Wednesday, 3 June 2015


There is nothing on my desk this week as we have been visiting the Lake District, starting out at  Holker Hall Garden Festival in Cumbria.
The picture above is hand cut paper by a member of the Womens Institute which is celebrating its 100th year.
 Look at the intricate work in this little bucket by another member
 and this tiny chair decorated with fresh flowers 
Primula Aricula
 Here's some of the displays we saw
 We put on a bit of a colourful display ourselves with our charity shop find coats and my £8 dress from friend Vicky Brearley at

Stunning display of lupins in one of the marquees
On Sunday we were disappointed that Art on the Prom had to be cancelled due to expected high winds.
As you can see they didn't appear and we took the opportunity to meander along the empty promenade.
 They have the most glorious borders that stretch the full length of the walkway.

So after a lovely weekend with friends it was time to head off home
Don't forget to have a look at some desks that actually have some work on them


  1. love that little bucket, thanks for sharing your travels
    Happy WOYWW
    Charlie #1
    or find me here

  2. Gorgeous pics Lynn....looks like a fun time was had by all.
    Have a great week.
    Annie x # 16

  3. Such a lot of gorgeous colour - not least from you and your man - that bucket and chair are fantastic! Some people are just so clever. Sounds like you had a brill time away :o) {{Hugs}} xxx

  4. I love the little bucket world, and the papercut is lovely, especially the little details on colour on the birds. I've never been to Holker Garden Festival, even though my gardener husband worked on it one summer. I clearly should because it looks fun!

  5. How beautiful that little bucket display is.
    Sounds like you are having a whale of a time. #31

  6. It sounds like you had a wonderful time. I love the little bucket, it's so sweet, and the flower pics are beautiful. I also love your stylish outfit, it's gorgeously vintage!

  7. Love the coats.The vintage style suits you. I love flower shows.So inspiring and good for the soul. Love the bucket display too.Very clever!
    Thanks for visiting.

  8. Wow! You had a truly wondrous visit, which I'm sure will provide you with lots of inspiration for your work. Happy WOYWW! #37

  9. What a glorious place - the blooms are stunning and you both look gorgeous. Love that crimplene shift dress with that brilliantly bright jacket. That hand cut paper is to die for, the print would make a fab dress! xxx

  10. what a fab place, do love the bucket thats brilliant

    Thanks for the snoop
    Jac x
    N0 24

  11. WOW...thanks for sharing all the lovely photos. I love the little bucked that looks like a Fairy garden. They are quite popular here..some are doing classes on them. The flowers are so beautiful. I took photos of mine yesterday as we had no wind, sunshine and could actually be outdoors. I didn't plant what I normally do as the weather has been so terrible but my Pansy's and Viola, like the cool temps and are thriving. Lots of "IN" time today, storms on the way. Was a fun visit.....Enjoy WOYWW #39

  12. Oooh...just loving all the photos! I adore that tiny chair. Now I want to make something like that for my dollhouse. Inspiring. Happy Wednesday! Sandy Leigh #44

  13. My favourite part of the world and it looks like the weather was really kind to you. What gorgeous flowers, they really are at their best at the minute aren't they.
    Thanks for popping by earlier.
    Hugs Lisa x#20

  14. Lovely photos, Lynn. That's the England I remember, and get nostalgic for. xoxo

  15. The little things that the ladies made are incredible, especially the bucket. What a beautiful place that is and you two look really dapper as well.
    Have a great week,
    Von #13

  16. Fab post - so colourful - AND such clever ladies - the little hedgehogs in the bucket are my favourite! x Jo

  17. Love all those flowers! It is freezing over here. Winter seems to have hit us today.
    Happy WOYWW!
    Tertia #60

  18. What lovely photos, I bet you had a brilliant time. Love your dress, and just look at all those fantastic blooms. The intricacy of the hand-cut paper design and the cottage in the bucket is mind-blowing - I am far too clumsy and slapdash to ever achieve such delicacy! xxx