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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.

Monday, 22 April 2013

Happy Monday!

Taking a walk in the park I had to stop and photograph these little beauties, they were everywhere. Now I am not too sure if they are wild garlic or wood anemones. but either way I love them.

I apologize that my last post was a little gloomy, but I am back to my happy self...hooray!

Sorry they are a bit far away, but there were loads of primroses in the park too, just the thing to brighten your day. I am very busy getting ready to teach at a Furniture Painting Workshop on Thursday night. It will be in the shop (Nannabelle's Gifts), where I will be having some retail space. They are now a distributor of Autentico Paint, an Italian chalk paint. They have a tremendous range of colours and the paints are lovely to work with. Here is a small range of colours to let you see.......

I will be officially opening my little 'potting shed' on Saturday 4th May, and I am busy painting, sewing and thinking! I will take photos when it is all set up I promise. My website is almost ready to go live, so it's all very exciting. I haven't had much time for reading your blogs, but I will get to you very soon. Have a wonderful week, with love, Linda x


  1. It alls sounds very, very exciting! Inspite of all the work I envy you and you'll make many people happy! Wishing you good luck with the workshop on Thursday and I am very much looking forward to further news! Great! Christa

  2. how exciting for you....good luck with it all Linda, can't wait to see the new website..x kay

  3. I can understand and feel your excitement ! I wish you a good luck, a lot of inspiration and sales! We are waiting for the photos... Kisses dear Linda and live fully this great experience !

  4. Sounds sooooo exciting dear Linda!!! Fingers crossed for you! It´will be a blast!!!! Kisses

  5. Linda! This is all so exciting! I can't wait to see your shop space and the new website! I am assuming that your business plan is local. If there is anything I can do to promote your business on my blog, please let me know!

    Whew! You are a busy girl!
    ...so honored that you stopped in to visit with "all" that you have on your plate!

    I have written May 4th in my planner pad to mark your special day! I wish you a smooth sail to success. You are in my thoughts and prayers, dear friend!

  6. Oh, these are exciting times for you Linda. I really do wish you lots of luck and every success. I'm sure jt will be hugely successful for you. Keep us posted!

  7. This must all be so exciting for you! I'm excited for you! The paints look lovely, such soft and pretty colours, i hope you have a good workshop - look forward to hearing about it.
    Can't wait to see the website, and the potting shed sounds exciting!
    The lovely flowers are wood anemones I'm pretty sure - they look just like the ones i have which are those.
    Good luck with everything Linda!
    Gill xx

  8. Such an exciting time for you! I bought some Autentico paint recently - v similar to Annie Sloan, but a better range of colours. Good luck! X

  9. Hello Linda

    I am hapy to hear all is great with you and so many exciting things happening in your life. The paints sound delightful. I will be looking forward to reading more about Autentico.

    Love the wood anemones (thanks Gilly)
    Helen x

  10. Hello Linda, I like your idea of posting (or trying to) every Monday, perhaps I too shouild try to be more organised!
    I love wood anemonoes and garlic too. I like cooking with the garlic, it is such a taste of spring. Good luck with painting and website-ing,
    Jane xxx

  11. Hi Linda,

    Lovely to discover your blog.
    The little wood anemones are so pretty and doesn't it make your walk great when you see things like this.
    The paint colours are gorgeous and good luck with the workshop and your new website.

    Enjoy the day

  12. Like all things Italian (So modest!) the paints look really lovely! And you look so busy! Must be lovely being able to be creative, at work!

    I love your pictures, as always! Keep us posted... you know I love reading your posts!



  13. Dear Linda,

    Hope your painting workshop was a great success! Good luck with the opening on the 4th of May. Please share some photo's of it on your blog. I would love to see how it all looks!

    Happy weekend,

    Madelief x

  14. Dear Linda,

    Thanks for visiting me back and was great to meet you too.
    Good luck with the workshop.


  15. Hello Linda...I hope your workshop was wonderful! I loved seeing your post as I am getting into a painting craze at the moment! I love the soft grey shades....and might paint a lovely old carved chest of drawers in a pale grey soon. Good luck with your shop opening, I look forward to hearing about it and seeing pictures too...I think your little 'potting shed' will be right up my street! Have a wonderful, creative and happy week!
    Helen x


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