- flowers on my table
- antrim, antrim, Ireland
- Welcome. My name is Linda, I am a Decorative Artist and Florist, working from home. I am married and have a ten year old daughter.Interior decoration and design has been a passion of mine since I was little, I particularly love French and Scandinavian Country style. I love to cook,garden (in fair weather), bake and sew.I hope that this blog will appeal to like-minded souls. My aim is to add more beauty,hopefully with humility and joy.Thankyou for taking the time to read this.
Wednesday, 5 June 2013
She sent it so beautifully wrapped and I meant to let you see it, but I had no battery in the camera, and I am afraid that I just could not wait to see what was inside.
To visit Lynn's lovely blog click here or visit her Etsy store here.
Today is also a beautiful day. I'm off to the dentist, but once that's out of the way, I can have some fun making things. I painted some brushes for the shop (I must be mad), and am doing some more today, as well as making some bunting. Thank you for your visit, it is much appreciated. I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday, with love, Linda xx.
Monday, 27 May 2013
The next little gift I receive will be spent fence painting, hopefully I won't have to wait too long.
I hope you had a lovely weekend, and managed to have a little time in your garden or in the park, or on the beach, and if not, then it's your turn next! Much love to you all, and thanks for stopping by, Linda x.
Tuesday, 21 May 2013
I painted some terracotta pots and planted them out, for the shop.
My hubby planted some salad leaves a while ago and they are ready to eat, don't they look good?
You can't beat a walk in the park, a session in the garden or some home produced goodies...it's the simple things in life that please me.
Many thanks my dear readers for all your lovely comments on my last post. I will have some more things to show you soon, but didn't want to go on too much about the shop this week. All is going well, and I have another Furniture Painting Workshop this Friday, so it's pretty hectic around here...but there is still time to smell the lettuce! I wish you all a very happy and productive week, and I look forward to catching up with you all. Love Linda xx
Monday, 13 May 2013
These are tissue packs for the car or your bag, made from Tilda and Cath Kidston fabric.
I will let you see some more pics next time of my little area which has altered from the last time you saw it. If you remember, there was a table from the tea room in the middle of my space, which although very pleasant for those having tea, was kind of cramping my style, and stopping customers from looking at my stuff. It has now been removed and so I have more space to fill!
There are plans to add extra space on to the tea room by covering in an outside yard, so things are evolving all the time.
A couple of pieces of furniture that |I painted are in the window at Nanabelle's. The pink chest was an ugly brown 1950's dressing table. The top which sadly you cannot see is painted with strawberries. The potting bench was also dark brown and has been painted with the chalk paint, rubbed back and then waxed with a dark wax to age it.
Thank you all for your lovely, lovely comments, you are all so very kind. I apologize for not having replied to you yet, but I will get to you soon. I am looking forward to reading your posts and seeing what you have been doing . Have a wonderful week, with love, Linda x.
Monday, 6 May 2013
Hello and welcome to my old friends and new ones.
Last week was a very busy one for me, as I am embarking on a new venture. I obtained a little retail space within a giftshop (Nanabelle's) in my home town. It will be somewhere for me to sell plants and flowers, hand crafted items and small pieces of furniture.Together with the owner of the shop we will also be offering workshops on painting furniture, flower arranging and crafts.
Saturday was very exciting and nerve-wrecking at the same time. I had set most of it up on Friday evening, and just finished off on Saturday. My space is small and I have a table and chairs from the tea room in the middle of it, so it was a little tricky to plan. It will need tweaking, but I was pleased with how it looked.
|I painted the old churn with the chalk paint and added a blackboard paint panel.|
|I have bunting and handmade brooches here, but I will need to get some closeups.|
|A wreath made from Baby's Breath.|
|Tulips and blossom from my garden.|
|I made my new business cards on Picmonkey.|
|A cute couple enjoying tea in 'the potting shed!'|
|Some of my older readers may recognize these, my mum's tea towels, made during the war from flour sacks, they have been recycled once again into laundry or shoe bags.|
|A handtied arrangement.|
I hope you like the look of it too? I had a good day, the reception was very positive, and quite funny sometimes, as customers in Nanabelle's are used to silk flowers, I could hear them tell their friends,'those roses are real!' It will take a little while for word to get around, but it was a good start.
I couldn't resist showing you this little picture of Sparky, that I edited on Picmonkey.
Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead. A very big thank you to all who were kind enough to visit my website and leave comments. I found them to be most helpful, and although I haven't acted on them yet, I most certainly will. With love, Linda x.
Monday, 29 April 2013
|A recent pic of me and my niece Florence.|
Excitement is building for Saturday, and perhaps an element of panic is creeping in. No, I will not panic, I will be fine!
The furniture painting workshop went really well, and we are lining up for another and the chalk paint has been very well received.
Here is my link www.flowersonmytable.co.uk, if you could spare the time to have a little lookie, I would just love you to bits!
I will have photos for you after my unveiling. I am sorry to keep you waiting, but I would like to do it all at once, rather than in dribs and drabs. Besides, I haven't got enough to show you yet (eek I better get myself to bed!)
Goodnight and God Bless, love Linda xx