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Tuesday, 29 November 2011

A Little Festive Floristry

Hope you are all having a great week so far.  I am in the midst of getting ready for the Christmas V&H fair this coming Saturday.  I have loads of new goodies to sell as I have been busy buying and saving things ready for the fair.

I have been turning my hand to a little creative festive floristry in readiness for the fair.  I have had these two beautiful cast iron urns for ages and have decided to part with them.  They are planted up with Hyacinth bulbs and Moss, then finished with some vintage French initial tape.  The pot in the centre is just simply planted with a Hyacinth and moss and finished with a large red wooden heart in an antique Sankey pot.  The smaller two at the front are planted with moss with a fir cone wired and placed in to the moss then just finished simply with tape and small wooden hearts....very easy to do and looks quite effective.  The pots and hearts can then be used for other projects when the Hyacinths have gone over.

When we arrived home last Saturday a lovely large parcel was waiting for me.  Julie at The Cloth Shed had sent me these gorgeous presents for my forthcoming birthday...yes, it's that time of year again!  

She has sent me a beautiful shabby chic faded floral drawstring bag, a framed fragment of antique quilt, two stunning hand made lampshades and a heart made from a vintage quilt, and my name in little wooden print blocks.  The lampshades I am going to use in our bedroom when I have found two matching wooden lamp bases for the bedside tables.  Thank you Julie, it was such a wonderful surprise, and I love them all.  
Have a great week and hope to see you at the Christmas V&H fair on Saturday.
Jo xx


  1. Ooooo Jo, I like your urns!! ;)
    Julie always gives so much thought to her gifts. What a wonderful selection of goodies she has sent you.
    I hope you have a very Happy Birthday... and have a great fair on Saturday too. Abby xx

  2. aahh what a lovely parcel. Have fun at the fair on Saturday love the urns they look smashing. dee x

  3. Hello Jo, Have a Happy Birthday and a great fair. I love your little pots, I've planted up some bulbs in old pots but yours are really lovely with the tape and hearts. Jane x

  4. OOoo, you have been busy my lovely! I love your cone idea, and will try and shamelessly copy for our festive table this year....if I can find some moss that is lol ;o)

    What a lovely friend to send you such thoughtful gifts :o)
    I hope you have a fantastic Birthday my lovely. i do hope hubby is gonna take you somewhere nice if possible - tell him from me, you do deserve it :o)

    I so wish I was coming to this fair too. I was looking on Hens blog just now, and she has made some fab bits to take too, so you will be in excellent company as usual :o)

    Take care my lovely lady, and have a great week.
    Love n hugs to you,
    Donna xxOO

  5. The pots look lovely Jo - I'm sure they will fly off your stall.
    Lovely gifts - so thoughtful!
    See you on Saturday.....

  6. Happy forthcoming birthday Jo....and hope you have a great time this weekend.
    If I was there, those urns would be straight off your table and into my car!
    Julie x

  7. Purrty stuff, have a Happee birthday
    Benny & Lily

  8. Hope you had a great birthday! Love what you have done with the celery vase. I have a couple more - you've inspired me!

  9. Hello Jo, I would be proud to fly!
    I'll give you all the best for Saturday
    Susy x

  10. Hope you have a lovely Birthday xx Good luck at the fair. Linda xx


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