Sunday, 1 February 2015

A Garden Plaque for a Summer Lodge

Gosh it's a bit chilly outside, lots of the country has had snow and ice but we've just had a dusting of snow and lots of cold frosty mornings. I love the look of snow but I much prefer the warmer weather, so as a reminder of  the summer sunshine to come I thought I'd show one of my garden plaques.

My customer had done a google search for an outdoor plaque and came across one of my previous blog posts about this Garden Plaque Here.

She loved the design and commissioned this 'Summer Lodge' Plaque as a Christmas gift for a family member. Because I like all my Plaques to be slightly different and personal to each customer, I asked if she wanted me to incorporate a favourite flower, she chose a Sweet Pea.

A Summer Plaque

The Sweet Pea is such a pretty and delicate flower and looks lovely in the pinks and lilacs to match the rest of the painting. There's also grape hyacinth, daisies and butterflies as well as a couple of ladybirds and a little blue snail, I really enjoy adding all these little touches.  The plaque was finished off with a shimmer of sparkle and a few coats of exterior varnish. I'm sure that when it's hanging up at 'Summer Lodge' it will not only brighten up dull winter days but will look pretty in a garden full of spring and summer flowers.

Take care and stay warm, (unless you're in a hot climate, then keep cool)

Jan x

I'm linking this post over to Lucy Blossom Crafts Blog, I hope you can pop over to check out all the other craft blogs taking part in the link up.


  1. What a lovely reminder of summer days :) The sweet peas are beautiful and a really nice personal touch to the design xx

  2. Hi Jan, this is such a bright and cheerful plaque you have created. I'm sure it makes you think of spring now that it's cold wintry weather. I hope you have a great week!

  3. So pretty as always Jan, I love your plaques. Roll on summer

  4. It's very pretty, love the sweet peas on it.

  5. Sweet peas are one of my favourites, and I think a bit underrated.

  6. You've captured summer perfectly. Makes we wish it was here now. Thankfully we don't get too much snow living by the coast - having said that we've just had a light dusting tonight. Brrrrr xx

  7. how lovely- such detail and good choice of colours x


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