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For Everything There Is A Season

© Sandra Alcorn 2014

© Sandra Alcorn 2014

I love Autumn – but then I love each season and the changes they bring – in the garden, in the fabrics I work with in my studio, and even in the way I get together with friends.

My Autumn wedding creations for last weekend were sumptuous in both texture and colour.

Champagne coloured duchess satin and heavily beaded lace for the bride. Rich purple velvet with silk chiffon for the bridesmaid and an Italian printed silk satin and slubbed dupion for the Mother of the Bride in mink, wine & cerise tones.

I’ve also had my sister visiting so we booked a few days on the east coast and it was magical. Walks on the beach, red wine in front of an open fire and the most spectacular sunsets and sunrises.

© Sandra Alcorn 2014

© Sandra Alcorn 2014

© Sandra Alcorn 2014

© Sandra Alcorn 2014

Back home, the wonderful thing about my garden is that despite the carpet of Autumnal coloured leaves there is always a bit of colour to be found somewhere.

Perfect for an afternoon tea setting with a friend on Sunday.

And perfect for a ‘In A Vase On Monday Post’.

© Sandra Alcorn 2014

© Sandra Alcorn 2014

‘In A Vase On Monday’ was started by Cathy from Rambling In The Garden who has a beautiful garden in the north-east rural fringe of the West Midlands, England.

And while I’m enjoying Autumn, she’s enjoying Spring!

Camellias, Cards and Coco

© Sandra Alcorn 2013

© Sandra Alcorn 2013

Last spring I received my first Garden Fairy’s Wardrobe request for an “Ode to Chanel” using camellias.

As the camellias in my garden are pink, friends offered up the spoils of their garden and so one evening I went around and with scissors in hand my friends surveyed their camellia bushes and chose the most perfect blooms to fill up my basket.

I had enough blooms to create a collection of designs, and inspired by the tradition of closing a haute couture show with a wedding dress, decided on a bridal theme.

I am excited to announce that they are now available as a trio of greeting cards – perfect for a fashionista’s birthday or an invitation to a celebration!

You can purchase a set from my petal & pins shop.

© Sandra Alcorn 2012

© Sandra Alcorn 2012

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