Friday, 4 September 2015

Last of the Summer Blooms

While a lot of my Instagram feed is filling up with people's delight at autumn I'm still holding onto summer. It may be September but only just. Where I live I'm surrounded by green trees, plants and flowers, so it seems funny talking about golden leaves! 
This week my mum and I went over to a friend's allotment, under instructions to help ourselves to anything. It was a welcome outing for me as I've not been able to get out much this summer. As a second thought, I decided to quickly grab my camera before heading out. I'm so glad I did! While my mum picked raspberries and runner beans, I found lots of beautiful flowers to take photos of, including a stunning tall sunflower plant full of busy bees buzzing around. Then came the flower picking, there were so many colourful blooms, we went away with a car boot full which are all now in vases scattered around the house. 
One sunny afternoon this week I took my last opportunity to take some photos of this amazing paper flower crown in my garden before autumn well and truly arrives. It was made for me by Helen Windram of Windram Design, all the flowers are hand made out of paper, which must have taken hours and hours to make. Helen makes custom made crowns in any theme and colour required which can be found here in her etsy shop. I feel like a flower fairy wearing this crown and that can only be a good thing! I've been wanting to share it with you for months but the weather and my health have both been so bad that I've not been able to share my intended outfit which hopefully I will get to do in the spring. 

The last photo is of some of the flowers we brought home. I love all the colours together and couldn't resist taking them out of their vases to create an artistic photograph to celebrate the last blooms of summer.
Happy weekend.

Emma Xx


  1. The flowers are stunning and such lovely photos!
    Nice post :) xx

  2. Beautiful photos, the flower crown is so well crafted! And I like how you did your hair, you do look like a fairy ;)
    I hope your health is going better. By the way, your cat is the cutest thing!

    Julia xx
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  3. Very beautiful pictures =]

  4. These photos are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing. And you really do look like a lovely fairy with the flower crown - you are stunning!
    Much love,

  5. Lovely photos! The colours of those flowers together are so amazing. Can't believe that head crown is paper it's so pretty. =^-^=

    Sam | Momentarily Dreaming

  6. Stunning photos! The colours are amazing! Looks like it was a beautiful day! X

    All black errythin' fun over on-

  7. You look absolutely amazing doll, love the flower headband and mood of the pictures, so perfect!!! Adore these :))) <3 <3

  8. that cat is so cute! I'm right there with you, not yet ready to "give up" on summer. but september usually is a nice time in the alps, sunny days but not quite as hot as usual :)
    thank you for your comment, so happy I found your blog to follow! have a lovely day.

  9. Haha, you guys in four seasons wish it was still Summer but over here, it's always summer! I'd love to see Fall one day. I bet it's beautiful even though there's no bright sunshine hahaa

    xx Bash | Hey Bash | bloglovin'

  10. These photos are beautiful as I love flowers! Where I live is also far away from Autumn weather!

    Sarah |

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  12. This is such a beautifully feminine post - I love your floral headband and I can never see too many close-ups of pretty flowers :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

  13. Emma the floral queen! You look stunning (of course) in that amazing flower crown!

    Hayley-Eszti |

  14. Such beautiful photos, Emma! Clinging onto summer while the equatorials yearn for colder climate! Haha, you look stunning! <3

    May | THE MAYDEN | Bloglovin'

  15. pretty pretty photos :) Up until a few days ago it was very warm and summer-like around here but sadly it is now officially fall.

    Emmett - Hippie Lace

  16. Very pretty and I love the sunflower picture and the one with your cat. You two look adorable. I know what you mean, I don't want to let go of summer just yet. Luckily the weather has blessed the UK with an incredible warm Indian Summer (not quite the same as a real summer but as long as it stays dry and warm, one shouldn't complain). Hope you're well and we'll speak soon xxx

    Caz | Style Lingua