October 31, 2011

How do you feel about highly scented white lilies?

I hope you had a lovely weekend.  You may remember that last year I featured poinsettias and talked about them being a bit of a Marmite plant?  Well, I feel that white Oriental lilies as shown in today's post, sometimes also fall into this category. People either tend to adore their intense frag…

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October 28, 2011

Introducing designer, Mr Yen aka Jonathan Chapman…

Last month, Mr Yen aka Jonathan Chapman contacted me and told me all about his wonderful stationery. Today's post features a selection of his botanical designs, starting with this Floral Concertina Card - open above and below closed. And below are some more of his lovely designs... …

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October 27, 2011

Five floral wellies to brighten up autumn walks

A couple of years ago at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show I bought some pink floral wellies...and they certainly brighten up walks in the countryside and nearby parks. So, as the rain has reappeared after a very dry October, I thought I'd feature my pick of colourful floral wellington boots for…

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October 26, 2011

Vibrant floral-inspired homeware from Scott Inness

Today's post is certainly an explosion of colour!  When I visited the trade show, Top Drawer last month I met Gill Hastings and Jill Henderson, directors of Scott Inness. I was immediately drawn to their vibrantly coloured stand and got chatting to them.  Based on the west coast of Scotland, t…

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October 25, 2011

Stunning wedding flowers at the Designer Wedding Show

Earlier this month, I went to the Designer Wedding Show at Battersea Park in London.  It's a very chic event featuring leading bridal wear designers together with florists, photographers, wedding cake designers, wedding venues, stationery and accessories designers.  Plus, there's a fashion show f…

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