Thursday, June 17, 2010

Roses, Peonies and Thrifty Finds





Hello my friends. Today I have gone through my pictures on the computer that I saved for you. These were my lovely peonies. They are quite finished now as the wind has been atrocious and many downpours had left them sodden. Thank goodness I cut them in plenty of time.

And that sweet bookmark? My dear mother made it for me for Christmas and it is one of the most treasured gifts I have ever received from her.

Just a snap of a dahlia and the pretty Mother's Day card I received.

The forget-me-nots were quite abundant this year. I had them spread all over the house. Every available vessel had wee blue flowers peeking out.


Such a pretty little flower, so humble.


Alfred de Dalmas. Has not made an appearance in my garden for many, many years. Two years ago I moved it to a new location and lo and behold, gorgeous blooms.

My dear, sweet William Baffin. Never, ever disappoints me.

Oh, you beautiful boy!

While we are talking about flowers, look at this sweetie I picked up. Charming tin with the most vivid colours. Really makes me want to pop something in the oven to fill it with!

And have been very lucky with the pink and green. A yummy pink stripe pillowcase and a little rosebud one as well. A wonderful sheet, all rosy and some stunning Laura Ashley fabric with tiny flowers although I am not sure what pattern this is. Anyone? Adorable all the same though.

The latest addition to the family.


The girls suprised me with this for Mother's Day. Almost as cute as my real handsome man.













17 comments:

bellaboo said...

Beautiful flowers and gorgeous linens!

Bellaboo :0)

Madelief said...

I enjoyed looking through your pictures. I love your collection of 'floral' china! I recognise the Laura Ashley fabric from the 80s, but unfortunately can't help you with the name.

Happy weekend!

Madelief

Kit said...

Oooo, I love the little doggy! I love to collect little dogs too and have 2 beagles and 2 collies that I have found at antique stores. Such fun! Have a great day! Kit

Thecraftytrundler said...

Gorgeous flowers & fabric too! I think the vintage Laura Ashley one is called 'cottage sprig'. It's one of my favourites!!

Sharon x

Elyse said...

lovely post!

xo
elyse

Knitting Out Loud said...

My grandmother had a pug named Snort.

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

Love that tin. A beautiful post. xx

A Time for Stitching said...

I love forget-me-nots, they are my favourites.
That pug is so sweet.

skirmishofwit said...

What beautiful pictures! The flowers are so lovely.

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Your pictures are delightful, I have really enjoyed visiting your blog! xx

birdie blue said...

Love your forget me nots! I have some old Laura Ashley pattern books, I'll look up that pattern.

Have the loveliest of weekends,
Molly

marĂ­a cecilia said...

I´m here again!!! Now coming from Flickr.
I was so sure I left you a comment before but don`t see it now. Well, a pleasure meeting you!!!
Greetings from Chile,
Maria cecilia

Hesta Nesta said...

Hi
Love the Pug, we are also Pug owners, five of them!!
Jo x

Felicity said...

lovely flowers! fliss xx

Anna said...

What beautiful photos! Most of my house is decorated with thrift shop finds, which means that your house looks strangely familiar to me!

Kathy Hammett said...

The above LA fabric is not Cottage Sprig. It's Wood Violet., very similar prints, both in rose/moss. I have some Cottage Sprig, would love to find some Wood Violet! Love your blog. I'm making a LA quilt, still acquiring fabrics. Dfifficult to find, since they're mostly from the 80s!

Kathy Hammett said...

The above LA fabric is not Cottage Sprig. It's Wood Violet., very similar prints, both in rose/moss. I have some Cottage Sprig, would love to find some Wood Violet! Love your blog. I'm making a LA quilt, still acquiring fabrics. Dfifficult to find, since they're mostly from the 80s!