Sunday, 31 May 2015

May Mantel...

 

 
 
I love May...
 
It's when we welcomed the gorgeous, wonderful, Little Bea into our family. What joy she has brought to us. She's changing so quickly, growing into an amazing young woman.
 
We've yet to hit those teenage years, but already I've noticed her growing interest in clothes, and her hair...she keeps disappearing into her bedroom, no longer my shadow.
 
Our little trip to London was her main birthday present, and what a pleasure it was, spending time with this funny, loveable character.
 
So here's my May Mantel...by the skin of my teeth, again! The flowers were picked from my garden, it's just brilliant being able to go around the garden gathering a small collection of flowers. Next year I'm determined to have my very own cutting patch!
 
 
Amanda :) xxx
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

20 comments:

  1. Happy birthday to Little Bea. I am a May baby too! It's a lovely time of year to be born. Your mantel is so pretty. I love the yellow jug filled with garden blooms. Your garden must be bursting with flowers at the moment. Have a great week, Bee xx

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    1. Thanks Bee...yes a good month! I love the jug too, fab colour! :) xxx

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  2. What a brilliant birthday cake. I hope she had a wonderful day. I shall be baking a birthday cake this week as well. I really love that bunch of flowers, all the more so because they are from the garden. The dark red aquilegia is gorgeous, and I really love the thing that looks like pink cow parsley. And the pale pink things that look like recorder brushes. I'm not very good with flower names! But they're beautiful. Wishing you all a good week. CJ xx

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    1. They are lovely aren't they...think I need to add some burgundy smoke bush in there too! Hope your birthday celebrations go well :) xxx

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  3. What a lovely floral display

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  4. What a lovely floral display
    What are the gorgeous pink flowers called?
    One if my favourite home jobs is to cut garden flowers for inside
    Rebecca

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    1. Thanks Rebecca, the dark pink are aquilega, then there pink cow parsley, I forget it's proper name...the pink bottle brush ones are Persicaria Bistoria :) xxx

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  5. Happy belated Birthday to your daughter !!!
    May is a great month : I was born in May, too!!!! ;oD
    xxxxxx happy week, xxxx Ale

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    1. Think all the best people are!!! ;) xxx

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  6. wonder how the sleep over went, I am sure all the cake was eaten. Your garden is certainly producing some lovely flowers and is much further on than here in Leeds

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    1. There's actually still cake left, it was huge! Sleepover went well, not much sleep...she was even asking to go to bed last night, absolutely shattered! ;) xxx

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  7. Happy Birthday Little Bea! What a lovely cake! Your mantel is great too Amanda, I love to see what has been happening on your mantel during the month! I hope that June's will be fun too! xx

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    1. June is going to be very busy, lots of fun stuff happening...all will be revealed! ;) xxx

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  8. What beautiful flowers. Love the birthday cake!
    Jacqui x

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  9. Such a beautiful posy of flowers from your garden! I love the yellow jug too. Happy Birthday to little Bea, hope she had a wonderful day. xx

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    1. Fab isn't it...matches my cupboard! ;) xxx

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  10. Happy birthday Bea. What gorgeous flowers. the cake looks delicious, I've got to get my head around how to decorate my daughters cake. :-)

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    1. Good luck with the cake decorating, I wouldn't know where to start! ;) xxx

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