Good morning to you All!
After a few weeks of grey, dank and gloomy skies ( including the week that all three of my children were on Easter Break…), the sun has finally come out and given everything a whole new look.
Organizing Paperwork 11 is on it’s way but today I will just be shamelessly reveling in the most beautiful light that California can deliver and flowers in all guises.
Flowers = Super cheap if you pick them up at Trader Joes
Californian Light = thankfully free as the air it sparkles through
The combination of the two are what pleases me the most and can be the making of just about any room.
After happily prinking around with little jars, flowers and my camera, I had to haul my sewing machine out and get down to a mountain of window linens to make up for various clients.
More flowers…this time embroidered on linen.
I had washed all the linen in advance and just had to sew each one to size… then my favorite part…
Choosing the vintage embroidery as an applique…more flowers to look at and arrange…
I sewed each one carefully onto the linen. Added the ties…
The day whizzed and whirred along with more flowers and the hum of my sewing machine….until my washing line was covered with flapping linen dotted with flowers.
I thought that was it for me and flowers for the day but laying the table in the early evening for that all favorite burrito supper, the sun was going down for the day and hit the table so beautifully…
Can you imagine how pleased three hungry children were with their mother taking endless pictures of the table?
Needless to say I had to wrap it up pretty fast and we did all enjoy our burritos in the lovely shadowy light.
So this is just to say, one small flower, one small vase, jar, glass can just about change a room in a big way.
So you see, it really wasn’t about The Big Day tomorrow. Not a peep about the dress, the fabulous in-laws, whether it will work out or not…The word Wills and Waity Katie have not been involved…speculation about the honeymoon has played no part…I am just not going there…
But while I am not going to set my alarm for 3am, I might just take a sneaky look at the footage tomorrow…just to see the flowers that is….
See you soon.
ps And as ever, welcome to all you people from the lovely Beach Cottage.
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