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antrim, antrim, Ireland
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, 25 November 2012

White Wedding

Hello my blogging friends, I do apologize for my lack of posts of late. There will be some interesting things to follow, I promise!

If you can spare a few minutes I urge you to take a look at this video of behind the scenes, at a wedding, which takes place at Oxford University. The video was put together by Wedding Planner extraordinaire, Mark Niemierko. The first time I saw it I cried, it is so very beautiful, and I can just imagine the heavenly scent of all those gorgeous stock.

http://vimeo.com/41042333  click on this link, to transport yourself! I do hope you enjoy it as much as I do. With love, Linda x

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Bargain of the month!

So sorry for my absence of late, but things are a little busy here. I wanted to show you my charity shop purchase. I have always been rather envious of my blogging friends in England and America, who seem to pick up the best of things for next to nothing. Well, now it's my turn.

I have long been admiring the wonderful collections of white ironstone that you see displayed in Pinterest and other places,but I have never seen any here, until last week that is! I found this wonderful tureen, complete with lid and ladle, in great condition for £5 in my local charity shop. I was cock-a-hoop!!

I am afraid that is all for now, but I will post again soon as  I have a lot to show you. Have a wonderful week, love Linda x

Sunday, 4 November 2012

I'm All Ablaze in a Heathery Haze

Wonderful hydrangea in my silvered vase.

Some scarves and a hair decoration.

image from here.

image from here. deliciously wrapped sugar cubes.

image from here. shades of purple

I made these butterflies from wire and antique lace after seeing a similar idea on Pinterest.

Ever since I painted my larder cupboard in  the kitchen a marvellous mauve shade, I have been having a fetish about all things lilac, heather, lavender, aubergine,purple etc.etc. I have even been dyeing things 'French Lavender'.

my larder cupboard.
Sunderland lustre saucer.

The Hydrangea from my garden is helping to satisfy my craving as the flowers are so multi-faceted and the colours continue to change after you pick them, I just love them!

 I wanted to paint something on the tiles behind my cooker, but what exactly should I paint. I finally decided on painting a quirky little house which I have on an old Sunderland pink lustre cup and saucer, and then added the word HOME. It adds a little bit of humour and some warmth for winter.

image from here.

image from here.

Here is a picture of the above hydrangea when it dried out, the colours changed completely!

Wishing you all a happy and harmonious week ahead, with love, Linda x