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Inspiring ideas

I love design. New ideas and window displays. At Christmas I have to go to London to look at Liberty’s & Selfridges  window displays, its a compulsion. This week I was offered a shop window to dress down the road … Continue reading

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In with the new

  2014!  Time flies. Our window display for January has had people guessing. Why the record cover? Why the 14? Well it’s ‘One (1) for (4) the record’ or  ‘1   4  the record’ meaning its 2014, that’s the 1     4    … Continue reading

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Elsie and Pearl Lowe do vintage tea at Wells food festival this Sunday

Very exciting news. This Sunday 2oth October Elsie will be nipping over to Wells to showcase her beautiful vintage china at a vintage tea party hosted by Pearl Lowe at the Fountain Inn behind the Cathedral. The tea party is … Continue reading

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shop windows, what’s it all about?

Here at the Elsie Flo H.Q. our windows displays are always a topic for discussion. As some of you know we are based on a one way street heading out of Winky (as we locals call it) and so we have … Continue reading

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What colour would you choose ?

One of the lovliest things about Elsie Florence is the amount of beautiful vintage china hire we have collected over the past 10 years. At the last count we had 700 vintage china tea cups, dinner plates for a party of … Continue reading

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London’s calling

Oh didn’t we have a lovely day, the day we went to London. Before it all goes mad this  summer  with weddings, the brilliant cook and I made a trip to London Town to gather inspiration. I was there to get ideas … Continue reading

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Celia Birtwell

I feel I have a slight affinity with Celia Birtwell. She started her career as a fashion print designer as did I. I have always been inspired by her work.    Her prints are stylish, vintage but clean and stunningly beautiful. They … Continue reading

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Girls supper

What an inspiring and slightly loud and raucous bunch of gals I had for supper this week. My darling beloved has gone away for apparently a well deserved break with the boys skiing! Luckily I don’t apparently need a break! … Continue reading

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Parsnip soup for lunch

It’s not freezing but it is still quite cold out there and I have to say only a degree warmer in my office. The problem with this is I feel permanently hungry! Not good. Therefore, I am planning to make some soup for … Continue reading

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Thinking of summer………

It’s very cold here today especially in my office so I am wrapping up and concentrating on trend ideas for this wedding season. I am a lucky girl having a job that allows you to be creative and inspire other … Continue reading

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