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Friday, July 13, 2012

What better way to thank you for your incredibly helpful rainy-day fashion advice than with this charming arrangement?

People say carnations are boring. I say not if they're arranged IN THE SHAPE OF A DOG!

And why stop at one dog made out of flowers, when you could have two? With handbags?

I know what you're thinking. You're thinking nothing could be classier than a fake floral dog in a basket. Well, that's because you haven't seen a fake floral dog in a basket wearing a themed outfit.

Don't worry. That's about to change.

For the patriot in your life.

For the discerning bride and groom.

For... doctors? Or sick people? Or people with dog doctor fetishes? I don't even know.

And my own personal favourite:

Because nothing says "I'm sorry for your loss" like a dozen carnations crafted into the shape of West Highland Terrier wearing plastic angel wings. When I die, I'm going to insist on having several of these draped over my coffin. You have been warned.

(Unbelievably, this was only the second weirdest thing I saw on the internet this week. Sadly the weirdest thing is decidedly not safe for work. Or, in fact, safe for anything. I'm still traumatised.)

Speaking of dogs, the big news in our house this weekend is that my mum is entering Isla in a local village dog show. I am exceedingly jealous. Smidgen would totally nail the Best Rescue Dog category. And there's a Fancy Dress category! Can you imagine?!

Alas, I'm going to be larking about in the rain in a field outside Dundee with my friend Kristen. We're helping her jewellery designer friend Jane Gowans (remember my gold ring?) with a little creative project. There won't be any dogs in fancy dress, but there will be a model and a flower crown and lots of nice shiny things. I suppose that'll do.

How's your weekend looking? Any floral dogs or "sexy men shorts" in your immediate future? Actually, don't answer that.

{All images from 1800 Flowers and sadly not available in Britain. YET. Sophie, I'm looking at you}

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  1. I'm at a loss. The warm shorts.

    Nope, no words



  2. I'm simultaneously impressed and freaked out by those dogs. And just freaked out by those shorts

  3. Haha. Lovely. Your post reminded me of these equally amazing floral arrangements

    I know right?

  4. I have no words for how gutted I am that I can't now have floral scottie dogs at my wedding. It's devastating.

    K x

  5. Another trend I'm just too late on to use at my own wedding. Sigh.

    Still sitting here trying to work up the nerve to click on whatever was THE weirdest thing you saw this week...

  6. What I want to know is: what were you searching for when you found those shorts??

  7. Weird and weirder. How on earth do you come across these?

  8. You need to go to google image search and type in "mexico flower markets". That is all.

  9. OMG! I could never think you can make such a cute doggies out of the flowers!