Lovely week last week - utterly surrounded by flowers. I've found an amazing small, independent flower grower right in my village. #brilliant

I made a few arrangements that went in to a prize draw for an industry event. Two of them were won by women (who were over the moon) and the third went to a man who gave them to his girlfriend. It's funny that flowers are enjoyed so much more by women than by men. I doubt even my more masculine arrangements will change this, but I have plans for some cool plant arrangements that might appeal to guys as well as girls.

Raffle prize, Ruby & The Wolf style

A lovely friend of mine owns Bristol Vintage , a fantastic vintage crockery and prop hire company. She asked me to provide flowers for her table at a Pretty Nostalgic gathering at the weekend. I styled a couple of vintage bikes with ivy and hydrangea and filled exquisite vintage china with my flowers. I've been taking advantage of all the foliage in our garden before it's killed off by the frosts.

Roses and locally grown dahlias in vintage china by Bristol vintage

I've met lots of wedding industry people recently. All of them were incredibly welcoming and supportive which is just lovely for a relative newcomer like me. Honestly though, people must think I'm such a rent-a-gob when they first meet me. Instead of being quiet when I'm nervous, I just talk and talk and talk and talk and talk and...  you get the picture. #mustlearntojustshutup

An iphone photo of Bristol Vintage crockery for the Pretty Nostalgic Gathering

And in other news, my new favourite vessel is the vintage fish box. Ummmm yes, I just said 'fish box'.

Gorgeous roses, dahlias (and some random fruit) in a vintage fish box

Gorgeous roses, dahlias (and some random fruit) in a vintage fish box