June 23, 2012

Flowerona reflects: plates & pieris

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I hope you’ve had a lovely week.  Summer flowers are starting to appear in our florist shops and it’s so lovely to see astrantia, hydrangeas and clematis on display.

Admittedly, the image above predominantly features ranunculus, but I saw it on the Style Me Pretty blog and couldn’t resist sharing it with you.

Here’s what I’ve been up to over the last seven days…

Out & about

Last weekend

My brother, his wife and two little sons came to stay over the weekend.  Early on Saturday morning, we went to Claremont Landscape Garden, followed by a theatre show and then a lovely evening in.

They left on Sunday and in the afternoon we went to our belated Jubilee street party…a great chance to meet up with our neighbours.  And we were so lucky with the weather.

Monday

Wrote blog posts and dealt with emails.  Plus arranged some meetings and logged on to the Blogging Your Way course.

Tuesday

Went to Royal Ascot…no flowers to report, apart from on beautiful dresses and hats which some of the ladies were wearing there.

I wore this floral prom dress from M&Co, which is now reduced in the sale.  I jazzed it up with a wide patent leather black belt and cardigan from LK Bennett.

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Wednesday

Wrote blog posts and dealt with emails. Logged on to blogging course.

Thursday

In the morning, I went to the Medicine Garden in Cobham and met up with a lady who’s also on the same blogging course.  It was lovely to share our stories about our blogging journey…

If you live in the area, do pop in to the Medicine Garden.  They’ve recently moved the cafe into a beautiful old Victorian hothouse.

Whilst having a coffee there, I noticed some stunning floral artwork.  So I asked for the contact details of the artist and will be contacting them very shortly.

In the afternoon, I wrote blog posts and dealt with emails.  Plus sent emails to potential contributors for a magazine article.

I also updated my About page on Flowerona as part of the blogging course homework.

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Friday

In the morning, I went to the Zita Elze Design Academy in Kew and met Zita, a florist I’ve featured on Flowerona before.  It was so lovely to meet her after all this time.

I also met one of her students who has just completed a four week course at the academy and I saw her stunning wedding flower designs.  I’ll be featuring lots of photos on Flowerona in a couple of weeks’ time.

Later that day, Zita was flying out to Singapore to represent the UK at the Singapore Garden Festival.

In the afternoon, I dealt with emails and wrote blog posts. Plus logged on to the blogging course.

At home

Reading…

Listening to…

Most popular blog post this week on Flowerona

For the second week running, the most popular blog post this week was Jane Packer’s Victory Bouquet for medal winners at the London Olympics 2012.

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Other blog posts this week on Flowerona :

Guest blog post

On the Heart Home blog, I featured Beautiful floral inspired enamel homeware from Buddug.

Buddug plates & spoons

Twitter links

Here’s just a selection. Simply click on the purple hyperlink:

So, I hope you’ve had a great week and I look forward to seeing you on Monday…

(Images : Style Me Pretty/Color Me Rad, Ruffled Blog, Style Me Pretty/Dove & Sparrow, Jane Packer, Buddug)

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