As you can imagine with 2 children and a menagerie of animals in tow, her and her hubby have their hands full.
So on the morning of Antiquing Saturday I hurried on over to their home to help with the preparations for their first 'Open for inspection'.
First point of call for the day was a trip to the florist. There is nothing quite as cheerful as fresh bunches of flowers around ones home to make you smile.
So, in the space of 5 minutes we had shopped and left the store with armloads of beautiful fresh flowers to help showcase their home.
We chose bright reds, greens and whites to compliment Miss M's colour scheme. On our drive back to her home with our bounty I sent her into the local fruit and veg shop to buy a big bag full of green pears to add a bit of interest to our displays.
A pretty bunch of flowers brings a smile to any ones face but for a change, try making a pretty fruit inspired Posy. If you are lucky enough to have a pear or apple tree in your garden, snip off some of the shorter branches and bring them inside and place in big over sized jars. They make such a gorgeous display !
Miss M has a garden full of 'Grandfathers Whiskers'. These wispy grey fern like sprigs of prettiness often grace the centrepieces of my tables. It grows hanging off trees and needs only a quick hose of water and a little blood and bone to survive....easy ! I have tonnes of it hanging under my lemon tree and from the lower branches of my rambling rose bushes.
I love to wind the 'Whiskers' around and around so that they form a little nest. I then pop it into a pot (as pictured in my photo's) and pop a little wooden bird or some ornamental eggs into the makeshift nest (or in this case I used pears.)
You could add a tiny feather or 2 or maybe a snip of pretty lace to the nest to give it interest.
and the minute my green wicker basket was emptied after the visitors had all left...........more little guests arrived. But these guests were the fluffy, purring type.
Have a beautiful fun filled day