Rocking Dog’s Very Own Flower Show

Old Welsh Florals, Rocking Dog

Old Welsh Florals

I love EVERYTHING floral and this post is to pay homage to this weeks Chelsea Flower Show.

I am particularly fond of my floral coat made from heavy linen union bought in Clifton village. My sister made it for me about 30 years ago, and I have worn it every summer. I have lovely photo’s of me heavily pregnant with our son Alex who is 28 this year. I am sporting an 80’s hairstyle, pointed peach coloured suede pumps, together with a peach coloured drop waisted dress. Thankfully the 80’s penchant for peach is no longer! I really want to make a similar coat using a beautiful Sanderson Hollyhocks fabric. I have run out of windows to curtain so i’ll wear it instead!

The old Welsh floral patchwork quilt came from a shop in Brecon. I bought it together with a Welsh plaid blanket for £50 in a junk shop 2 years ago. They were both in a pretty dirty state but we ended up having to use them in this condition. We discovered that we had forgotten to pack our quilt for a camping weekend in our beloved Pod. Back at home the laundered quilt became a more delectable textile to dress a bed. Real Live Rocking Dog rather likes the lovely workmanship too!

For real floral inspiration I LOVE the wedding scene in Nanny McPhee. I also adore the incredible floristry talents of Amy Bowley of Bo Boutique and Juliet Glaves of Thoughtful Flowers. TRULY YUMMY!

Floral Coat, Rocking Dog

Floral Coat

Porcelain Florals, Rocking Dog

Porcelain Florals

Bathroom Florals, Rocking Dog

Bathroom Florals

Garden Florals, Rocking Dog

Garden Florals

Rambling Floral, Rocking Dog

Rambling Floral

Gift Floral, Rocking Dog

Gift Floral

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