www.naturalcalico.com. Here are some pictures of the sort of things she sells.
I was frantically painting a large mahogany desk this week, which is now finished and in the shop, I was really pleased with the colour (Aubergine) which I hadn't used before, and it seems to be really popular with the customers too, as there has been an influx of orders of this colour.
- flowers on my table
- antrim, antrim, Ireland
- Hello and welcome to my blog. If you like flowers and gardens, housey stuff, food and banter, then this is the place for you. I am a decorative artist, florist and maker of things. I sell painted furniture, plants and crafts, through a local retail shop, in my native Ireland, and wedding flowers from home. I am married to a lovely patient man and have a smashing little girl. I blog for the fun of it. Thank you for listening.
Saturday, 26 July 2014
Wednesday, 16 July 2014
I feel very much the 'lucky bugger', in having just returned from a lovely relaxing week in Corfu. My husband saw the holiday on Trip Advisor. I normally feel the urge to get my oar in, to be quality controller, researcher and general pain in the ass. This time I decided I would trust my man and to take 'whatever' comes and be grateful for it. It paid off big time! This year I was able to relax from day one, which NEVER happens. We all enjoyed the relaxed manner of the Greek people, the beauty and authenticity of the island and great food at sensible prices. We loved where we stayed, which was small and family run, clean and very friendly. I think we may go back. I am back feeling refreshed and ready to go again.
|A beautiful looking hotel or villa we spied whilst out walking.|
|A monastery with Mouse Island behind.|
|A very beautiful statue of Achilles.|
|Bouganvillea in a beautiful Monastery.|
|Stunning views after a slightly scary coach journey.|
|Paul enjoying a beer!|
|My favourite snapshot, Allium growing wild.|
Wednesday, 2 July 2014
|An old milk churn from my garden with a chalkboard added and some amazing blue delphiniums.|
|White hydrangea in a tole planter decorate the prop table.|
My flower cart from the shop had a little wedding makeover, doesn't she look lovely?
A few props from home and the shop to help set the scene.