this and i just had to get it. so cute! love simple and graphic things like this.

bridge on river taff, wall of wool in john lewis

i walked to ikea yesterday, and on the way i realised i’d never walked over the bridge in town that goes over the river taff. i’ve lived in cardiff 3 years now and somehow never been over it. not that that’s overly exciting, but the bridge you see walking over it is really nice! i liked the train too.

this wall of wool was in john lewis. the colours and the way it was stacked and took up a whole long wall made me really rather happy so i had to take a photo!

my big wonder book annual

i found this fantastic book in a charity shop at the beginning of the week. everybody knows the saying ‘don’t judge a book by it’s cover’, but when you see this, how could you deduce anything other than it’s going to be an awesome book? i loved it so much i wrote a post about it too, which you can read here.

i’ve taken lots of other pictures this week, but they are for a post next week so you’ll just have to wait and see!
what have you done this week?
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friday florals 001

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the first ‘official’ friday florals begins! i have lots of floral images in mind for future editions. hopefully this is a tap that will never run dry, as i have a never ending love of flowers and floral patterns. infact, i was looking through my wardrobe yesterday and noticed just how many floral based items of clothing i have. let me tell you, it’s a lot. also lots of stripes and polka dots!

if you have any favourite floral designs, dresses or products, i’d love to know!

floral pattern by anna emilia, kate spade dress, pocket mirror, dolce and gabanna dress

clockwise from top left: morning frost meadow by anna emilia, kate spade jacquard flare dress, dolce and gabanna shift dress, compact mirror from jenny arnott

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my big wonder book annual

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i found this book a few days ago in a charity shop, and i just had to show you some photos from it, as i love the illustrations. i seriously wanted to take photos of every page. it’s called my big wonder book annual (i’ve linked to an ebay seller, a few pounds is the best price i could find) and the book is full of various stories from different writers, and there’s a few different illustrators.

i love illustrated childrens books, and have my whole life. no, i don’t have any children, but that by no means stops me from loving these books. generally i prefer ones that are from the 60’s and older, but there’s plenty of modern ones that are fabulous too. do you have any favourite illustrated books?

if you’re interested, the very lovely fritha of tigerlillyquinn has set up a collaborative project on her blog called ‘we like to read’ wherein you can write a post about any childrens books you (or you and your little one) love. they’re to be posted on the first and third mondays of each month and you can submit your links there too. be sure to check it out!

my big wonder book annual front cover, child on horse and patterned background
my big wonder book annual inside coverretro vintage book with colourful geometric pattern
vintage dog illustration with tulips
vintage dog illustration with flowers
vintage retro pattern book back cover
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cardboardcities crush – amber seegmiller

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amber seegmiller, or ambird as some may know her, is an artist i’ve admired for many years now. i love how her style can vary a bit, bit still has that sense of connectivity and cohesiveness to it. i also love that her style is slightly ‘unusual’ but i really love how unique it is. you don’t see much art like this!

as you can tell, i love her work. it’s so recognisably hers in a way i can’t quite explain. the first image is available as a limited edition print in her etsy shop, so go get one whilst you can!

art by amber seegmiller
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