Eagle-eyed followers may have spotted a print of "Tina" by JH Lynch on my bedroom wall. Like the fabulous Wayne Hemmingway I'm an avid collector of 1950's and 1960's framed prints and they are on display throughout our home.
Despite his work adorning thousands of homes throughout the Sixties, little is known of British artist Joseph Henry Lynch (October 28, 1911 – January 16, 1989). "Tina" was one of a series of prints available from Boots the Chemists and Woolworth's and a popular wedding present of the day. "Tina" can be spotted in the film, "A Clockwork Orange" and also featured on the cover of Edwin Collins' hit single "A Girl Like You".
My first "Tina" was found on eBay for less than £20 and the second was just £2 from a car boot sale. Lynch prints aren't as sought after as Tretchikoff so it's still possible to find a bargain if you search hard enough.
Some of the vintage prints on display in our lounge.
Today's make-up consists of Benefit Bad Gal eyeliner (free with this month's Company magazine), "Hot Chilli" lipstick by Boots 17, Benefit La La Lift and a Sisley Phyto blusher in Peach for which I paid 50p at a car boot sale (it retails at £69). I've never worn foundation and rarely bother with mascara preferring to home-dye my lashes blue-black every 6 weeks.
Photos taken in the back garden.
Modern peacock print strapless maxi dress (£9) from my shopping trip to Derby.