A basket full of pretty pink treasures. Pink sweet peas flowers, a vintage jug with a wide pink stripe, all kinds of different pink fabrics and some tissue paper.
Sweet peas really are irresistible - don't you think?
Sweet peas are quite fragile so when you arrange them a few flowers are likely to fall off the stems or sometimes the flower is too far down the stem to fit the container and you have to remove it. Don't throw them away! Instead put them in a pretty bowl filled with just a little bit of water. They look very pretty and lasts for many days.
The pink watering can is brand new and bought at a DIY store. The painting with flowers is vintage and inherited. The pink and green floral bowl is also vintage and bought at an antique fair about twenty years ago. Before I bought it it had obviously been in an "accident" - there are about four long cracks all glued together and some small missing bits are filled in with a different material. I know you must be wondering why I bought it in the first place. Well, I fell in love with it and being the slightly crazy person that I am I actually paid money for it - cracks and all!
Starting from the back of the basket there is a vintage handwoven little table cloth in three different pink colours, next is some pink tissue paper and then a small piece of new floral fabric. The white vintage fabric with light pink roses is a very pretty serving apron with a pocket, then a new table mat hand woven from cut rags last is a little floral handkerchief and another small piece of new floral fabric.
The pièce de résistance is the tiara that I found in a box not so long ago. It is a tiara that I have had since I was a little girl and I had totally forgotten that I even had it. Our daughter came to visit the other day she spotted the tiara and asked where it came from and how long I had had it. When I told her she gave me a stern look and asked me why I had denied her wearing a tiara as a little girl! Bad mother!!
Have a wonderful day and never deny anybody wearing a tiara!!