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Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Charlie Bigham's Pies & a Spot of Flower Arranging

Just a quickie!!  I am cheating tonight for dinner and having a gorgeous Shepherds Pie courtesy of Charlie Bigham!!  Louis has got the equally yummy Steak and Ale pie.

Mmmmm.....can't wait!!
As well as labouring over the Aga all afternoon making these beauties :)  I have been indulging in a spot of flower arranging, well, planting up some gorgeous vintage French rusty pots that I bought ages ago on a trip to  
Devon.  I thought they rather lent themselves to some gorgeous Christmas Hyacinths covered in soft green moss.  I have also decorated the edge of the flower pot with French Vichy check and a French fabric lavender heart.  They will come with me to The Cotswold Vintage fair on Saturday and will be for sale (if I can bear to part with them).  I have also potted up a lovely Christmas Ivy in a vintage Sankey Terracotta pot and trained it up a lovely old rusty crown I have had for ages....I am really pleased with the results.

Really sweet, aren't they?

Hope you are all having a great week so far, and thank you for all the lovely comments you leave me, and a big hello to all my new followers.
Jo xx


  1. I love your blog and am passing you the One Lovely Blog Award. The picture is on my blog for you to collect x

  2. I really REALLY want the middle one please ?

  3. Hi Jo,

    wow you have been busy, I didn't think you could get Hyacinth bulbs now i love them they look fab i will have to go on the hunt for some now ;-) The smell when they come out in the house is wonderful. Your pots look smashing great idea. Enjoy your week. Dee x

  4. Oh I would so love an Aga.It is on my christmas wish list! ha ha.Your pots look lovely sadly I am going away this weekend so can't go to fair but will look out for next one and reading about how you get on. Love Lesley.x

  5. I've never heard of Charlie Bigham but just looked online - they do a really mouth-watering range. I'm now desperate to try their mousakka ... I'm tempted to stock up on a few meals to get us through January.
    Great planters, your crown planter is especially fantastic.
    I've noticed you're at Matlock next month - unfortunately I've a stall that day else I would have come along x

  6. Lovely planted pots - people will snap them up! Great containers!

  7. Hi jo
    lovely planted pots ,what good ideas for pressies
    hope those pies tasted as good as they looked
    xx fee

  8. Those planted pots look gorgeous Jo :)
    I want one!
    Hope you had a fab day today at the fair.
    Love your snowflakes too:)
    Donna x


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