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Bunting

Date posted: March 10, 2014

 BuntingBunting was originally made from a wool fabric and manufactured at the start of the 17th Century . The Royal Navy use it as signal flags and the officer responsible for raising the bunting was known as Bunts and still this term is used today.

Today bunting is a term for any festive decoration made of fabric, plastic or even card board.

The typical forms of bunting are lengths of colourful triangular flags that are joined with string or ribbon.

Bunting is a nostalgic part of our heritage and has been used for many events. With street parties and fairs it makes an announcement to the local area of the intended event.

Nostalgic bunting

It seems the perfect partner for picnics and barbecues.

Bunting is really easy to make and is great for using up old fabric, clothes and tea towels.

BuntingFollow the basic principles of making a template, this can be made to any size flag that is required.

With a little patient cutting of the fabric into flags and tying them on to a string, cord or ribbon it is a fun way to get the whole family involved. Dress your garden from pillar to post or fence to the tree.Nautical bunting

Bunting can be used indoor and outdoors and can be created in many different styles. With a shabby chic style use worn fabrics that have pretty flowers and ditzy patterns.

With a Nautical theme the union jack or royal blues look super.

Use white lace bunting for a shabby chic or vintage style wedding.

With the country style check fabrics work well or take a look at our selection.

http://www.livelaughlove.co.uk/Bunting/ .

Whether you chose to buy or make your own , in no uncertain terms bunting will add a vintage look to the proceedings.

 

Vintage outdoor dining

Date posted: February 24, 2014

With Spring fast approaching and we are looking forward to vintage outdoor dining, it seems that we need those warm summer evenings for an alfresco supper.

Vintage tea party

There is a certain charm about vintage outdoor dining and a sense that it is really relaxing and is not so formal. A casual approach to setting your vintage outdoor dining experience or  party, works well with mixed cups and saucers, mums old jug and nan’s teapot a real country living spectacle.

At Live Laugh Love we have an abundance of decorative three tier cake plate accessories to garnish the outdoor feast.

Cake plates with three, two and single tiers will give height and brilliant presentation.

Use old and new bottles, mix and matched colours and fill with your favourite blooms from the garden, this creates a wonderful centre piece for the vintage outdoor dining table and adds a dash of shabby chic.

Vintage outdoor dining

Use old style luggage labels or tags for the seating arrangement. We love bunting whether it is bought or hand made it has a real nostalgic look and really promotes the garden party.

A Selection of substantial twigs from the garden placed into a plant pot or vase and pinned with Vintage outdoor diningblack and white photos of past memories makes a great memory tree. Out Door LED lighting is great to create a warm atmosphere, use a few strings of our drops or heart and garnish the table or around the area.

tea light holdersTea light holders make a real statement and when they shimmer in the dust light create an endearing site.

Think vintage with this theme …remember those street parties and a sense of community. Making do and mend was a way of life. One part of having a great out door dining experience or party is about the fun and celebration of the event and who is with us and remembering the great people that have left us.