Saturday, 26 June 2010

Summer Treasures

Summer is here in the Moorlands. Hurrah hurrah! This week has been truly lovely; apart from a few hours of rain on Thursday but the garden really needed it. Today the sun is beaming down and we're enjoying a very lazy weekend at home after a few rather hectic ones recently. Nothing more pressing than making ice lollies, sploshing around in the paddling pool and some gardening on the agenda. Bliss.
 
I've gathered some sweet little treasures lately, full of summer charm. We eat many, many eggs in this house so egg cups are very useful indeed. especially if they're in bright, jolly vintage colours like these.
Here's the basket I found in Suffolk which I've already used to transport seedlings to the allotment and the first of our delicious peas back home.I spied these pixie (or are the elves?) glasses at the flea market which are just the job for the boys juice on a hot day.
Lots of lovely old books with wonderful covers have found their way home too. I love the Fun book and the Ladybird Seashore guide the most.
And who could resist this summery chap? I can't wait to get down to Port Isaac in July and hear these terrific (if pesky) birds for real.
Sadly these aren't my efforts but this pretty bowl, (a 50p find at the flea market) is a perfect place for toms to warm up. Don't they look delicious? I'm imagining them with mozzarella, basil, olive oil and ciabatta for lunch. Oooh now I'm hungry. Right - I'm off!

20 comments:

KC'sCourt! said...

lovely finds, those glasses are wonderful.
Julie xxxxxxxxx

Rosie said...

Just had to drop by and say how much i love your blog....and those glasses! x

Razmataz said...

These are lovely finds. The glasses are perfect for little ones. Old books and their pictures have so much charm!

Frances said...

This post truly announces summertime with each picture and word.

What a lovely time of the year.

(Your vintage finds are remarkable!)

Best wishes.

Tabiboo said...

Hi Steph,

you have a fantastic eye for such bargains.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and sun,

Nina xxxx

Emma (silverpebble) said...

What a scrumptious post. I am rather in love with that gorgeous bowl in the last photo. Those tomatoes are so perfect they hardly look real!

Amanda said...

What a glorious road trip you had! (sorry I am a few days late in commenting)

As for your thrifty finds, they are wonderful, especially the eggcups... my Grandma has the exact same ones when I was little and I remember not only having eggs but also eating my "portion" of smarties from them too :o)

bellaboo said...

Love all your finds! I have that bowl(Crown Derby)and I paid a lot more than 50p for it,so you certainly got a bargain there!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend..we're off to cool down at the beach tomorrow.

Bellaboo :0)

Penelope said...

Oh what sweet glasses, I think they are pixies!

Rose H (UK) said...

Love, love love your finds! The basket is beautiful,reminds me of one my Nan had with a green handle :o) And that seagull would fit so nicely in my downstairs cloakroom with it's seaside theme ;o)
Keep up the good work!

Pipany said...

You always have such lovely finds Steph. Great that summer has arrived for you. I want that LAdybird book as I remember having it as a child - why did my mum get rid of such treasures!! x

French Knots said...

We have the seashore book too, it lives in the caravan with some other nature and wildlife books so we can look up our finds and work out what they are.

staci said...

Hello! I just found your blog and must say how much I enjoy it! I love your pictures of the villages and surroundings and all your wonderful vintage finds!

Hugs!!!

Garden Girl said...

I seem to always say this, but you do find some fabulous stuff on your travels!I love that basket, I must start using one when I go to the allotment, it's the perfect excuse.
Hope you've had a good, catch up soon
xxxx

funkymonkey said...

My favourites are the egg cups.I can remember that we had the exact same ones at home when I was little. Sadly, I don't know what's happened to them though. Count me in for a slice of ciabatta. I like it rubbed with garlic and toppped with warmed tomatoes and basil. Yum.

Tracey

Bobo Bun said...

I know it's not nice to be jealous or covet other peoples stuff, but I do I do. Sorry Steph that the green eyed monster has got me, but all of it, every last find is just gorgeous and I'm jealous.

Lisa x

melanie said...

Lovely finds, especially the basket. :) xxx

Maureen said...

The lovely jewel colours of the egg cups do it for me.

That's not to say I don't like the other items as well.........

Teresa said...

I love the old books.....

Angel's Attic said...

Just came across your blog. Lovely finds, what a pretty little basket and dish. The old childrens books are fab.
Nicky x