Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Happy New Year!!

Wishing you all the most exquisite, delightful and exciting New Year! Hoping whatever you wish for comes true.
I've one picture to share, it's taken me weeks to capture and when I finally had my camera to hand I found I had a close up lens fitted and managed to hit the window in my excitement !! So this was the one and only shot. Got your magnifying glasses to hand?

Drum roll........May I present for your delight and amazement.........Parakeets in the Crab apple tree!!!

Hopefully the rest of the pictures in 2014 will be a bit more inspiring, think this goes to prove that I'm not a wildlife photographer!!

Enough exclamation points for one blog post......have a Wonderful 2014

Friday, 27 December 2013

Friday Flowers

If only you could smell these!!! Heady and wonderful, every morning I come downstairs and am greeted with their intoxicating scent. My Christmas Hyacinths.

Hope you have all had a lovely Christmas break, I feel like a stomach on legs!!! Diet in the New Year .....might as well tidy up all the chocolates and sweeties first.

Have a fabulous weekend

Friday, 20 December 2013

Friday Flowers Christmas Decorating

Once again a distinct lack of actual flowers, but plenty of greenery.
It has been so dark here over the last few weeks a day of sunshine feels like a real blessing. We only have a few more days until the longest day...21st December....then it's a very long slide into Spring with the days little by little getting longer. I can't tell you how happy that makes me feel!!
So firstly the table wreath I made at the Martin and the Magpie workshop the other Sunday, I really love the feathers!!

You can just see the mantlepiece in the background, with it's little houses, real and bottle brush fir trees, fir cones and twinkly lights.

And across the room, the tree, decorated with feathery friends, pine cones, acorns, birch stars and mushrooms.

With all this decorating I'm starting to feel really festive.....only a few more days to go!
I hope that you have a wonderful Christmas with friends and family, that Santa leaves you exactly want you want in your stocking, that you eat too much and have a rest and most of all enjoy it. It will be 2014 before we know it.


Friday, 13 December 2013

Friday Flower Free!

Yet another post without flowers, at least this week there is real greenery.
Here is my wreath....I was going for a woodland walk look.....a mixture of firs and spruce, birch twigs, pine cones and grey moss.

I had a wonderful day at Martin and the Magpie in Hungerford, let loose on piles of greenery, with copious amounts of inspiration from Emma and Kay, lots of coffee, a fabulous homemade soup for lunch and cake for tea! What more could one want?
This is their storefront......see the swag of evergreens around the shop front, made by Martin.....it must weigh a ton! I pinched the photo from their website.....with their permission of course.

I also made a table decoration, I'll see if the light will let me take photographs of that next week. We have had a few dark, damp, cold foggy days here, but as I got home this afternoon, the sun appeared across the road just in time to set, the last glimmers reflected on the lake.

Have a lovely weekend.

Friday, 6 December 2013

Friday Flowers

With my last Dollshouse Fair of the year behind me I can now start to think about Christmas.....19 days to go........gulp!!! Better make a start on the present buying and the card writing, better buy some Christmas cards, that would help.
I have just bought these little houses for my Christmas mantle, though I'm beginning to think three might look better, like groups of plants in a border. Anyway this was a sort of dry run, I think the whitewashed wood and metal and the green trees real and decorative might look alright. Will probably add more candles and perhaps some pine cones......I'll show you when it's done.

I'm off to Hungerford on Sunday to do something Christmassy at Martin and the Magpie. A workshop for a
wreath or table decoration? Perhaps both? I'll show you next week.

Have a lovely weekend.