It’s Summer! No more fires, so I can cover the top of the woodburner with a few crazy objects
From left to right
Pink Watering Can
A few years back, after helping put together 3 weddings and numerous Christenings, it was about to be my 60th birthday – I was planning a big event for ME! The theme was to be English Country Garden, I bought tiny colourful plastic flower pots in which I was going to serve chocolate mouse (earth) with pop cakes flowers in them, I bought a garden arch through which guests would enter the village hall, I intended to cover it with crocheted flowers, The drinks were going to be poured from brightly coloured watering cans …………..
Then my son and daughter-in-law annouced the impending arrival of twins – guess when they were due ON MY BIRTHDAY!
All plans for a big party were (happily) dropped – but I still have the watering cans!
And my children gave me a wonderful surprise birthday party in September on our family holiday. So all was very well!!!!
The can holds Jodie’s Forever Flowers and astrantia.
I know you have seen the Giraffe before (from Chive), I hope you don’t mind her making another appearance. I’m very fond of her and her headgear today is a white perenial foxglove called Snowy Mountain.
I bought the seeds at Chelsea Flower Show.
I grew 6 for myself and gave some to friends – they were beautiful in the first year – last year, gorgeous I was thrilled with them. All but one has died, the one I have left is pathetic, it has this one flower spike. Oh dear!
Painting by Kaneda Hanaki
I saw this painting when I was in Japan. When I got home, I contacted the gallery to see if it was still available and it was! I love its quirkiness.
Self-Hardening Clay objects:
Hedgehog with bead eyes: Made by Little Miss M
Pineapple 1 made by Little Bro
Pineapple 2 made by Bog Bro
Crocodile made by Miss E
Made by Devon ceramicist Ross Emerson
Joining the Garden Party at In a Vase on Monday.