Number twelve

The number of hours on a clock, months in a year, days of Christmas? Twelve is described as a “highly superior composite number” and the largest quantity that can be spoken in the English language in one syllable. It is usually the number of jurors on a jury. A source stated that 12 is a…

Puppy love

Whether it’s puppy love, or a long lasting mature love…. On this Valentine’s Day, I hope you’re feeling it! Happy Valentine’s Day πŸ™‚

Just when you don’t expect it…

Sometimes on the greyest winter day… when the snow has become slushy and brown, as you travel along the highway, you catch a glimpse of something beautiful. I love it when that happens πŸ™‚

Calling out into the night….

Yes, this old chest was calling out into the night, begging to be rescued, as we passed it by some time ago. It was sitting at the side of the road, in the dark, rather lonely I am sure. Of course I had to stop… but not wanting to use solvants (and this old guy…

Keeping it contained…

Using an unexpected container is a great way of adding personality to your bouquet. Of course traditional vases are beautiful, can be classic and formal but when you use an unexpected container like a tin or box, the look is sometimes more interesting. For this bouquet, I used an old tobacco tin which I love…

A little bit of everything….

Leaves and moss with a good helping of ice and a dusting of snow…. crazy weather for winter but sure makes for an abundance of prettiness πŸ™‚

Saddle up!

Grab yourself a partner (even if it’s a chicken in a side car), saddle up and ride into a great new year with joy and confidence! How do you want to make your entrance, how will you go through this new year? Many different people have many different rituals…. jumping off a chair into the…

My darling clementine :)

Coming from a cold climate, I was told that a few generations ago, citrus fruit was something to show off with…. there was a great aunt in the family it seems, that would display oranges at Christmas, without offering any (as they were “not yet ripe” she’d explain)….. I have an uncle who said that…

Making vignettes

Holiday decorations don’t have to be expensive or ready bought. I often come across items found in nature or from second hand shops which I love to put together and decorate with. Over the past few months, I collected the following, despite the fact that I was unsure about how I would use them. I’m…