Beach Cottage Hyacinths
Thu 31st, May, 2012
G’day Beach Cottage ladies, come on in for the IKEA white planters, how I used them and some sweet smelling hyacinths…
You must know already, because I haven’t stopped talking about it (you can get the girl out of Old Blighty but not Old Blighty outta the girl) that the weather here this Autumn has been stunning s t u n n i n g….for someone like me I still don’t get over that, I still think it’s amazing that Autumnal temperatures are over 20C. In England, at 20C I would be making huge jugs of Pimms loaded with ice and sitting in the garden protesting how warm it was…here I am proclaiming how warm it is. With a jumper on.
Anyhoo, that leads me Beach Cottage trickers to Hyacinths…now not in the same league, in my little mind as Hydgrangeas, the roses I cannnot grow because of the coastal air (not giving up yet) or the camellia which I too have a big old soft spot for.
But very much up there as a BC favourite…
But these things, c’mon they say Spring right? And I just told you it’s the end of Autumn.
Which to me is all weird, because it doesn’t feel really cold and these things are around…
I thought they would be absolutely purrrfect for the little white lace planters and they do look lovely, if I say so myself…they are sitting on the table in the dining room, probs the only place in this old cottage that is looking tidy at the moment (come on Mr Beach Cottage hurry up and get those cupboards on the wall)
I love the lilac of these together with the green of the leaves popped with white and the odd vintage but beachy, to my mind, ladder and of course an old door or six leaning around…with their glorious scent and upright prescence these little beauties are worth their weight in brightening up the place gold.
…throw in the odd shell or two, a vintage crate and you have classic beach cottage decorating, a little bit of coastal style :-)
As I was doing this I thought how easy it is with a flower to make you smile and I put together some of my fave flowers from this old cottage and this blog below – have a look through if you like! Just click on a picture and scroll through…but more importantly, on your way home from work, after the school run or the next time you are in the supermarket, treat yourself to a little bunch of the pretty things, or even better go forth and pick (did I say anything about going out in the dead of the night and neighbours plants, of course not ;-) )
What are your favourite flowers? Do you love hydrangeas, roses, hyacinths, frangipani??? Hit me with it…
Love to know what you girls who read this little old blog from Down Under like…
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