Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Tea, flowers and raised heads

Emma and I have been talking over our Mother Pukka tea about how good it is to raise your head above the parapet. Since we began Make Believe-ing it is as if people can suddenly see us clearly.  Unlike the Emperor, we are fully clothed - in our pimped wardrobe, enthusiasm and hope.  All three of us have felt our small, sometimes unnerving, step has been worth it and welcomed by our local community and beyond. To community and beyond!
So when I literally bumped into a friend last week and she invited me to see her new shop on Market Street, in Lewes, I was struck by how daring you must be to make a dream a reality.  Nicola has filled her shop, Fleur de The, with strong femininity - armfuls of bold, structural flowers, elegant white washed chairs and vintage tea cups each holding a single bloom in a cradle of foliage.  She has stacked her shelves with Teapigs teas and china cake stands and quietly arranged her trust that people might share her love of fresh flowers and fine tea.

We've invited her to come and share some of her style at Pimp Your Wardrobe on Sunday.


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