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These Are a Few of Our Favourite Pins - a Weekly Roundup

Images courtesy of Pinterest Getting married? Flower crowns are my must have for 2014. Boho meets vintage meets garden meets etherial. Go large using peonies, roses and dahlias or create a dainty woodland vibe with nigella, gypsophilia and clematis buds. Our super talented wedding team would love to create you your own bespoke floral crown for your big day, or if you fancy a little bit of DIY take a look at our tutorial here: floral crown tutorial We'd love to hear what your planning for your hair flowers! Let us know your must have trends below

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These Are a Few of Our Favourite Pins - a Weekly Roundup

Images courtesy of Pinterest We are a little addicted to craft at Green Parlour and Pinterest is full of gorgeous crafty ideas to get your teeth into. Here are a few of our favourite pins from our Pinterest adventures this week ... Image courtesy of four square walls you must check the site out I stumbled upon this amazing Runaway Coffee Date dress pattern when it was re-pinned by Tilly (from Great British Sewing Bee fame) who runs Tilly and the buttons and of course I clicked right onto Four Square Walls to see where I could get such an ace […]

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Friday Treats ... Floral Crown DIY Tutorial

Every girl loves a crown. Flower crowns are the must have accessory of 2013. Don't just wear them to weddings, slip one on whilst popping out for your weekly shop, glam up any evening dress with this floral DIY post. Invest in a good pair of scissors. We always use these yellow handled beauties - perfect for cutting stems and wires alike. We've suggested using 3 different wires. One thicker wire which you will wrap around your head to get the correct measurements and 2 different wires for your flowers. Parafilm will become your new best friend - pop it […]

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In the Shop Today - Spring Flowers

Always so cheery- spring flowers rarely fail to make me smile. With Valentines days seeming like a distant memory- who needs Roses when you've Ranunculus and Tulips! There's nothing I love more than Ranunculus! (other half, parents and siblings aside) Note to self- I must try and grow these beauties! I heard said the other day that the Ranunculus is one of the few flowers that gets better by the day until it falls apart! I love love love them! Their layers and layers of papery thin vibrant petals and quite reminiscent of Peonies which are yet a distant summer […]

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Dress Your Fireplace This Christmas - Inspiration

Hearth of the home. The fireplace is the centre of most homes at Christmas, roaring log fires and gorgeous surrounds also make this the perfect place to create your dream winter wonderland setting. Inspiration awaits... Fill old jars with handfuls of pussy willow and place along the entire length of the fireplace for a gorgeous woodland inspired scene. Pussy willow £10.00 a bunch Available in store Place beautiful finds from around your home in small groupings, scatter with pinecones and large pillar candles for an eclectic, romantic setting. Christmas trees £15.00 for 3 Large wicker star £5.50 Available in store […]

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Hello, I Am a Fern Addict

Pictures and information on Boston and Maidenhair ferns. Also looks at how to use ferns in flower arrangements and hair flowers.

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Street Party Buttonholes ...

... for a right Royal knees up Cakes baked, champagne chilled, trestle tables dusted ... check ... check ... check ... Sit down with a gin and tonic and prepare for your fancy spruce-up-any-outfit and fit-for-a-Princess street party buttonhole DIY tutorial What you need: some beautiful blooms - we went all out with scented roses gather some gorgeous greenery from the garden - rosemary, mint and ivy will all look stunning a sharp pair of scissors some string have a rummage for some scraps of ribbon We're going to show you how to make real buttonholes, forget all of that […]

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The Day That Rock N Roll Bride Came to Play

  The Green Parlour girls got pretty excited when I told them about our VIP guest appearance from Kat at Rock n Roll Bride! Not only was she coming to say a massive hello but we invited her in to experience a day in the life of, well us, with some DIY tutorials to share with all of her beautiful readers to boot. Just the ticket to brighten up a dark Wednesday in January me thinks. Take a look at our day with the pink haired beauty here and watch this space for an announcement on some new flower school […]

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HELLO!
Hello! I’m Emma – the floral obsessed boss behind the blooms at Green Parlour. I’m a house plant obsessed wife and mother of 2, who has big dreams of creating a crafty homespun life. I love sewing, planting seeds and doing pretty much anything creative.

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