Christmas Wreaths, Candle Pots and … and …

Gill has been having amazing success this year with her Festive wreaths, candle pots, table centres and other delights and favourites for Christmas. So much so, we have decided to open Dove Cottage for anyone within hailing distance to see the LOVE DOVE COTTAGE style and place final orders for Christmas …

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… or just to soak up the joy of Christmas. You can see a lot of Gill’s current work on Facebook and Instagram at the addresses shown above. We look forward to seeing you if you can be in Kilmartin on Monday from 4-8pm.

Gorgeous Flowers in Glass Jars

All sorts of containers are used at weddings to display beautiful flowers to enhance a special day, but there is little that can compare with a simple glass jar, or a small bottle. As you can see, these wonderful little flower treats can illuminate any type of wedding venue – from country house and castle to modern hotel or village hall.

Here are a few of my favourites from Flowerscape weddings…


Flowers and styling by GILL STEWART FLOWERSCAPE

Simply Country

by Gill Stewart, as posted on

Winding lanes and days gone by. Faded charm brought to life with painted pots of late summer florals and berries. Pots painted in Farrow and Ball Estate emulsion in Pigeon, Blue Gray and Setting Plaster.

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Copyright 2016 Dove Cottage Studio.

A Merry Little Christmas

Another year and the Christmas season has almost passed.This year I chose to decorate Dove Cottage with natural silvery greens, whites and mercuried silver…and a subtle dash of red here and there for festive warmth. I have draped these lovely little candles over my trees for more than twenty years now, and hung the exquisite hand blown glass baubles too. This encapsulates Christmas for Emma and Marc, and us generally as a family.
Hope you have all had a magical Christmas!

Dove Cottage Christmas
Dove Cottage Christmas


Dove Cottage, December 2015

Gill Stewart FLOWERSCHOOL – Christmas Wreaths and Candle Pots

@FlowerscapeGill @LoveDoveCottage. Amazing day at Corrie House launching ‪#‎GillStewartFlowerschool‬. Already organising a follow-up for early 2016. Great work by a lovely group of students…

We had a wonderful day today at Corrie House, and thanks to Joan, Barry and Julie for the amazing space and their warm hospitality. All our students produced beautiful work to take home, and we are looking forward to the next one.

If you are interested in future Flowerschool events, please contact Gill at, or

Gill is still available for weddings and events for dates in 2016. For a free, no obligation consultation, contact her as above or on 01546 510289.

Gill trained with world renowned florist Paula Pryke in London, and has since become well-known in Scotland and Ireland as an innovative and inspiring floral designer in her own right.

For a taste of some of Gill’s designs, see her website, and view some of her latest floral styings and our new artworks at

Gill Artwork Update

Despite appalling weather, car breakdowns, illness, worry, stress, damp, cold, flooding and alien invasion*, it is life as usual at Dove Cottage Studio. So, as we prepare for Gill’s Christmas Flowerschool at Corrie House this coming weekend, here is a glimpse at some other stuff Gill has been doing…

*Not all of these calamities are necessarily true. e.g. We have not experienced personal flooding, although it is true that Kilmartin was cut off by flooding last weekend. The only part that is definitively true is ‘alien invasion’. We have a new Jack Russell Terrier, or ‘loon-bug’.

Images copyright GILL STEWART MMXV

FLOWERSCAPE Christmas Flowerschool

Gill is fulfilling an ambition on 13th December with the first step towards creating Gill Stewart FLOWERSCHOOL as an offshoot of FLOWERSCAPE. Gill has demonstrated her flower styling on a number of occasions over the years, but with the invitation from Corrie House at Craobh Haven to show how to create a Christmas wreath for your door or to hang in your home over the festive season, the opportunity was too good to miss.

Gill is well-known for her intuitive floral flair and exuberant designs. She has created complete flower stylings for over 200 weddings in Scotland and Ireland in the last few years, and was the recommended florist for 2015 at the prestigious Powerscourt House near Dublin. Her creations have graced many wedding venues, including Edinburgh City Chambers and Inveraray Castle. Gill has been a pioneer in the current vogue for Venue Styling for weddings and events and is including this service as an option for clients in 2016.

At Corrie House there will be wreath-making in the morning and decorative table centres after lunch. An enjoyable, creative and festive day is anticipated. Contact Joan at Corrie House, 01852 500779 for more infomation and book your place.

Flower Workshop at Corrie House 2015-12-13
Flower Workshop at Corrie House 2015-12-13