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What a great gift idea....

A postcard (carte postale in French) was left by our front door last night and fortunately Mr FF rescued it before the storm started.

Of course, moi being me, was intrigued and had a week look at the website advertised on the post card, this morning.

The website is called topiaire extraordinaire (what a fabulous name)and after visiting the website, I cannot wait to visit the shop.

Love this one and only hope that you are reading this Mr FF....

For more pretty images, please click here.

A demain,
L x


  1. Well I agree the perfect present and so beautifully wrapped, Two would look lovely outside my front door!!
    Jill xx

  2. What a funny photo! Lovely pressie though :)

  3. I love topiary - just don't seem to have much luck growing them and keeping them in shape. Not that this lack of a green thumb stops me from trying agin and again! Hope Mr FF gets the not so subtle hint!

  4. Yes,great idea and so beautiful gift,

  5. O yes !! so beautiful shop !! i love it...happy day Ria.........

  6. I received a rosemary topiary that looks very much like this one. Such a unique gift! Thanks for sharing.
    Have a nice day.

  7. If someone brought me that they would be in my good books....FOREVER!!!

  8. What a wonderful website ! Thank you ! I would be quite happy with any of those plants .. or just to be able to shop there !

  9. Lavender as a topiary or should it be lavender topiarified!!!!? (Now that has confused the dictionary!)

    Love that and I have two beautiful pots that have been calling out for something special, now I know what to do with them! xx

  10. Beautiful lavender! It would look fantastic alongside the doorway. Where are you planning to put it?

  11. I would love one in my house, too!

  12. Hi Leeann,

    I love topiary too, and had some standard lavender topiaries, until they grew too woody and old.
    Hope Mr FF takes the hint.
    Have a lovely Thursday


  13. Thanks for sharing this little piece of Heaven. It made my day.

  14. Drat - one can't order online!! I would LOVE to send one to Ange for her birthday next week!
    Thanks for sharing - they are gorgeous~

  15. I love this style!

  16. Be sure and take lots of pictures when you go to the shop!


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