Whilst on the theme of flowers, I can't help but think that I all too often forget the gorgeous wildflowers that grace our hedges, roadsides and pathways. I have a particular love affair going on at the moment with the humble Cow Parsley which is also known as Queen Anne's Lace which I feel is a more fitting name. Its delicate, lacy flowers are everywhere at the moment and it's all too easy to pass by without taking in its gentle and abundant beauty, so this post is in honour of Queen Anne's Lace.
A simple look around unveils some beautiful prints, wallpapers, fabrics and stencils all inspired by cow parsley.
This beautiful card design is based on a print by Alison Hullyer. It perfectly evokes a springtime hedgerow.
This cushion sold by Kimberley Dawn Cushions covered with Sanderson cow parsley fabric is very striking in red.
Another gorgeous Sanderson design
I love these cow parsley lamps designed by Hannah Nunn
This beautiful fabric by Vanessa Arbuthnott though is my favourite cow parsley find. This would look gorgeous covering a tired old footstool in our front room. This comes in various colourways. That said I drool over most fabrics and wallpapers on this site. She also does a wallpaper in this design which is expensive but put just on a chimney breast or on one wall would keep the cost down and would look stunning.
I'll leave you with a few of our photos taken today in celebration of cow parsley which brightens our lanes, signals summer's on its way and although it doesn't have a fine pedigree, is a winner with me every time...
I'm obviously not alone in being inspired by this beautiful wild flower...