It’s felt like quite a long time since I was on here and writing a blog posts. I just wanted to let you all know that I haven’t disappeared completely – I’m still around and do intend to return too. The last few years have been a bit scrambled and busy for me but I’m hoping the next year to begin blogging a bit more again. In the meantime, I’ve become very active on Instagram again – posting about 3-4 times per week – primarily yummy healthy recipes, small crafts I’ve made and pictures of my lovely garden. If you’re on Insta, come and say hi. I’d love to meet you xx
I absolutely love straw flowers. They are so cute and fun to arrange. I love the subtle differences in their colours and shapes and how different they look when picked at different stages of their growth. We’ve been growing many over the past summer and, when looking for something to arrange them in, I discovered this glass terrarium that I knew would be absolutely perfect! I love seeing this sitting on the table. It’s the cutest thing and so simple to make too. I love the Autumn feel to it and so happy to know it will last looking this good throughout the season.
I was feeling a little inspired during the week and created this cute arrangement of petunias for the kitchen window sill. I had the idea of using this small glass trinket dish as a vase to lay the flowers in horizontally so that the light would catch it from behind. It looked so pretty! I loved it so much that I felt the need to share it here! I love how the flowers glow, almost as if they are made of stained glass. I’m feeling really excited to try more arrangements like this now. A tip if you try this though – the water dries up really fast so it needs to be topped up often!
I’ve had my eye on these garlic chive flowers for the past few weeks and now they are just beginning to open! I love the cute star-light quality of these flowers and feel they add such a nice detail to arrangements. I’ve really enjoyed having these flowers on my table, the colours and shapes feel so cheery together. The pink of this geranium is absolutely stunning too!
The first of the spring poppies to open.
We have agapanthus growing like weeds at our holiday house right now. Usually I arrange them as whole flowers but today I wanted to try something a bit different. So here are the three really simple, little arrangements I came up with. (more…)