I picked up this bunting at The Range – each pack cost £5.99 for approximately 3 metres.
I usually find that I have to purchase a couple of packs of bunting to stretch across my back garden.
I also find that I have to replace the bunting every summer as it takes such a battering over the winter and either ends up getting hit or damaged by one of the kids' footballs or drained of its colour by the sun and weather in general.
This time I'm trying something different… I'm going to spray the bunting with hairspray and see if this makes any difference to its longevity.
I read somewhere that when you put on make-up, if you spray your face with hairspray mist for a quick burst, it ensures your makeup stays put all day, so perhaps the same logic will work for my bunting – who knows?!
I love bunting – simply because of its association with summer, great weather, village fairs and anything vintage.
When it goes up I also find it ‘frames' the garden nicely as I look out of the back kitchen window.
And of course when it's wet, cold, raining as is often the case in Britain, then it's nice to have something colourful blowing about in the wind outside.
Did you know….
Originally, bunting was a specific type of lightweight worsted wool fabric (known as tammy) and was manufactured from the beginning of the 17th century.
It was used for making ribbons and flags, including signal flags for the Royal Navy.
Amongst other properties that made the fabric suitable for ribbons and flags was its high glaze, achieved by a process including hot-pressing.
Nowadays, bunting is popular as decoration at parties and celebrations – hence its positive associations of happy times.