Friday, 30 December 2011

Friday Flowers

The New Year begins at midnight tomorrow......where did 2011 go?!!
I love the start of the New Year, it's like a clean slate, 365 days of possibilities a whole year stretching in front of me, plans, dreams and who knows what.
It makes me want to take down the Christmas decorations, rearrange the furniture, decorate and give the house a new look for a new year.

For now I'll share my Christmas flowers with you a mixture of greenery, white Amarylis, green Chrysanthemums, Pussy Willow and Eucalyptus all combined in a festive bunch, these should last well into the New Year.

Have a wonderful weekend, if you are celebrating New Years Eve have lots of fun, I'm looking forward to the fireworks!
I'd like to wish you all a Happy and Healthy 2012.

Georgie xx

Friday, 23 December 2011

Friday Flowers

Twinkle Twinkle little star.
Wishing each and every one of you a wonderful Christmas.

May you receive everything that you wished for and enjoy this special Holiday Weekend.

Georgie xxx

Friday, 16 December 2011

Friday Flowers

Striped Amarylis, the blooms look like they are made of faded red corduroy, soft and velvety.

I'd love a dressing gown made in fabric like this, how snuggly would that be?

Have a cosy weekend

Friday, 9 December 2011

Friday Flowers and a Highland Hotel

At first I thought this was some sort of Euphorbia, but on reflection it could be a member of the Protea family....the florist didn't know.......recognise it anyone?

Anyway the silvery heads went so beautifully with the mercury glass acorn that they had to go together, then the studded ball fitted so well in the tarnished silver dish.

This is where the hotel comes in. On the dish (that I bought recently at a fleamarket) is the name Gairloch Hotel. I googled the name and found a picture of the hotel, situated on the banks of Loch Gairloch on the west coast of the highlands of Scotland.

Lovely isn't it? And years ago perhaps ice cream was served to a guest in this very dish. Maybe I should take it on a visit home!
Have a lovely weekend

Friday, 2 December 2011

Friday Flowers

Earlier this week I bought some blue hyacinths just coming into bud, they were planted in small plastic pots which fitted perfectly inside this old Willow Pattern serving dish. I didn't want to replant them in the dish as it has no drainage holes.
But what to use to cover the tops of the ugly plastic pots......Moss, came the answer.......but I don't have any......but the lawn has lots!
So armed with a rake I raided the lawn of some of its moss, If you can see the odd bit of grass you know the reason why!
The Moss camouflaged the tops of  the pots perfectly and to add a touch of Christmas sparkle I added small mercury glass ornaments that I bought last week.

In the warmth of the house the flowers are already opening, filling the room with their heady scent.

Have a lovely weekend

Friday, 25 November 2011

Friday Flowers

I hate to admit that I am feeling ever so slightly Christmassy, I try and stave off these feelings until at least the beginning of December but it is exactly one month until Christmas today!
When I saw these beautiful tulips they reminded me of Spring, but as I gathered vase, tray and the mercury glass accessories it all started to have a rather wintery look, giving just a hint of Christmas.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend

Friday, 18 November 2011

Friday Flowers

It is really starting to feel like Autumn here, the last few mornings have been very misty and lots of the trees have lost their leaves, though the Beech hedge is now in its full autumn glory. This huge Chrysanthemum and little rusty hen echo exactly the colours I'm seeing out of my window at the moment.

A happy Autumn weekend to you all.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Friday Flowers

A bouquet of greeny white roses, each stem wrapped in a page from an auction ledger dated 1887.

And after the flowers have faded there are still the precious pages to examine and treasure. The perfect bouquet for a Beau Papier follower!

Have a perfect weekend

Friday, 4 November 2011

Friday Flowers

It has been rather dull and grey here for the last few days, and since the clocks changed last weekend it gets dark so early!
So to bring a little sunshine out for the weekend, small sunflowers to brighten the dullest days and as a rather belated nod to Halloween, small white pumpkins and some very pretty gourds.

Have a wonderful and hopefully sunny weekend.

Friday, 28 October 2011

Friday Flowers

More roses this week in wonderful coppery tones that compliment the old copper coffee pot. In the background are pages from auction house ledgers dating from the 1880s to the 1920s. Not written in copperplate, but in a neat flowing hand using pen and ink.
This lovely rose is called Coffee Break so the coffee pot seems even more appropriate!

Have a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Childhood Treasures

I had a fantastic day treasure hunting yesterday, though the early start has taken its toll today! Why is it when I have set the alarm for 5.00am, I wake up at 3.45 and can't go back to was a very long day indeed.
I know I usually tempt you with twinkle and mother of pearl and medals, and yes I found all of these, some real beauties amongst them, but I wanted to share something else that I brought home. Battered, very well loved and obviously the centre of many tea parties, I just couldn't resist.

The snakes and ladders game came home with me as well.

I won't be doing my big listings on a Friday for the next couple of weeks, I have a really busy time at the moment, not least a big dollshouse miniatures show to prepare for. Please keep an eye on my Facebook page for up to the minute information on listings, I'll still be going treasure hunting so watch this space too!

Friday, 21 October 2011

Friday Flowers

The most extraordinary rose its petals splashed with crimson and cream, the most complicated centre and bright green stamens.........breath taking blooms.

And in case you are wondering the rose is called Ranuncula.
Have an enchanting weekend

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Tuesday's Treasure Hunt

Funny how my favourite antique fairs are on a Tuesday. This week I went to Sandown Park for an indoor fair, alas the last of these for this year, I'll have to wait until January for the next one.

As you can see treasure was found! Appearing soon in my Etsy shop Beau Papier.

Friday, 14 October 2011

Friday Flowers

Narcissus in October? I know the seasons have been a bit strange of late, but when I saw these I thought I had slept through the entire Winter and Spring was here!

Alas no, but I can never resist the scent of these little flowers, out of season or not. As I sit here writing this their wonderful perfume is wafting over my shoulder.....intoxicating.


Hope you have a very happy weekend.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Tuesday's Treasure

I had a really good morning treasure hunting at my favourite antiques fair yesterday. A clutch of mother of pearl, paste, rosaries, medals, a few small tins and a cut out photograph of Edward V111 when he was Prince of Wales and visited Singapore in 1922, long before Mrs Simpson came on the scene!

All this will be listed in Beau Papier's Etsy shop in the coming weeks, hope these pictures whet your appetite!

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Personal Treasure

This morning's visit to one of my favourite antiques fairs didn't reveal very much in the way of treasure for Beau Papier, but I found a new addition to my dressmaker's dummy collection, the small linen covered one on the wooden stand.

I couldn't believe my luck......and I nearly missed her!....I was so busy concentrating on the table top that only a last minute glance at eye level found her in my sights, and at a bargain price too. I can't tell you how delighted I am!
Well you have probably guessed as here she is for you to share.