Tuesday, March 26, 2013

thankyous, and flowers

Hi everyone,

just a quick mega thankyou to my lovely, lovely Diana! and thankyou all for visiting me! She is just the sweetest lady, and as I said in my first post, one of the main influences on my decision to come back to blogging! So lucky to have met this special angel!!

I am celebrating my husbands birthday today - 44 years young...  As I normally visit the flower markets on a wednesday for college tomorrow, i had to go yesterday ... After the market trips, I have to spend a reasonable amount of time recutting stems and conditioning everything , also sorting out the good the bad and the dead of the blooms...

I keep the not so great flowers for myself usually!! The rest all have to go to customers or used for study/practice!  It is lovely having them in the house all the time though!
                                       Lilacs are my favourite right now!!
                                          this was a little tray I picked up a few weeks ago, and some of my new morrocan tea glasses; I have always loved those!

And a head of a new bunch of roses which sadly fell off!  on one of my grannys china dishes.    I carried all the little peices she had left from Scotland went she passed a couple of years ago.  She didnt have a lot (and she did break a lot!) but what she did have I will treasure forever!

I must take some pics of the lovely little crown napkin ring holders I found for a bargain price a while back...  I am tyeing silk fabric scrap round them to pretty them up a bit!

Still waiting for my electrician neighbour to fit my lovely new (well, it has been around 8 months since I bought it) chandelier!!!  It was their payment for a floral arrangement I made on Valentines day for them...! Cant wait to see it up!  Its a rusted/gilt/gold vintage look fixture with pretty clear and pink crystals...

Been thinking that I am over the wallpaper in my dining room also.  I loved it for a long time, but just recently; had enough.... time for a change!  

               I was overwhelmed by the lovely, beautiful comments by everyone on my last post from when Diana sent you all here, I am going to work my way through and visit you all one by one; bear with me, it might take a while as I do often get sidetracked in blogland!!! Not difficult to do at all!!

                                                              Have a wonderful Wednesday!!
                  Laura xxx


  1. I agree with you. Diana is such a sweetheart!

    I love your photos with the beautiful flowers. I am longing for it to finally be spring here.

  2. I love the color of the flowers in your photos. Gorgous! And the teacups. What a treasure!

  3. WOW - so very pretty. Love the color and the tea set. Everything is so perfect. Can hardly wait to see your new chandler, hope you show it on a future post.

  4. I am so tickled that you got some visits, Laura. If you can get them here they will stay because you are a talented gal. Love those things from your grandmother! WOWWWWW....and so glad that you have them. Beautiful post! Love you- xo Diana

  5. Love this post and happy honey bday to him .. and love all your flowers.. Hands down you have the best floral ideas ever .. Love the setting and your table chairs.. I was like I want those ..>TOO cute .. Hope that you have a blessed Easter ... HUGS

  6. Hi, I am coming over from Diana's blog to visit. I agree she is quite an angel. I love your lovely floral arrangements. Love the clear lucite chairs, I have always admired them.
    Have a wonderful Easter, Ginger
    I am a new follower.

  7. Hi Laura, So nice to meet you. I just came over from my dear friend Diana's post to introduce you and your lovely blog. I have so enjoyed my visit. Love your pics and table with the flowers. Just stunning! Your style and talent are so inspiring and I want to wish you much success in all you do and your direction. Diana is one in a million and so glad she posted your blog.
    Happy Birthday to your hubby!
    Happy Easter, Hugs, Celestina Marie

  8. I didn't realize you flowers were real..They're lovely

  9. Laura - Am visiting from Diana's blog. You have a lovely blog and your florals are just beautiful.


  10. Hi Laura,
    It's so nice to meet you! I'm visiting from Diana's blog. Love your flowers and your style! Wishing your hubby a delightful birthday! {{{Blessings}}}
    Your newest follower,

  11. I love lilacs too! Looking forward to smelling my first ones of the season. Newest follower!

  12. That looks beautiful :)

    Vintage Inspired Girls

  13. Your morrocan tea cups and purple buds are a.maz.ing! Sent by Nana D, your new follower, Andrea

  14. Nana D sent me over! :) Your flowers and tea cups are gorgeous. I'm a new follower and look forward to getting to know you.