Laura Ashley treats

In the past few weeks I’ve been having what can only be described as a “brand love affair”. The brand in question? Good old Laura Ashley.

A few weeks back I was lucky enough to be invited along to their press day, and whilst there I entered their competition to “guess the year” and win a hamper full of Laura Ashley goodies. I ONLY WENT AND WON IT!

The hamper was ready and waiting for me when I got back from Glastonbury festival last monday and to say it was FILLED with delights would be an understatement. I’ve already got to work putting some of the lovely pieces to use.

The hamper itself is now full of vintage goodies that I have coming up for sale soon

The photo frame has already been put to good use with one of my all time favouirte pics.

The cake stand is currently doubling up as a perfect holder for my jewellery and nail polishes, the colour fits in rather well with all of my other vintage pieces in my bedroom.

The pots, jug and mug I won look rather fab in my Dad’s antique welsh dresser

I absolutely adore this archive print scarf based on one of their original designs. It is such a me colour!

And I think my highlight the Laura Ashley book. I’ve been devouring this book to say the least! Filled with both images that demonstrate Laura Ashleys prowess as a homeware and fashion brand. I’ve already noticed a few prints in the book that feature on garments I own. A post on my (albeit small) Laura Ashley vintage collection will be coming up soon, using this book as a reference point.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in interior design history and also if you have a soft spot for fashions of the 70s and 80s which the book primarily focuses on (there are a few images from earlier but I think the strength of the book are on those images from the 70s). It also gives a better insight into the life of Laura Ashley, a fascinating character whose love of history really inspired her design ideas throughout whilst allowing a fresh spin to be taken. Lady after my own heart really ; )

You can purchase the book here.http://www.amazon.co.uk/Laura-Ashley-Martin-Wood/dp/0711228973/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1373290551&sr=1-1&keywords=laura+ashley

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