Saturday, September 20, 2014

Garden Art and a Room Makeover


We went to our first farm clear out sale ....heaps of people, a long walk. Mr VL grabbed two farm made garden windmills. He turned his back and one got pinched but we still had one ...for $10.
It looks awesome in the rose garden whizzing around in the wind





This was our TV end of the family room and the last of the brown furniture to go. We had a local joinery put together a wall to ceiling unit

 BEFORE



everything is probably going to be re-arranged again (that's me in the TV screen)




















You may have spied a cute vintage fabric covered box on the shelves...I bought it from Etsy to checkout as a project for using my stash of vintage material I've been collecting

In the Spring garden this week

 Rainbow at the end of the garden



 Foggy dawn


Golden Elm flowers


First Sweet Peas 




Larkspur and Foxgloves slowly opening


 Stocks


Saturday, September 13, 2014

A New Friend


I bought this young lady home from Mr VL's work (I am occasionally allowed to raid the Garden nursery's gorgeous gift shop)



She is  lime washed terracotta 




She is perfect for displaying my vintage bridal headpiece collection...rotating them



A vintage fabric covered chocolate box









1950's book...50c ( $30 on Ebay!)



This was the last week of the Prunus trees in blossom








2 days was spent planting out shrubs, camellias , roses and topiaries 













Linking up with 

The Dedicated House
Knick of Time
French Country Cottage
Ivy and Elephants
Shabby Art Boutique
Chic on a Shoestring
Country Farm Home
My Romantic Home
Sir thrift-a-lot
Rose Vignettes
Rooted in Thyme
My Charmed Home
Elizabeth & Co
Finding Fabulous
A Revisionary Life
Thoughts from Alice
Woman in Real Life

Saturday, September 6, 2014

In the Pink


The first week of Spring has finally arrived








Nobody wanted this gorgeous faded  eiderdown online for $10, because it has 2 marks and a mend. I must be weird but I'm thrilled with it


I know...I know I don't need any more quilts



Foley pink and lemon set $2.50 from one of the local thrift shop


 $1.50 cushion from the other local thrift shop



Vintage fabric  from Etsy

 The blossom is glorious but won't last long 






We took  a trip to the plant wholesaler and bought a whole car load of plants,camellias,trees and roses.
I chose 2 new David Austin roses.." Jude the Obscure" and  "Abraham Derby"






Too many eggs and lemons means  a baked Lemon Delicious 





The sweet roses I bought over a week ago are still fresh !!!!






Linking up with 

The Dedicated House
Knick of Time
French Country Cottage
Ivy and Elephants
Shabby Art Boutique
Chic on a Shoestring
Country Farm Home
My Romantic Home
Sir thrift-a-lot
Rose Vignettes
Rooted in Thyme
My Charmed Home
Elizabeth & Co
Finding Fabulous
A Revisionary Life
Thoughts from Alice