Tuesday 20 October 2015

20 Oct : Arrangements

Welcome to Boconnoc .
It is Saturday evening and everything is ready for a party!

A little earlier in the day
This is Lovely Flower Lady Jenny
and my car full of flowers

Yes, seriously, FULL of flowers.

Here is Jenny precariously balanced on a wobbly stool.
She is working her special flower arranging magic.

Meanwhile the table centres are chilling in the kitchen.

Those mango Callas look good enough to eat.

Sunday morning
Now it is time to party!
Let's peep in before the guests arrive...

Here is the mantlepiece...

look a little bit closer while you can
there will be a log fire here soon.

This is a niche
with a huge urn
and some dramatic Molucella.

Here is a table laid for a feast.

Jenny is a very special florist who lives in our village.
Flowers are a lifelong passion
and it shows in her arrangements.

Thank you, Jenny,  for these beautiful flowers
which glowed all through our wonderful party day.


  1. Party? What party? Superb flowers.

    1. It was a party to celebrate my mother's 80th birthday.

  2. Lovely arrangements - gorgeous colours -is it for mother.

    1. Yes it was my mother's birthday party - much fun was had by all.

  3. Absolutely gorgeous - flowers, venue, arrangements. If they were for your mother's birthday, I hope she loved it all and had a fabulous day.

    1. My mother had a wonderful day although it was quite overwhelming and she is still coming down to Planet Earth a week later.

  4. Splendid, autumn coloured flower arrangements.
    What are the round green pods in the arrangements ?

    1. Thank you! I had so much fun choosing the flowers with Jenny and was thrilled with the way that she interpreted my idea. The green berries are Hypericum - I love the colour but they do have a slightly acrid smell.

  5. It all looks absolutely beautiful. Boconnoc is a hidden gem, we used to visit when we stayed not far away at Triggabrowne.

    1. Boconnoc is a beautiful and historic Cornish estate - the Fortescue family have transformed it over the past 15 years.


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