Friday, 30 October 2015


Happy Friday everyone...hope your week has gone well?  Mine has certainly flown by!  

Followers of my Instagram will know that last weekend, Mr. W and I decided to pop down to Rye, East Sussex which is only thirty minutes from home.  We hadn't been for quite a while, and had forgotten what a lovely place it is.  Beautiful cobbled streets lined with pretty houses, and a variety of great antique/brocante shops which are always worth a browse.  A drink in the lovely George Hotel followed by a delicious late lunch at the Landgate Bistro was certainly a highlight too and highly recommended.

It was just as we were about to head home, that we walked past the window of one particular favourite shop that specialises in industrial and mid century pieces, and this spectacular planter caught our eye.  Let's just say that it was one of the fastest purchases I have ever known Mr. W to make....a man who isn't renowned for his love of shopping!

One of those pieces that one has no idea whatsoever where to put, but just too good to miss.  It was a lightbulb moment when we got home....our front terrace seemed the perfect spot.

An old chicken feeder stand was rescued from the end of the garden, which fitted perfectly, and now raises the planter and allows for drainage....

...and my favourite autumnal heathers and cyclamen can now be enjoyed each time we come and go from the front door.  With a layer of beautiful white and green flecked 'Spring Green' tulip bulbs hidden beneath, next Spring will bring a new show.

Thank you so much to the kind readers who took time to comment on the previous hydrangea post and interesting to read how you have been drying and preserving yours!

Well, here is my first attempt at making an Autumn wreath with mine....a little reminder of the lovely summer gone....and perfect for spraying gold in a few weeks, in time for Christmas!


Wishing you all a very happy weekend!

Sophia xx

1 comment:

  1. Love your new planter with the heathers. I set my daffodil bulbs last Saturday and it bucketed rain. Love the hydrangea wreath, would love a post on how you made it- did you just use wire to put the hydrangea in place?

    All things nice...