Tuesday, 2 June 2009

This Week, I Am Mostly Enjoying ....

:: Ancient thrifted magazines with beautiful covers (1938!)

:: Chalk pictures on the patio
:: Lazy afternoons on the river bank, just footsteps from our back door, with the steam train trundling by.

:: Sweet Williams back on the greengrocer's stall. Beautiful shades of summer that last ages and ages and for just £1.20 a bunch.


:: A £5 vintage mirror and a thrifed embroidery for 50p that are brightening up the sitting room.

:: Luscious lupins blooming in the garden.

:: Falling asleep to the sound of tractors rumbling up and down the village fields, bringing in the spring silage.

A lovely sort of a week. Hope yours is too.

25 comments:

cathleen said...

What a pretty little blog you have! Loving your flowers, especially your lupins. Your blog banner is lovely to look at too.

marble rose said...

What a dreamy blog - Those flowers are so pretty and such a great mirror! I'm still searching for your embroidery?

Love where you live too.

Fleur
x

Rubyred said...

Such pretty flowers, especially the lupins, gorgeous!
Rachel x

our shabby cottage said...

What a lovely account of your week! I love the last photo with the fields and the tractor.

earthmotherwithin said...

Thanks for sharing your week with us. What lovely simple pleasures there are, if we just look!
I have been lurking in your blog for a while now, and love the fact that you share so many interests which I also share. I once lived in the UK and your blog keeps me in touch with that lovely spot too.

Tabiboo said...

That sounds like my kind of week!! Forget the seaside - I'm a country girl born and bred!!

I am also very jelous of your lupins - mine have come up to be weeny little things!!

Have a lovely week,

Nina x

Mandy said...

Sounds like a wonderful week.
Love the sweet williams & the lupins they are beautiful x
What a beautiful place you live

Mandy said...

Forgot to mention my favourite are the magazines the covers are just beautiful x

LissyLou said...

A very pretty post - glad your having a good week x



oooh i like this word verification-- squeboo!!

sue15cat said...

Wonderful post. Just sums up the lovely english summer we seem to be having at the moment....shhhh or it'll go away!!

Sue xx

Hen said...

Ah, what a lovely idyllic setting you seem to live in, lucky you! Great magazine cover and loving the lupins, of course. Must get some sweet william, they are ridiculously reasonable, aren't they? Here's to a long glorious summer, Steph!
Hen x

Kitschen Pink said...

Oh lovely sweet williams - the blue jug sets them off perfectly. Love that Girl's own garden too! If only my borders would organise themselves that way and only a bit of pottering with a trug required! t.x

pinkfairygran said...

What a lovely blog... found you, via pinkfeather, and had to have a nose at what you were about. Smashing photos, nice things, cute boys!! Beware, they grow up!

Diane said...

I too have Lupin envy. I went for a very tasetful looking pale cream species (Chandelier I think it is called) but it literally pales into insignificance at the side of yours. Noted in my gardening journal for next year.

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Bliss, what a cheerful post.

The Curious Cat said...

£5 vintage mirror is a bargain!

mollycupcakes said...

I love comiong into your chocolate box world honey, it's always so full of beautiful things and pictures.
Thanks for brightening my day with all your loveliness.
Hugs,
Catherine x

Lucy said...

Oh what a lovely post. I love your sweet williams and the little jug they are sitting in is gorgeous too. Also love the tractor trails across the hilly field! Thanks for sharing! Lucy x

periwinkle said...

tomorrow I'm off to buy Sweet Williams .... you have a gorgeous view from your window ,,, maybe one day I'll show you mine !!

Bobo Bun said...

Love your new banner Steph. All of them have been great, so no favourites, just dreamy looking at sheets blowing in the breeze. Magazine are fabulous too.

Lisa x

Anonymous said...

Love your photos and snippets of your life in the English countryside. My mother has the Christmas Carol magazine, the exact same one! --Angie from Washington State, U.S.A.

Sarah Lulu said...

Aren't they beautiful magazine covers?

Your blog is very very pretty and a joy to visit.

Felicity said...

lovely dreamy post, i love the magazines and mirror!!

kelly said...

great pics! I do love the covers of the books. They really don't do covers like they used to. Old covers are really such great works of art aren't they?

Yvonne said...

Looks like a wonderful week... I wish my lupins looked like that... unfortunately the slugs seem to have dined out well on them!! Boo Hoo..

Hope your week continues to be full of beautiful treasured moments

Yvonne xx