Saturday, 26 December 2009

Hoping you all had a lovely Christmas?
we all chilled , a sense of calm took over us all.
I read Monty Don`s diary - so in grossed I completed it in a day.A total inspiration , Lovely writing.
My favourite present- a poem from my daughter. Makes you realise we don't need to rush around in a stressful haze and throw our money at something to produce a thoughtful gift.

A relief its all melting away, the stress too .

I crave pink , blue (just not RED!)
Salad or a Curry?
Hot sunshine
A de-clutter

As much as I wallow in a relax , I'm not one for lots of tv and sitting down for long periods .
A crave my garden , for the blanket of winter to depart and awake to Spring.
I know its too soon yet! Something to dream about, seed catalogues , holidays to plan . Rooms to paint. I rub my hands in glee.
Some get all excited over this Yule tide feast, but I dream of the Seasons to come.

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Its beginning to look alot like Christmas...

The meadow ..
Table decorations

Christmas bouquets

A wedding - A real white wedding (my last of the year-phew)

Ede, loves eating snow!

Flynn, my son tobogganing in the field

Friday, 18 December 2009


Woke up to this!!
I have a wedding to prepare for for tomorrow, so i had to go out and dust off some Ivy and Rose hips. People walking by must have thought i was mad-I must be!!
A truly white wedding.
More candles have arrived-so you can have Christmas spice , Cinnamon and orange or warm mince pie scenting your home.
Have fun in the snow , if you have it? Pity its not Christmas today!

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Last orders

Please let me know by Monday 21st , for Christmas table decorations etc.

We will be open now everyday - Christmas eve . We close then at 3.
Enjoy the run up to Christmas, that's part of it.
Don't worry we are not playing carols... yet.

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Wedding flowers

These Lovely wedding photos are by Annie Welton . We often are working on the same wedding so she kindly sent me some shots of this wedding we did recently at Oundle School Chapel . Annie takes lovely vintage reportage photos .

Monday, 7 December 2009

Stuck for gift ideas??

These candles smell divine- £6.50 each

We do Foxtail Lilly Gift vouchers -any amount

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Sunday has been a tidy up and sort out day. So nice to be outside . I potted up the unhappy Bay trees by the shop . They were so pot bound . They have been potted into old Dolly tubs from a vintage fair.
I got Easy Living magazine and was thrilled by the supplement about small individual shops. Some gems, i know I'm biased having my own shop but I'm not excited by main stream shops . When i visit one i love i want to chat to the owners and talk `Shop` some get very hostile and think you are stealing ideas and some are genuinely friendly , just nice to be supportive of one another.
Have you got a favourite small shop or do you own one? Let me know-It would be great to support each other- A website of `one off` shops would be heaven.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Are you dreaming of a white Christmas??

Or a Red one?
Red flowers to follow....

Sorry for the lack of posts apart from running around like a head-less chicken the old computer is coughing and spluttering!!

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Lucy`s wedding bouquet

So lovely when you get kind words for your work and lovely letters of `thank`s` - makes your job worthwhile.

Friday, 20 November 2009

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Christmas has arrived at Foxtail

Thank you, to all that can to the preview on a wet and windy eve. So nice to see you . Christmas has arrived . The etched glass tea lights have gone down a storm , with the bird Dec's and red roses wreaths . The Cinnamon and orange candles battled with the Christmas spice both , yummy!
Cheers to my pals for all your kind help ( especially Sharon and her friend for coming all the way from Nottingham and rescuing the marque !)

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Christmas preview

Getting ready for the Christmas preview event - November 13th (Friday)
6-9pm lanterns will light the way into a vintage country style Christmas .
If you are unable to make it out from your cosy chair on Friday eve ,open too Sat 14th 10-5 . Get in early your Chrimbo bits and bobs, we have some gems! We are giving you an added bonus of 10% off all ordered Wreaths and table arrangements for Christmas . We will have mulled wine to warm you up mince pies and Christmas cookies too.
Come say`hello` , be lovely to see you.

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Wedding in Nottingham at the weekend

Delivered flowers ,then hit some shops-boy, so exciting to be `out` on a Saturday. Iv not been out of the shop on a Saturday for a while!! I went to college in Nottingham so good to revisit.
I'm suffering at the mo-crontic toothache , my wisdom teeth -eck , hope I Don't have to have then out??

Monday, 26 October 2009

Meadow cutting garden

Getting lots done in the meadow cutting garden. The weather has encouraged me to `get on with it` before winter. Iv got some hardy annuals in that i started off in the pollytunnel-black Cornflowers and Cerinthe.
Bulbs are going in as the old back allow !!

Friday, 16 October 2009

Who done it???

Who set the shop alarm off last night? Woke me (well all of us) in the early hours!

Me thinks ..... A spider!!

Hubbie went on patrol-well Ede would not do a fat lot! Not a soul to be seen.

I'm searching for the guilty suspect .

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Pale and interesting

A change from Autumnal colours, pale pinks, or cream and mints.
As much as I love the rich hues , we all relish a change!

Monday, 12 October 2009

Hydrangea's-so easy to dry. Pop them in a vase with a very small amount of water,that way they keep that rich colour . I think they look far nicer when they are papery and faded.