Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Betty Pamper's New favourite Place

Ive written before about my love of haberdashery shops. I can spend hours looking at different ribbons, threads and fabric.I find fabric stores so inspiring and also strangely restful-its as if the rest of the world disappears as I fondle rolls of silk and tulle. 
As I'm working on a craft book I have recently discovered another kind of shop which is fast becoming my second favourite place to go and have a wander. Floristry wholesalers are as the name would suggest places where flower sellers go to get all their materials for making up bouquets, table centres, wreaths and for picking up items for window displays.
The one near me is fabulous. It is always full of beautiful  flowers, ribbon, tissue paper, glitter and so much more. 
Making the place look untidy-hanging out at the floristry wholesalers
Over the last few months I have spent many hours picking up bits and pieces to help me make my wedding craft projects and I'm always inspired. Whether its a simple display of whirligigs or a huge floral centre piece I find I always walk away full of ideas with lots of thoughts on colour schemes and how to put things together.
Big up blighty Whirligigs
Twinkly pearl covered roses
The other thing I love is that they have huge seasonal displays much earlier than the shops, so Christmas decorations are for sale form September with every colour scheme imaginable and hundreds of decorations. Right now its all about spring and Easter so the shop is alive with pastel coloured eggs and fluffy yellow chicks. The perfect antidote to this cold winter weather.
Huge displays of every flower imaginable

Spring is in the air-felt watering cans
Sometimes I just nip in to buy ribbon or a handful of crystals from the rows upon rows of jars. I never leave empty handed and I always love going there.
sparkly gems in every colour

yards of ribbon

Ive just returned from buying delicate sugared almond coloured butterflies and yards of ribbon in baby's breath. I'm all set for my next project and have yet again walked away with lots of ideas buzzing in my head.Where do you go to get inspiration for your craft projects?
I have got the nicest giveaway this week. In Grips We Trust is the cutest little etsy store which sells beautiful bobby pin boxes with pictures of old Hollywood stars on them. They come with hair grips contained and are my new favourite thing. I have the Bette Davies box (of course) 
I adore my hair pin box
Gina from In Grips We Trust has kindly donated a victory roll box to give to one of my lucky blog readers and entering couldn't be easier:

You could win this fab little box full of hair grips
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