Its been a glorious spring weekend in sunny England and have spent most of saturday in outside enjoying the best of it. Yesterday was spent with two good friends with tea and cakes, and today in the back garden. I took a couple of snaps of these two little beauties.

I cant help but think, how lovely the colour and patterns are on both of these, and how iconic the two are. To think nature can create such bold and vibrant patterns is amazing. I am very drawn to colour, pattern and symmetry and these two have it all. It’s no wonder the Victorians embraced entomology, and collected and studied butterflies. The 20th century also saw large amounts of butterfly wings used in jewellery and trinkets, but although these items can be so beautiful,  like most people i  prefer wings left on butterflies and to steal a glimpse of one in the garden always makes me smile!

Butterflies in particular are all over the high street stores in a fantastic array of prints, and cute patterns. Maybe i can find some vintage items with butterflies on, or maybe some of vintage lovers out there have any items with butterflies on?