Friday, May 26

{ happy friday }

Ten lovely things that caught my eye this week.

{ 1 } Such cuteness all in white.
{ 2 } Such loveliness By Niné.
{ 3 } Happy Garden.  Delightful flowers by delighted patterns.
{ 4 } Happy shoes.  Cute flower shoes by AMuse Leather Co.
{ 5 } Etsy find of the week.  May Contain Glitter.  The loveliest paper blooms.
{ 6 } Happy journal. And a lovely, happy quote too.
{ 7 } "Gardens are not made by singing 'oh how beautiful' and sitting in the shade"
        Sadly you are correct Rudyard Kipling, but oh how lovely if they were?
{ 8 } Note to self.  Make the most of all this lovely sunshine.
{ 9 } The loveliest image for last weekend's hashtag project #whpreflections.
{ + } The prettiest flowerfetti cake.
        The perfect treat whilst watching the highlights from this weeks Chelsea Flower Show.


{ have a happy day }

Monday, May 22

{ Bloom & Grow }



This year's RHS Chelsea Flower Show open's tomorrow, and once again I will feel that dull ache of regret, of once again not having bought tickets.  Thankfully the coverage on tv, and undoubtedly on Instagram will provide oodles of floral inspiration.  In the meantime I'm creating a little floral inspiration of my own with a Monday moodboard, before popping out to buy armfuls of flowers to make me feel a little less regretful.

{ have a Blooming day }

Friday, May 19

{ happy friday }


{ 1 } Dolls with their own dolls are just the most darling.
{ 2 } Rabbits & Racoons.
{ 4 } Poplin. And a collection inspired by Degas and dance.
{ 5 } Oh. But to be little again ♥︎
{ 6 } Etsy find of the week. ebenotti. Pretty pots for pretty plants.
{ 7 } So I may be a little too old for the pram. But these look just my size.
{ 8 } Sunshine on my mind.  So that's where it's disappeared to?
{ 9 } The first meeting of The Little Book Club happens tomorrow #brunchandbooks
{ + } A rainy day calls for cookies.  And chocolate.  Or just chocolate cookies.

{ have a happy day }

Monday, May 15

{ four I adore . flowers of instagram }


On Friday's there is a popular hashtag on Instagram, #fourIadore, where people share four accounts they particularly love.  Because of my happy friday posts, it's not a hashtag I tend to join in with.  However, I felt it was a lovely prompt for a series of posts right here on lily&Bloom. And what better way to start than with four of the most floral instagrammer's I follow.  Oh, and this is probably a good time to mention that I have a strong suspicion that flowers are going to take over all my posts for May. 
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Laura is the photographer behind @circleofpines, and is also the author of another favourite hashtag, #littlestoriesofmylife.   As deputy editor of 91, the quiet aesthetic of the magazine is reflected in Laura's IG feed.  She also finds the most gorgeous, and perfectly fitting, quotes to accompany all those photos. 


I will admit to having a touch of the green eyed monster whenever I see one of Emily's posts.  Not only does she live in the lovely Derbyshire countryside, and manage to forage the most beautiful wildflowers, she has the most amazing collection of vintage goodies, not to mention a rather cute dog, the Harry of @harryandfrank.  Luckily she does share those vintage goodies, selling at local fairs and markets.  So for that reason, we will forgive her her envy inducing life!


I found Rebecca's feed after discovering her at her Etsy shop, and though she may be a recent addition to my IG crushes, she has quickly become one of my favourites.  When I tell you that her signature hashtag is #seeingthepretty, I think that will give you a very good idea how very lovely her feed is.


My final floral crush is niina, of @lillalivetandme.  This account has a beautiful simplicity about it, unfussy, yet able to capture light, and shadow in the loveliest of ways.

I'd love to hear about Instagram accounts that you adore, the ones that make you want to step into that world, ones that make you look at your own life, home and community a little differently?

{ have a happy day }

Friday, May 12

{ happy friday }

Ten lovely things that caught my eye this week

{ 1 } This week my Instagram feed has been full of lovely lilac. Note to self.  Buy Lilac Tree.
{ 2 } Beautiful in blue #1.
{ 4 } Beautiful in blue #2. 
{ 5 } This week's new fashion find.  nobonu.  Women's, children's, and some adorable clogs. 
{ 6 } My favourite hashtag of the week.  #simplenaturefinds.
{ 7 } Folksy find of the week.  KT Robbins Ceramics. How much do I love these?  Lots.
{ 8 } Wise words.
{ 9 } Tea with Ruby + artist Jessica Zoob = words and pictures to delight.
{ + } Celebrating #RealBreadWeek with this lovely Fig & Walnut Bread.

{ have a happy day }

Monday, May 8

{ inspired#14 . frida kahlo . fiesta . & . flowers }

. inspired#14 .
I paint flowers so they will not die
clockwise from centre
1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5

A moodboard for Monday, inspired by Frida Kahlo, Fiesta and flowers.  I feel I should be writing this post whilst adorned with a floral crown.  Unfortunately that's not so.  Messy hair, don't care, might be a better quote for today, but I can dream can't I?

For a little more fiesta, flora and frida pop over to my { inspired.#14 } Pinterest board.  Then pop off and make yourself a floral crown.

{ have a happy day }

Friday, May 5

{ happy friday }

Ten lovely things that caught my eye this week.

{ 1 } Etsy find of the week.  Salt and Sail.  Beautiful things for baby made in Birmingham.
{ 2 } Loving these lovely ruffles.
{ 3 } Loving this darling dollhouse.
{ 5 } #themagicofchildhood🌸🌿
{ 6 } A little inspiration for my next CCC event.  Great British Teatime Treats.
{ 7 } Fabric goals ♥︎
{ 8 } Or skip breakfast and eat cake all day?
{ 9 } Yarn goals ♥︎
{ + } The Queen's favourite cake, and the one I'll be making for tomorrow's cake club.

{ have a happy day }

Monday, May 1

{ hello May }

. hello may .

{ have a happy day }