Leaves leaves everywhere

October 21, 2013 § 4 Comments

Fall in New england is so gorgeous. Inspired by Maisie’s beautiful ‘artwork’ from nursery (3 leaves stuck on a page), we went on a leaf hunt yesterday just as the sun was going down. I’ve been spotting the best trees all around the neighbourhood hanging over onto the sidewalk, or even better, in the middle of road junctions and by parks, and maybe a graveyard too. So armed with my scissors we went walking.

Leaf hunting

I know they won’t last long, but they do really brighten up the house, and definitely make it feel very Autumnal. The photos below are pretty rubbish, but you get the idea! I think I like them up on the radiator cover the best, but that corner is pretty empty. Hm!

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These are not flowers in the house, but I think leaves are close enough – so it’s┬áthat time again where we go to Jane’s to see what everyone else is up to at the moment!

Harvest workshop

October 18, 2013 § Leave a comment

Recently I had to opportunity to attend a workshop up in Maine at snug harbor farm which was led by Sarah of Saipua. I went with my ‘bow street flowers’ family, it was really fun!

It was an inspiring day, with tonnes of beautiful flowers to work with, including the famed ‘cafe au lait dahlia’, and lots of other flowers all grown locally. It was really interesting to meet the other floral designers, and see their work! And of course to watch Sarah design, and talk about the flowers….. I tried to take in as much as possible!

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This is the arrangement I made. And managed to get home – Marisa and I had them wrapped up and strapped up like babies in the back of the car!

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They just keep coming.

October 4, 2013 § Leave a comment

We had a wonderful trip back home. The wedding was beautiful, and so much fun. The groom was Scottish, so all of his male family and friends were in kilts, which looked amazing, and Katie was a really stunning bride. There was champagne, guiness, Mauds ice-cream, a ceilidh and more dancing. We had so much fun seeing all of our friends who had gathered to celebrate, from all over the world. When we all manage to get together it’s like we are all 18 again! I was so happy and honoured to be one of Katie’s bridesmaids.

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I was lucky enough to be able to help with the flowers for the chapel the day before the wedding. The highlight was a visit from a lovely old priest who suggested Katie’s sister might like to become a nun! Unfortunately in all the rush I didn’t take any photos of the chapel which weren’t slanty, or in the dark! The rest of our trip was great too. We saw lots of our family and really enjoyed having babysitters around. We managed a day ‘up the Port’ on the North coast in Porstewart, one of my favourite places in the world. It was cold, windy and beautiful.

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Meanwhile back in Boston, normal life continues, and I came back to a blooming garden full of peppers! I can’t believe they did so well with no watering. More cosmos too of course!! I love them in this vase.

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