Tea & Cake with Susie Watson

Susie Watson visited the Alresford Store today for a customer event, we had tea, cake and a chat about her beautiful designs. I loved hearing about the factory where all the pottery & fabrics are produced. If you are interested about how its all made, you can find out more and have a little behind the scenes look on her website here . Learning about the design process makes all of her lovely products even more special.    

 Cosy Autumn window

NGS : Ashe Park

A few photographs from my visit this summer to Ashe Park, just a short drive away & quite magnificent! They open the garden & grounds for the NGS garden scheme each year and its one of my favourite gardens included in the scheme.

Cascades - A festival of flowers

Last month I visited Winchester Cathedral for the Festival of Flowers. Such a beautiful setting for a flower festival with lots of very different displays complimenting the cathedrals architecture. In my programme The Dean reminds us not to forget to celebrate what is good, strong and beautiful in life which I thought was lovely.

Over 300 volunteer flower arrangers helped create the installations ...   

The Nave 'Cascades' : Broughton Floral Club

Mollys Den : Vintage shopping in Winchester

We had a little trip over to Mollys Den in Winchester today, its just recently opened and is a huge warehouse & outdoor space full of vintage & retail traders. So many beautiful things to browse with individual traders having their own little spaces within the premises. Theres also a large tearoom on the top floor and alfresco dining outside. 

Theres lots of pretty painted pieces, I have these same chairs at home but loved this set for sale.

Farrow & Ball Exterior Paint Shopping Party

Today I went along to the Winchester Farrow & Ball Showroom to attend their exterior paint event. There was an opportunity to try out a selection of their exterior paints by painting something nice for the garden. There was also staff on hand all day to chat to for paint and colour advice, along with drinks, nibbles and goodie bags! I chose a free sample pot of one of my new favourite colours 'Stiffkey Blue'


Flowers in Stockbridge

I'm looking forward to posting lots of photos & news for you soon! I'll probably have a little rummage through my computer & share some of my favourtite pictures & places I have stored away.