Teapot of roses

I found this lovely little  pot of roses at designsponge -  a gorgeous site which makes me pine for my own little house/flat/place.  The rose and jasmine arrangement (by sarah brysk cohen from blossom and branch) reminds me of a bunch I did for my primary school flower show competition when I was about 10 years old.

We always had the flower show contest in Spring on the same as athletics. While I could quite happily ignore the sporty side of event, the flower show cup bought out my competitive side.

For the unusual container section I used an old  enamel brown teapot that had been found rusting in my grandma's garden, a relic left over from the days of camping at the beach. The flower show cup was mine that year. Wonder where the rusting teapot is now...

A bluebird on my jug

I went to Columbia Road flower markets yesterday for the first in ages, and bought a couple of lovely teacups from the lovely Vintage Heaven. I really must stop buying teacups for I am rapidly running out of space!  I was on a self-imposed china buying ban too. Obviously I broke that. I'll save my new purchases for another time but  here's some photos of my lovely bluebird jug. This was also a Columbia Road flower market buy and was only a few quid. Always the perfect size for a bunch of spring blooms from the flower market. It's in perfect condition despite its age and the painting is just adorable. I've had it for about a year now but still whenever I use it Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds version of  'Bluebird on my shoulder' pops into my head. Not surpising considering how much I listen Mr Cave....