A crown for the goddess Astrantia.
With her attending angel.
I have been following Floral Forager on Instagram, she also has a website.
So inspiring! She makes wonderful headdresses and this is where the idea took me.
I sought out the frame after seeing these wonderful creations at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2016. I can’t remember exactly where I got the frame from now, I think it was from an Etsy site – it might have been this one: Geckomeister.
The angel etched in a glass block – how do they do that??? comes from St David’s Cathedral shop. I bought one for each of my grandchildren as a christening present.
I’m joining Cathy for her IAVOM meme, where we pop something in a vase (ahem) from our gardens and share our arrangements with other gardeneners all over the world.
You can see my more conventional arrangement using Astrantia here.
Yesterday I had the utter joy of going to the Rare Plant Fair at Sculpture by the Lakes
I bought 3 plants
An alstroemeria, a trailing snapdragon which sounds almost too good to be true and some quaking grass.
My daughter chose alstroemerias as the main flower to decorate the marquee for her wedding reception so they have a special place in my heart – I hope I can grow them – any tips?
Posted in art from natural objects, garden, Vase on Monday
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top young florist, Kay
in the limelight at Chelsea
a well deserved award
As I was walking past the Grand Pavilion at Chelsea Flower Show, I heard cheering and clapping and dashed in to record the moment when Kay Willis of Christchurch in Dorset! Yes Dorset! was being presented with her award for Top Young Florist of the Year! Well done to her, an amazing floral display.
Below are some of the other entries
The brief was to create a Brazilian Carnival Headdress
The winning one. I love the colours, now can I recreate this in crochet…….
Click on the link to see further details of Chelsea Young Florist of the Year
Joining in with Ronovan’s weekly Haiku Challenge: prompts TOP and LIGHT
and our 52 Week Photo Challenge: prompt HEADGEAR
I could not let the subject of ‘Headgear’ go by without showing you the latest additions to my Etsy Shop – which are adding to my 16 for 16 target of 14 new items put in the shop this year.
Now I’m off to find some crochet flower patterns.
Four of us created the list for the Photo Challenge, you can join in anytime, the next prompt is
I do a round up of all the entries each week which I hope to get out by Sunday, so please leave a link in the comments on this post of on Cathy’s post to be sure I don’t miss your photos.
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Tagged carnival headdress, Chelsea Flower Show 2016, floristry, flower arrangements, fun chemo caps, haiku, headdress, Kay Willis, knitted hats, knitted wigs, poetry, Ronovan's Haiku Challenge, weekly haiku challenge, weekly photo challenge, Young florist of the Year