17. Lucy and Nev’s Wedding – 756

AlisonSye756

Card sixteen of Lucy and Nev’s wedding invitations. You can find out more about this commission, here. Meanwhile, I am not going to prattle on, but record the materials used. This post is mainly for the benefit of The McKenzie Clan, who received this invitation. The rest of you are going to find these wedding posts a bit repetitive.

As with the rest of the cards, I used old leaflets and memorabilia collected by the couple. Most exciting (and scary), though, was using Lucy’s grandparents’ old anniversary cards.

AlisonSye756b

AlisonSye756c

AlisonSye756j

AlisonSye756jj
AlisonSye756m

Cavallini & Co.

Cavallini & Co.

15. Lucy and Nev’s Wedding – 754

AlisonSye754

Card fourteen of Lucy and Nev’s wedding invitations. You can find out more about this commission, here. Meanwhile, I am not going to prattle on, but record the materials used. This post is mainly for the benefit of Mrs Saccaggi of Derby, who received this invitation. The rest of you are going to find these wedding posts a bit repetitive.

As with the rest of the cards, I used old leaflets and memorabilia collected by the couple. Most exciting (and scary), though, was using Lucy’s grandparents’ old anniversary cards.

AlisonSye754b

AlisonSye754j

AlisonSye754jj

AlisonSye754c

AlisonSye754m

Cavallini & Co.

Cavallini & Co.

14. Lucy and Nev’s Wedding – 753

AlisonSye753

Card thirteen of Lucy and Nev’s wedding invitations. You can find out more about this commission, here. Meanwhile, I am not going to prattle on, but record the materials used. This post is mainly for the benefit of Mrs Patterson, who received this invitation. The rest of you are going to find these wedding posts a bit repetitive.

As with the rest of the cards, I used old leaflets and memorabilia collected by the couple. Most exciting (and scary), though, was using Lucy’s grandparents’ old anniversary cards.

AlisonSye753b

AlisonSye753c

AlisonSye750j

AlisonSye750jj

Cavellini & Co.

Cavellini & Co.

AlisonSye753m

13. Lucy and Nev’s Wedding – 752

AlisonSye752

Card twelve of Lucy and Nev’s wedding invitations. You can find out more about this commission, here. Meanwhile, I am not going to prattle on, but record the materials used. This post is mainly for the benefit of Mr and Mrs Evans, who received this invitation. The rest of you are going to find these wedding posts a bit repetitive.

As with the rest of the cards, I used old leaflets and memorabilia collected by the couple. Most exciting (and scary), though, was using Lucy’s grandparents’ old anniversary cards.

AlisonSye752b

AlisonSye752c

AlisonSye752j

AlisonSye752jj

AlisonSye752

AlisonSye752m

12. Lucy and Nev’s Wedding – 751

AlisonSye751

Card eleven of Lucy and Nev’s wedding invitations. You can find out more about this commission, here. Meanwhile, I am not going to prattle on, but record the materials used. This post is mainly for the benefit of Mr and Mrs Johnson, who received this invitation. The rest of you are going to find these wedding posts a bit repetitive.

As with the rest of the cards, I used old leaflets and memorabilia collected by the couple. Most exciting (and scary), though, was using Lucy’s grandparents’ old anniversary cards.

AlisonSye751b

AlisonSye751c

AlisonSye751j

AlisonSye751jj

AlisonSye751jjj

Cavallini & Co.

Cavallini & Co.

AlisonSye751m

 

Lucy, Nev, Joe and Vi

Lucy and Nev 3

You may remember a while back, I made some wedding invitations for Lucy and Nev. Well, soon the happy couple will be heading to New York to get hitched, and I haven’t finished recording the cards.

Over the next week I am going to be posting like crazy. Feel free not to read, it will be repetitive, and most likely boring to everyone but me, Lucy and Nev, and their guests. You can see the invitations at the very end of this post.

The cards were made from Lucy’s grandparents’ old anniversary cards. Sadly, they are no longer with us, and it was a lovely way to include them in the wedding. I thought it might be nice to show some pictures of the other happy couple, Joe and Vi.

Violet Lucy Bond and Joseph Robson Patterson were married on 27th January, 1945 at St. Peter’s Church, Stockton. The photo at the top of the post was taken on their wedding day. The lady on the left is Lucy’s Aunt Ellen (Vi’s sister), a WREN. The man on the right is Best Man, John Williams. They had been married for sixty-eight years when Violet passed away.

Violet was born on Kennington Park Road, London. I know this road well, it is very near my first London address. Vi and her siblings (she was the eldest) were displaced during the War, and Vi found herself with family in Stockton. Here, she met Joe.

Gran getting her photo taken the day she started 'on the buses' during WW2. During the blackouts, she walked infront of the bus with a torch!

Gran getting her photo taken the day she started ‘on the buses’ during WW2. During the blackouts, she walked in front of the bus with a torch!

Joe and Vi on honeymoon in Scarborough.

Joe and Vi on honeymoon in Scarborough.

Vi and Joe on their 60th Wedding Anniversary. I used this card for one on the invitations. You can see it here.

Vi and Joe on their 60th Wedding Anniversary. I used this card for one of the invitations. You can see it here.

I am holding a glass to both Joe and Vi, and, Lucy and Nev. I actually am. Chin Chin xxx

PS. The reason I took so long to write this post is that I really, really wanted to take a photo of Kennington Park Road. Day job, children, artwork, stuff, got in the way, but I will do it at some point.

Card 1     Card 2     Card 3     Card 4      Card 5     Card 6     Card 7     Card 8     Card 9     Card 10     Card 11     Card 12     Card 13     Card 14     Card 15     Card 16     Card 17     Card 18     Card 19     Card 20

 

 

2. London Pairs Patchwork – Maurice Greiffenhagen

AlisonSye2

“It’s like Piccadilly Circus in here”. My mam.

This is the second square of my London Faces Patchwork. It is a patchwork of papers gleaned from the pavements (mostly) of the city in which I live. There are sixteen squares making up the whole piece. You can see it here.

This square was taken from a National Railway Museum Diary, 2015 (published by Francis Lincoln Limited), which was given to my mam, who did not use it. The page showed a London Midland and Scottish Railway poster by Maurice Greiffenhagan (1862 – 1931). The title of the artwork is Piccadilly Circus By Night, 1926.

Greiffenhagan was born and died in London. He was a Royal Academician.

He decorated the British Pavilions for the Paris Exhibition, 1925.

The patchwork can be found in my shop.

AlisonSye2a