When the sun finally came out yesterday, we went to check out the Chelsea in Bloom flower arrangements all around Sloane Square.
It is of course lots of photo opportunities. We started at Smythson
This is in front of Savills on Sloane Street At Hackett, there were dogsThere were cats And rabbit ready for a tea party at Brunello CucinelliAnd flamingoes everywhere at Kate SpadeThere was Cinderella at Brown’s
Along with her pumpkin chariot
And her lost “glass” slipper – looks like a flower shoe to me Fairies at Mary Quant A swing at Liz EarleJust having a read at their sign
At Moyses StevensAnd this was a curious little shop called Basis ZarzyckaWe went in for a good snoop around and guess what I found in there – a wolf! Cat and mouse – plus all sorts of other “not alive” animalsAnd George was also allowed to be in the pictures Good reminder
But not all the displays were big and extravagant – some had palm trees insteadOthers simply had lovely flowers And butterflies Mummy liked the little fairies and elves at the Rag & Bone – and we thought that was it But when we went inside, there was a lot more to see! More at Rag & BoneThis was at Club MonacoAt The White Company Lots of indoor displays thereAnd at DubarrySometimes, they were simple displays like this at COS in tribute to gardening And at Trotter’s A little mouse at L.K. Bennett – so sweet The theme for the Chelsea in Bloom theme, if you have not guessed by now is Fairy Tales. And may everyone all live happily ever after!
You see, George was with us the whole time but Mummy could not let him near any of the displays. Because at every opportunity he wanted to mark his presence. Not a good idea.
May’s comment: This is the 10th year of the alternative floral art show which is produced in association with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) – during the week of the Chelsea Flower Show. From the 18th to 23rd May some of Chelsea’s retailers participate in this annual competition by adorning their shop fronts with creative designs to compete for the coveted awards.
This year’s theme is ‘Fairy Tales’. These are just some of the displays that we saw today – reflecting on the theme of the competition.