Sunday, January 30, 2011

Spring at Keukenhoff Gardens












What a treat it is to be able to visit Holland in the Spring! A must is a visit to Keukenhoff Gardens, simply the best display of Spring flowers I have ever seen. Feels like you are walking in an enchanted forest, with the smell of Spring flowers all around you. Plan to spend the whole day here , and make sure you go with friends who are nuts about gardening.



Friday, January 28, 2011

Green Inspiration from Versailles



The colour Green is what's inspiring me today. These photos were taken in the gardens of Chateau du Versailles, in France. What's inspiring you today?

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Cold days & Warm apple Pie



On nights like tonight, when it's soooo... cold, it's comforting to make Apple Pie.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Spring Lily of the Valley


This tempting array of chocolates at one of the stands in the Gare du Nord in Paris.....if I can't eat it, I can at least take photos of it! Notice the beautiful wrapping with Lily of the Valley.




Oh so exciting to see the new Spring arrivals, Lily of the Valley is a sure sign of spring the world over. In Holland and Paris, they sell bundles of it on every street corner, complete with roots and all. And of course, there's the strong perfumed smell from these tiny flowers....


Lily of the Valley are also perfect in Bridal Bouquets.



We have an amazing array of ribbons, sure to brighten up your home and your Gifts.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Warm Tropical Breezes in Mayan Riviera

A little tired of Winter? Escape to the Mayan Riviera! Endless blue skies, white
sand, warm tropical breezes, coconut palms, and so much more. This is a scene of the beach at Tulum ruins.

Nothing to do but laze around under your cabana, and sip Pina Coladas or Strawberry Margaritas, or sip water from a coconut. Don't forget to scoop out the jelly from your coconut.








So many tropical blooms, these are Bougainvillaea...so pretty!

These photos were taken at Gran Bahai Principe Coba, Mexico. Tired of winter? Get yourself some Tropical green plants, you will feel so much better!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Birdhouses in the Bay








Aren't these unusual birdhouses?
They remind you that something neat can be made with odds and ends.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Memories of Summer Blooms



Daylilies by my pond.



On days like today, when the wind is howling, and the temperatures are a chilly minus 30, all I want to do is curl up by the fireplace. It's comforting to look at photos from my Summer garden,
remember spring is just a few months away!





Showy Begonias almost look like a Camellia blossom!






Pansy blossoms are so cheery, one can't help but feel happy when faced with their profusion of blooms.



Daisies are so plentiful in a Country Garden.





Of course, in the Springthyme, nothing is more showy than the flowering crabapple trees which line our Country driveway.



















Don't these look as if someone spent hours painting and colouring them?



Yes, SPRING is a mere few months away!





Sunday, January 2, 2011

Colour of 2011


Pink is a natural for bridal bouquets.


The most beautiful tones are found in Nature, this is a peony from my Summer Garden.


The Pantone colour of the year is Honeysuckle. Good news for all of you who lOvE PINK!!

We are now booking colour consultations , phone 475-3551 to arrange an in-home consultation with Camille. We also offer personal shopping services, for example, we can assist you in your purchase of Furniture.
We have an ExCitinG year ahead of us!!