Monday, 31 October 2011

Daisy Chains

No internet, no phones, Plenty of surfing, fishing, blue skies, family, table tennis, ....

This weekend was pure bliss....with no distractions, I found some time to make little daisy chains with my cute niece. So glad to see that girls still love them as much as I did!

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Rose delights

 I am lost in all these lovely ruffles!

I noticed that last weekend there was a 'Rose Championship' in Guildford. We thought we would drive out and check it out.

Yes, we were the only non grey haired couple their... but I was blown away by some of the amazing roses on display! This really is one of the joys of living in Perth and at this time of year these delightful blooms are everywhere....I took a million pictures and now want to start a whole area in my garden dedicated to them!

I particularly love the heritage roses and how this single family can transform themselves to look like so many other blooms...I see a peony, a poppy, a gardenia.......

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

feeling green

Its amazing what you can mix and match from your garden to make a fresh green arrangement... In 5 minutes I had gathered an interesting assortment of foliage, including some delicious smelling mint, and a feature of some healthy green succulents!

After making this arrangement,... I realized that when we move out in two days, I will miss Rhys' Mum's screams of delight whenever she came home to find one of these mixed bouquets in the house!

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

the bennetts

One of the joys of returning home is hanging out at my sisters house.

We picked the kids up from school yesterday and did some impromptu flower gathering and arranging in the backyard. 

Friday, 14 October 2011

lavender and loquats

We are staying at Rhys parents house this week and they tend to keep a "food" garden full of herbs, fruit and vegetables.  With lavender, loqhats and a hint of jasmine, this little gathering smells delightful!

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Good bye Toronto

Well, Rhys and I are now back in Australia, and it is time for me to say goodbye to the amazing flowers and weddings I was lucky to enjoy at Pink Twig.
I am looking forward to new and exciting flowers and events here in Australia...

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

"Happiness held is a seed. Happiness shared is a flower" 

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Studio Choo

I have been following the girls at Studio Choo for some time now on both their blog and through Design Sponge. As you can imagine I was SO excited to be able to visit their little store on our stop over in San Francisco....This Flower oasis is found in a collaborative store known as The Prairie Collective.
Imagine my excitement when I discovered our stopover in San Fran. coincided with a new set of flower workshops they announced! I thought I had the best luck. The move from our home in Canada, back to our home in Australia, timed perfectly with a fall workshop.........
But, it was not meant to be. The workshops start tomorrow....I leave tonight! I did ask them to please do it a day earlier!! Ah well, I will have to start my own workshops back home and admire the work from afar once again.Meanwhile, here are some of the floral delights I got to see on my visit!
Hard at work
A couple of beautiful vase arrangements ready to go out that day
And finally, bringing in bundles of fresh flowers and foliage for a big weekend ahead!
 Thank you Studio Choo for being such a big inspiration to me, I am so glad I got to visit!
 (Rhys looks tired in the background from trekking so far with me to see this place!- Thank you too Rhys!!)

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

I love San Francisco

From the moment our taxi drove down Gearhy Street from the International Airport I was in love with this perfect city....and a day exploring has only made me more excited about this place!
I loved discovering (even in the cold of fall) some beautiful flowers around the city...seeing them made me even more excited about visiting one of my favourite flower choo! Hopefully we can get there in the next couple of days!!!!

A drink on our fire escape at sunset....ah how i love San Fransisco

Now we need to have a warm shower and go explore this lovely city tonight!