Monday, 23 January 2012

One-off wedding stationery

I have long been a fan of Sally Leach's gorgeous illustrations so I was very excited to hear of her latest project - a bespoke wedding stationery company called The Little Peach. She's already proved herself a dab hand at wedding work, creating 'Walk of Love' maps for her sister Mrs Biddle's wedding, so I've no doubt her business will fly.

The idea is simple - Sally works with the bride and groom to illustrate their love story, creating a caricatured design which she hand prints onto each invitation - so each one becomes a mini work of art for guests to treasure. Couples can choose to be illustrated into a readymade backdrop (see below) or create a bespoke design from scratch. The results are charming, funny and totally unique.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Vintage books

A pile of beautiful old books from quite possibly the best second hand bookshop I've ever come across - Richard Way's, a few doors from our house. 

It's a wonderful little place - crammed from floor to ceiling with books, but surprisingly easy to find exactly what you want. So far I've bought antique maps (ideal man gifts), vintage children's books, a wild flower annual for my mum and some beautifully covered pre-war Oscar Wilde classics. No website I'm afraid, so you'll just have to come and visit.