Blooms, blooms, blooms.
While the weather in the UK continues to leave the tip of your nose icy and the garden slightly bleak, a big old bunch of faux or real blooms can lift the spirits and provide welcome cheer. Even if you are on a January budget, take some of your existing faux flowers and rearrange them. Add a burst of colour to a different spot. I even have an arrangement in my downstairs toilet. Nothing like a flush with a view.
Real flowers are one of life’s best and most beautiful luxuries. I am going to include a picture of perhaps my favourite all-time bouquet of flowers that my brothers and I bought for my parents 40th wedding anniversary. Made up by the very talented florists at Wild at Heart, the shapes and colours are just beautiful. www.wildatheart.com
I was also lucky enough to receive this beautiful display by the Urban Flower shop in Crouch End for my birthday a couple of days ago It is a complete gem of a shop with lovely staff and beautiful and unusual flowers. www.urbanflowercompany.co.uk
I love that this bouquet is sort of faded grandeur with subtle lilacs, weathered purple, greens and dotted with black berries.
For more floral inspiration check out the very talented Jenny at Iris & Blue, whose incredible arrangements have graced the cover of Conde Nast’s Brides magazine. https://www.facebook.com/irisandblue