Wednesday, 29 July 2009

For the love of flowers..

The other day I met up with two of my close friends who I have not seen for sooo long. Lotte and Barbara used to work with me in my shop in Warminster, for 3 years. We had some great times :)  Everyone used to think Barbara was my mum! She is a very trendy dresser and used to wear all the clothes from the shop ( which were quite hippy and glitzy) and she always looked  amazing.  Lotte worked on Saturdays while she was doing A levels, I was pleased to hear she is off to Falmouth to study Contemporary Crafts, so she will soon be outshining my work!!

We went for Tea and yummy cake at Pythouse a lovely cafe with a walled PYO garden. We thought we'd go and pick some raspberries, and filled up our little basket only to find we'd picked logan berries instead doh! So then we filled up another basket with raspberries.
Lotte left us after lunch and I decided to take Barabara to Flowers Of Hatch just around the corner from Pythouse, a large field full of flowers with an amazing view over the countryside..a great 'escape' place.  Arthur went straight off with his scissors and bucket, he did like chopping the heads off the flowers so I had to keep an eye on him. We put the heads in a bowl and around Barbara's garden when we got back, so they were put to good use:)
I love the colours of the flowers, it's been ages since I did any paintings of flowers, due to lack of time , so it is great to be able to take lovely photographs :)
Echinacea's are one of my favorite flowers not only to they look gorgeous but they are used to keep colds away..handy at the moment :)

Gorgeous daisies and cornflowers, to remind us its summer..
and my lovely bucket of flowers I took home.
Barbara loves to see Arthur..she is his adopted granny ! They chatter for hours!

Barb was very happy with her flowers :) We also went home via the Dairy House as Barbara had never been there, Arthur enjoyed showing her every floor and all the little rooms full of yummy antiques, it was very difficult for me to go further than inside the door as thats where all the lovely fabric and buttons are kept ;) A fab day and I hope to meet up with the girls again soon, I have been so busy I hadn't realised how much I missed them.


  1. Oh Barbara looks lovely and her flowers are beautiful! Looks like you had a special day out! I have grown some Cosmos from seed and I'm just waiting to see what colour they are going to be. I love this time of year...x

  2. Oh and Arthur looks such a little cutie, I could scrum him up!

  3. The company of friends & beautiful flowers! What could be better x

  4. Oh Tamsyn, you came to DH again when I wasn't there. Do I need to change my days???? Did you take a peek at the Cheese Room by any chance?

    Sue x

  5. sounds like a lovely day out - gorgeous pics and Arthur looks soooo cute! you were very restrained regarding the fabric and buttons!!!


  6. Thanks for your follow on twitter, it led me here to your wonderful inspirational blog! Hope you don't mind if I pop by again!

    Sarah x

  7. theothermousie lovely to have you pop by, visit any time :)

    Sue you should really change your day off! or maybe I should change mine.. x

    thanks for all the lovely comments :)