Monday, 31 October 2011

A wee break...

A trip to sunny Norfolk -just what I needed . Ede loved it too!
Had some time off at Half term to recharge the batteries.
I shall be getting back into the swing of things . I'm busy sorting through all the Christmas goodies ,to put out for the preview.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Save the date...

11th November - Foxtail Lilly`s Annual Christmas preview evening. 4-9pm

Pop along for Christmas inspiration. Wreaths and table decorations on display
Vintage goodies for a unique prezzie.
Cards and lots of gorgeous decorations and gifts.
Free drink and mincepies!!
visit our` Pop up `Christmas shop in new barn workshop.

I shall be running Seasonal workshops here too from the end of November- details will be on the blog later this week.

Lots of `pop up ` shops and courses in 2012.

What would you like to see more off? Let me know and I will try and plan for 2012!

Sunday, 16 October 2011

The garden still soldiering on ,grasses are the star performers .
Alas the Dahlias have succumbed to the cold evenings -I will miss them dearly.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Today I`v been mostly....

Some would say `I don`t get out enough ,Well ,I say that too at times. On the whole I rather like pottering (sorry,working) Doesn't really feel like work really if you love it??

Iv been at the cauldron (well,washing machine) dying a rather tatty old linen sheet-French lavender . Came out more grey,but hey ,I like! In an attempt at watching less winter telly . I'm trying to get busy of a dark eve. I'm go going to make a few bits and bobs.
A lot of people have aversions to Chrysanths but I'm getting rather fond of some of the little devils!
Scary looking beast but beautiful non the less. Highly poisonous I'm guessing ,I don't think I will try it?? The birds self seed it around the garden,doesn't bother them.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Dusky pinks and cherry pinks . Berried Ivy and blue/mauve Hydrangeas.

I'm busy in the garden planting bulbs ,moving areas-making the most of this glorious weather-3,000 bulbs gone in so far...

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Oh ,I love Hydrangeas - To dry them , just leave a smidgen of water in the base of a vase ,don't add any more and they will crisp up nicely and remain colourful all winter and beyond.
Couldnt resit this stray Donkey.
I picked the last ever bunch of Sweet Peas in 2011- sniff,sniff... but So enjoyed them .
Sadly the World Conker championships ,held near here have been cancelled .The first time in 68 years by health and safety- Kill joys.

Friday, 7 October 2011

Dont know much about art but I know what I like -kinda thing!

I do I didn't come across all pretentious in my last post? I can't stick it when we are told what we `should` all be wearing etc this season even worse `so over that /so last year blar ,blar..
We can all do as we please . Who am I to tell others!! I just get bored of the same things , I like a change.
Enjoy the weekend pips ...

All change

I had a sudden urge to remove everything out of the shop on Tuesday-clean and repaint.
Then have a move around of furniture .Out with the old in with the new/old antique finds .I went to several antique fairs last week and this week. Luckily my Hubie was off so we went in his car ,as mine was poorly ,so its been fixed (I really missed it-I know how much I can fit in it)

When I have a move around people always want what you removed or say `you have less in-no we have paired down or sold it!
We are less Floral (apart from flowers!) I'm not a huge chintz fan myself , I'm all greys and muted colours in the house -Iv had all sorts of shades over the years!!
I will have some floral in of course - if demand is there.
What do you prefer floral or pale and interesting??

Lot of gentlemen have been keen on floral chintz finds of late-interesting.