First came a rather special birthday on Thursday 21st - a 90th no less - and then came a celebratory British Tea Party for my family. My mum travelled over especially for the occasion even! I think the German side of the family think I'm ever so slightly crazy but they joined in the fun and came all dressed up in their finest including perfectly British fascinators and bunches of flowers in red, white and blue.
Of course, I was celebrating Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday - a little bit of Britain in the heart of Germany.
So, in the spirit of patriotism, this week I'd like you to be inspired by red, white and blue.
Of course, when we think of the UK, the Union Jack flag comes to mind with its true red and blue, but the colour range is wider than that as you can see on this beautiful mood board below by Color Me Pretty (sad to see that the blog doesn't exist any more).
|Source - Color Me Pretty on Decor8blog.com|
I went with a broader range of tones myself in the window decorations I prepared - moving into a more aqua blue and a slightly orange red - much to the gentle irritation of my husband who felt that only the originals were appropriate! We agreed to disagree seeing as though it was "my" party :-)
Of course, these colours are found in many flags so you might want to go in the direction of your own nations colours, or talk about patriotism, or pick up the colours in a whole range of photos (like my London layout below). What about talking about a national holiday in your country, or a trip to the UK you experienced at some time? I've had prompts about the Queen before, but that is another possible way to go - the "real" Queen or your "own", whoever that might be for you.
We'd love you to be inspired by this prompt and hope you will share your creations - there are now two ways to do this!
You can either upload your layout into the Whimsical Musings Flickr gallery with the tag WM#210 or you can post it in our Whimsical Musings Facebook group. We've decided that we'll save albums for special occasions so just load up your photo to the group with the tag WM#210 in the write up text so that we can find it.