This spring equinox (last Saturday), I took the day off from decorating and headed to Corbridge for a bit of inspiration and retail therapy. No trip to Corbridge is complete without popping into RE to see my friends Jenny & Simon. RE is renowned for it's creative shop displays and their current spring extravaganza made me gasp when I walked in.
It was spring, concentrated. They had taken fronds of fake cherry blossom and tied them to tall tree branches that went 10 feet into the air and arched over you as you walked underneath.
There was an enormous willow wreath made even more huge with spikes of cherry blossom spilling out.
It is the most fantastical scene and my photos do not do it justice.
Thankfully they are selling the cherry blossom branches and I immediately snapped up a few to put in my house for an instant injection of spring. I texted Helen and she popped in and bought some, bumping into another friend also purchasing several fronds. It's my recommended buy of the month maybe even season...hurry in if you want some as I don't think they still be around for long and as soon as their stock is depleted, they may have to denude the tree display to keep up with demand and that is definitely worth seeing. So simple, yet stunning.
For a more permanent look, we do a versatile cherry blossom stencil. It comes in sections and you can build and grow it in any configuration you like. Here we have stencilled it in delicate colours on top of a striped wallpaper and used the same stencil in different colours on a white cushion.
I hope spring is well underway wherever you are.