Saturday, 14 May 2011

Busy Indoors


The rain keeps pouring down this morning but that's good news for the garden, the allotment and the water butts I suppose. Thanks for your lovely, lovely comments on my garden post which seems to have temporarily disappeared. Blogger is doing weird things this weekend.
But a rainy day means time for getting around to those things I keep meaning to do. Its just we three this weekend, Woody is down Wembley way reporting on the Potters attempt to win the FA cup final. I have to confess to being on the black & white side of the city's football allegiancies but I'd love them to win for my dad and dear Grandad who followed them through the barren decades with no reward. Good luck Stoke.
So we're pottering today. Making bed boats, eating lots of toast and generally mooching about. My main achievement this morning has been to put together this beautiful seed packet bunting which I won on the lovely Emma's Silverpebble blog giveaway a while ago. Now that I have finally posted my thank you to her I feel I can get around to showing this off.

Aren't they beautiful, they're French seed packet labels which would look great backed onto small brown envelopes but I just couldn't get any in town so decided to put them up on their own. I've double backed them so that when the sun comes out again they'll look the perfect thing in the garden. Thanks so much Emma, hope you like your little gift and apologies for taking so long to post about it!
And I've done a little framing too. My sister bought me some postcards from the London Transport Museum featuring old travel posters advertising Kew Gardens. This one she enlarged for me as foxgloves are one of my favourite flowers and matched with a bargain frame from Oxfam it looks perfect above my china cabinet in the kitchen. I love it! You can buy the postcards and prints online if you're interested
While I was pootling about I realised just how many things I have featuring anenomes. Such pretty colours and simple shape, just like how a child would draw a flower. Emma sent me the cards in a beautiful anenomes tin that's so pretty it makes me smile. The tin also contained some wonderful flower seeds that I've already sown in my cut flower patch up at the allotment. Thanks Emma, you're so kind. She's a very talented silversmith and has the most amazing blog. Pop along and say hello!
This little anenome jug was 50p and is not just pretty but is from Cornwall, so a double win for me! And I adore this embroidery which I found at the flea market a while ago. It lives on the mantlepiece and looks so at home with my old clock and Spode green candlesticks.
Well, small boys needing snacks are calling so I shall leave you to the weekend and hope that you're dodging the showers and having a relaxing day. Xxx

37 comments:

Tabiboo said...

Your man and my boys too - we will be cheering on Stoke too.....well they will - I don't do football.

I love all your flowery bits and well done on Emma's giveaway - I just adore all her pretty things.

Have a wonderful weekend - still no rain here. We could desperately do with some.

Nina xxxxxxxx

Pink Milk said...

I love the seed packet bunting, what a lovely idea, and the foxglove picture is stunning.

Enjoy your pottering.

Hx

silverpebble said...

Steph I'm so delighted you're enjoying your little seedlabels. They look just perfect on that beautiful dresser of yours. I had forgotten about the tin - that original label 'Super Kreem toffee' made me smile.

Do show images of your Bells of Ireland if they come up - I'd love to see them. I have been so remiss in my seed sowing this year that I didn't manage to get any of those in!

Rose Fern said...

The labels are gorgeous and you surely exploited them beautifully with this beautiful bunting.
The poster is also nice. I might take a look at the website myself.

Toffeeapple said...

Weren't you lucky? The bunting does look very good.
That little blue and white house, is it a KLM/Bols one? I have two and I love them to bits.

I can understand your obsession with Anemones, they are so colourful.

Bobo Bun said...

Finally blogger is letting me say hello to people. How lovely to win Steph, although I'd love all of it I can't think of a better person to win Emma's giveaway. Anenomes are my favourite too. I chose them as my wedding boquet. Our wedding cake was served on a family heirloom cake stand printed with anenomes. Mum then gave it to me and I broke it. Feel sick even saying it.

Have a lovely weekend and hope you don't miss Woody too much.

Lisa x

Anonymous said...

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Barrijayne said...

The bunting looks really pretty!

