Thursday, 20 February 2014

Spring is on its' way!

Spring is definitely on its' way. Lots of bulbs and shoots pushing through in the garden -


 
It cheers you up so much to see Spring flowers, doesn't it?
 
 
 


 
Lovely and sunny here today, though it may not last. The waters have gone down, though, in the meadows at the end of our garden -
 
 
Off to the shop later to take some new stuff in, including this Lloyd Loom type linen box -
 
 
And some china, including these pretty cups -

 
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These fragrant flowers were bought for my 92 year old mother-in-law, who is in hospital recovering from a (5 1/2 hour) mouth cancer operation. She loves flowers, but sadly the hospital didn't allow them (because of Norovirus......), so they were brought home. Mum looks very battered and bruised, but is apparently doing very well.
 
 

 
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And, of course, I couldn't leave these little blue glass eggcups (my favourite colour!) behind in the charity / thrift shop earlier!
 
 
Have a good weekend!
 

23 comments:

  1. So much Spring colour in your garden, and sunshine too! Lovely colourful pots and containers, it all lokks veyr spring-like.
    We're back to rain here but I bought some more primroses for outdoor containers yesterday so may venture down to the greenhouse to pot those up.
    Hope your Mother-in-law recovers speedily - I'm sure those gorgeous flowers will go a long way to helping her get back to normal.
    Lovely vintage finds, especially those tea cups - so very pretty.
    Have a good day and enjoy the sunshine!

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    1. Thank you. Today was glorious - some showers in with the sunshine, but then there were lovely rainbows! X

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  2. How lovely looks your garden on a sunny day! And I love your finds, china cups are gorgeous and the the blue eggcups as well! Many wishes to your mother in law, she must be a brave woman!
    Have a nice evening!
    Olympia

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    1. Thank you, Olympia. My mother-in-law is a remarkable woman. X

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  3. There are no spring flowers in my garden but it has been a pleasure to see them in yours! Sorry to hear about your mum-in-law and hope she gets better soon. Such a shame that you can't take flowers into a hospital anymore. I am sure that the benefits would outweigh the risk of catching anything from them! x

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    1. I absolutely agree about the flowers, Simone - flowers cheer me up no end. Hope you're feeling more positive. X

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  4. What gorgeous Spring flowers.. they look beautiful... such a lovely time of the year. I love those egg cups, such a pretty blue.
    Sending best wishes to your mother-in-law. x

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    1. Thank you for your good wishes - she is such a lovely person; such a shame to have to go through this at her age. X

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  5. I have wondered about your mother in law. A brave lady to undergo that kind of surgery. Thinking about her and sending best wishes for a good recovery.

    Beautiful spring flower photos and I love the vintage tea cups.

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  6. Thank you for your kind thoughts. X

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  7. I love those cups and saucers and especially the turquoise coloured one at the bottom. XX

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  8. Lovely to see those spring flowers, and really lovely to see all of that grass and no water. Best wishes to your mother-in-law, I do hope she heals quickly. Beautiful finds, the cups are gorgeous, especially the one at the bottom of the photo - such an exquisite colour.

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    1. Thanks for your good wishes. Yes, I like that cup; it's Wedgewood. X

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  9. It's good to hear that your mother in law is doing well, and Spring flowers, oh yes, what a difference they make!

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  10. Thanks. Yes, they really do - I felt my spirits lift today! X

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  11. The Spring flowers are so cheering and how green is that meadow! I love those blue egg cups - they'd look so sweet as miniature vases with little posies. Hope your mother-in-law continues well on her road to recovery.
    x

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    1. Thank you; she seems to be doing really well. X

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  12. Lovely pictures! How sad that the hospital didn't allow the beautiful flowers. Your poor mother-in-law. I do hope she makes a good recovery!

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    1. Yes, I think the flowers business is v sad - they would really cheer me in hosp. Thanks for your good wishes. X

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  13. What a shame that the flowers weren't allowed in the hospital as they would have been a cheerful sight for your mother-in-law, I do hope she continues to recover well from such long operation. Spring flowers are always cheering aren't they? It's also good to see a little sunshine now and then too! Happy weekend:)

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  14. I love your egg cups! And I agree totally that the flowers would have been a wonderful cheering thing. I thought there might be a whiff of spring here the other day but it has all gone rather cold and drear again. It must be round the corner!

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  15. Such a lovely day yesterday, being out in the garden seems to help at the moment. Great to see a bit of colour. Those linen boxes are so useful aren't they? I've got four, all packed with stuff! And the cups and egg cups are really pretty. Very glad to hear your mother-in-law is doing well Abby xx

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