Wednesday, 22 June 2011


Apologies, especially to new followers - but I'm going to take a blog break. Life's just a bit full on at the moment - something's got to go.....

Look after yourselves / have fun / see you later


Thursday, 16 June 2011

Displacement activity blogging.........

Been doing lots of painting the last few days - chairs, tables, shelves - don't sit still, or I'll paint you!  Just finished these two - undercoated, painted, distressed, waxed - I'm exhausted now! -

Might do this one next - maybe French grey -
or I might just have a sit down and a cup of tea! -

With a biscuit from this vintage biscuit barrel? No - en route for the shop, really -
Along with this pretty cloth and glass domed dish - 

And those lettuces look as if they need watering -

And lots of flowers to photograph - 

Oh, well, better get back to the painting - 


Right, enough dilly-dallying!...............

Monday, 13 June 2011

A flowery Monday

Been working at the shop today - but got home early evening to find lovely sun in the garden, so took some photos -

Got these two prints at a Car Boot sale recently - I really like them -

And Happy Birthday, Archie (yesterday) - X -

Thursday, 9 June 2011

The Minotaur and the Hare

Went to Cheltenham today. I've always wondered about this statue there - The Minotaur and the Hare -

It's by Sophie Ryder. I googled for info -
Saw this little table the other day at a charity shop - snapped it up, as it was cheap, thinking I'd probably paint it.

BUT, got it home and discovered it was a sewing box -
Got a lovely blue glass dish too - it's a much brighter blue than it looks here -
Then, out of the corner of my eye, I saw this beauty (be still, my beating heart!) -

I strolled over towards it - casually, nonchalently - 'What me, interested in that? - pah!' - inside, thinking, 'I want it, I want it'!!! -

And, as you can see, I got it! - yay! - it's huge / very heavy -
Flowers from the garden -

And flowers in the garden -
Can't wait for these perennial sweet peas to flower - they've grown from a tiny plant -
And lovely Astrantia - so handy in bunches of cut flowers - 

Have a great weekend!

Sunday, 5 June 2011

'Look at me - I can sit up'..........

'Look at me - I can sit up'..........said Ruby -

'Hey, brothers and cousins, check this out - I'm sitting up' -

'No, seriously, guys, look at this' -

'Ignoring me, hey? I'll eat part of your robot, then you'll take notice' -

And The Very Hungry Caterpillar -

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Green, green glass of home..........

Over the border to Wales today, to Abergavenny. I love going there, a great journey for me. Then when you're in the town, you can see the surrounding mountains down every street -

Got some lovely green glassware (hence the terrible pun in the post heading...) -  

And some pretty china -

More green glassware! -
It's just crying out for Lemon sorbet!
A pretty sugar sifter -
And some lovely old photos. Check out these guys! -

The next two - lovely ladies - are from Utica, NY -

This couple are from Aberystwyth - or had their photo taken there, anyway -
And a little girl and boy -

Some rain earlier in the week, which was good for the garden. More roses coming out -

This one's like raspberry ripple ice-cream! - or Eton mess -
This blue flax is a startling colour - though not photographed well - 
And this poppy -

Enjoy the rest of the week!