I love your welsh dresser. I have one and I'm really tempted to paint it white.

xx

home made gorgeous said...

I really love all your little treasures, the bunting is gorgeous and I absolutely love the idea of framing the posters, very cost effective too! Sarah x

Gigi said...

Oh such pretty colorful things to brighten your rainy day! I also found a pretty hand embroidery at a thrift shop recently -- lucky girls aren't we?
Blessings,
G

Gill said...

I was beginning to think you'd removed your last post purposely! Good to know it's not. You have sooo many beautiful things in your house and sooo many wonderful ideas! Charity-shop finds have been extremely thin on the ground for a couple of months now so I'm having to rely on your Blog and a few others to keep my vintage obsession in check. Keep it up!

Love and stuff xx

Sue said...

Oh dear, bad luck The Potters :o(

Your bunting looks so gorgeous on your dresser. How I wish I had room for a dresser.

Madelief said...

Hi Steph,

This is a lovely post too! Love the KEW poster and the seed packages you won in Lynn's giveaway. They look great in your kitchen.

Happy weekend & lieve groet,

Madelief x

Vintage Tea Time said...

Lovely seed pic bunting! And the anemone embroidery is very pretty. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Abby x

Catherine said...

I never would have thought of doing that with seed packets! What a clever and very pretty idea! Cx

The mum of all trades said...

Love the seed packets. They would be lovely in a summer house instead of bunting.

Sandi said...

Gorgeous post, all very pretty and what I would love in my own home.
x Sandi

Sofisan said...

This was a pretty post and congrats on the give away, looked super!

And I just Looove that poster, have to go have a look at that site (even though I cant afford anything right now).

Have a lovely week!

a mermaids purse said...

The seed packet bunting is a real special gifty on silverpebble's blog- how delightful!!...looks superly sweet against the dresser's treasures!...you have so many wonderful collections...i love your blog cos im always thrifty buying myself and the frill of that little treasure just waiting for you to take come and re-love is just a great thing.
Your homely blog is just a real joy. you always inspire!

x kazzy x

melanie said...

I really love your kitchen, it is so pretty :) xx

Felicity said...

i love all your flowery finds, your home looks so pretty, wish i had your dresser! oh you do a blog tour of your lovely home! sorry for sounding nosey! he he! fliss xxx

A tale from toadstool house said...

I love anenome s too and love your toadstool glasses and money box :O xxjuliex

lou said...

Hi Steph thank you for your lovely comment about resting!! As you can see I am not very good at it! As I am here on blogger!! Ahem! Just wanted to pop by and thank you...I am glad I am not alone with the 2 small boys and time of hte month thing... we will have strength in numbers! p.s. I have that glass too..the toadstool and pixie. Found mine in a skip, there was 4, gave two to my friend and broke one! Only one left, it's a treasure! lou xxx

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The Coffee Lady said...

I do remember that giveaway! They look perfect there with you.

Naturally Carol said...

That is the perfect way to make bunting..a way of changing it as your fancy takes you! I can imagine doing that with all kinds of things including fabric and old cards. Thank you..great idea.

Annie said...

What a lovely post,all the photos are gorgeous. I love the anenome theme, the colours are so cheerful. I bought the Kew prints when I visited The london Transport museum a few months ago, The foxglove one is one of my favourites too.
Ann x

paintdropskeepfalling said...

I just discovered your beautiful blog and I see we have a shared delight in anemones.

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Nimblefingerssteadyeyebrows said...

Oh, I love anenomes too. That embroidery is beautiful, what a great find. Laura x

Cindy said...

I love those seed packet labels.

What an absolutely idyllic world you've created--from your whimsical interiors to your bursting-with-color garden. Makes me want to just jump through the screen!

Your blog is so inspiring! Just lovely.

Julie said...

Hi Steph,
Hope all is well. You haven't been around for ages. I miss you.
Julie x

oldflowers4me said...

singing and skipping love your blog world.

EllenaElizabeth said...

Love your knick knacks. Saw your photo on Pinterest and came over to check out your blog.