Tuesday 10 March 2009

Rainy days and Sundays

Was the weather foul where you were on Sunday? We woke up to a glorious early morning, sharp blue skies and not a cloud in the sky and plans began to form of walks in the woods, popping out on our bikes etc, but before we'd even finished our breakfast (I can't get enough of lemon and raisin pancakes at the moment for a weekend treat), sleet was lashing the widows and a "home day" was declared.

The boys seemed quite happy to sit with us and read, turf out cupboards and draw endless pictures (Thunderbird rockets are the current favourite theme). Later on, when a bit of post-lunch slumping in front of a dvd was required, Woody and I spied our chance to crack on with a few bits and pieces.

Woody manfully tackled the felling of some dark and dreary conifers in the front garden which has left me the most fantastic space for a new border. The excitement factor is very high believe me. There's a bit of pathetic lawn out there at the moment, which is a complete pain to mow, so I've got grand plans to dig up the turf and plant a fabulous herbaceous border. Need to get my skates on though, I'll get around to posting some pictures of it soon too.

Indoors bless him the drill was out and the gorgeous, thrifted, bevelled mirror I bought last Spring is finally up on the wall in our room, along with a shelf and a favourite picture. It's only taken us 12 months to get around too - where does the time go?

I wasn't completely idle and spent oooh, at least an hour faffing around with these pretty china flowers on the dresser. The oval one with tiny flowers was a find on Saturday in my favourite junk shop - 50p! - can you believe it?! They're the most beautiful things and remind me of those my Grandma's both had and having fun trying to make my own at the local pottery museum years ago. Maybe I should go and have another go?

Sunday really was a special one, just for being nothing out of the ordinary but completely precious all the same. My favourite things all in one day; calm and a bit of peace and quiet, a nice easy family lunch (prawn salad warm bread), quiet times with each of our boys and noisy, silly fun together too. Oooh roll on this weekend!


Pixiedust said...

OOOHHH Your bedroom is so pretty. Love the mirror and peg rail. xxx

Musenkind am Meer said...

So nice your decorations. I think you will have good dreams!

Best wishes

Cottage1945 said...

Your bedroom mirror and shelf are great! I like your flowers too. Don't feel bad about it taking a year to get something hung. I've lived in my house for 5 years and there are still projects to be done.

MelMel said...

We got caught in the down pour too!
Such a shame!

Lovely cheerful pictures!x

pinkgreen said...

Sounds like a lovely (and very productive)'home day'. I love the mirror and shelf combo - very pretty. Good luck with the herbaceous border - I look forward to the photos!
Cathy XX

Leisa said...

What a lovely day you had at home. I love the shelf and the mirror with all your pretty thiings - lovely.

julia said...

Your bedroom is looking so pretty, I love the mirror and you can't go wrong with fairy lights!
Good luck with the garden, a fab project to look to.
Julia xx

Bertie Meadows said...

Hello Steph, you never fail to provide beautiful pictures of your home, for us all to see. Your peg rail is lovely. Simple, quiet, Sundays set you up for the week ahead don't they?
Bertie x

Shsjndkdns said...

Gorgeous bedroom, I love your mirror too, I think I have the same shelf as you only mine is slightly smaller.
Your new china flowers are so pretty too xx

The Fairy Glade said...

Hi Steph, I think going out and exploring is fun, but quiet family days are the absolute best in my opinion. Dev X

Pipany said...

Ooh I haven't had prawns for ages! Sounds a lovely weekend Steph and all the better for the jobs that were done. Have a lovely week xx

Anonymous said...

That sounds like my kind of day too. Ones like that can be few and far between but they are so worth it when they arrive. Thank you for reminding us of wonderful times.

Cherry x

Anonymous said...

Hi,can anyone in blogland tell me how to get rid of the spanner logo next to my sidebar pictures? Thank you if you can. I love the way you write Steph, a real joy of the simple pleasures of life and beauty comes through.

...Nina Nixon... said...

Hi Steph, just wanted to pop along and say 'HELLO' also a big thank you for for your kind get well wishes. I'm feeling alot better today and the sun is shining down here, bonus!!

Gorgeous photos of your home, hope you have a lovely weekend,

take care,

Nina x

Anonymous said...

This is such a lovely, lovely blog. (came via Lucy's). Heavenly photographs! Such a joy to visit, must put you on my list.
Warmest wishes
Sumea x
p.s. I am still reading the Willow and Cherry tree farm books.

Reginas Cottage said...

Hi Steph
What a loveley bedroom.I love the mirror with the little lamp.
Have a nice weekend!

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

I like what you have done with the fairy lights. I have the very same ones and have put them on top of a dresser in the lounge. Two of the lights have turned orangy /red. I may have to replace it but can't find the same ones. Can you remember where you bought yours please? I bought mine at a stall at CL fair about 3 years ago. Can't remember name of the stall though.
Very nice bedroom!
Isabelle x

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hi Steph
Thanka very much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog and for giving me details of where I can find the fairy lights. Very much appreciated!
Take care
Isabelle x

Anonymous said...

Hi Steph

Your day sounds divine! It stayed very warm and spring like this side of the Pennines (South Yorkshire), and so I stayed out all day. Your home looks lovely. After reading your blog for ages (and almost applying for your old job!!) I have started a blog of my own - I hope you'll skip across and check me out. Thanks for the inspiration.