Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Happy new year one and all

Well, no snow but lots of frost and dashing!

Been lovely to go for long walks this Christmas .

Ede has rather enjoyed Christmas-her rubber turkey and all the choc`s she has stolen!!!

Friday, 26 December 2008


Open Sat 27th-SALE-50% OFF!!!!!!

Christmas stock 10-4pm

Christmas -at last!

Wake up--

Let`s celebrate!!

My Chrissy prezzie - a vintage quilt-love it!!

The fire blazing and the candles lit.

Monday, 22 December 2008

Decorations for my door!!

Finely got round to popping one of these on my door , after doing everyone Else's this week!!
Still got the tree etc to do. Thank the lord I got the shopping done earlier!

Thursday, 18 December 2008

Flowers this week-

Hydrangas- look nice dried too -for an aged, vintage look

Anemones- One of my favourite flowers-we sell by the bunch or in a mixed handtied .

Salix - Pussy willow-last for ages

Flowers in the shop this week

Sunday, 14 December 2008

Little prezzies

Why wait to queue for a parking space, and pay for that privilege!! We have free parking-no queue and a stress free shopping experience-no Wham`s `Last Christmas ` playing either!!

Handmade little bags -£7.50

Decorated little boxes -perfect for chocs , jewelry or coins, to give as gifts.

Only £1.50!!

We also do `Foxtail Lilly` gift tokens-if you are really stuck on what to buy your loved one!

Day out!!

Went out for a trip to Petersham nursery in Richmond-had an amazing meal -so nice to relax in such inspiring surroundings with the scent of Jasmine as we eat .
Sorry not been posting much-been so hectic in the shop-could be the time of year???

Sunday, 7 December 2008

Christmas candles and fairs

The candles in tins are flying out the door. I had to order yet another batch this week . Cinnamon and orange is the best seller at the mo , followed by Christmas spice .

Well that was the last last outside sale-phew . I have decided to not do anymore and stay in the shop next year . Apart from feeling that you should be in two places at once, the unloading then more unloading . Glad i have ruled that one out.

Ede and Tilly -well , a turn up for the books!! Tilly has never been keen shall we say at Ede`s arrival and has took to swiping Ede on the nose whenever she is too close so this was a surprise they even went to sleep later. Both just want to be on Poppy`s bed , um so cosy when the warm winter sun shines in.

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Xmas flowers

Gift tokens available , if you really don't know what to get someone!

Open late till 7.30 this Friday!!!

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Vintage - stocked up

Pretty little flower painting £14.00
The ever popular enamel jugs -lots now in stock!

Pretty flower embroiderd table cloth £16

Monday, 1 December 2008

Lifes ups and downs

A lovely lady came into the shop , we had a wonderful chat . She came back the next day saying how she so enjoyed the shop and gave me some lovely stewed plums with cinnamon-so yummy, many thank`s
The downs- well Ede the little madame has been chewing the TV remote we now only get BBC1 (thank god-so we can see strickley!!) and channel 4.
She broke one of my best bowls id been given when Poppy was born . She has taken to barking allot -for a full 35Min's this morning , when sniffing the air, something in the wind!!!
The ups- Off buying tom , getting lots of vintage goodies-i shall post my finds!

Saturday, 29 November 2008

The winners is????

Tracy- at cupcakesathome
Email your address to me and I shall pop a calender in the post, pronto.
I pic of Miss Ede just for you my dear!!

Monday, 24 November 2008


Blog giveaway!!!

Foxtail Lilly 2009 calender;

Free to the first email me, drawn out of the hat.

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Iv done xmas!!!

I feel as if its been xmas for ages iv ordered xmas stock way back in the summer , we have had the xmas preview . I have all the prezzies (apart from the Hubie - who keeps buying all the books and climbing gear he needs!!!) Wrapped and spirited away from spying eyes although I'm sure someone has had a peek!! Iv eat too many mince pies already-I love buying gifts and stock , but that's it for me - Christmas day is enough I then want to move on to Spring-Bah humbug i hear you cry -I'm just a sunshine kind of girl-Perhaps lapping oceans BBQ on the beach and id love it!! I shall pop a request in to Santa.
I'm missing the garden, Iv put all the bulbs in -HURRAH, raked the leaves so its gone to bed. I should put my feet up -but im just not very good at that at all.

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Name in lights!

Showing with our fab xmas goodies at the Kings arms in Polbrook on Thursday eve from 7pm with Palmer's lovely yummy chocs, lots of jewelry , smellies and cards - come along for a drink . They serve the best food in in area and a REAL PUB!! not all modernized like they do these days a real fire and character-rare these days!!

Monday, 17 November 2008

Monday, 10 November 2008

A big thank you to everyone that came to our Christmas preview. Thankfully no rain!!

Christmas all the way now .....

I shall post a few of our gifts and decorations we have on the blog.

I wont be on the Farmers market in Dec , lots of people wanted to know on sat , when i was on the stall if i would be there in Dec- i will be in the warm in the shop !!

Just a reminder that Foxtail will also be at The King`s Arms in Polbrook for the Christmas sale Nov 20th 7pm- onwards

We shall also be at Fired Earth sale in Warmington Sat Dec 6th.

A special `thanck you`, to the lovely couple that came again all the way from Warickshire!

Monday, 3 November 2008

Christmas preview

All go at the mo- getting ready for our xmas preview. THIS FRIDAY!!!!!
and Im on the Farmers market in Oundle this Sat . Wreath making in full flow.
Lots of gorgeous gifts , cards , decorations .

Monday, 20 October 2008

christmas flowers workshop

Iam going t o be running a Christmas flowers workshop day at the Kings arms in Polebrook on November 24th from 11am till 3pm
Come along and learn how to make some lovely Christmas flower arrangements.
Lunch is included and you get to take home you own flower arrangement .
I will show some party flower ideas too
Price includes lunch and flowers - £65.00
please phone or email me if you are interested

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Customers coming out at all hours to the shop-this one popped by at 2pm on Sat!

Friday, 10 October 2008

Flowers - for parties. weddings , funerals or just for you or a friend.

Iv been having a dilemma - do i just go seasonal and just have flowers from the garden?

I so admire Snapdragon for just doing flowers from here garden , but then she operates from the web and not a shop -i have been doing half and half .

Would love your feed back, please.

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Have been taking pics ,for xmas adds and had a lovely chrimbo pud at my friends for lunch!!Getting ready for the shops Christmas preview on Nov 7th 10-9pm -All free to come and have a look and a drinck and mince pie!!

Saturday, 4 October 2008

Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Nor quite winter-yet

Look iv still got lots of Cosmos left and Dahlias. I'm not yet ready to embrace Autumn let alone Winter. I`m not a Winter Gal -So when customer come in and ask!no Christmas stock ? I think `hold ya horses` do we want it all NOW!! Well no, lets embrace the tail end of Summer then the Golden leaves and Rusty colours . Perhaps this endless credit crunch talk is making people think early and spread it out or is it just me??

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

A field of Miscanthus!! My friend Graham Rice is home and he spotted a fiels near here too-he thincks it my be used as a bio-fuel? Also as a mulch. check out his blog transatlanticplantsman

Sunflowers at the edge of the field

Autumnal berries