Be a social butterfly...

It may be a little bit grim outside but inside is looking a little nicer.  Phill and I have been like ships that pass in the night recently; either he’s away or I am.  As always, when I miss him, I clean.  Well I don’t just clean; I dig, I drill, I paint, I throw things away, I sand, I screw, I finish projects, I start others and I buy shoes that I don’t need.

I can’t decide whether these sky scraper heels remind me of Christmas or the Bay City Rollers!

I probably don’t need these shoes…but I like them….

…and so does Beth who tried them on after school!

I also buy flowers.  Some people may think it’s odd to buy flowers for myself, but I do it all the time.

I’d choose flowers over chocolates anytime and even though Phill is home again I’m still enjoying these lovely Gladioli that I bought when he was away.

I bought two bunches for myself, one deep, regal purple and one baby pink.

The purple ones I placed on the dining room table with a cake stand I had filled with pine cones and heather from my trip to the Highlands.  Most of the pink ones brightened up a dark corner in the Living Room.

Some of the pink stems had flowers were so far down, they would have been below the water-line; so I pinched them off and put them in a small candle holder.  I think they look great!  I’ll definitely do this again, I hate throwing blooms away.

The three objects make a nice centre-piece for an Autumn Table.  I love how the light shines through the glass and even the petals; so delicate.

This is one of our cats, Rocky.  I did NOT choose his name :-S  We wouldn’t normally allow the cats to be on the table but he looked so adorable that I couldn’t move him right away.

Isn’t he nosy….I mean photogenic 🙂

For some reason my cats were very interested in the camera today.  This is Poppy (who’s name I DID have a hand in) hiding behind the pink flowers.  The lovely pale petals looked like tissue paper against the blue walls.

What is it about a vase of flowers that makes a home feel loved?

Love Rachel


Be a social butterfly...