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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.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Indian Summer ???

I had a friend come for coffee today, it was so dark I had to put the lamps on, and definitely a little 'nippy' so the central heating went on, and candles were lit for effect, so there is no Indian Summer here.


I do love it when visitors come and the house is all cleaned, and the flowers are arranged.

And then afterwards, when they have left and the house is empty and still, clean and sweet smelling....bliss! And my kind visitor brought me a present too, how thoughtful, a lovely miniature rose. I am blessed today! How do you feel about having visitors? Does it stress you out, or do you take it in your stride?

 I would have absolutely hated it, in days gone by, had I been a Society Lady
and people just called in to take a nosey at my house and eat all I had to offer, but then I suppose one had servants to keep the place in order and make and serve the food, and it was an amusement. I once saw in a magazine a brilliant hand painted sign warning people not to stare in at the windows, but to ring for the servant. Can you imagine?

Thank you all so very much for your most touching messages on my last post, it is lovely to be back. Wishing you all a very happy weekend, love Linda xx

14 comments:

  1. Hello Linda,
    Your house looks beautiful and most welcoming. The miniature rose is also pretty. Like you, I like entertaining and love visitors and all the joy in preparing for their visit and the memories following
    Have a glorious day
    Helen xx

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    1. Oh thank you Helen. I hope to plant the rose in the garden in a little while, it is very sweet.It is lovely when friends come round. Much love to you, Linda xx

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  2. I love preparing the house for visitors and inviting friends for tea or dinner. Your house looks very cosy with the candles and wonderful flowers. Pretty rose you got, after some time you can put it in the garden so you can enjoy it a long time.

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    1. Thank you Janneke, so lovely to see you here again. Thank you for the advice about the rose. Hoping all is well with you, have a lovely weekend, love Linda x

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  3. What a lovely home you have Linda. It looks warm and inviting! Such a sweet present your friend brought you. I enjoy welcoming visitors into my home. The more the merrier :-)

    Have a good week!

    Madelief x

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    1. Thank you Hennie, it's getting to that time of year again! Thanks for popping in. Love Linda xx

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  6. Your home looks beautiful, Linda! I love your décor and candles and flowers, and the feeling of calm. I love friends visiting my home and having a nice chat :)
    Helen xox

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    1. Hello Helen, thank you for your lovely compliments. Yes the chatting part is pretty good too, and sometimes it is easier to chat at home rather than in a busy restaurant or coffee shop.

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  7. The house looks beautiful, Linda. Love the flowers and candles. I'm like you and as soon as it gets a bit dim or dreary during the day, I love to put all the lamps on to make it warm and cosy. Lovely to see you back!

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  8. Aw thank you Diane! It is lovely to be back. Yes I do love to have lots of little lamps lit and candles burning, it does cosy the place up a bit! Love Linda xx

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  9. Glad you are enjoying autumn. I am too but we don't need candles or heat. It is warm today. I'm in shorts on the porch with the fan blowing on me or I would not be comfortable. We have had cooler mornings and evenings.
    I love the flower arrangement on your coffee table. So many pretty flowers. I am going back for a closer look and see if I can identify them all. Your room looks cozy and comfortable. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Hi Bonnie, lovely of you to pop in.I have seen one or two people in shorts over here recently, but think they are very brave, as it's definitely not that warm.I hope you managed to identify the flowers from my garden. Thank you for your kind words. Have a lovely weekend too. Love Linda xx

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