Wednesday, 1 May 2013

A Handpicked Posy For The Bedside Table

What a difference a week makes! Last week my garden foraging was all green and yellow, as that's all there was, but this week there was so much glorious colour to be found.



It's incredible how much has grown and changed in our tiny back garden just in the space of a week. I found the bluest of blue grape hyacinths, deep purple and yellow primulas with stems long enough to actually make them worth picking, more bright yellow forsythia, and some beautiful pink and green blooms from two plants that I don't know the name of. I will find out!



And I always think there is something joyful and slightly decadent - and a tiny bit selfish - about picking flowers for my bedside table. Just for me to enjoy.



After giving the bedrooms a thorough spring clean this week - dusting, vacuuming, cleaning the windows, changing the sheets, washing and packing away quilts and blankets - it gave me so much pleasure to go out into the garden with my scissors and pick a few blooms and put them in a small vase.



chose a simple clear glass bottle; I wanted the vase to be almost invisible so that all you notice is the rainbow colours against the white wall. I absolutely love this posy.


Joining in with Lou's Nature In The Home series at her blog littlegreenshed.


40 comments:

  1. Hi There,It's quite strange how our blogger friends from the north are packing away blankets and quilts and decorating with Spring blooms, while down here in the south winter is approaching and we'll soon be cosying under our blankets in front of the fire with a cup of hot chocolate and eating lots of hearty soups!!!
    Love
    AMarie

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  2. Adorable bouquet! Spring time is there :) Your room looks wonderful - great interior!

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  3. just perfect - I want to book in for a night it all looks so inviting. do you do B&B!!!
    Sue x

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  4. Enjoy your first burst of spring colour, your room looks wonderful with all that white. mel x

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  5. Simply perfect so nice to have spring flowers to wake up to. The green plant looks like euphorbia to me but beware if it is as the sap can burn the skin .... Sarah x

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  6. The green looks like some sort of euphorbia maybe?

    Lovely posy - especially those velvety primulas

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  7. Lovely photos, the flowers look so vibrant with your pretty white backgrounds :) xx

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  8. Dear Gillian
    Lovely colours in your posy. I agree, it does look like some sort of euphorbia and the sap is an irritant as The Faerie Factory has said. It looks lovely in your arrangement.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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  9. oh wow... so pretty! love the color combination. your bedroom looks lovely also

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  10. Such a pretty Spring posy - looks perfect against your lovely white walls and bed linen! Enjoy! E x

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  11. So pretty. The flowers just needed a bit of sunshine to get them blooming.

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  12. Yup it's euphorbia - irritant sap but beautiful nonetheless. The pink is from a flowering currant bush (ribes sanguinem?). I have pretty much the same posy in my bathroom - it's such a treat! Jane x

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  13. It's beautiful. I love it. Enjoy the simple luxury.

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  14. A lovely pretty posy. My garden has really come to life over the last few days. I really must take some more photos before the rain comes back, or it all gets bashed by rain!
    I have to confess, I'm very jealous of your bedside table. Mine are always piled high with junk! x

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  15. So beautiful! And your bedroom is so inviting. Lovely.

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  16. Your bedroom is so lovely and inviting! I love all the white with just a few, soft splashes of color...it very much says Spring! I love bedside flowers, too and yours are gorgeous. Love the clear vase and your bedside lamp!

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  17. hello gillian,
    so pretty!!!!! love your bed!!!!
    the simple things are the best!
    Wish you a nice sunday,
    Regina

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  18. Super and bright colours - they look lovely against the white x

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  19. They are beautiful....I'd do the same but I'd be sneezing all night!!! :) x

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  20. So pretty. They will be lovely to wake up to :) they look lovely sitting there on the beside table loving the lamp too :)

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  21. What a beautiful room!!! I love how the posy mirrors your garland. Gorgeous xxx

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  22. Oh, I love that lampshade, I know I was meant to be looking at the gorgeous posy next to it! So calming a room you have (sounded like Yoda there). I've got Hannah the wee shelf for her new room, inspired by you, cannot wait to see how it looks once she finally gets into her new room. I digress, sorry. Have a good May, Katie x

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  23. ps forgot to mention you fantastic header - it looks brilliant, I love it x

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  24. The flowers really look nice against your new clean white walls. You have so many pretty things in bloom already. That is fabulous.

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  25. So sweet. I bet you enjoyed falling into a lovely clean bed after all that spring cleaning!
    Lisa x

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  26. Oooh I love a good Spring clean. The posy looks lovely. Simple and elegant.

    Leanne xx

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  27. We picked a posy today and put it on our dining room table, we only have two colours in ours!

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  28. Such a pretty little post. I love having a little vase of flowers on my bedside table too.
    M x

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  29. Lovely little posy and I'm so impressed you have space on your bedside table to put it! Time for some spring cleaning and clearing at my house! x

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  30. Still loving that lamp shade!

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  31. Don't feel guilty about flowers anywhere in the house, even the bathroom.
    The green flowers are euphorbia, but can't really see the little pink ones, so not sure on those. It looks lovely!!!

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  32. Love the deep red primulas and euphorbia is one of my fave green plants (I discovered it in Cornwall) - it used to grow like mad in my old established garden. You have such a pretty and calm bedroom. Bliss xo

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  33. So beautiful and the vase does just disappear ... you deserve to enjoy your little posy after all that cleaning ... Bee xx

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  34. I love the colours (and have the same growing in our garden underneath the jungle that it is quickly becoming). It's gorgeous to see the seasons change with the plants that get brought in

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  35. Such a sweet posy. One of the best treats for cleaning your house is to put some flowers about.

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  36. Wonderful combination Gillian!!!! ;D

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  37. Gorgeous posy! We've got more flowers out now as well, most aren't really pickable though :( It's such a relief to see the garden coming back to life though, it took long enough!

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  38. I am a posy girl too Gillian and have to put them around the house in my old bottles that I collect. Yours look beautiful in your room, you have such a great sense of style xxx Penny

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  39. Beautiful posy, the colours look lovely together x

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  40. I love Euphorbia - it's a prolific grower down here. And I absolutely love your white bedroom - divine! Mel x

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