Sharing bouquets (not from The Royal Wedding)

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I am very traditional in many ways (though not all).  I know some people don’t like cut flowers and think sending flowers is old fashioned or a waste of money (if I ask my 20 year old what he thinks his answer is ‘I don’t see the point'(!))  Personally I just love to receive a bouquet.  I was lucky enough to get two last week as I recovered from minor surgery.  It was supposed to be just one but there was a mix up with florists so two arrived 24hrs apart sent on behalf the same person.  Each also came with a box of chocolates!  I felt very loved.


I favour one slightly over the other but I adore the colour choices and they are even more lovely as the closed flower heads unfurl further.




Then a neighbour brought in some flowers freshly plucked from her garden.  How beautiful are these?  We didn’t anticipate some lasting beyond the day as many garden flowers do not last well once cut, but they surpassed themselves. These are already three days cut.

She also brought in a healthy and delicious lunch – I ate that without snapping a photo first! What a star/friend she is.

I hope you like the bouquets I am sharing with you today.  (Maybe some of you heard Harry and Meghan shared their wedding flowers at the weekend.  Theirs looked wonderful but mine have lots more colour!)

Then more chocolates arrived….

And this is what is left.  I did share, honestly!


With all this floral inspiration about me and being quite well to sit quietly and recuperate,  I was actually able to craft a little.  In this case I ‘made do and mended’.  I may have mentioned on a recent blog comment that I had found a hole in a favourite jumper that I was going to attempt to repair. Having purchased this in a charity shop two years ago, my repair seems to have worked so next time not only will I be I floral but I will also be sparkly! Follow the arrows to see the hole in the first pic, the sequins over the repair in the second, and (it’s not a good photo) a selection of sequins on part of the jumper when finished. I did singles and clusters on various parts to make it look like they’ve always been there. I think it came out ok and my lovely jumper lives to see a few more wears.



I look forward to sharing more crafty successes during the week.  I have been a little slack with my WIPs but my mojo’s back! What’s everyone working on?


8 thoughts on “Sharing bouquets (not from The Royal Wedding)

    ReginaMary said:
    May 21, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    All of the flowers are lovely. I am partial to the arrangement on the top left. Which one is your favorite!

      tinaor responded:
      May 21, 2018 at 1:18 pm

      ReginaMary – top left too – snap!

    Judi Castille said:
    May 21, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    I adore flowers in the house. Not sure how my wild flowers doing but husband says something is growing. ‘re what am I doing…my first sewing project won’t be now for a while as London messed that up a bit. But for some reason I want to make aprons, workwear ones specific to trade. Just a funny obsession I have had for some time now. Watch this space as they say. Hope your on the mend too. Operations exhausting. Chocolates recommended!

      tinaor responded:
      May 21, 2018 at 1:23 pm

      Funny, my husband may not notice if they were flowers or weeds growing! I hope yours has more of a clue. Ooh I had a yearning to make aprons last year – I got a great book at a Sewing Show and haven’t made anything from it yet. Projects added to a long list of things to make one day,eh? Years ago I did attempt a frilly 1950’s style half pinny which looked pretty but was very impractical as I splashed cooking on the top half of myself rather than just the bottom! Chocolates and flowers definitely helped last week, fab!

        Judi Castille said:
        May 21, 2018 at 1:30 pm

        Yes husband very clued up. Very hands on and enthusiastic. He cooks too and makes my tea every morning. Feel blessed.

    tinaor responded:
    May 21, 2018 at 1:34 pm


    Kate said:
    May 21, 2018 at 11:32 pm

    I’ve only received flowers once, and while it’s true that they dpn’t Last long, they bring so much enjoyment. I usually love anything purple, but of these two arrangements, I’m actually leaning towards the other one…it’s just so bright and cheery!

      tinaor responded:
      June 4, 2018 at 10:25 am

      I love receiving flowers but do have a little bit of guilt that some are prettier left to enjoy where they bloom (not all). On this occasion I truly enjoyed my bouquets and they brought a lot of happiness – every time I was in my kitchen they made me feel very treasured.

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