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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, 7 February 2016

Foolproof flower arranging

Lovely Helleborus from the garden.
 I have playing about with my new acquisition, a little milk crate with six tiny bottles. It really makes arranging flowers so simple, just a single stem in each bottle and hey presto!

Simply Gypsophila.

Narcissi from the garden with a wooden mushroom.
Do you have a favourite container for arranging flowers in your home, I would love to know about it?

Hoping you all have a fulfilling and fun-filled week, love Linda xx.

18 comments:

  1. It always looks pretty, flowers in bottles and it's easy to do. I also use often just bottles or jars but also teapots, and all kinds of vases and dishes. I actually do not prefer a special container, it is about how much time I have to do the flowers.
    Have a flowery new week!
    Janneke

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    1. Hello Janneke, lovely to hear from you. Yes I agree, it does depend on time. I don't really have one favourite container, but am rather fond of jugs, of all shapes ans sizes. Have a good week. Love Linda x

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  2. So pretty..I collect pitchers and jugs, but I use anything really..

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    1. Lucy, thanks for your comments. I love old jugs, and didn't realise I collected them, but I suppose I do. They are great for flowers!Have a lovely week. Love Linda x

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  3. I love your pretty milk crate - so simple and effective. I collect jugs, so there is always somewhere to put flowers.

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  4. Marianne, lovely to see you here and thanks for your comments.There seems to be a bit of a jug fetish going on, I can't resist them myself! Have a great week, love Linda x

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  5. simple can be so special, I love them xxxx

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    1. Thank you Lynn, I do agree with you about simplicity. Hope you have a wonderful week my friend. xx

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  6. Hello Lynn, thank you for your visit and kind words.Have a lovely day! Love, Linda xx

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  7. Hello Linda, I love your little milk bottles, each flower looks so pretty! I love putting garden posies together in old jugs. My favourite is one I bought in a Brocante in France, a deep rich green. Everything looks good in it! Love Jane xx

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    1. Hello Jane, thank you so much for visiting and commenting. Jugs are definitely very popular. I do tend to like the sort of arrangements you do best. Have a great weekend, love Linda x

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  8. I love your container.Using all the same flowers or different kinds both would look great.

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    1. Hello Bonnie, thank you so much for your comments. Yes indeed a whole mix of different flowers would look very pretty. Have a wonderful weekend, love Linda x

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  9. Linda!!!!!! I have missed you! I am so late here. I have been moving my blog over to WordPress. My life with Google became a headache when my posts would not publish! I am finding myself once again smitten with Gypsophila! (We call it "Baby's Breath.) It's seems to have been out of fashion of late. We attended a dusk wedding last Summer, and the only flower used was Gypsophila. It was stunning.

    I hope all is well will you and your family!
    Hugs to Lois, she must be growing into a little lady.

    I still smile when I remember your Elvis party! Such creativity in you, my friend!
    w/L

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  10. Lynne, so lovely to hear from you!I hope your blog problems are sorted now.Baby's breath is so pretty I agree with you.We are all well thank you, and Lois is getting so tall and is her own little person.
    Yes my 50th party was a lot of fun! Much love to you and yours.
    Linda xx

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  11. Loving your new style blog Linda (well new to me anyway!)Well done for having kept on blogging despite your busy life.
    Love the simplicity of the flowers in bottles, looks so good!
    Lots of love
    Gill xx

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  12. Lovely flower arrangements Linda! So pretty. I have a similar crate of little bottles but sadly I broke one of them!! I do love tiny posies in little bottles or even in egg cups :)
    Happy Easter!
    Helen xox

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  13. Just called by to see if you were still blogging! Love this idea. Anyway hope you are keeping well.

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