Our dear friend Hannah Nunn has created a beautiful new design for the Brontë Society called Charlotte's Garden which is inspired by the plants in the Parsonage garden around the time of Charlotte Brontë's birthday. The Parsonage have made Hannah's beautiful design into aprons, tea towels, tote bags and other wonderful products to sell in the shop. When we were asked by them to take some lifestyle photographs of the Charlotte's Garden range, we jumped at the chance. We knew the kitchen and garden of our friend Sarah of Simply by Arrangement would be just the perfect place for the shoot, so we arranged a date and headed there one morning hoping for nice light.
We weren't disappointed - the light that day was just perfect and Sarah was getting excited with all the possibilities. I was also quite giddy as Sarah needed a model and the Charlotte's Garden apron fitted perfectly with my lovely Seasalt dress. We'd already been out for some groceries to use as props in the tote bag, and fortunately there were plenty of beautiful flowers around that we were also able to incorporate. Molly the dog also helped out with some of the modelling - she's much better at sitting still and doing as she's told than me! Although her powers of restraint were tested when she spotted the French stick sitting in the tote bag!