in the sunday telegraph

June 15, 2011  in flowers, news

Sunday Telegraph mention

Although I have worked with lots of amazing photographers, I think this may be the first time I’ve seen one of my own photos in print!  I was very flattered when The Sunday Telegraph contacted me to ask if they could use one of the photos from my recent Forget-me-not post.

Anne Cuthbertson wrote in her piece ‘A nostalgic return: remember forget-me-nots’:

The forget-me-nots have been the biggest surprise [in her garden]. They were nowhere to be found when I moved in, but this spring, tiny blue flowers have been frolicking along the base of the greenhouse and the ancient yew and through the borders. I have always considered it a childhood flower – sweetly nostalgic but, like buttercups. an uncontrollable nuisance. But so stunning is the frothy baby-blue bank that I am converted.

“I am not alone. The interiors stylist Sania Pell posted the most beautiful “bloom in miniature” pictures of forget-me-nots on her blog ( recently. She writes “to me forget-me-not conjures up old-fashioned love letters and romantic messages”.

Anne went on to write “Forget-me-nots also made rare appearances at the Chelsea Flower Show… Eyeing the show gardens I realised my shabby garden had stumbled into chic.”

Big thank yous to Anne for mentioning me in her lovely article and also to Rona from Flowerona for pointing her in my direction.

To read my original Forget-me-not post click here.

P.S. The graphic floral mug in the photo is one that I hand painted at a ceramics cafe a few years ago.

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  1. elisa says:

    how great! i love it. good work rona x
    i came home to find my mother’s pepper pots had filled with volunteer forget-me-not, and so she has two great swathes of it at either side of the steps. beautiful. x

  2. Heleen Miller says:

    Hi Sania, it is a lovely picture! I am not surprised The Sunday Telegraph contacted you! The combination of the forget-me-nots in the little vase and the vintage plate looks lovely!

  3. decor8 Holly says:

    Sania this is just one of many more to follow!!! I bet by your third book, you won’t even need to hire a photographer at this rate. 🙂

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Sania Pell freelance interior stylist London.

Sania Pell is a freelance interior stylist, art/creative director and consultant based in London. She is a Contributing Stylist at Elle Decoration magazine, with whom she has worked for over 20 years, and is well known for bringing a unique aspect to photographic shoots for national publications, leading international brands and retailers as well as style consultancy for architects and property developers. She is the author of best-selling book The Homemade Home and The Homemade Home for Children. A trained, former textile designer, Sania is also involved in many multi-disciplinary creative projects.

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