This week the temperatures gave us hints of the summer to come. Evenings are still cool, but days are truly heating up. Gardening in the afternoon is out, unless it is in a shady bit, so it’s all change with my office work. Swapping mornings for afternoons, the garden now gets my attention in the cool of early day whilst the cool of the house draws me in in the afternoons.
Once more the ‘shutter system’ comes into play as windows and shutters are opened during the night to bring cool air in and closed mornings or mid-day (depending on where the window faces) to trap the cool air in.
My office is a dark place now, with fairy lights to brighten the dim. But it is a welcome change after the bright morning light of the garden. Photographing for my FrenchSilkScarf shop is tricky as I do this in the office. It takes precision planning (queue Mission Impossible music) as my balcony doors and shutters must be open for full daylight to come in and photographs have to be taken before sunlight hits my window and starts to warm up the room. I have a ‘window’ (pun intended) of opportunity currently from 12 til 2pm. Luckily I have the photographic session, styling and shots, down to a science now.
Now if only it was as easy for my Pumpjack & Piddlewick photography. We’ve been moving things around in the courtyard and what with the temporary ducks housing in situ and much more direct sunshine now, well, let’s say it’s a story for another day…
For a taste from my French Silk Scarf Shop of scarves through the decades:
Antique Silk Scarves
Antique scarves are all about texture. Texture in the silk or added embellishments
1930s Silk Scarves
The 30s austerity shrinks the scarf to a smaller size, in light weight thin silk. Designs are quite detailed.
1940s Silk Scarves
The 1940s sees a particular focus on floral scarves, especially roses.
1950s Silk Scarves
The 1950s hosts a wide variety of styles, with the highest quality silk being used.
1960s Silk Scarves
The 60s moves us into the realm of bright colours and design.
1970s Silk Scarves
The 70s, or boho hipster era, is about free flowing designs and floaty silks.
1980s Silk Scarves
The 80s is about luxury, opulence and being bold in style. Scarves get larger.
1990s Silk Scarves
The 90s showcase large and unique styles. Often fun in flavour.
Hand Painted Silk Scarves
Hand painted scarves transcend the decades, and vary from boho tie dye to intricate flowers.
From the 1950s onwards the neckerchief is smaller in size, for tying at the neck.
Simply click on an image to see more scarves from the same decade.