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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.

Monday, 18 February 2013

Hello....anybody there!

Please accept my apologies for my long absence, there are lots of reasons for it but I won't bore you with the details, I am back, and glad to be back.

Yesterday was the day of the Quirky Wedding Fair, an event that I was participating in. It all went swimmingly well and I met lots of lovely brides all very excited about their wedding plans. The event was very well organized, and there was a steady flow of people all the way through the day. I was very pleased with the end result and will be exhibiting there again.

My colours were pale pink, grey and a touch of copper. My stand was simple with a less is more vibe about it. I wanted the flowers to speak for themselves. I had painted a calico backdrop in shell pink with grey lines and copper lettering for Flowers on my Table, the overall effect was very feminine and calm. My flowers were tulips, hyacinths and orchids. The hyacinth scent was totally intoxicating, and was a great talking point.

Image from here.

My two sisters very kindly came to help me out. One took  photos for me, but  I don't have them yet, and promise to let you see them a.s.a.p. I made flower jewellery for us to wear, which was also a very good way to get people talking. Lesley wore a pearl wrist corsage with an orchid and scented geranium leaf. Tracey wore a set of beads made from Hypericum berries, a super variety, slighter larger than normal, that looked like little strawberries. I wore a necklace of individual hyacinth flowers with an orchid pendant. There was lots of live music and recorded music on the different floors of the event and models sporting beautiful gowns, so it was very lively.

I managed to get a quick look around and was very impressed to see the amazing talent that was displayed. How brides could choose between the gorgeous cakes, inventive stationery, wonderful venues, I don't know!

I have a lot of catching up to do with all of you. I can't wait to see what you have been writing about. Much love to you, Linda x


  1. Linda! I was just thinking about you this morning! And just saw your comment on my blog. I'm glad you're back. Can't wait to see the photos from the Bridal Show.

  2. Hello Linda:!!!!

    We are here, we are here!! Oh how we have waited for a post from you to pop up in our reader. We are so relieved that all is well with you and that only good things have kept you away from the keyboard.

    The wedding fair sounds to have been wonderful and we are sure that your stand with its extremely stylish sounding colour palette looked truly enchanting. Of course, we cannot wait to see the pictures!!!

    Welcome back, dearest Linda. The Blogosphere is lonely without you!!

  3. Dearest Linda!

    I'm here!

    I knew that you were busy planning, preparing and participating in a bridal fair. You have been in my thoughts and prayers for ease and success at your business venture!

    Thanks for stopping by. I can't wait to see the photographs!


  4. Yes I am here, it sounds like a great event. I wish my younger daughter who is engaged had been able to teleport herself there for some ideas from you. :)

  5. I'm here too!!!! It sounds like you have a great and productive time at the wedding fair..can't wait to see the pictures..xx Kay

  6. well done for the wedding show..we know how tiring those can be, we are sure you did really well and got lots of bookings...x

  7. Hi Linda,

    Good to have you back! Happy to hear the fair was such a success. I hope it will bring you lots of new customers!

    Madelief x

  8. Hi LInda...lovely to see you back. Glad your fair went well..hope it results in heaps of business for you. Look forward to the photos! :)

  9. Hello Linda

    So glad to see you today and happy to hear all is well with you. The wedding show must have been very exciting. How creative you are in making jewellery from flowers and I have no doubt your booth was buzzing.
    Wishing you success and lots of business

    Helen xx

  10. Oh, how exciting!!! I LOVE your colors and the flower jewelry sounds so pretty. I hope you can share more photos with us soon. :)


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