The weekend of the Queen’s diamond jubilee here in England has brought out the bunting and as this is a textile blog – let’s celebrate….
On the way to Bristol to work at Heart Space Studios, I kept stopping the car to take pictures of the patriotic red white and blue bunting strung out in front gardens, – the local neighbourhood streets had tastefully dressed windows
Families had decorated their homes for this one weekend….
even scaffolding got the a dressing of flags
and while waiting for the wisteria to bloom, bring out the bunting …
The shops really got into the spirit
But for really proper patriotism go for the Union Flag – this vintage flag is in the window of my favourite vintage clothes shop Clifton Vintage Boutique.
and my favourite red white and blue bunting was in the window of a clothes shop in Clifton village it is authentic stitched and appliqued cotton i am very jealous that I didn’t think to make up some like this for Heart Space.
All very tasteful… but back in the Somerset town of Portishead, where I live, the bunting is full – on and fabulous – all ready for a street party
Almost every house and garden in the centre of the town is dressed for the celebrations
and one more just to show you how colour co-ordinated we are here, the perfectly matching red roses of England
and how’s this for real patriotism? bunting with toning red white and blue washing.