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Hi and welcome to my blog. I hope you like my new look, I needed a change from black. Here you can share my miniature endeavours, perhaps be inspired by some of my photographs taken in France and of 'real world' treasures that can be made in miniature. My love of parterre-style gardens and study of horticulture made my decision for the theme of my little shop an easy one. I just hope I can successfully interpret my ideas in 1/12th scale!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Looking Rosey

More flowers, I thought I would try my first floral arrangement, the result of the last several days of fiddling. The roses are Rosa Grandiflora, a kit by Bonnie Lavish, with some white lilies, fern and some daffodils. I added a little ivy around the rim of the pot. I photographed it in a couple of 'locations', I hope you enjoy it.

This display will be in the Petit Parterre, and luckily the plants are very long lasting as I have yet to make up my mind about the interior decoration.
We are enjoying some lovely sunny winter days here, with spring officially almost upon us and I am certainly looking forward to the warmer weather. I think I might have to keep moving north as I seem less and less able to cope with the cold, I go into a type of hibernation.
I hope everyone is have a happy and productive week.
A bientot!


  1. Oh, so very pretty. I too long for husband always talks of returning to Qld., he dislikes the cold Winters here!!

    Linda x

  2. Que bonitas plantas y que bonitas fotos . El arreglo floral te ha quedado muy estupendo .

  3. Really pretty! And I am waiting for autumn, lol!

  4. Lovely flowers! I like the display a lot. Hoping spring will be soon with you, although it means autumn will be here :-(

  5. Dear Margaret,
    What a lovely arrangement of flowers.I like spring also but summertime is my favorite and that's what it is now so it may stay on for while.....:-)
    Regards Dorien

  6. What a BEAUTIFUL arrangement!!! I know how much work making flowers is, fun but it takes forever.

  7. Wonderful flower displays. The roses are beautiful.
    Hugs Maria

  8. the flowers are lovely, we have just had a few hot days, no real summer this year and soon we will be into Autumn

  9. Thank you all for dropping by and leaving a comment. Flowers are always good to photograph but not so good for the health - the making of them that is. I have been popping headache pills from tensing up so much while making them but I am hooked, for now any way.

  10. Your rose arrangement is so beautiful!! That urn is just perfect for them. It is fabulous, as you mention, how long mini plants last. I know what you mean about hibernation, I never thought of it that way.

  11. Gorgeous arrangement! I keep telling myself to try making my own flowers...hmmm!

  12. Hello Margaret,
    I can't believe it's your first arrangement. You did a fantastic job! It looks so beautiful you could almost smell them.
    Very well done.
    Big hug,


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