One of the reasons I didn't get the chance to work on my planned projects for last week's applique theme was that Mr Matin and I were on holiday in Cambridge. We borrowed my parents' VW camper (not a vintage one, sadly!) and stayed for four days. We joined the National Trust while we were there, and cycled out to Anglesey Abbey, about ten miles from the campsite. The countryside around Cambridge has some wonderful scenery. And I'm pleased to report that my (faux) victory rolls held up remarkably well underneath the cycle helmet!
Anglesey Abbey was purchased in the 1930s by the son of an American oil family, and although he furnished it mainly in a grand country house style the bathrooms are rather fabulous examples of Art Deco period design - I particularly coveted the wonderfully Deco dressing table in one.
The gardens were also lovely for a wander. We lunched in the tea room, then had a snooze on the lawn, followed by a round of croquet (of course).
1940s tea dress, Dead Man's Glory (bought at Vintage at Goodwood last year); 1940s style shoes, available in my shop; Bakelite and plastic bangles, various; Handbag, etsy.
Vintage photo effects courtesy of Lo-Fi App.