Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Anemone

In the days when the gods walked upon earth, Venus the goddess of Love and Beauty was at play with her son Cupid, when she was slightly wounded by one of his arrows. 
As they returned from their games on the outskirts of the forest, the hunt passed them by, for in those days all brave men were such great hunters. The bravest of these was the handsome Adonis, and when Venus, smitten by the shaft of Cupid saw the fine young god, she straightway fell ardently in love with him. 
Knowing Adonis' reckless passion for hunting, the goddess councilled him to beware of the wild beasts of the forest; but he was far too keen a hunter to heed such a warning.
One day in the heat of the chase, he pensrated deep into the forest, far ahead of his companions, and was attacked and killed by a wild boar before they could come to his aid and rescue him.
Venus, hearing of his death, mounted her chariot drawn by doves, and hurried to the forest. Kneeling by the dead body of her beloved, her golden tresses unbound, her matchless countenance buried in her white hands she was lost in grief. 
Beyond lay the grizzly bulk of the dead boar, his terrible tusks glittering white in the dusk as evening drew on. 
At last Venus roused herself and cried out: "Oh! Adonis, each year you shall return to the earth, that all mankind may delight in you and remember your prowess."
Where Adonis had fallen there sprang up drifts of anemones, nodding in the evening breeze, carpeting the woodlands in remembrance of the fearless young hunter. 


Anemones all from the Deans Court garden. 


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Monday, 14 July 2014

Mottisfont

"A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in-what more could he ask for? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars. ~ Victor Hugo

Mottisfont Rose garden... too beautiful for words! 

Photos by Craig
I am wearing: 1920's Kimono} Rivers & Roses 1910's Hat} Lorrel Mae Green Dress} Peacocks

Head on over to the shop for a floral/ botanical themed update and sending lots of Monday love your way.

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Monday, 23 June 2014

The Lady In The Tutti Frutti Hat



Some wanderlusting summer time inspriation to go along side my latest shop update. Their not quite the glittering Hollywood gems in these pictures but we can pretend can't we. 

Click on the image below to visit the shop and start shaking your maracas. 

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Monday, 16 June 2014

For what it's worth...


'For what it's worth: it's never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you're proud of, and if you find you're not, I hope you have the strength to start over again." 

F.Scott Fitzgerald. 


Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Furzey Gardens

We visited Furzey gardens and their fairy folk. 


Photos by Craig and myself

We went to see the famous colours of their Azalea season and got completely distracted searching for their Fairy doors, the ' Fairy ferry Company' (above) was my favourite (for obvious reasons), and we were super excited to find the fairy chapel, hidden inside an ('out of bounds') Azalea canopy... Sometimes it pays to be nosey. 



Furzey gardens are a registered charity who do amazing work helping people with Learning Disabilities to learn about the gardens and gain work experience. 
It really is such a special and enchanting place and needs lot's of support from visitors, so if you are planning on coming to the the New Forest make sure you add them into your visit. It's perfect for the little ones and the not so little ones (like us). 
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I am wearing: 
Edwardian Night Dress} Vintage fair ~1940's Hat} Beyond Retro
Vintage Boots } Lipped Love ~ Basket Bag} Car Boot


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Sunday, 1 June 2014

Perspective

 Sometimes all it takes is a journey... hand in hand with your special people, with tears in your eyes, sand on your feet and lots and lots of love in your hearts. 
 

Congratulations Mr & Mrs Bliss! My words can't come close to summing up just how special and magical your day was, i'll leave that to the memory of your beaming, happy faces. 

So much love! 


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