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Bargain home buy – bunting from The Range

by LaurettaCWright
The Range

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?!

Why bunting?

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.

Bunting

10 comments

Stephanie Robinson 25th July 2016 - 3:00 pm

I love bunting too – intrigued by the hairspray option and would be keen to know how it works out. #happyandhome

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admin 26th July 2016 - 7:35 am

So far, so good Stephanie – I’ll know how it holds up at the end of the winter I guess ???

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Over a Cuppa 24th July 2016 - 11:56 am

Wow what a lovely garden, it really shouts summer! I love bunting and this is a bargain! Looks really pretty 🙂

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admin 24th July 2016 - 1:25 pm

Thanks for the kind words…it’s a ‘work in progress’ garden but when the weather is nice it’s good to be out there!

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Karen Clough 21st July 2016 - 9:27 am

What a gorgeous big garden! And bunting definitely suits where you’ve placed it. Hopefully the weather will settle long enough for you to sit and enjoy the view 
#happyandhome
Karen x

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admin 21st July 2016 - 9:30 am

Thanks Karen! Yes – fingers crossed the nice weather continues ???

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Penny Alexander 19th July 2016 - 12:17 pm

I love this, I have been waiting for ages for the plants on the back wall to grow and bring some colour – now I am going to cheat with bunting! Thanks for the idea and for joining #happyandhome

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admin 19th July 2016 - 12:22 pm

Thanks Penny – yes, cheat with bunting until the plants catch up – great idea! 🙂

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Carol Cliffe 16th July 2016 - 10:42 pm

It looks really pretty. Your garden is really coming along!

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admin 16th July 2016 - 10:43 pm

Aww.. Thank you – we’re getting there …usually held up by money though like most people!

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