With Valentines day having passed and Mothers day approaching (Sun March 15th 2015), I was reminded of a collection I designed for Spring/Summer 2011. The love letter collection. This was inspired by an old postcard I found, postmarked 1961. It pictured a beautiful bunch of Anenomies . On the reverse was a love letter.
“No flower in all the world would be fragrant or beautiful enough to represent you. The surprise and freshness of a snowdrop, the scarlet excitement of roses the wistful tenderness of chrysanthemums. These are just three of the things you are!”
I loved how the author had personalised the poem "Roses are red Violets are blue, sugar is sweet, and so are you" It reminded me of the romance of an English garden in summertime, filled with heady scented blooms, and the buzzing of bees.
Elegant pale pink Rose Quartz, pretty pink Freshwater Pearl, soft aqua Amazonite, with zingy acid-green Serpentine, and cool grey Labradorite.
Vibrant Turquoise, citrus orange Carnelian, bright white Freshwater Pearl, translucent lavender Amethyst, with sparkling Rock Crystal and Drusy agate.
Here are a selection of pieces from the Love Letter Collection, SS 2011.