Saturday, 31 July 2010

I heard a little sound ............

It was the garden fairy calling me to tell me that something was at last blooming on my tiny patio.  There, amongst the trailing lobelia was a shy little fairy, perched atop a frog..............

Doesn't that make your heart sing?

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Doves of Peace

Some wonderfully clever person made these doves out of paper,  they hang above my workstation and swirl in the breeze while I am typing away at my blog.  They are almost a meditation tool!  I imagine they are meant to be mobiles above a crib,  but they are wonderful anyway!
My guest has left,  and my home is eerily quiet!  How quickly one gets used to conversation.  Time for a spring clean (a bit late).  I want to hang up my bedroom curtains,  nice and crisp and clean (and rosey) and take down the long thick winter ones.  How I wish I had the talents all you girls have,  but I learn from you every day!  Much love................
Oh,  Ana,  one day I will post the story of how I found my Brother!!!!

The house in the roses: White Wednesday

The house in the roses: White Wednesday#links

Hearts hearts and more hearts!

I have had a trying week,  it should improve from now on!  I was pottering around my little piece of paradise,  when I realised there were hearts everywhere, on the ''office'' door, in the kitchen, on the end of my bed, on the tray, even in the bathroom.  Testing out my camera,  I think it is not the best.  Hope you lovely ladies out there in Blogland have had a lovely week so far,  bless you all xx

Sunday, 25 July 2010

A reading bench and cutesy cushions!

Oh,  I think I may have gone over the top with all these little cushions,  maybe it needs a bit of fiddling about!  Hope you all had a blessed weekend!

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

I found this cutie

I was scrolling through CSN Store to see what they had,  I like this cutie here.  What do you think?

Monday, 19 July 2010

Something different!

Right over the next week or so,  keep your eyes peeled for a review of CSN Stores products.
I received an e-mail offering me the chance to review one of their products on my blog and I am looking forward to doing it.
CSN Stores has amazing online stores where you can find everything from cookware to ceiling lights  to furniture!
I had a browse on a few of their UK sites, and the furniture is really great.  Check it out here:

Friday, 16 July 2010

I love these burlap/hessian cushions!!

Have spent ages looking for burlap/hessian material,  and notes on how to stencil cushions and other lovely things.  I found this wonderful web shop with just what I want,  but cannot afford!!  Anyway, I thought I would share the lovely place with you all.

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Bedroom Decorating: Cottage-Style Bedroom Decor

Bedroom Decorating: Cottage-Style Bedroom Decor

Looking with new eyes

A year ago I had a miracle occur in my life.  I had an operation to fix my eyesight.  I am finding new treasures amongst my old stuff,  being able to see them ''with new eyes''.  Have had these pictures for three years,  lurking inconspicuously upstairs.  Now I can see their prettiness.  About five pounds for both at a car boot sale.  Mmmmm. 
Forgive my photography,  it will improve.  Love to you all this day..

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

My favourite UK magazines

For my blogging friends in other countries,  here are my favourites on this side of the pond..
Flip the pages at the Blog :

Raiding the scrap box

I raided the scrap box for trimmings and a little piece of ticking.  After fiddling about a bit,  came up with a mini cushion.  Delighted with it,  hope to improve with my next project.  Have a wonderful Wednesday!!

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Where do you keep your love letters?

I keep mine in an old hat box.  A Valentine card from someone special,  letters and pictures from my Brother John,  who I took 43 years to find and meet.   Cards from places that mean a great deal to me.  it is my secret stash.  Have a truly wonderful and blessed weekend!

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Don't you just love cups!!

I have a fascination for pretty floral cups and saucers.  Love putting them everywhere.  Here are a few of my cups.  Some are thrift/charity shop finds,  some are collector's items,  I don't care as long as they are pretty. Have a great Wednesday!!

Friday, 2 July 2010

An Angel Guards my Door

She has been with me for years,   and guards me well.......

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Say hello to my Faeries

Jasmine blowing bubbles!
                                                                                  The Owl Whisperer, and Imogen with stripey leggings looking at my old china plates

My favourite shop

My favourite shop is the Banana Tree,  in Little Chelsea in Eastbourne, where I live.  It is so beautiful,  and I go there for inspiration.  It always smells so beautiful,  a mixture of lavender and gentle hand made soaps,  shabby chic furniture and gorgeous cushions and ever changing wondrous things.  Please visit it,  if you are ever in the area. One feels as though the world has been left outside!!