21 Feb 2013

SHE WORE FLOWERS IN HER HAIR




We spent the day amongst the flowers as a group of new friends, talking, laughing and making.  We became better acquainted and pledged to do it again.  I hope that we do.  That evening I went home, felt lucky to have new friends and put Fleetwood Mac on the record player.  The perfume of the flowers still fills my home, nearly a week later, making me inhale deeply and smile each time I enter the room. 

Sunday past, Anna kindly invited us into her home where we sat in (what felt like) the early Spring sunshine and commented on how welcoming her home was; filled with the scent of delicious food cooking in the oven and her son's artwork adorning the walls.  Anna is a warm and wonderful soul who I am so glad to have met since leaving London, making this town a little more friendly each day.  Meanwhile Charlotte showed us how to work with flowers (in this case all British grown, from The Great British Florist) to produce some always pretty and undeniably feminine flower crowns.  Charlotte is a natural teacher, I could listen to her for days while she creates and talks... funny, clever and talented.

Michelle dutifully (and without complaint) took all our photos while we tried to pose and seem professional, although it mainly ended in awkward smiles and embarrassed expressions.  Ok, that was just me, but still...  The photos above of Anna (top right), Charlotte (top left) and myself are all taken by Michelle.  I really think she is an incredible photographer.  She did not lose her patience once, even when I was clearly unbearable in front of the camera.  Michelle is one of those classically beautiful and charming women that I am so happy to call a friend (and she carried off a stack of flower crowns like no other as evidenced in the photo of her above, taken by Anna).  
(All other photos are mine, taken with my iPhone.)

I truly loved meeting everyone else for the first time too.  Jo, Natalie, Elena , Hannah & Katie; what a great bunch of ladies to spend a day with! 

27 comments:

  1. Oh, you've made it look so lovely. Thank you so much for your kind words xx

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  2. These are beautiful. Looks like it was a lovely day.

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  3. i've only recently discovered your blog through Anna - it's so lovely! and this day looks like it was so much fun, love the all the photos and the way you've styled them - gorgeous!

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  4. Looks so much fun, Jo! Flower crowns are definitely the one.

    Lucy xo

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  5. All of these are so gorgeous. I always love getting to meet new people and feeling inspired. Its so refreshing.
    And well, Fleetwood Mac will make anything 1000 times better.

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  6. this looks like so much fun! and every photo you took is stunning.

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  7. Beautiful and Elegant!
    PS: I think the font size on your blog is a bit small, isnt't it?

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    1. Thanks for your kind words, Anh.
      I'm not sure about the font size, it's standard 12pt - what operating system / browser are you using? If you could let me know that would be great as I could then figure out if it looks too small on certain systems. It should adjust to your particular specifications though, so hopefully nothing is broken my end! Let me know, OK? Thanks!

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  8. Oh Jo!!!! This is so beautiful!!!!!

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  9. This get together seemed like so much fun. It makes me want to be in the UK and join you guys. Your flower crowns are beautiful, and Michelles' photos are amazing as well.
    Thanks for visiting me :) I will be reading you !

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  10. jo, this looks like such a great time! and all you ladies look fantastic...! i've been dying to make some real-flower crowns, so you'll have to teach me, now that you're an expert. ;)

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  11. such pretty pics!! what a fun party!

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  12. Beautiful photographs. I love what you did with the flowers. So lovely and creative.

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  13. Great photos. Love the detail you captured. Such fun meeting you all - can't wait to do it again!

    x Elena

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  14. gorgeous photos - looks like fun was had by all!

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  15. lovely ladies, lovely flowers, lovely photos! Love the Arundhati Roy quote - is that from The God of Small Things?
    Tali
    PS Found you through Michelle's blog.

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  16. i am digging this look -- i wish it was more acceptable for every-day wear~

    -liv
    http://chocolivlovelaugh.blogspot.kr

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  17. Wow, beautiful photos!
    Jillian - PS, if you have a moment, I'd love to invite you to check out the giveaway we're hosting for a $50.00 giftcard to Shabby Apple!

    http://epic-thread.blogspot.com/2013/03/shabby-apple-giveaway.html

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  18. "...be sure to wear some flowers in your hair." - so dreamy and lovely!

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  19. These pictures are stunning. Love this!

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  20. this is just so lovely. i'm so glad to find your blog! i saw your guest post on pinegate road and i've followed you on instagram for a while now. everything is complete now that i know your blog! :) :)

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  21. So this is where your latest profile photo is from! love it .and yes, michelle is such a talent...so great to see her growing so much as a photographer.

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  22. amazing photos! i think the penultimate photo was the best :)

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  23. looks like it was so much fun! love the pictures. x

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  24. Such gorgeous photos xx

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  25. Wow, beautiful Jo, have missed you!
    Ronnie xo

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