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Hello and welcome to my blog. If you like flowers and gardens, housey stuff, food and banter, then this is the place for you. I am a decorative artist, florist and maker of things. I sell painted furniture, plants and crafts, through a local retail shop, in my native Ireland, and wedding flowers from home. I am married to a lovely patient man and have a smashing little girl. I blog for the fun of it. Thank you for listening.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Flowers in the House

I posted a little while back about a book called 'Vintage Flowers' by Vic Brotherson. I wanted to make a ball of Hydrangea as featured in the book. Unfortunately, I ran out of dried flowers and didn't get the ball completed, so I set it on top of an urn and turned it into an arrangement. It really was just as well, as I do not have high ceilings and don't know where I would have hung the ball! I added my own little touch also, by adding a little glitter to the edge of some of the petals, and I think the effect is very pretty. See the closeup image below.

A gorgeous little fairy I purchased from Lynn at http://sea-angels.blogspot.com/.

Lovely pink tulips curving inside the fishbowl for a change.

 I made a wreath from oak leaves and added a folk art angel,purchased from Flossie Limejuice on Etsy.
I am linking with Jane from  Small but Charming for her monthly 'Flowers in the House' post. Love Linda x


  1. I love the glitter on your flowers , and your wreath is just so gorgeous with your folk art angel, she has a Solstice magic about her.
    Hugs Lynn xxx
    Ps she has a very happy look...lots of sherbet I suspect?

  2. Linda, your oak leaf wreath is fab. When I think of all the oak leaves I have swept up and composted....too late!
    I have dried hydrangeas in vases and buckets too...the colours vary from pale greeny blue to deep crimson red, depending on which garden they came from. All kindly donated by their owners I might add...
    Have a good week,
    Julie x

  3. Hello Linda:
    Dried flowers are usually not a favourite with us, but your Hydrangea heads are absolutely lovely. Such gorgeous pastel shades and they look so well together in the urn. And, the touch of glitter on the petals, what a fun way to add some sparkle.

    You have so many wonderfully original and creative ideas we are always inspired after our visits here.

  4. Hello Linda, I love your photos, the hydrangers especially. I used to think I didn't like them as a flower but dried, they are so beautiful! Jane x

  5. The tulips are very interesting, I will remember this!

  6. I love dried hydrangeas too, Linda. You do need a lot though don't you?! Your arrangements are lovely, and I love the little fairy. I also loved the chalkboard idea on your previous post, so creative! Have a happy week, Linda and enjoy the cosy times.
    Helen x

  7. What a lovely idea for the tulips. Hope you don't mind my stealing it soon. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Hi Linda, the hydrangeas in the urn look great, and the glitter is a perfect addition for a christmas arrangement. The bowl of tulips looks wonderful too and your oak leaf wreath is just amazing! Love the angel.... just fabulous!
    Thank you so much for your kind words of support for RDA. The Telegraph choosing them as one of their chosen charities has been a real boost.
    Lois will be finishing school soon so I expect she will be a great 'Santas little helper' at home :)
    Much love, Abby xx

  9. I've been inspired by you and Vic! Pics later this week.

  10. You're so talented Linda - the hydrangea arrangement is beautiful. And so is that lovely little angel. Such clever people make things out there!

  11. Fun ideas! The tulips in the fishbowl is so clever! :)

  12. These pink tulips are so whimsical and lovely. I enjoy your style. I always have such a wonderful decorating tips from you!

  13. Hi Linda id like to first thank you for being a Amish Stories reader, and to also wish you and your family a merry Christmas and a happy new years. Yours truly Richard

  14. I have fallen head over heels for your oak leaf wreath and it is a perfect frame for the gorgeous angel.

    Warmest greetings to you and your family this Christmas.


  15. Hi Linda, I just love hydrangeas. Saw some drop dead gorgeous red ones in Wales last month...Have a lovely Christmas, I look forward to you posts in the new year. Robx

  16. Hi Linda

    Are you celebrating the twelve days of Christmas?
    I love your floral arrangements, you have a definite talent. Wishing you a New Year full of blessings
    Helen xx

  17. Your hydrangea arrangement is just dreamy. I can't imagine a ball of them hanging from the ceiling - I'd love to see that :) Wishing you a Happy New Year!! XOL

  18. Thank you ever so much for sharing so we could all enjoy! I am hopeless at putting a bunch of flowers together so hopeful I can pick up some tips. Very glad I found your special place here. I will follow on my way out so as I would love to visit again. I hope you will find the time to come visit my place and do the same. Best wishes for some happy holiday time. I look forward to engaging and supporting your blog in the New Year. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

  19. trekking your lovely blog!!! thanks for sharing and keep posting! Happy New Year!


  20. Linda, my dear friend!
    I have missed you! I am pleased that you had a lovely Christmas. It was a busy 3 days while Jay was home. We were on the go every day!
    I know that you are already into 2012! I will be meeting you there in about 3 hours!
    I wish you and your beautiful family the best of blessings in the New Year. I look forward to more fun in 2012!

  21. happy new year from everyone here and look forward to your posts in 2012!!x

  22. Hi there Linda. I share the same name....I just found you. Your garden is lovely. love all of the beautiful colors. Your yorky is darling.... I am your newest follower. I hope you follow me back. Happy New year!

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