Well the big day is here - only a few hours to wait! What will Kate wear? Will the weather be beautiful? All will be revealed 8pm tonight Australian time.
|Liberty Display London for the Royal Nuptuals|
In typical Wedding tradition I thought I'd explore something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue!
The old represents the past or your family history. A gorgeous old tea set or favourite chair/piece of furniture handed down from a relative - there can be nothing more precious. I use my nana's hall table as a desk, and a cherry wood plant stand to display some framed photos and nic nacs. I have also restored my grandmother's rocking chair. These are all well loved pieces in our home.
|Vintage hall table with modern lamps by Tammy Mitchell|
Something New represents the future & goodluck and is often the bride's wedding dress.
Something new for the home might be as simple as a fresh display of flowers - nothing like it to freshen a room and give it some life.
|This is the dining room at my old house with a fresh bunch of Lillies and Irises on the table ready for an "open house" Inspection.|
Something Borrowed for a wedding was an item borrowed from a friend who has a successful marriage it is also supposed to be returned.
It might have been a piece of jewellery or in the case of your home it might be a treasured gift or homeware accessory (that you love and won't be returning in this case!) I have babysit precious items or plants for loved ones or friends while they are O.S. or moving house etc and while not permanent these make a great addition if you have the room. But a new gift of candles, a plant or accessory can be a welcome addition to a room.
|A Beautiful mirror is a focus as well as the crystal collection and ornate frame on the side table. A lovely space.|
|A new bowl or a collection can become a decorating feature|
Something Blue is a symbol of faithfulness, purity and loyalty!
|I saw this gorgeous blue and white tablecloth yesterday when I was at the beautiful new Brisbane store/cafe Hamptons Home Living|
|Fit for a Royal residence this is a very Elegantly styled "dream" pale blue scheme. The blue and white is a beautiful contrast to the polished timber floorboards.|
|This is another gorgeous interior accented with the blue stripe on the chairs, and pale aqua blue striped wallpaper.|
|This bold blue really makes a statement! I really love the artwork and the floral wallpaper and rug teamed with the timber chairs|
I'm looking forward to watching it with my children tonight and I've pulled out a few of the souvenirs I was given at the time of Charles and Di's Wedding back in 1981, to show them. (nearly 30 years ago!)
|My Charles & Diana souvenir pop-up book and china cup.|