29 June 2010


One of the joys of summer is that it feels wonderful to walk barefooted ... nice! :)

28 June 2010


Parabéns Griséu!!! You are the winner ... por favor envia-me um email com os teus dados para otchipotchi@gmail.com ... obrigada, e mais uma vez parabéns! ... sempre vai rumar a sul. Talvez numa antecipação da viagem de outono ;)

Thank you all for participating! Maybe you didn't win this time ... who knows next time. I had so much fun doing this that I have plans to keep on doing it. :)
Muito obrigada a todos por participarem! Não tiveram sorte desta vez mas talvez para a próxima. Adorei organizar este pequeno concurso e penso continuar. : )

26 June 2010


Do you think this one is big? Well, it is nothing compared to the one I got this morning ... some Ø33cm (12.99") just for one flowerhead ... I had to show you although the images are not very good and are out of focus :)

25 June 2010


Feeling the quiet in the warm afternoon ... have a wonderful evening!

A couple of hydrangea flowers and the leaves of a tree I don't know the name of, that start by being pale pink and then they turn into almost white and only in the end they become green. do you know what is it?  update: after a little search I found out the leaves are from an "acer negundo flamingo" :)


I will stop making the little porcelain swallows shortly, except for special occasions. This one is for a giveaway ... please leave a comment here with your email until 23:59 GMT Lisbon time tonight 25th June. Enjoy a wonderful day and good luck! : )

23 June 2010


I enjoyed observing the shadows on my walk yesterday. The beautiful rhythm, the patterns they made.
It was hot and I was in the big city and I escaped into the depths of a refreshing garden. It was wonderful.

19 June 2010


Fragaria vesca or woodland strawberries picked this morning ... they are so pretty and made me smile. An early summer simple bouquet :)

Little Otchipotchi porcelain pebble vase from the shop

18 June 2010


I love hydrangeas and there are so many around here in so many different colours ... all blooming now. Some really large ones, this one measures Ø25cm (9.84") but some are even bigger. 
A feast for the eyes! :)

17 June 2010


Also called summer lilacs ... they are good to attract butterflies. The name says it all!
They are blooming now. So delicate and fragile in flower and scent ... enjoy! : )