Celia Hart's blog about what's going on in and around her studio.
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Friday, 11 October 2013

My blog is a RHS Gardening Blogs 2013 Finalist


I could hardly believe the email I received last night . . . my blogpost "As UN-like as peas in a pod" has been been shortlisted for the RHS Gardening Blogs Competition 2013!

There are 10 finalists and I have to admit that they are all very very good. The winner will be decided by a public vote . . . so please follow the link above or click on the green button in the side bar, then scroll down to find all 10 blogs (mine is at the bottom by the way).

As as finalist I've already won a lovely prize – I can attend the press preview day of one of the RHS garden shows . . . maybe I'll go to Chelsea! If I do, I'll definitely blog about it.


Do you like the flower arrangement? It was inspired by the amazing floral arrangements I saw at Het Loo while on holiday. The in-house florist (can you imagine that job?!) creates the most stunning exuberant arrangements in all the palace rooms, using the beautiful antique ceramics as containers. We had a peek inbetween the flowers and the secret was tall, tiered up containers ;-) so I experimented with a tall jar standing inside a Victorian planter . . . it looks OK don't you think?


Celia
xx



38 comments:

  1. Many congrats on being a finalist and what a lovely prize to win ...and beautiful flowers btw!

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    1. Thank you - I'm so happy just to be short listed :-)

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  2. Love the flower arrangement and well done on your blog achievement x

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  3. Am I allowed to be pretty wildly excited for you, Celia? Life is great in such moments, right?

    I'm also pretty excited about the projects using your fabric!

    Stephanie

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    1. So many exciting things happening all at once ... but there's been a lot of work going on behind the scenes.
      I'm so pleased you are doing phase 2 of my Secret Sewing Project - and I'm excited about what you're making xx

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  4. Wow, all things are on the up for ou just now. Congratulations, I shall go and vote for you right now. Fingers crossed for first prize. Love the flowers too!

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    1. Golly, first prize would be a bit overwhelming! Thank you for your vote xx

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  5. How nice to have your writing recognized like this! An exuberant flower arrangement is the perfect way to celebrate.

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    1. I'm pleased and excited - it was a lovely email to find after a very tiring day! x

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  6. Celia, I've just cast my vote for your posts. Hoping that my being across the Atlantic will add some bonus points to the voting.

    I am not at all surprised that you would be in the running for this award.

    xo

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    1. Thank you for voting ... I think international votes might count double ;-)

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  7. Yay to you CELIA!! Congrats to you - well deserved on an excellent post. Sh... don't tell David that you've just had my vote :-D

    Looking forward to hearing the news that you've received another email saying you are the winner Shx

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    1. I KNOW! gobsmacked pretty much sums it up!
      The other blogs are very very good, so it really is impossible to guess who might win.

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  8. congratulations....well deserved

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  9. Ooh, the hugest well done to you Celia .. off to vote and then will cross fingers for you xxx

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    1. I've spend the whole year planning various projects, marketing, publicising etc and then this bombs in out of the blue!

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  10. Congratulations! And the flowers look beautiful

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    1. Thank you Wendy x
      I'm pleased with the flowers... my new signature arranging style ;-)

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  11. Congratulations - I knew you'd make the final as soon as I saw your post. Good luck in the public vote!

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    1. Did you?! That was canny ... I'm just amazed. The nicest thing is discovering the other blogs - they are all very well presented.

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  12. Congratulations! Have voted :-)

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    1. Thank you Su x
      but did you vote for me?

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  13. It looks more than OK - it looks stunning and amazing that so much colour and form is still in the October garden. I love this time of year as much as Springtime. Congrats on being selected - I'm off to cast my vote!

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  14. I've always enjoyed your blog. Your arrangement is beautiful & I went over and voted for you! Best of luck to you! You were one of my first followers & one of my first European followers!

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  15. Well done you!!!! (Well deserved too)

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  16. Well done Celia. I am sure you will go all the way to Chelsea.

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  17. Congratulations! To be one of the best ten, that's already a huge achievement. Will look forward to seeing your photos from Chelsea. K.

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  18. How fantastic! Have voted for you and yes, love the flower arrangement, I must have a go with the tiered technique!

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  19. Well deserved nomination. I have voted!

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  20. Well done, very exciting! I'll certainly vote! Love the colourful flowers.

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  21. Congratulations Celia!! I went instantly and voted for you - hope many many others do too!
    I was curious to see that one entry originally a finalist had been removed - I wonder why!
    I love your flower arrangement, it looks very lush and wild.
    Carole D

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  22. Oooh - how exciting Celia. Well done! Just to say I got my little needlecase today made by Su with your very own fabric and have just read all the background to that. Fascinating! I had heard of Spoonflower, as I did think of it once for a project I have underway at the moment, which I hope to go public with before the year end. Your fabrics are just delightful. xCathy

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