Sunday, 29 May 2011
Am I the only one or is other blogger's having trouble commenting? It's been five days now and its very frustrating. I don't understand why I can receive comments but cannot comment myself.
Friday, 27 May 2011
I started off in the little courtyard garden at the back of the shop, where sculptures sit happily with garden paraphernalia.
The owner displays items so well and shows some great ideas for their uses.
Do we really need plastic planters? I would much rather use these.
A Beautiful white bench and a nice idea for a patchwork garden floor.
A weathered plant display and painted herb pots.
White linen slip covered chair.
If I had the room this table would of come home with me.
Wonderful patina on this bed.
Perfect. I must admit to being a bit in awe of this talented lady, the atmosphere and peacefulness of the whole shop with its soft tones and textures was beautiful, not one thing in the shop jars with the other, in fact I felt I was walking around an art gallery rather than a shop, who needs high street shopping?
Artwork and linen was everywhere.
a couple of great stools.
This was such a sweet cushion.
Even the radiator fitted in to the whole scheme.
Such a beautifully painted cabinet. I also like the contemporary light fittings.
The owner makes the cushions herself.
Love the patina on this sideboard.
There were weathered doors and shutters everywhere.
Today I am linking with Miss Mustard Seed for Furniture Friday
Wednesday, 25 May 2011
This Rose is 'Cardinal de Richelieu' its a very lovely old gallica Rose with a lovely scent, with it is, Granny's Bonnet, white Geranium, blue Companular and Scabiosa.
This wire basket is from 'The Bell Jar' in Norwich, a lovely french shop which I visited yesterday and took a few photos, which I will be posting soon.
Im linking today with a beach cottage for Good Life Wednesday
Wednesday, 18 May 2011
There is something about a basket that conjures up that feeling of summer and strolling around a market with a basket filled with fresh produce and flowers, this basket was another find from the little French shop and as soon as I saw it I loved it.
I have quite a few baskets in my home because I love the texture they provide but they are also great for storage.
Another find I have had recently are these little steps, I can't tell you how many chairs I have broken by standing on them when changing curtains etc...so these will be well used and they just fold up and lean against the wall.
Another basket. I have had this hanging basket a very long time and the liner had to be replaced but a pet hate of mine are the liners in the shops at the moment especially the paper ones, so I have tried to come up with something that looks good for the few months till the plants become established. This hessian sack bag is something I picked up in our local pound shop, I cut down one side of the seem and lined it with newspaper to hold the compost. I'll let you know if it last the summer.
Monday, 16 May 2011
I hope everyone had a lovely weekend, we finally had some rain and my garden is starting to perk up again.
I gave my dresser a bit of a revamp due to a few additions of some lovely French finds from the Little French shop I posted about a few weeks ago .
One of the French treasures I bought was this blue coffee pot, its such a lovely blue I just couldn't not buy it.
Next to the coffee pot is a small enamel sugar tin, I couldn't believe how well they match each other, now every time I walk past them I have a little smile on my face, I'm easily pleased.
This white enamel jug is something I have had quite a few years, when I first started collecting enamelware I could pick them up for a few pence.
My husband doesn't understand the chips and rust but men just don't seem to get it do they?
Cow Parsley or Queen Anne's Lace, a favourite of mine its becoming very popular lately and apparently we will be seeing a lot of it soon for Chelsea (looking forward to that).
This little wire basket was thrown in for free by the owner.
Saturday, 14 May 2011
Such a busy week, my daughter has had more interviews for art college and this meant lots of prep work organising and mounting artwork.
Still she did well and got on the course she wanted and this also meant we had a trip to the city and I visited the little French shop, unfortunately in all the rush I forgot my camera but I will do a post on all the treasures I bought, well I believe them to be treasures, I don't think the hubby would agree with me.
I have also been working hard in my dusty garden, it rained the other day but not enough to really penetrate the ground and this is effecting seeds I had sown but established plants seems to be OK except flowering period is over quite quickly.
This Iris is actually purple but photographs blue.