This time last month I was in London in floral heaven with a group of Instagrammers. I had been lucky enough to be have been selected as one of the #StylingSpringatMine finalists; you can read more about everyone's experience over on Katy's (from @aptapothecary) and Charlotte's (from @Lottsandlots) blogs.
Each month these two beautiful ladies ask people to blog about what the month means to you and your home using the #stylingtheseasons hashtag.
Having just seen their reviews of the event, I was reminded what an amazing experience I had. I felt so privileged and happy to be there that I wanted to share a few personal ones from the event as well as talk about my styling choices for May.
Under the guidance of Caroline from @wildrubus we made wreaths and May Day flower posies. I really didn't know that I was capable of producing such floral loveliness.
I was also inspired by Lou, from @littlegreenshed, to make my own May Day posie just for me!
The company that supplied the flowers also supply blooms through the post and I was so impressed by the quality of the flowers from @BloomandWild at the event that I ordered my own this month. It was a tad decadent, but I used one of those nice voucher codes.
As you see, they come amazingly packaged.
May for me, is the promise of summer, with its warmth, but still has the pastels and soft colours associated with spring. So mint and pinks are my key colour combinations. I had been having serious peony envy and when I saw that Bloom and Wild had a special bouquet featuring these, as well as atlantic roses, Eucalyptus and limonium I knew I had to have one.
I do love my ceramics, and chose a mediteranean style vase, which was gifted to m,e to display them in. And to keep them good company I sneaked a few of my new minty green porcelain pieces into the shot too and floated some Hawthorn blossom in the little cups. Here's what I did with my #Eliza bouquet.
And I happen to know (as I had previously entered it) that the @bloomandwild are running a giveaway to win the Eliza bouquet and other flower-related goodies. Hop over to their blog to find out. They haven't sponsored this, I just loved their product!
I think I am going to explore the mint and sorbet colour combinations in my ceramics and have just started a board over on pinterest for inspiration. Come say hi, so that I can follow you back.
That was fun! My house is looking so pretty. Just need to get started on some other corners for next month now!
Hi! I'm a ceramicist, based in Kings Heath, Birmingham. Combining beauty and function my porcelain vessels are everyday objects you'll want to treasure. My work is slip-cast and wheel-thrown.