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June 09, 2015

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Crystal

Lucy would you please sure where you got those adorable heart pins from?! Xx

Rachell

All that pleasure and prettiness for £1:80. Bargain happiness :-)

Denise Marshall

Hi Lucy, Oh what a joy to be able to get onto the internet and catch up on your blog entries for June!
We had to take our canal boat 19 miles up river at the end of May to a boatyard for the hull to be reblacked. We stayed on the boat whilst it was done but unfortunately I couldn't get any internet access whilst there for the week. To make it worse the strong winds brought down 2 trees into the river and we had to stay for a further week waiting for them to be removed! Soon as I could I got onto my laptop and your blog was the first thing I opened. Such a joy all your lovely pictures and narrative sharing all the things you love and all the things that I love, which seem to be the same! We had to cancel our booked holiday last week in Norfolk in our touring caravan, which is a very similar model/size as your own. Will rebook soon though. At the end of August we've a holiday cottage booked in N.Yorkshire and I'm looking forward to revisiting lots of the places you and yours enjoyed recently. I loved the patchwork cushion and adore flowers, especially Sweet Williams as these are the flowers my late Mum often bought for me and my sisters so they bring back such happy if poignant memories. Sorry this is such along comment but I'm so excited to be back!!

Jaki Matthews

Margaret Olley (dec) an Australian artist who painted lots of flowers and still lifes' . She wasn't much of a housekeeper, she figured that if you had a vase full of flowers, it didn't matter what the house looks like, I agree. Jaki, Redcliffe Ausrralia

Filozailes

Thank you for those beautifull flowers. It's fine for me to learn their English name, in France, we call them "Oeillets de poète".

Cathy

I feel the same way about flowers in my home. My year is marked out in seasonal blooms on the table - daffodils in early spring, followed by lilac, sweet williams in early summer, as well as roses from the garden, then annuals like nasturtiums, sweet peas, cornflowers and calendulas, on into autumn with dahlias and chrysanthemums, and berries in winter. Home doesn't feel complete without something in a jug on the table. Your sweet williams are truly gorgeous - a lovely burst of colour :)
Cathy x

Alison Izzard

2 weeks ago we lost our baby at 24 weeks and was given a huge bunch of sweet Willians, they are still going strong and make me smile with their beautiful colours!!

Helen

Sweet Williams are such beautiful flowers. It's so true that we don't look at a vase of flowers carefully enough to really appreciate them. I'm going to try to pay more attention from now on.

Hula Loop

I did just the same thing last week. Love Sweet Williams. They really do make a difference to a room. Thank you for such a bright and cheerful post! Sarah xx

Helen

Gorgeous flowers, it's so uplitfing to have fresh flowers around, I can spend quite a lot of time just gazing at them. Hx

Laura

Like the saying goes... always take time to smell the flowers. xxx

Kim W

Those are lovely, Lucy. I don't usually have flowers inside, but I love enjoying them in our back garden. My little girl likes to pick flowers and put them in jars of water for me. Since she is four years old "flowers" ofter include clover, dandelions, and tree branches or even bunches of grass!

Jill

I haven't ever seen Sweet Williams in our markets but that doesn't mean they aren't there. Now I'll start searching for them. I learned an interesting tip at a flower arranging class I once took. They told us to use very warm water in the vase so that the flowers are able to drink up lots of water and to change the water daily using the same nearly hot water. They told us the flowers would last longer. Seems to work.
Thanks for the lovely post.

Cherie Chudyk

I've got a real soft spot for Sweet Williams because my mum used to grow them in our garden when I was a child, 'happy memories'. Such vibrant and wonderful colours x

Carol Penoyer

They are so pretty!!! But I see a BEAUTIFUL blanket when I look at the colors!!! What do you think ?

Steph Bell

I too have Sweet Williams in a vase in my kitchen. They are some of my absolute favourite flowers with a real smile factor.

Angela-Southern USA

Oh I agree wholeheartedly!!! Sweet Williams take me back to my grandmothers garden whenever I see them. That is a beautiful bunch you have there! I think I'll go out and cut some roses now that you've inspired me. ; )

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Sharon Izzard

Oh, gorgeous, these have to be one of my all time favourites. x

Robin Summers

Oh wow!! They are beautiful. I try my best everyday to live in the moment. For the past two months I have started to bring fresh flowers home so I can enjoy them on my computer desk. It really has changed my mood and over all outlook. My son bought me a huge bouquet of every flower at the florist. They are so stunning and I have enjoyed them immensely! My favorites in the bunch the huge zinnias and lavender roses! I luvvvvvvv fresh flowers! I am off to the races spitting out a ton of solid grannies... boy are they fun to make!! :D xxxxxxx

TINA

I adore fresh flowers at home and I often buy some to add colour and beauty to my place.
Tina :)

Teresa at knitbakecultivate

Great flowers, so vibrant with lots of blooms, and such good value. Love the patriotic paper they were wrapped in.

ann clements

my dad use to grow sweet Williams on his allotment aa well as other flowers and he would always bring my mum home a bunch, I love flowers that are scented to me a flower isn't a flower unless it smells wonderful,

Claire

Everything starts with a banana!

Yes, flowers definitely force you to 'live in the moment'. Be.You. Tee. Full.

Elsie Pop

I so wish I could have flowers in my house - but my cats always eat them! These are gorgeous! xx

Sarah

Aha! That's what they're called! I sprinkled a whole load of 'wild' flower seeds in a bed in the garden last year, and had some lovely flowers, but this year, I have absolutely loads of Sweet Williams in the same plot - at first I thought they were weeds, but thought I'd leave them in to see (I have quite a jungly garden - not easy to see what are weeds and what aren't!) - and SO pleased I did! They are gorgeous!

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