Flower for September - Forget Me Not (Myosotis)

Suddenly September is now on our doorsteps and summer is coming to an end (hopefully not too quickly) - the last few weeks have been lovely and sunny, so heres hoping it lasts longer!

This month is all about the Forget-Me-Not flower, or Myosotis. You may find it growing on the side of the road, in country fields & gardens. The little sprigs of this delicate flower seem to pop up throughout the year and can be a lovely shade of cornflower blue, or even in a sweet purplish-pink shade.

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We are excited to reveal that this flower has been added to our birth flower print series, and is now available on our website as well as Not On The High Street.

From the Deconstructing Flora series, the Forget-Me-Not photographic print features the petals of a deconstructed forget-me-not flower, which is thought to celebrate true, everlasting love and memories.

It features the delicate pastel blue petals of a forget-me-not,that has been laid out in a grid-like formation which gives a nice minimal feel. This gorgeous botanical print can be personalised with a name and/or date to make it that extra meaningful gift. If you prefer a more simplistic look without text then you can select this from the drop down menu. It comes in two sizes - 23x23cm or 50x50cm, perfect if you’re looking to add a minimal country touch to your walls this month.

Roses & Hydrangeas for June

In June we start to welcome in Summer, and with Summer comes some of our favourite blooms - roses, sweet peas, dianthus and hydrangeas to name a few!

Roses from the Chelsea Flower Show

Roses from the Chelsea Flower Show

The birth flower for June is the rose, and to celebrate we have created a photographic artprint featuring the petals of a beautiful fuchsia coloured rose, which is thought to celebrate gratitude, admiration and appreciation. Perfect for a personalised birthday, wedding present or gifts for your bridesmaids!

It is also the flower that signifies the 15th wedding anniversary, and can be personalised with the couples name and date as a unique contemporary gift.

The ‘Rose’ birthflower print has been delicately photographed in our Kent studio and digitally printed in the UK on luxury 100% cotton 255gsm archival paper. Available to order here!

Some other products we have been working on for this month is a set of mens cotton handkerchiefs that feature the dried hydrangea design for Father’s Day.

Personalised Father’s Day handkerchief set with embroidered initials

Personalised Father’s Day handkerchief set with embroidered initials

This lovely set of cotton hankies can be personalised with up to two initials, which are embroidered onto the plain beige handkerchief. Digitally printed with eco-friendly dyes, featuring a dried hydrangea petals design in both large and small scale print - great for any garden lover!

The hydrangea flower can symbolise honesty and gratitude - a lovely way to show your dad or grandad how much you appreciate their help and presence. Order yours here to make sure it arrives in time for Father’s Day!

How to “Pop” some Spring into your home

Spring is a great time to freshen up your home by bringing in new pops of colour. As the outdoors springs back to life with fresh leaves on the trees and colours of emerging flowers bursting onto the scene, it is a perfect time to review the look of our homes.

Start by decluttering the Winter woes and giving your home a good Spring clean.

Next - bring the colours of spring indoors. Look for areas in your home that will benefit from a pop of colour - living areas and bedrooms are a great place to start.

  • A few new cushions on your lounge or bed can liven up the whole room, check out some of our new eco-friendly floral cushions!

 
  • Freshen up your table with a new floral look - a tablecloth, placemats or a runner are good ideas to add some versatile colour into your dining area.

 
  • Wall art is a fantastic way to bring a fresh look to your walls without the expense of painting. We have a range of limited and open edition floral prints available online.

 
  • If you prefer a more rustic look, our new neutral cushions are a great way to add some pattern to your home.

 

Lastly, to complement your textiles, bring a few green plants in and place them around your home. We are loving the String of Hearts plant (Ceropegia Woodi) at the moment - it features sweet little heart-shaped leaves that cascade down. This one can be found at www.botanyshop.co.uk

Sarah Blythe can also create bespoke designs if you have particular colours or flowers in mind- contact us to discuss your ideas!

Birth Month Flowers - April

Spring is definitely in the air now. Days are getting longer and warmer which encourages a whole host of brightly coloured blooms.

African Daisy

African Daisy

A popular “sunny” star amongst these is the DAISY - thought to symbolise purity, innocence, true love and new beginnings.

Daisies have been around, in one form or another, for four thousand years. In the last millennium they have become a favourite of the English culture - children’s games (daisy chains), predicting fortune in love (“He loves me, He loves me not”) and even used in herbal medicine.

But now my own delights I make,
My thirst at every rill can slake,
And gladly Nature’s love partake
Of Thee, sweet Daisy!
— Wordsworth

Our Daisy print is now available to purchase over at Not On The High Street! This sweet Daisy print features the petals of the deconstructed flower, and has been photographed in natural light which gives a lovely 3D feel.

This gorgeous botanical print can be personalised with a name or date to make it that extra meaningful gift. If you prefer a more minimal look without text then you can select this from the drop down menu. These floral prints are also a lovely addition to a childs room.

New Deconstructed Daisy Personalised Artprints available now on Not on The High Street - makes an excellent baby or birthday gift for anyone born in April.