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