This month has totally whizzed by. I had such good intentions to start this blog earlier, and it was going to have a completely different focus. But there was my son's birthday celebrations to organise, play days in my studio with Fran, from @FallforDIY, photography with Judith, from @PollenFloralJoy, not to mention all the school commitments, sports days, attending a market with my ceramics and an exhibition! This has all meant life has been a bit busier than usual.
All this activity has left me longing for our summer break and a holiday! So, my kitchen table has little nods to lazy mornings flicking through mags, gaining inspiration about interiors, travels and cooking. A friend had given me this lantern which has an exotic feel, housing a little succulent instead of a light which adds to the far-away atmosphere.
The flowers are extremely seasonal. I love the papery texture of these strantia, so pretty and delicate, and the whispy, whimisical strands of the Nigella, or love-in-a-mist; all sitting pretty in my hand-made porcelain vessels.
I've also included my favourite plant with its 'magical strings of green', as I was so proud of its home and the macramé hanger, that I knotted myself.
My other summer essentials are a raffia-style floppy sun-hat, bought last year in Ile-de-Re, France and my newest addition, a lovely Shibori hand-dyed tote bag. I think I may have got a little 'Indigo' obsessed after seeing the #Toastsisterhood shenanigans and all their lovely creations, organised by @littlegreenshed, and have even done a Pinterest board on it, as I think it is going to big trend this summer/autumn. I did want to have a go myself, and maybe incorporate this colour more into my ceramics - now that's July's challenge.
So, that was June! Phew. Hoping that July will be more 'restful' and that my knee will be better enough for me to enjoy our activity holiday!