Tuesday, 13 March 2007

Sunny Days are on the way!

The warm sunshine was very welcome this weekend. It is a wonderful thing to be able to sit out in the garden for the first time in the year with a cup of tea, the trees tantalising us with their new buds, the birds singing louder than usual and looks like some new bird visitors too. It was just a lovely way to enjoy the afternoon and was so needed.

I bought this little picture back in the early 1970's when I was a young girl.
It sums me up completely, I loved little smocks, gingham and lace, flared jeans with patches, (hearts actually - well nothing much has changed there!) long plaits or Walton style long and bedraggled and barefoot walking in the garden on a hot summer day.
As soon as the warmer weather is here for sure I will be barefoot once again.

Another thing about good weather is that it gives me loads of energy. My workroom is almost how I would like it - still needs a tad more diy done - but nearly there. I have even sorted out a whole load of things for ebay - and I fancy making a huge art piece involving pink roses too. Woe STEADY ON .....!!

I have also been shopping on the web again, this time on a great little website which you probably already know all about - Vintage home -
THANK YOU CLARE! I have bought a lovely little box with ROSES - no surprises there then!.
It was for the work room but is in such great condition that it is on my dresser in my lounge.

These door knobs on the cupboard in my workroom have had a bit of a new look. I have stuck these big mother of pearl hand painted rose buttons on with hot glue. My heart seems to look at home now.
This is a small collection of containers in the workroom which include these old tins.
The large roses tin is a toffee tin and was found at a carboot sale for 50p a few years ago. The little lady tin was my mother in-laws, she kept it as a button tin in her sewing basket.


Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Ginny,
I used to love those Holly Hobbie images too....and I still love to walk barefoot on the grass in summer ...only problem is my chickens roam free in our garden...you have to mind where you are walking, if you get my drift! hehe!
I still have my Holly Hobby curtains somewhere...mmm lots of yummy fabric with vintage charm. (Oh, does that mean we are vintage too!?)

Your hand made heart is just adorable. If you start selling them please put me down for one!!

LOVED ALL of your photos...thanks for sharing!


Lallee said...

What beautiful vignettes! I especially love the bluebird tin and your sweet heart hanging from the HP knob.

Betty Jo said...

What a gorgeous blog you have. I adore the cupboard door knobs! What a wonderful idea. xoxoxo

smilnsigh said...

How lucky you are to be able to sit out already! Snow still on the ground here.

But it is warming up, day by day.

Come Spring.......... Please....


~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Oh, how pretty! I especially love the bluebird & roses tin! :)

carol pink cottage said...

hi ginny
I love the bedroom picture its so pretty

Metteflette said...

The things you make are truly stunning! The lady boots are fantastic and your hearts....I'm speechless! have a nice day!
Love Mette

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Your blog is a delight! I wish my workroom looked even half as good!

I will start to organize it now, because once spring really starts, I will want to have tea in the garden amidst the roses!

I love your sweet hearts, and Pink too...oh my!
thanks for sharing them with us.


Annabelle said...

Hi Ginny,

Love the bluebird and roses tin. I should look for one to keep my extra special buttons in.Your heart is so precious.Love where you placed it.

Luv Annabelle

Clare said...

Hi Ginny, What lovely photos - so glad you like the box, it looks perfect in its new home! It's lovely to reminisce about childhood isn't it? I'm sure the Spring and Summer days were longer and warmer then! Clare x

Susie Q said...

I love all the photos...how lovely to sit outside and just *be*.
I have a Holly Hobbie picture that a friend in Englnad sent me in 1973! It is very similar to this one! : )

OhSoVintage said...

Those door knobs are such a good idea! I enjoyed reading your blog and will visit regularly.

smilnsigh said...

All precious!

But I especially love your idea of hot gluing those big mother of pearl hand painted rose buttons on your cupboard! Oh I just love it!!!!


PurpleFlowerFairy said...

i simply adore your blog and can not believe i haven't stumbled upon it before. would you mind if i added you to my list of "favorite blogs" on my blog? thanks bunches! debbie =-)

Anita said...

Ginny, I LOVE the little heart you put on your door know.

I've taken a break from sewing hearts this week as I did a lot of gardening outside. The weather over here was phantastic!

Carol said...

Oh Ginny so many treasures! I'm totally in love with the rose jug and bowl on your warderobe! Well all your stuff is gorgeous to say the least! xox

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Oh I just love that bluebird tin and your hearts are so divine!

I hope you don't mind I added you to my favorites! I don't want to forget where I found you...lol! :)

Cathy said...

You and I are birds of a feather. Not only is England my favorite place on Earth, my loves are vintage, pink, and anything that glitters.

I adore your blog! I had a great time here today!!

Thank you, Cathy

purple cucumbers folk art said...

how about swaping links.I am adding you now,and thanks for the kind wordsmy folks here and in England is Yelverton,