Home flowers pippin


On another one of our days out last week we visited Antrim Castle Gardens, I have blogged about them before when we visited them last summer, you can find the post here.

This visit they were still sporting their springtime colours!




They had a beautiful apple tree cordoned along a wall and it was in full bloom!




After our visit to the gardens I managed to squeeze in a little visit to a craft shop (as you do!!) and inspired by the colours of the apple blossom I purchased some yarn and fabric to make a new little girl!


This is Pippin!

As she was inspired by apple blossom, I looked at a list of apple names and the name Pippin just jumped out at me, I think the name suits her!!


So here we are in a new month, how on earth did we get to May so quickly, I do love May though, everything is so green in May!

Thanks so much for all your visits and comments, I do love to hear from you.

Wishing you a lovely new month and a great weekend ahead! 🙂

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Jane's Journal May 1, 2014 - 7:09 am

What beautiful flowers were on show Vivienne and how sweet little Pippin is…….such a gorgeous dusky pink cardi. Happy May 1st and yes it seems as though Christmas was just the other day….I thought that would make you laugh. There is so much beautiful blossom around at the moment and all those little pippin apples are being created ;0) xx

Beerta Bosch May 1, 2014 - 7:35 am

Wow! She is lovely. And the name Pippin suits her. The apple Cox Orange Pippin is a very tasty apple with a very nice red/orange blush. Hartelijke groeten, Beerta

ali May 1, 2014 - 8:19 am

awh she is beautiful………where was the craft shop?

Simone May 1, 2014 - 8:27 am

I especially love Pippin’s cardi! x

Gill May 1, 2014 - 9:08 am

Beautiful Spring flowers, those tulips amongst the forget-me-nots look wonderful.
Pippin is lovely, her pretty frock and cardi, and her pale colouring all match beautifully to make her the perfect apple blossom bunny.
Have a great day Vivienne, and Happy May Day!
Gill xx

Chris Porter May 1, 2014 - 9:21 am

What great pics, and I especially love the cheeky forget me nots, carpeting everywhere. Pippin is gorgeous, BTW, as are all your lovely bunnies. x

ginaferrari May 1, 2014 - 9:36 am

Wonderful photographs Vivienne… and I can see why you were inspired to make Pippin. She’s very pretty and just like apple blossom. I sometimes think you have as much fun naming your rabbits as making them!

mynestofyarnandbuttons May 1, 2014 - 1:08 pm

Vivienne, What a beautiful inspiration for “Pippin”. Lovely name and fits her perfectly! Love the first photo, it is stunning. May use it as my screensaver : ) If I can manage to do it….. MAY is here and I am delighted! I love MAY and am hoping for some warmer weather to make our gardens sprout!! Happy May Day, V. xoRobin

Karen May 1, 2014 - 2:59 pm

Gorgeous! Love the tulips in the blue forget-me-not. Our apple blossoms and tulips just ended a week or so ago. Sorry I’m hardly around any more online, so so busy! xo Karen

Mia May 1, 2014 - 6:37 pm

Hello dear Vivienne,

Happy May 1st!

Lovely images, those flowers are simply fantastic! We have had some her too (yippee!) but oh my, those at yours are something else. I am a bit confused that we are in May already (April came and went, Easter is all I can remember of it!), and summer is so near…Soon!

Pippin is beautiful, just my kind of girl – quite obviously 😉

Lovely day, dear friend!


alisonb2 May 1, 2014 - 6:38 pm

A mischievous name and she looks very cute! You are a star for keeping going. I’m out of action at the moment, but I do like dropping by. 🙂

Elizabeth May 2, 2014 - 3:18 am

May is a lovely month here too Vivienne. Forget-Me- Nots and Tulips beautiful together. Apple- Blossom was a good inspiration for little Pippin girl,she is gorgeous. I know you will enjoy the Summer. I am looking forward to seeing more of your lovely blogs. Love & Blessings. Elizabeth x x

Sharon May 2, 2014 - 10:57 am

Fabulous pics as usual, I love the forget-me-nots with the tulips, and as for Pippin, she is just gorgeous 🙂

Jill May 2, 2014 - 12:10 pm

Loving the blossom photos, Vivienne :0)
It’s lovely to meet Pippin – she’s so pretty, just like her name.
Can’t believe May has arrived – April seems to have bypassed me completely.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend. xxxx

Anne D.T. May 2, 2014 - 12:49 pm

One of my fave. posts, Vivienne!! From the forget me nots, apple blossoms to Pippin. Sooooo classic.Her dress even looks a little Asian with cherry/plum blossoms.
Thanks for sharing your latest creation and blossoms…..
Anne D.T. xxx

Susan May 2, 2014 - 7:23 pm

Yes, how did we get to May, Vivienne?…..Your photographs are always beautiful and inspiring (I’m definitely going to spend some time in my garden now this weekend 🙂 )…Pippin is adorable (and her button matches her dress perfectly!!)
Susan x

Julie May 2, 2014 - 7:50 pm

What fabulous flower pictures Vivienne, I love the contrast between the forget-me-nots and the tulips in the top picture and apple blossom has to be the very prettiest of tree blossoms. Little Pippin is a perfect May bunny. Enjoy the long weekend x

helen philipps May 2, 2014 - 8:16 pm

Gorgeous flowers, Vivienne! The top picture is especially stunning! Pippin is such an adorable little bunny and I love her dress and little button! Wishing you a happy May, and a wonderful weekend!
Helen xox

Miss May 3, 2014 - 12:42 pm

This is my first time on your blog and I just realised we have the sames ideas about dolls. Yours are rabbits mine are mice.
So funny.
Few weeks ago I made a doll with a Bow on ber Head!
You do a Great work.
Have a Good Day.
Miss xx

Handmade by Lorna May 3, 2014 - 4:03 pm

Pippin is adorable – I love the cardi and dress, very sweet. Have a great weekend.

Serendipity May 6, 2014 - 5:20 pm

She is very sweet. I love that dress fabric. xx

Patty May 8, 2014 - 10:14 am

I missed this post the other day, what fab flowers and I love Pippin, it’s a great name. Do you remember Pippin from Pogles Wood, that was my favourite childrens tv show at the time. 🙂 x

thelinencat & rockcottageyear May 9, 2014 - 12:42 pm

Pippin is lovely. As I moaned about Kent in my last post, I have to say, walking amongst the many orchards around here is quite lovely, to be fair. I think the colours in the top photo are fabulous, the lovely blue forget-me-not with the orange tulips, so pretty! Bethxx

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