Yesterday my brother and sister in law arrived from England and as always they came bearing gifts. Family and presents BONUS! This time my treats were my British magazines ( Livingetc and Ideal Home) and fun Union Jack STUFF my favourite was some " Bunting" pictured here. It came from a great store in Lincoln called " CALLYCO" they sell fun fabrics, ribbons, accessories and more. If you are ever in England be sure to check it out!
Bunting originated in the 17th century as a lightweight fabric used for ribbons and flags mostly on ships in the Royal Navy. When I was growing up you would see bunting at fetes, garden parties and kids birthday parties, it was a traditional, hand crafted way to decorate. Bunting is a collection of usually triangle shaped flags, a single flag is known as a " Bunt". As in everything there are variations on the theme like my bunting they are rectangles, they can be made from fabric, paper, wallpaper and even wood or tin. You can buy them or even make your own.
Hot on the heels of the Royal Wedding bunting is bountiful! I have seen it used inside and out for festive decorations but now also in design as a part of the rooms decor. It's a fun touch anywhere! Check out these great ideas.
Next time you are entertaining why not make some bunting or add some to your kids rooms- have fun with it. I'm already planning a family get together and will use my bunting around the deck outside!