General (Chit chat)

My Tower of London Poppy

Before I even start, I would like to apologise for the massive gap in posts recently – between being ill, my lovely computer having a bit of a melt down, and not having internet for 3 weeks I’ve not really had the chance or ability to do so! I’d started writing this post coming up to 3 months ago, so I feel awful that I’m only just getting round to publishing it now! Hope it’s worth it!!

My lovely readers may remember me writing a couple of times in the past about buying one of the Tower of London Poppies, and also visiting them with the boy and my parents. I regularly checked my emails for updates of when my poppy would arrive, and finally at the end of January it finally arrived!!

The box it came in was fantastic, with all the inside decorated and information on the charities the money went towards, and how the poppies were made, as well as a certificate to prove it’s authenticity. The poppy was well wrapped, with real Tower of London mud included (I thought it took so long to get delivered cos they were cleaning them!?!)

Now me being me, it took me another week or two until I even attempted to put it together, and then got stuck so left it for another few weeks. Finally a week or two ago I put it together, I’m not sure it’s been put together right, as one of the bits didn’t seem to fit in as well as I think it should, but it’s holding okay so far! Brute force seemed to work OK for me!

I spent quite a bit of time debating as to where I would keep my poppy. I’d initially thought of it going on some sort of shelf above our TV, but then decided it would look good in a tall vase (partly inspired by one of my lovely bridesmaids and her other/better half). But it didn’t look quite right on it’s own in a vase or feel very stable on it’s own. So I ordered a LOT of red and clear glass pebbles to go in the vase, which has given it a bit more colour and a lot more stability.

I think it looks great. What do you think? Have any of you guys got a Tower of London poppy? If so, how have you got it displayed?


  1. cerysmai

    May 27, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    Oh wow, I did not know you could actually buy one! Love the box it came in and the idea of filling the vase with those cute pebbles!

    1. Sophie

      May 27, 2015 at 8:45 pm

      Thanks πŸ™‚ Towards the end of last year they were selling them all to raise money for 6 charities, I thought it was a fab idea! Hubby keeps telling me to throw the box out, but I can’t do it, it’s too nice!

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