Vintage is still going strong

The love of vintage interiors and accessories looks like it’s here to stay so I thought I would post some images from a vintage shoot I worked on with my photographer friend Jemma Watts.  The brief was a pretty vintage summer picnic.  It’s a really easy look to create and would be lovely to use for a party picnic with friends.

Vintage looks

I love pretty tins like the one in the photo above.  I am always on the hunt for them in vintage and charity shops.  They are great for cutlery but also as pen pots and the larger ones as cake tins.  They also look great teamed with old french linen napkins.

Vintage accessories for a picnic

We actually hired this little wooden basket but you can pick them up from any garden center.  Then all you need to do is paint it with a soft pastel colour.  Try Cath Kidston paints for the exact tones.

Vintage accessories for picnic

Hampers are great when it comes to picnics and you can usually find old ones in charity shops.  Some people might think they’re a bit old fashioned but I think they’re great, especially the ones that have the holder for a bottle of wine and glasses!  We made the pretty vintage style napkin (above) from a section of fabric, we just cut out the shape, ironed the sides and finished it off by ironing on a green trim with web glue.

Vintage accessories for picnic

And last but not least, a pretty china cake stand…full of cakes of course!


Meet Pippa

Pippa Jameson is an author, tv designer and interiors expert. The previous interior editor on several leading UK titles, Pippa has a wealth of knowledge and experience. Throughout her 25-year career, Pippa’s unique and creative approach has won her commissions for large retail brands and celebrities to deliver exciting and engaging projects. 

She’s written the curriculum for the British College of Interior Design, produced and styled shoots for well-known brands including John Lewis, H&M & Team GB/DFS, worked as an International Stylist for leading paint brands in Asia, consulted on the launch and creative direction of major retail names including George Home and Wren, and most recently, published her first book, The Sensory Home. Pippa possesses expertise unmatched in the interior industry.