Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Truce

2014 is the centenary of the outbreak of The Great War. Christmas, 2014 was the centenary of the Christmas Truce. One of the most endearing and admirable tales to ever come from war, the Christmas Truce happened on the battle fields of the Western Front in December 1914. Weapons and hostility were spontaneously and willingly swapped for Christmas carols and temporary peace.


Poppy wall, The Australian War Memorial, Canberra


The spirit and respect exhibited that Christmas was incredibly admirable. That 1914 Christmas was full of hope for peace, for an end to conflict. That Christmas acknowledged respect for fellow man. It was a Christmas full of humanity. It's something this world could do with more of. I am hoping for a more peaceful, prosperous, gentle, and respectful 2015 for everyone.

I was able to spend beautiful and laughter-filled time with my loved ones this holiday season. I exchanged wonderful gifts that will be cherished. And, I ate an abundance of food. I am a lucky person. My heart, my table, my home is full. Not everyone is so lucky. I wish they were.





Be kind, be mindful, be appreciative. 

Happy 2015 one and all.


Kate  x


Flowers, Styling and Photographs by Moss & Vine






Friday, 19 December 2014

Happy home

I'm a 'home-body' of epic proportions. I rush home. There is no place I'd rather be, 9 out of 10 times. I'm a nester. I'm a frustrated interior decorator. I adore being on my own, at home.

Home is improved exponentially when it has blue hydrangeas in it.


The blue hue of hydrangeas is so calming, so beautiful. It's Mother nature showing off. I don't know what it is about hydrangeas... they are somehow sophisticated and poised.

Not only am I a hermit, I also anthropomorphise flowers.


K xx


Styling and Photograph by Moss & Vine

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Nice weather for ducks...

...Not so much for country races.

We went home to Cooma yesterday for the 'social event of the year'.
Boy, oh boy, did it rain. It was a wash out. I've got mud on my patent leather heels to prove it.
As mountain kids, we expect four seasons in one day, but I was not prepared for quite so much rain.

I was prepared with the flowers though!


Boutonnière and flower crown.


I ended up wearing a rose fascinator rather than the flower crown, but I enjoyed wiring up this combo none-the-less.

Until next race day,

K xx


Flowers, Styling and Photographs by Moss & Vine




Thursday, 4 December 2014

Formal


Formal season is in full swing.


It is such a nice thing to be able to create for family. This is last nights wrist corsage.
I hope it was a stellar night for them despite the stormy weather.

K xx


Wrist Corsage, Styling and Photographs by Moss & Vine

Monday, 1 December 2014

Summer lovin'


Here is S U M M E R!
The jasmine has finished in the garden, and the gardenia is starting to bloom, sending out its heavenly scent.

Truth be told, I'm not much of a Summer lover. I like Winter. And I love the in-between months. Autumn and Spring rock my world more than stifling hot January and February.

But, Summer does have some perks. There are bare-footed beach walks, seaside holidays, weddings to attend, and it's dahlia season. I love dahlia season.

These sweet little daisies got me in the mood to welcome Summer. I just hope it isn't too hot.


For added Summer feels, listen here!

And watch here!


To complete the Summer lovin' vibe, add a daisy chain to your hair and step outside bare foot.

K xx



Photographs by Moss & Vine