Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Ballerinas, Blooms and Baubles

Happy-making things . . .


Flautical ballerinas.  Not that flautical is a word, but it should be - how else can we describe things that are both floral and nautical at the same time?


Beautiful Sweet Peas and the heady, pretty, distinctive scent of them wafting through the house on the through-draft I've managed to coax in through windows hoisted open.


Simple lavender pomanders with blousy artificial blooms and a 1920s costume necklace faintly discoloured over time.


Presents from afar sent by my favourite Aussie after Kate Morton - Kylie of Lucy Violet Vintage; delicate miniature frames that remind me of Christmas baubles arrived wrapped in squares of vintage fabric tied up with string.


An accidental YouTube find and subsequent favourite.  Gorgeously edited Super 8 of an idyllic holiday to Pembrokeshire & visit to Skomer Island with a song I love as it's soundtrack.



Linking to: Good Life Wednesdays 

22 comments:

  1. What a full-of-little-beauties post. Flautical should be a word, and I love those shoes!
    x

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  2. What a romantic post! Lovely, gentle start to my day. Got me well in the mood for our picnic.

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  3. I love those cute flautical ballerinas, Jem, may i know where you bought it? how can i miss this? hahaha beautiful gift you recieved, so romantic and love love sweet peas smell, i know it smells beautiful and the lavender pomander with jewellery are a perfect touch, they're so lovely! i like the video, love the view, the kids and of course, the bird! :)

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  4. I love the smell of sweet peas too. Shoes are lovely - like your new word - brilliant!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  5. Flautical should definitely be a word. Beautiful images as always.

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  6. I love the word flautical! Totally going to steal that word ;o) Your photos are beautiful as ever and what wonder gifts from Kylie - she's so thoughtful :o) Scarlett x

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  7. Gorgeous song Jem...it's what I call a twirly song...
    And a very pretty post...your photos are beautiful.
    I love sweet peas, my Dad used to plant them every year on St Patrick's Day...their perfume evokes lots of memories for me x

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  8. Pretty post Jem. Those little ballet flats are too adorable! Love the sweet peas, the old fashioned kind have such a lovely scent.
    Happy mail is such fun isn't it. :)
    That diamante necklace is too die for! Thanks for sharing and have a lovely week. :)

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  9. Beautiful photography as always,feels like peering through dreamy spectacles.I have a soft spot for sweetpeas too and love those 'flautical' ballet pumps!that is my new favourite word :)xx

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  10. Oh, how I would love some flautical shoes! To go and pick sweet peas in them! :o)

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  11. those r bloody fabulous shoes &the sweet peas, necklace &frames r gorgeous too.stunning photos as usual

    have watched the super 8 several times now-thanks 4 the recommend-looks like a perfect holiday doesn't it?x

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  12. Flautical; I like it! Those miniature frames are absolutely beautiful, really lovely.

    Enjoy Sherlock! In a way you're kind of lucky you only just discovered it - not such a long wait for series 2 ;) x

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  13. Don't you just love the colours and smells of the sweat peas?! Love filling vases around the house with them x

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  14. sweet peas are so pretty-we've a few growing in the garden! I have a friend who's a big fan of bran van 3000 hehe, I'm going to check that song out now!

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  15. Flautical should most certainly be a word - I can think of no better, or indeed other, word to describe them!

    www.heart-shaped-bruise.blogspot.com

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  16. Beautiful shoes! I want them!!!
    Http://fun.kyti.me

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  17. Flautical? Are you sure you don't write for Grazia? That's definitely the kind of word they'd use!

    I had some sweet-peas from my mum, such a shame they don't last long, I must try growing them myself.

    Lovely lovely frames from Kylie, and beautiful necklace too, such a pretty post x

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  18. I just found your blog today, and thought I would say hello :) Great photo's! I like your new word 'flautical'..the shoes are adorable. There is always something lovely about bringing freshly cut sweet pea's indoors, their scent is amazing.

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  19. Jem....I want these little shoes! LOVE THEM!
    Lady Linda

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  20. Lovely pics and post. Thanks for sharing at Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

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  21. I rather like the word 'flautical' but then i really like floral and nautical so you already had me!

    What delightful things - you lucky girl!

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  22. Those shoes are just too cute and congrats on inventing an new and very apt wordd!!! Your pictures are so gorgeous! X

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