A Little English Whimsy

I am sending a big thank you Birthday Wish and a little English Whimsy your way today.
Thank you to the lovely ten...who helped me to reach my birthday 500 wish.
You are all truly inspiring. :)

I am having a lovely day, starting with an article in the morning newspaper
on Martha bedlinen by Horrockses. The pattern was inspired by the dress shown below.

Horrockses was best known for their floral dresses in the 1940's and 1950's.
Once upon a time, Queen Elizabeth II wore the very same. 

The bedlinen line has been revived after a 30 year hiatus.
I love this Martha range...what a great way to wake up in the morning.

There is much more to see on the website.
You can have a look here
Have fun, it's a great site!

Martha bedlinen by Horrockses

You can read the full article, in the Financial Times 
( my favourite weekend paper) here.
Article written by Victor Maw

Once again, thank you for your very kind birthday messages.
I am working on a giveaway...a very special one. 
More on that one tomorrow.


  1. Happy birthday Jeanne and wishing you many, many happy returns of the day. As I write this, you are at 501 followers so, here's to the next 500 !!
    I hope that you are having the best day EVER and reading the Sunday Times from cover to cover. That bedlinen is SO retro....it reminds me of the dresses my mum used to wear in the '50's.
    Enjoy your birthday, and have a wonderful day. XXXX

  2. Happy Birthday! I hope you relaxed all weekend and had a wonderful family celebration. Congratulations on your birthday and your new followers.

    I love that dress, that is right up my alley. I have to go and check out those pillows.

    Have a wonderful day, here is to you and many more wonderful birthdays and followers.

  3. Oh, I wish you the most glorious of birthdays! Such a wonderful time of year to have one, don't you think? I hope the day is completely perfect for you.

    And yes, I love the bed linens!!

  4. Happy Birthday again Jeanne!!! Hope your day was fabulous and that this coming year brings you much joy and happiness...

    Well you made the 500!! woo hoo.. I'm sure the next 500 will be quick as a flash...

    Thanks for the moon reminder.. I had a scheduling mishap and my moon post was going up just as you visited..

    Have a great one. .. ciao xxx Julie

    PS I'll be back for your giveaway.. looking forward to it..

  5. Happy Birthday Jeanne - hope you have had a wonderful day xxxx

  6. Happy Birthday Jeanne to a fellow Virgo!! I hope it was a great one for you!


    Art by Karena

    I have a fabulous Giveaway from Interieurs I hope you will come and join!

  7. Wow, I love the linen, but I love that dress even more.

    Both are stunning!

  8. Woo hoo! So pleased for you, my fellow Virgo - welcome to the big five-oh-oh-club ☺. Do tell how you celebrated your birthday, pretty please...J x

  9. Hi Jane...

    Gladly..I filled it with my favourite things, my family, antiquing, good food, movies and walking. I picked up a few things along the way and enjoyed an English classic, Jane Eyre. My girls were with me the whole way...lovely. :)

  10. How gorgeous! And thank you for sharing!

  11. That bedding just makes me smile! I hope your birthday was magical and lovely, darling Jeanne.


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