My goodness, how time has flown - I can't believe I have been away for so long! I have been pulled this way and that between work, home, family and garden, and my poor minis have suffered! I have been a little busy, snatching a moment here and there to do a couple of things, but nothing particularly big.
I had promised myself to get the Mimosa bedroom finished for the end of February .... ha ha ha! I experimented with pleating embroidered silk, but couldn't come up with a way that gave the hang I wanted without staining the silk, so it is back to the drawing board before I finish the bedhangings... maybe next February?!
So what better way to welcome Spring (finally!) than to showcase the fantastic work of Ilona, who made these amazing lilies and roses for me... aren't they astounding (I am running out of superlatives!). I can't tell you how detailed they are - even the stamens are perfect...
They really make a wonderful centrepiece. I love the bright yellows against the simple white walls.
And here are the beautiful mimosas, I set Ilona quite a challenge with these, and she has succeeded so well, the dark green stems are a really welcome contrast to a light room, and they go very well in the little earthenware pot from One Pottery.
As you can see, there is a sad lack of drapery and finished soft furnishings... I can't wait to finish that chair and put up some curtains!
And here is the last of the tulips in my garden - a beautiful light pink in the sun that I just had to share!