Monday, 4 April 2011

I want buckets full of flowers.....

.....yes, I want to fill every room with the sweet scent of spring blooms and the unexpected burst of colour a jam jar stuffed with vibrant perky stems provides. Don't get me wrong, I am not into stuffy, prissy starched arrangements, no I am after the spriggy, shaggy, tumbling sort of posy that is thrown together with the confidence of a great artist.

I think the nicest gift a girl could ever receive is a year of flowers delivered to her door, seasonal posies to lift our spirits and brighten our days. This is of course a very decadent thought and I suspect diamonds may come cheaper!

I think in order to satiate this craving of mine I must take a virtual trip to Columbia Road Flower Market, I hope you can come too?

First we need to head over to the East End

This illustration is by Lucinda Rogers~ I am such a fan of her work, you may have seen some of her paintings in Country Living Magazine?

Open House is a brilliant shop we must call in here...

But first let's admire the flowers

I do feel better for that! Perhaps one day I will have buckets of flowers delivered to my door. Until then.....

A tiny garden posy in a mustard jar will do just as well.

Have a lovely week


  1. Lovely.
    Luckily I don't have to go very far for a nice bunch of flowers. In fact I might just pop out to the florist on the corner.

  2. I too have a few blooms in a couple of mustard jars!! Must be the fashion darling! I really want to go to Columbia Road. xxx

  3. My friend and I have been talking so long about a trip to the flower market and this post has only just inspired me some more!

    Victoria xx

  4. Beautiful pictures and flowers...I love the illustration. You make me want to head off for a few bucket fulls!!

    Hope you have a wonderful week, my friend!


  5. Oh me too! There's no such thing as too many flowers, is there ;)?

  6. I loved this post! this could have been me writing this! Keep wishing...

    Lou xxx

  7. Oh my friend...I would be in heaven if I could snap my fingers and be in that lovely flower market...filled with inspiration. Thank you for some sunshine today...your post filled my heart. Just looking at my tulips...I think it is time to replace them.

    happy new week to you.

  8. I can smell them all now,scrummy indeed.
    Lisa x

  9. I love little posies from the garden, simple but beautiful.
    Carol xx

  10. i prefer the virtual tour & illustration of columbia rd! hehe! i visited the market back in oct and i didn't enjoy the crowds very much :( beautiful flowers though but not much fun when you're a shortie like me lol! x

  11. You can't beat a good posy of simple flowers, I agree. The only thing missing from the lovely photos is the massive amount of people crowded into the market, all shoving and jostling each other - the only downside! I heard Elton John has oodles of fresh flower arrangements delivered every week, I guess he has the budget! I'm so pleased that flowers are cheaper again now, and that many British ones are also available.
    Hen x

  12. Beautiful flowers! Love all those tulips en masse.
    Unless I have masses of flowers I am reluctant to pick all but a few blooms which "need" picking, like the dafs that have been blown over in the wind - noticed a few as I put out the bins so I too shall be following the fashion of a few blooms in a jar!

  13. me too!
    can't get enough spring flowers...have just carefully placed some carnations in the bathroom!!
    hope you are having a good week
    fee ♥

  14. Thank you for the photos! It really made me smile! I appreciate the pick me up. Looks like you had a fun day and it was kind of you to share it.

  15. I think your posy in mustard jar will do very well indeed. I must take a trip to CR some day! x

  16. Gorgeous! I'm moving from Sydney to London at the end of August, will have to save your site for some references!! :) x


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