Sunday, 13 May 2012

Cheering Up

Two days in bed with the lurgy is no fun at all when the sun is shining.
But a cold is only a cold and today I was feeling much brighter and the sun was still out miraculously.

Time to celebrate, despite the sniffles and the need for plenty of sit downs and cups of coffee. So with my pyjamed-under-gardener for company, we set-to giving some very hungry (and worryingly gangly looking) seedlings new homes, put up the hazel wigwams for the sweet peas and climbing beans and sowed salads in colanders and old wooden troughs,
There's nothing like some new cold frames, precious aimless chatter with a five year old and a vintage, St Michael frock (found on ebay for a bargain) to see off the fluey-blues and make me feel cheery again. xxx

26 comments:

thriftwood said...

Love your frock and looks like you've got nice weather too! Freezing here and chucking it down ... Have a nice week, Claire xx

Tangled Sweetpea said...

Loving the frock! Perfectly vintage! Hope you're feeling better,
Victoria xx

My Norfolk Life said...

Sorry you've been poorly. Hope you feel better soon. Love the dress, so pretty!
Claire

Eeek said...

Lovely patterned frock be well-er :-)

Kim said...

Gorgeous frock!! What fab colours! - Very 'now' too with the red, white and blue!

Bobo Bun said...

Nothing can keep a good gardener down for long Steph. At first I thought your dress was a pinny, absolutely stunning and I'm going to admit to envy as it's just such a lovely floral.

No rain here all weekend, we've been so happy. By the way I've got a Craft it Forward giveaway going on on my blog if you fancy it.

Lisa X

Jacqui said...

Glad you are starting to feel better.

I've spent the last couple of days wandering around stores looking for something new and colourful to wear, something that looks cheery and happy. If I'd seen your dress it would be hanging in my closet!! It's just lovely!

It was a beautiful Mothers Day here on Ontario, Canada. Blue skies and warm temperatures.

VintageVicki said...

Love the frock - so pretty :)

My current style is frock over jean with either maryjanes or converse. I've a 'vintage' ladies woolworths frock I found that I've altered - planning that over jeans too :)

Carol said...

Happy times!
Love your new vintage frock.
Carol xx

Squirmy said...

Such a pretty dress! Hope you're feeling better soon :)

❤Coco Rose❤ said...

Hope you are on the mend now! Beautiful frock, and it's always lovely to chatter to a five year old! My youngest is at that age, and it's so much fun to have conversations with him. He only ever stops for a quick breath and is silent when only sleep arrives. I wouldn't have it any other way! You garden sounds like it will be amazing when in full bloom! Wish the same could be said for mine!

Have a beautiful day!

Vanessa xxxx

Miss Holly said...

So sorry you have been unwell....but that dress would cheer anyone up!!! The print is divine!!!! And your little man....such a darlin boy...lucky you!!! Feel better!1

Tracey Steele said...

I hope you are feeling better. What a lovely dress. I am often to be found first thing in the morning wearing a similar outfit in the garden to your under gardener!

Apple Blossom Barn said...

Your dress is so pretty, a bit of sunshine will do you the world of good! Blowing a gale here on west coast of Ireland.

Take care

Denise

patchworkandlace said...

Hope your feeling better soon ,i love your dress too ,the colours are adorable xx

Rose H (UK) said...

Such a pretty frock Steph, just the thing to wear to lift the lurgy blues!

Lynn said...

The pics of you and your lovely frock look like something out of Country Living magazine :)
Hope you are feeling tons better.
L.x.

sandiart said...

Oh I do like your frock, what beautiful material. Your garden is looking gorgeous and your little one looks too cute for words. Hope the lurgy has decided to leave you alone now.
xx Sandi

Jill said...

Glad you are feeling better, isn't ebay wonderful when you find such a great buy so pretty.
Have a lovely week
Jillx

Country Rabbit said...

oh steph! such a beautiful post!- time with your son- how delightful! i do hope you are feeling miles better!?...beautiful colours of your dress...when the sun shines through the rain clouds the best place to be is the garden! good get well tonic if you ask me ;0)x.

Thank you for your other post too- those delightful woods near you...
great place for your boys to explore i bet...

have a sunny day,

x kazzy x

Barri-Jayne said...

Hope you feel better soon.
Love the floral dress, pretty fabric!
Cute photo of your son.

Barrina x

...Tabiboo... said...

What a gorgeous frock - I've been wearing something similar today, though with jeans and cardi and all that warm stuff as it's still far too cold for me.

Thanks for the info - we do have various cloches, but it was these particular ones I was after - well style.

take care and 'oh yes' you must visit - you would absolutely love it - definitely your kind of place.

Nina xxx

Esther Aliu said...

I'm convinced cheerful fabrics gladden the heart!!

Esther Aliu said...

I'm convinced cheerful fabrics gladden the heart!!

Sampson and Lorrie said...

You have a fab garden, just beautiful! It looks so inviting......thank you for sharing.

harmony and rosie said...

St Michael, there's a good old name from the past. Love the print, perfect with your red cardi. Hop you're on the mend
Kate x