Ben Thompson brings the English country home into the 21st century at Heckfield Place

Ben Thompson brings the English country home into the 21st century at Heckfield Place

Ben Thompson brings the English country home into the 21st century at Heckfield Place

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This home is stunning and well mastered interiors. Excellently undertaken and restored 💯👏🏽

Don’t let the elastic break!

Maya Angelou ‘Words to the wise’

I don’t want my panty to fall!!

In April, Maya Angelou was interviewed by Oprah on her 70+ birthday. Oprah asked her what she thought of growing older. And, there on television, she said it was Butsseeeeeeeeee ‘exciting…’body changes, she said there were many, occurring every day……like her breasts. They seem to be in a race to see which will reach her waist, first.

The audience laughed so hard they cried. She is such a simple and honest woman, with so much wisdom in her words!

Maya Angelou said this:

‘I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.’

‘I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled electric cord

‘I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life.’

‘I’ve learned that making a ‘living’ is not the same thing as making a life.’

‘I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.’

‘I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw some things back…’

‘I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.’

‘I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one.’

‘I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back….’

‘I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn..’

‘I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.’

Don’t let the elastic break and have a great life . X

When you about that life.. Vintage

What defines Vintage

Generally speaking, clothing which was produced before the 1920s is referred to as antique clothing and clothing from the 1920s to 20 years before the present day is considered vintage. Retro, short for retrospective, or “vintage style,” usually refers to clothing that imitates the style of a previous era.

The difference between antique, vintage, and collectible item. … Some say an Antique is: An object of considerable age valued for its aesthetic or historical significance. In the antiques trade, the term refers to objects more than 100 years old.2 Jan 2018

In other words, for the term vintage to accurately apply to it, an item should be somewhat representational and recognizable as belonging to the era in which it was made.” Ruby Lane also suggests that ‘vintage’ should not be used in reference to objects less than 20 years old.26 Oct 2010

Clothing, Accessories and Toys are generally considered to be vintage when they are at least 20 years old. In the last year or so, many classy vintage clothing, houses are considering clothing, especially designer pieces, to be vintage if they are 10 years or older.

An item should be at least 100 years old to be defined as an antique. Generally speaking if the item is no older than an antique but not less than 20 years, it falls under the term vintage. I have heard the term ‘true vintage’ as being at least 50 years old.20 Jul 2014.

Retro items don’t have to be old, they can be brand new, but would have to be made in the style of the time or item they are trying to replicate.

So, perhaps the best way to think about the difference between retro and vintage is that vintage refers to the acutal construction, whilst retro refers to the appearance

Morning glory

Good Morning you Beauties

The early morning silence in my household brings such clarity. The calm before any pending storms that fills our home with the love plenty would pay for. Family, the glue that holds life together even when the pressure mounts, could it be done any other way, I’m not sure.

Today, it’s cloudy in London and some of us born with an infectious soul for adventure will still ponder the streets looking for signs of life. I have to ponder the floors of the #bricklanevintagemarket today in the hope that those bargain hunters find the dream purchase.

When I look at life I often think could it have been done differently, then I pause and realise without the perils and mistakes I wouldn’t be in place I am today. The heartbreak that I thought would destroy me; the failed business adventures that stirred on further pursuits and the laughter that has given me near heart-attacks. I’m celebrating every moment with much enthusiasm.

So for you I hope this day brings joy, plenty laughter in good company and a sense of belonging. For we must embrace each day for what it could be. Be hopeful that things will always work out; be charitable with your love and generosity and be kind for many are fighting battle we can’t see on the surface. I hope this day treats you well.

Stay in your happiness.

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