Vintage ~ Handmade ~ Homes ~ Gardens

Monday, 25 April 2011

Tulips and toothache

Apologies for my absence. Is starting a new job, having your kitchen gutted, and suffering from raging toothache (in the same week) a good enough excuse? Still, the kitchen is nearly complete (how can a tiny kitchen take so long, and more importanly cost sooo much) the sun has been shining on Blighty and we just had a lovely long weekend with more of the same due in three days time.

Easter is always a family time for me and my Mum, sisters, niece and I trotted off to Bushey Rose Gardens to enjoy the spring planting in the unseasonal hot sunshine. We loved the eye popping colours of the tulips.

My Mum and co ... we are not women to be parted from our handbags!

And finally this morning, the first opportunity I've had to lie in and luxuriate for ages.  It's lilac time (those precious two weeks) so the view from my bedroom window is a treat.

I hope you have all had a wonderful Easter break. 

Wedding? Did someone mention a wedding?

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Good Day Sunshine

Wow, what a beautiful week! The sun has had it's hat on and I've been humming that old Beatles song, Good Day Sunshine. The sun has been out in more ways than one. After months of redundancy looming over my head I had an interview for a new job and ta-da I got promotion! There was me thinking I would be retiring early and now I shall be working in the heart of London town once more.

To celebrate my new job and the warmer weather I have treated myself to a new Cath Kidston bag. I went for spots rather than floral - bit too twee for work.

The sunshine has made the garden burst with colour. Here's some lovely spring flowers in my garden this week.  

After months of planning, finally, my new kitchen will be fitted this coming week - I'm sooo excited! 

Enjoy the sunshine while it lasts xx

Sunday, 3 April 2011

What a dish!

I confess I'm smitten. I am totally coveting this antiqued iron wire dish drainer from Comptoir de Famille

Comptoir de Famille make lots of beautiful things that are perfect for the country home like this delightfully simple raspberry holder (a raspberry holder? well there's something I never knew I needed).

What about a beautiful wooden key case?

Or this divine table bell to summon the servants?

While I fret over the dish drainer decision please do have yourself an excellent week. 
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