Yesterday saw a start to me vowing to Buy Local once a week, kick-started off with a visit to local florist. The florist ladies were not at all phased when I asked if it would ok to take some photos to share with you, luckily they didn't think me too mad - or at least the were too polite to say if they were, so todays photos comes with thanks to all at Jane Bidwell Flowers.
You might have noticed I even managed to sneak in a couple of Christmassy offering in there for good measure. The florists have a large Christmas tree displaying where all the decorations are for sale, a jolly nice way to show them off and entice people to buy I thought, what can I say, it melted by bah humbug 'Christmas isn't till December' heart and my mind is awash with festive decoration ideas. There's something really uplifting about walking down a street and being greeted by a mass of colour isn't there? Be it a strangers garden, a florist display or council plant displays it always make me smile inside - especially on grey November days.
Now that the nights are drawing in and it's getting more grey and chilly I'm finding it a little harder to sing the joys of Autumn from the rooftops. A few sunny, dry but crisply cold days would remedy that but for now it seems that drizzle is set to continue so I'm taking matters in to my own hands and buying some bright flowers to bring colour into my home. How have you been getting on this week - still loving Autumn?
Thanks to all who joined in last week, favourites include: a great use of apples, a planted mini, a little garden lover, a sweet ladybird and the spooky nightime. Apologies to those joining in late who may have been missed out on our commenting rounds - I'll link you three back up first today x