Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Covet Tuesday: Tretorn Skerry Rubber Boots

We're just back from our Scandinavian Holidays and I've fallen in love with these Tretorn Skerry boots. Perfect for summer rain and they look great with anything (well on Stockholm inhabitants at any rate!). Not sure where I'll source these online as the Tretorn site seems to only ship to the US but I'll persevere! 

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

London Loveliness

Yes the main reason for our recent trip to London was to visit the Flower Show and yes we also managed to squeeze in some shopping trips! Most notably Anthropologie (you might recognise this plate from a recent 'Covet' post), Heal's - where I found these 'Stiff Upper Lip' paper plates and the huge Westfield shopping centre where we comforted ourselves with Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and I spent lots of time at the UNIQLO shop. I was surprised to find a LadurĂ©e cart in the Departures area of the new Dublin Airport terminal so bought myself some to keep me going en route! I also ducked into Hamley's to see their Steiff display, bought myself a Pip Studio Wallet at John Lewis, and bought this nifty rubber gadget for holding together a bamboo trellis on which to grow my sweet pea at the Show!
At the very last minute of flowering I decided to make some Elderflower Cordial again this year - looks and smells wonderful - see this Tutorial for details.
I've also been busy making these felt flowers for an Etsy order - very pleased with the results so far!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Visiting: RHS Chelsea Flower Show (Part II)

Best of the rest from the Chelsea Flower Show 2011!

Visiting: RHS Chelsea Flower Show (Part I)

Having bought our tickets last October - this was a much anticipated trip to Chelsea and we were not disappointed. Highlights here of the show gardens - I think I missed out on one or two but the main contenders are here! My favourites were A Monaco Garden, Laurent-Perrier Garden, The Homebase Cornish Memories Garden and The SKYShades Garden. Special mention must be made of the Irish Sky Garden by Diarmuid Gavin - highly controversial and I'm still not sure about that crane but it was pretty impressive overall.

From top to bottom: A Monaco Garden, The M&G Garden, Laurent-Perrier Garden, The Australian Garden, The Daily Telegraph Garden, The Cancer Research UK Garden, The Times Eureka Garden, Tourism Malaysia Garden, The B&Q Garden, Irish Sky Garden, A Beautiful Paradise, Trailfinders Australian Garden, The Homebase Cornish Memories Garden, RBC New Wild Garden, SKYShades Garden.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Cherry Blossom Pocket Watches and a Treasury!

I've just listed these new Twilight and Midnight Pocket Watch Necklaces in my iheartcharms shop on Etsy! I'm also lucky enough to have been included in this lovely Treasury. Thanks byAMOR.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Visiting: DDR Museum Berlin

On a flying visit to Berlin a few weeks ago (my brother is interning there for the Summer) we managed to get in a visit to the DDR Museum. As you can see I was most taken with the displays of crockery, packaging and toys. Its a small museum but worth a visit - if only to sit in the Trabant display car!