26 January 2011

Tête-à-Tête and Washi



Let me introduce you to two little secrets of mine!

The first one is a flower.

I love this little daffodil!

It is very small and very sweet and it is called Narcissus Tête-à-Tête. It is often one of the earliest of the daffodils and it is adorable. It is called Tête-à-Tête because it often has two flowers or heads on the same stem. The plant is about 15 cm tall and the flowers are only about 3 cm across. It is a miniature version of its larger cousin. 

The second secret is a kind of masking tape.

I love this tape!

The green and white checked tape is Japanese Washi masking tape. It is wonderful stuff. For a long time you could only get it in Japan and USA, but now you can buy it in Europe. Papermash is a company in the UK where you can buy the tape. It is a paper tape made from rice or bark so it is easy to tear and you can peel it off and reuse it.

Ingrid xxooxx

24 comments:

Home and Lifestyle said...

Dear Ingrid, your daffodils are so lovely...they bring sunshine and let me look forward to summer :-)

Many hugs, Ingrid

Edith Hope said...

Dear Ingrid, Oh yes, I completely agree with you about this wonderful tiny Narcissus. It is so cheerful and makes a welcome splash of winter sunshine in even the most harsh weather.

As for the Washi tape.....this is completely new to me. It looks wonderful as you have shown it in the images here.

Annelie said...

Tete-a-tete är en av mina favoriter också. Sååå söt.
Snacka om must-have-masking tape - helläckert.

Kram

The Summer Porch said...

Beautiful daffodils Ingrid, the color is so refreshing. I never knew that about this particular species, thank you for the tips. I will be sure to check on those sites.
The week is halfway through.:)
Rosemary...XX

frauheuberg said...

hello ingrid...yes, me again on your blog...so much to do, but i didn´t forget you...how lovley is this picture?...so great shot...wish you a wonderful 2011...all the best, especially health...cheers and hugs...i...

Madame C said...

Åh, ja, vad fint! Verkligen påsk! Härligt, härligt:)
Kram!

martinealison said...

Très jolie photo pour nous faire penser que le printemps sera bientôt à notre porte... Bisous

swedishouse said...

Hej Ingrid

Lol! Yes it was a bit of a long answer... BUT you asked ;-)
Beautiful Spring Flowers :D fantastic with the Washi Tape and Gingham too. I LOVE your combinations and individuality
When I see this photo...it immediately reminded me of March the month my daughter was born in and of course Daffodils for Mothers Day in England and St Davids Day in Wales.
Ha en jattebra ikvall
LOVE PEACE enJOY
Julie
x

lisa said...

What a gorgeous composition!!!
I just love this!

Joyce said...

Love the tape, love the flowers, love the picture. Thank you so much for sharing with me about where you get your flowers. I was hoping you would say you grow at least part of them. In my area, we do not have many places to buy nice fresh cut flowers.

Sanne said...

Dear Ingrid,

oh, I love those tapes , too...it`s great for gifts and for childrengifts, makes alot of fun...
I´m sorry, but I don´t like yellow flowers at all...We have the daffodils here in every supermarket...as much as I love flowers, I will not buy them...
But your picturearrangement is very nice !!!
Have a great day
best wiches,
Sanne

colores said...

Hi Ingrid, love both! I adore tete a tete and they remind me of Easter and spring! when everything turns lighter and warm!!! aAs for the tape I saw it on DAwanda, itw so cute.... Kisses

Fru C said...

De små solstrålarna har inte börjat säljas i Sverige ännu...men när man ser din bild....Himmel vad man längtar.
Kram//

Lynne said...

I love daffodils. Can't wait for them to come in season. Thanks so much for mentioning my little shop!

Bornay said...

Hello Ingrid!
Love the picture and Narcissus!
Joan.

Miss Pickering said...

Love that tape, ad tete a tete's are perfect for dull winter days. The promise of Spring.

dona said...

Fresh and naive picture, I love it!

Sophia Callmer said...

Så söta påskliljor. den där tejpen har jag glott långt efter ett tag.. Fresior lät fint. ha en skön helg/Sophia

NinaH said...

Ja! De små Narcisserna tillhör även mina favoriter (..bland Narcisser)!
Kul med den där tapen också. Måste jag kolla vidare på....
Och bilden med dem samlade: Så fin!!!!

NinaH said...

PS Fin Header du har!!;-)

Denise said...

What a perfectly perfect picture!

Britt said...

Gillar det fina bandet runt blomman och fortsättningen i duken snyggt//Britt

Georgianna said...

Terrific image, Ingrid. The composition is so fresh and appealing. I love Tete a Tete narcissus. They are always the first to come up in the spring here. Well, actually, they're already showing green shoots now. They are so sweet and tough little things, too, as the usually get hit by cold weather. Somehow they go so well with checks, as you have them here – darling! xo

Angel.Pearls said...

Lovely!! So fresh!!