This week in Mallorca it has been beyond hot…the hottest summer on record I believe…not that I’m complaining, but it really is a case of from one extreme to the other! 

Bougainvillea, like me, is something that is happiest basking in the warmth of the sun. Originally from South America, these beautiful plants are now seen in most hot countries around the world and if cared for correctly, can flower for most of the year. I adore them – they remind me of balmy evenings watching the sunset with a glass of chilled rose wine and as such, I believe them to be the perfect flower for styling an event where you would like to create a relaxed, Mediterranean atmosphere. 

These images show that they can be used for table decoration, bouquets, as well as other details; you can mix them with other flowers or simple pop a bunch in a vase or glass for an equally stunning and stylish effect. They come in a variety of colours, from white to peach, pink and purple with lots of variations in between. Also a great way to brighten up your home, don’t you just love them?

Have a lovely sunny Bank Holiday weekend wherever you are. I’ll be mostly sipping wine under the Bougainvillea vines!

LBM
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When I spotted this new company on Remodilista yesterday, I knew I just had to share it! Bar a glass of Pimms filled with fresh fruit and cucumber, I can’t think of a better and more British drink to enjoy on a balmy summer’s day than a classic G&T, and this is the latest and most stylish way to have it served! Whether for a wedding, a private party or a smaller home event, The Travelling Gin Company is a pop-up drinks project that oozes style. Ed Godden and Joe Lewis dress in old English gents attire and deliver the drinks on a vintage butcher’s delivery bicycle, so if you want to do something stylish this summer, book them for your event!

I’m also super excited to unveil today the new Little Miss Homes site design! With drawings by talented artist and Illustrator Alice Peto and design by Fabulous K, a lot of time and energy has gone into it and I am thrilled with the result. I hope you like the new look as much as I do!

LBM
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For the last few weeks there has been something peeping at me from the hedgerows and making me smile as I drive around the Dorset countryside in search of my next renovation project. The snowdrop is one of my favourite flowers and I love it even more for the fact that it bravely flowers in the winter; they bring a smile to my face not only because they are such beautiful little flowers, but also as they mark the beginning of Spring. Carpets of them are now in bloom across the country and whilst it’s most lovely to see them in their wild habitat, they are also great to bring indoors to decorate your home, or even to incorporate into your wedding bouquet for a lovely seasonal countryside look. Next time you spot some snowdrops, delicately pick a few, bring them home and pop them in vintage bottles for a gorgeous rustic look or add a bunch to a small jug, like the picture above, for a more shabby chic feel. 

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I had such a lovely surprise on Saturday when the postman rang the doorbell…it’s been a long time since I’ve received an exciting parcel {with the address handwritten, from an unknown sender}, so I shredded it open to discover a beautiful vintage china tea cup trio which really made my day!

The gift was from the lovely Lucy who runs vintage china hire company The Teacup Parlour in London. In addition to my gorgeous trio, she has an array of pretty pieces for hire to add some vintage charm to any event. Whether hosting a champagne reception {serve the bubbles in teacups!}, a baby shower or a bigger party, these timeless tea sets are a sure way to add some vintage glamour.

As well as tea sets, Lucy stocks a selection of other tea party essentials that date back as far as the 1920s, including dainty teapots, pre-loved tablecloths, intricate glass cake stands, vintage cutlery, country-style bunting, handmade stem vases and glamorous silver candlesticks. For more information please visit www.theteacupparlour.com


This is one of the most simple yet lovely ideas that I have seen in a long time – adding  vintage lace to a plain glass vase adds real style to these flower displays and works so perfectly with the white hydreangas for a classic, romantic look for your weddings. It’s also something that you could do at home to update a vase or jug for a special occasion; effective and brilliantly cost effective too!

Have a lovely weekend.

LMHx
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