Saturday, 28 June 2014

Outfit Inspiration to go with my plum bracelet

Hello everyone,

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I wanted to share with you all today some fashion inspiration and show one of the many style outfits you could wear one of my bracelets with. Black Leather Wedge Sandals

Black Leather Wedge Sandals by emc1397 featuring leather sandals

I love the deep purple and blues against the softer whites and peaches in this outfit, it works perfectly! I think this outfit would look great with my plum stretch bracelet

Click here to view my plum bracelet in my shop

The Dorothy Days Xx

Thursday, 26 June 2014

This or That Thursday - Money vs Fame

Hello everyone,

Thanks so much for visiting my blog! Today is Thursday which means one thing..... This or That Thursday!

Photo Credit : Chris Isherwood and Ralph Daily via Flickr 
Please leave your response in the comment section below!!

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Saturday, 21 June 2014

I am in love with a kitchen...!

Hello everyone,

I just had to share this with you all as I have totally fallen in love with this kitchen! It is full of vintage/ retro treasures and is the perfect blend of bright coloured items with more neutral cabinets so the colour is not too overwhelming. I love the combination of the red and the retro blue too!

Maybe one day....! Vintage Kitchen

The Dorothy Days X

Thursday, 19 June 2014

This or That Thursday - Summer vs Winter

Photo Credit - Thank you so much to Nikos Koutoulas and Jarek Zok (Flickr)

Please leave a reply in the comment section with what you prefer; summer or winter.....

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Lots of Rosy Apples - The Dorothy Days summer necklaces

Hello everyone,

Hope you all have been having a wonderful week so far! Well now that summer is here I thought I would start filling my shop with lovely summery jewellery.

One of my favourite summery items which I listed recently was this awesome apple necklace!

I love it for many reasons including....

*The charm is 3D and I think that is pretty awesome if I may say so myself!
*It reminds me of my sister whose nickname used to be Apple
*It looks good enough to eat and is just a really pretty and unusual necklace
and finally....
*It reminds me of that primary school song about 'rosy apples on a tree' ....ah...memories!

Love it too? Take a look at it in my shop by clicking this link

The Dorothy Days Xx

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Wedding on the Farm - Rustic style wedding inspiration

Hello everyone,

Wedding season is upon us so I thought I would share with you all some wedding inspiration with this rustic style wedding.

The venue for the wedding is a beautiful old barn on a farm which has been decorated with white roses and green foliage, lengths of draped fabric and sacking/burlap layed on the floor to form the aisle. The wedding dress is a heavily embroidered and beaded dress and the bridesmaids wear green which matches the rustic theme.Rustic wedding on the Farm

Rustic wedding on the Farm by heather-ann-althouse

I thought my rustic style wedding tags would work beautifully with this theme and would be great as either place names for the guests' seating arrangement, wedding favour tags or beautiful as wedding wish tree tags with the idea being that each guest writes a message to the newly married couple on a tag and attaches it to a branch of a tree or a prop such as a wire bird cage. A wonderful keepsake from the day and something to look back on in many years to come as well as being something which would look great in your wedding photos! 

Wedding car tags - there is room on the back to write names or the guest's message. Please click the link to view in my shop

Thursday, 12 June 2014

This or That Thursday - Tea vs Coffee

Photo Credit - Kanko and Trophy Geek on Flickr - Thanks so much!
Welcome to the second This or That Thursday (has a nice ring to it doesn't it?!). Just for fun each week I will be putting two things head to head. Just write a reply in the comments with what you prefer. This weeks this or that is..........
Please post your reply in the comments for which you prefer and I will let you know the winner!

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Tuesday = Shop day (or so my new blogging schedule says!)

Hello everyone!

Well I am trying to stick to a new blogging schedule to make sure that I do actually blog as I my blog has been rather sadly neglected over the last few months and posts have been a bit few and far between! The world's most unorganised person (thats me if you didn't get where this was going...!) is trying to get organised and I decided that a blogging schedule was just the remedy. So I have decided Tuesday are going to be the day in which I show you what I have been up to in the shop and share any super exciting shop news! Wish me luck in trying to stick to this!!

The items from my shop that I am sharing today are my handmade tags. I have been super busy preparing new designs for the shop and also re-photographing some of my old designs (which I showed you a before and after shot on the post a few days ago).

I am rather pleased with how they have turned out and really like the new designs which I have in the shop.
Floral tea cup tags to match my vintage tea cups! I sell these in different sizes and do custom orders for any amount required but they are currently stocked in 10, 20 and 30

Mission was to make as many tea related items in my shop as possible! This is one of my new designs and I am really pleased with how it came out, so pretty! I thought these would be lovely for a vintage style wedding or a tea party! Stocking these in packs of 100 but also do custom orders for any amount

What do you all think? Do you like the new design and what do you think of the new shop photography?

The Dorothy Days Xx

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Fashion Inspiration!

Hello everyone!

Have you ditched the winter woollies yet and got out your summer wardrobe?! I thought I would share with you some fashion inspiration and summer trends. Go BOLD this summer with bright colours and bold prints. I love this outfit selection and it would look wonderful for an afternoon picnic or for meeting friends for lunch! Lemonade, anyone?

Lemonade, anyone? by prettyorchid22 featuring a flower arrangement

Have you got out your summer clothes yet?!

The Dorothy Days Xx

Thursday, 5 June 2014

This or That Thursday - Dogs vs Cats


I thought it would be fun to bring a new feature to the blog so I was picking my brains for new ideas and came up with this, This or That Thursday. I have lots of fun asking my followers on Twitter a question for the day so I thought this would be a fun extension of that and also means that I get to play around with pretty pictures and design lovely graphics (what could be better?!)

Hope that you will enjoy this feature. Please comment below with you response.

To kick things off here is a classic this or that.....

Photo Credit thanks to - Zaimoku_woodpile and digital_image_fan
The Dorothy Days Xx

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Working on improving my product photography!

Hello everyone!

I can't believe it is actually June! The weather certainly isn't that of June weather but I am hoping for some sunshine soon!

I thought I would share with you all today some things I have been working on over in my shop. A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to take part in an online photography webinar which taught me how to take better product photographs. I am still at the experimentation stage but already have seen improvements in my photographs which is really exciting!

Example of a before photograph....

This really does not show off my tags very well at all! The colour doesn't look correct, the lighting is poor and the angle makes the tag look a little odd!

After photograph:

Still a work in progress and there is still lots I can improve with this photograph but it is MUCH better than the previous photograph so I think I am on the right tracks! I took this photograph on a day that the weather wasn't great and the sunflowers cheered me up! One of my Twitter followers suggested I use a rose next time which I loved the idea of so will be doing soon (thanks for the suggestion!).

Please click here to view in my shop

What do you all think of the new and improved photograph? and do you have any other suggestions for improvement?

Best wishes
The Dorothy Days