May is one of my favourite months. My birthday is in May, just (I'm a day away from June) and my son, my first born, arrived into this world 3 years ago later this month (how did that happen?!)
The beginning of May, with its bluebell woods, sweet forget-me-nots and bold tulips always feels like Spring is in full swing. Lighter evenings make for happy, productive evenings in the garden and a busy time of seed sowing for us.
Its at this point that the garden's growth really steps up a gear and from now, right through to early Autumn, I love that I can pick flowers straight from my back door. One of my greatest joys is snipping away at our home grown flowers and filling up all manner of containers, jars and bottles to dot around the house.
I couldn't finish this post without talking about that tiny footprint you can see on the lamp. My husband's incredibly talented Aunt is a Ceramicist and made the lamp for us after our daughter Anwen was born. She makes these stunning lamps by taking a cast from sand and I was lucky enough to be given one by my kids (ahem, Sam) for my birthday last year.
Linda wanted to try out adding footprints to these lamps so when Anwen came along she asked us to take a cast off her tiny feet in some clay. When we next visited I was blown away at this incredible piece of art that she presented us with. It is so special, truly unique and looks amazing when it's lit.
You can take a look at more of Linda's stunning work here. If you live in the South East then you can also see her work in Brighton Open Houses every weekend in May. Linda will be showing her work at:
- Dog House, 15 Hampstead Road and
- 202 Ditchling Road
Well worth a visit, especially as you can see and buy her work in person.
Thank you for reading. X