Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Give me all your love

A sneak peek of a new vintage collage collection i am working on for printing
on cushions

Do you like?

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

A Lilac Afternoon

I have been working on an interiors trend brief this afternoon in the sunshine.

Here is a sneak peek


Tuesday Link Love

My favourite links from the past week
 (click on the picture to take you to the site)


Happy Tuesday

Monday, 26 March 2012

Fly Away Pretty

My favourite piece of graffiti in Manchester.
Also inspiration for my new tattoo?

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

A Perfect Patchwork of a day

Creative Wednesday this week is looking at patchworks.

I have long loved antique patchworks, and though i love sewing I have never produced my own patchwork quilt.

I now feel the challenge should be undertaken!

I have many different patches that i could use as shown below, but wondered which shapes to use?

 These are some of my favourite inspiring patchwork pictures-click on the picture for the link love

Any advice from those that love to patchwork?

Friday, 16 March 2012

Time for Tea

Friday is a little creative day here at Sesame and Lilly.

I have been busy making vintage teacup pin cushions this morning.


Happy Friday

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Books on the nightstand

Im in a mood for re-arranging interiors at the moment. 
Im not sure if it is that Spring cleaning mode kicking in or just that I am feeling so inspired by some amazing new blogs I have found ( more on those in another post)

At the moment I am wanting to change my nightstand next to the bed.
Im feeling like it is a bit boring.
 At the moment it is an antique chair with embroidery, piled with books and drapped with 1920s embellishements.

I have found some new ideas that I love

Love the simplicity of these two ideas, especially the glass vase full of flowers.

Painted boxes with numbers-to hide away all my magazines maybe?

A favourite, an antique door as a low shelf-love the fireplace headboard too!

My favourite and one to create i think.

Monday, 12 March 2012

Finds of the Fair

Sesame and Lilly stood at the Vintage Village Fair in Stockport yesterday and what a wonderful day we had.

Amongst lots of sales, and making new friends, I of course managed to buy some vintage treasures for myself.

At the moment, I am still very busy with Freelance Print Design and bought some beautiful 1920s silk hankies for inspiration.
 When I have finished using them I think I will frame them to put in the bedroom.

I also managed to find some amazing vintage tiny beads to use for Sesame and Lilly.
I'm so in LOVE with them, aren't the colours together divine?
Carrying on with the bead theme, I also bought a beautiful small vintage beaded purse to add to my collection.
I think the colours are so inspiring and hope to use them to produce some new more colourful beaded cushions.

I also bought this wonderful 1920s dress trim that has seen better days but I love it for the fact it is decaying! I think I may just hang it on my dressing table as decoration.
Some vintage pearls to use on my cushions

Finally, my favourite purchases of the fair where these wonderful tins and bottles with tiny vintage beads in them.

I love the old bottle and label-which I think would be a favourite of Jeska at Lobster and Swan with her love of old labels.

Did you purchase any vintage finds this weekend?