Today I am busy making up flower and honesty hearts for the Country Living Fair - I originally made these hearts as elegant and very special Christmas decorations but decided that they are worth keeping around all year.
A friend bought a couple of the hydrangea hearts at Christmas - I was quite surprised as she has a very calm house with beautiful furniture and art but absolutely no clutter. I had somehow thought of the hearts as fitting into a chintzy kitchen with collections of flowery jugs and egg cups on a dresser.
I was at her house over New Year and she had them pinned to a column in her living room where they looked stunning - very textural, very modern country. So it goes to show that I should look at things in a different way more often.
My only worry about them at Christmas was that they are fairly fragile to transport - you can't just chuck them in a basket. I bit the bullet and invested in some boxes which have arrived this morning - they fit beautifully and will be snug as a bug on their trip to the SECC.