Monday, 26 September 2011

Flowers in the House

Jane is kindly hosting Flowers in the House today.

This the jug of flowers from last weeks blog. My north facing kitchen no longer gets any sun; the flowers are lasting much longer. My kitchen only gets early morning sun for about three months a year but I didn't think it would make so much difference.

Also on the windowsill are these leaves, berries and hips. They are in a glycerine solution to preserve them. The oak leaves are some I found after the wind last week. A lot of the leaves were too dry but these are taking up the solution. The Rowan leaves are from the tree in my garden. I have no idea how the berries and rose hips will turn out.

This is a hoop I made from oak leaves preserved in glycerine last year. It has lasted really well, I shall be hanging it again this year.


  1. Hi Gill, the stems are gorgeous and I love the blue. I am popping by from Janes! Sinead

  2. This was a really lovely stop for me.

  3. I heart both your cup o berries and I'm crazy about that wreath.

    Glycerin it is then.

    Thanks for having us over.

    xo jane

  4. Lovely! The first arrangement is my favorite kind, and the berries and leaves are wonderful.

  5. How about a post on preserving with glycerin - never heard of that before.

    Love the blue and white arrangement. It is lovely!!

  6. I love the colors you used in the first bouquet beautiful.

  7. I'd love to know more about preserving in glycerin. Never heard of that! Your first arrangement is so pretty and springlike! I'd never know that it's almost October.

  8. Oh, what a good idea to do the plain brown leaves in the glycerin. Like Vintique, I want to know more.