top 5 moon-themed etsy finds



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MOON PHASES ILLUSTRATED ART PRINT BY THE LOVELY DRAWER

This print is the perfect addition to any moon-lovers home. I love the washed-out pink background and cute handwritten ‘la luna’ text.

MOON PATTERN SCREEN PRINTED NOTEBOOK BY WORTHWILE PAPER

I love stationery so I couldn’t resist including this screen-printed notebook in the list. Worthwhile Paper has a few moon-themed items that I’m lusting over – the lunar calendar is pretty cool!

MOON STAMP BY WE THE SCIENCEY

A giant moon rubber stamp – something I didn’t think I would ever need until I spotted it on Etsy. If you’re a lover of science, make sure you check out We The Sciencey - you can even get an Einstein stamp!

STERLING SILVER STAR AND MOON RING BY BEAN STOCK US

I’m always adding moon-themed jewellery to my collection so this ring is definitely on my wishlist. Etsy has a whole array of moon rings, which I could probably spend forever looking through.

LUNAR PIN CUSHION BY OH NO RACHIO

If I had a sewing box, I’d definitely add this handmade moon pin cushion to it.  Rachel has a collection of moon items in her lovely shop, from pillows to unique hand illustrated plates. 

Whats your favourite moon-themed item?

Oscar Wilde Quote Typography Moon

bristol international balloon fiesta

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

Almost two weeks ago my boyfriend and I went to Bristol’s annual International Balloon Fiesta at Ashton Court. It was my first time at the festival, a free event that has been running since back in 1979, so I didn’t know what to expect. Teams from all over the UK and other parts of the world turn up to show off their hot air balloons. There were wonderful novelty hot air balloons; penguins, minions and even an ‘Up’ inspired balloon which was my favourite, unfortunately I didn’t get a photo of that one as I was staring at the sky in awe!

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

My alarm went off at 5 am, which is probably the earliest I’ve woken up on a Saturday in a long while, but the thought of missing the mass ascension definitely got me up. The ascent began at 6 am, but we got a little bit lost on the way (the satnav directed us to a balloon shop…) so we arrived nearly half an hour late. Luckily the weather was perfect, which is a rare sight in the UK but it was SO crowded, apparently over 100,000 people turn up on each of the four days so there was limited space to move. 

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

We watched the colourful hot air balloons drift off into the sky with a coffee in hand which was quite dreamlike and the perfect way to spend a Saturday morning. Ashton Court was filled with food stands, ice cream vans and retro fairground rides, which made for some pretty photos. There was another mass ascent at 6 pm, along with a nightglow and firework display, but we didn’t stick around long enough to witness it – hopefully next August.

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

My first experience of the festival gave me some ideas for what to bring next time. My advice is to bring your own flask of tea/coffee, snacks, and a blanket so you can relax on the field and watch the balloons in comfort (from experience, sitting on damp grass isn’t recommended!) So if you have the chance to, I’d definitely recommend attending the balloon fiesta!

vive le breton stripe

Vive Le Breton Stripe
Stripes have always been a staple in my wardrobe, with a vastly growing section dedicated entirely to them. The Breton striped shirt was initially a naval sailor’s uniform, which helped to distinguish the sailors from the waves so you could see them when they fell overboard. At the time, the French navy hailed from Brittany where ‘Breton’ is the Celtic language which is how the name came about. On a trip to the French coast, Coco Chanel was heavily inspired by the sailor’s outfits and designed a Breton top for women in 1917. Ever since the effortlessly cool stripes have been a fashion staple. 

I decided to create a simple and minimal outfit by pairing my favourite River Island stripe t-shirt with my ASOS denim pinafore dress and pale pink t-bar sandals. My 'style' Pinterest board is pretty much devoted to stripes. I've put together a mood board of my favourites below - I couldn't miss out Audrey Hepburn!
Vive Le Breton Stripe
Are you a lover of Breton stripes?

P.S. It's the last day for to enter my giveaway with Statement Made to win a lovely hand-braided watch and moon necklace - Don't miss out!