Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Well Spring is just about here and the lovely warm lazy days to look forward to.  I spent the day cleaning windows and pottering around and  still found time to sit in the garden with a nice cup of tea. 

 Everything is coming to life, as if they know the chill is all but over.  Seeds are popping up everywhere, infact some I can't remember planting.  I can't wait to see what the flower is like, they look like carrots at the moment.  I know I didn't plant carrots in the flower pots, so they must be flowers.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Roses vignette

I was so fortunate to find this beautiful creamer,sugar bowl and tray which I don't think has ever been used.  It is Royal Albert moss rose.  It matches the candlestick, and pin dishes I already had.  I think they will stay on my dressing table
I am joiningThe House in the Roses, Show off your cottage monday. Click on the button on the side bar to join.

Saturday, August 27, 2011


CupCakes all ready for a pink tea party, that is my birthday this week.

I make these little pretties to order, available from my online shop $3 each or 2 for $5

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Biscuits baked.  Now to put the kettle on for a nice relaxing cuppa in the garden .  What china will I use today ummm, not sure
The pink I think

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

White Wednesday

Today I'm joining White Wednesday at Faded Charms.
 Can you ever beat a beautfully handmade heirloom Christening Gown.  This is one of many I make in soft white voile

I am having tea with Sandi and friends at Rose Chintz Cottage today

Tea and scones today on pretty pink rose patterned china with tea in Australian Westminster tennis cup and saucers

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Around the garden today

A Cherub in a teapot
The daisies are blooming everywhere
My favourite cherubs

I am not sure that I agree with this sign my family bought for me, well not the 24hours anyway

I just love cherubs and angels.  I have so many inside and outside our home.

Our home named after Queen Victoria's holiday home in the Isle of White
and the Ships Captain that built his home near where we live,out of materials he brought from his home in England in the 1800's.  He named his new home Osborne House. 
 A Victorian Lady sits in the shade of the bird bath
A little cherub hides amongst the ferns
A Golden Angel waiting for the sweet peas to growThe first of our daffodils and narcissi

Three little cherubs all ready to hold a lighted candle amongst the daisies

A welcome sign on a little blue bucket

The sunroom

Our sunroom wall has now been replaced with a real one as the last wall was corrogated iron.  The colour is November Sky, I think it is so pretty and restful.  The rest of the room is Anne-Marie, which is a pretty sunny yellow

Miss Daisy claims her seat.

Friday, August 19, 2011

country roses for sale

English Roses by Australian Westminster, sandwich plate very good condition $9.95  Country Roses by Royal Albert, saucer $9.95
New items for sale from my shop,

The best custard tarts like Lionel loves on As Time Goes By

Short crust sweet pastry ( the frozen kind is fine)
I use a buttery home made one

600mls cream
400mls full cream milk
4 large eggs or 5 small ones
teaspoon of vanilla extract
a sprinkle of nutmeg and pinch of butter for the tops
Beat together until well mixed.

Line the ungreased foil pie shells with the rolled out pastry(don't grease them otherwise the pastry will rise through the custard)
Pour in the mixed custard and sprinkle with nutmeg and a little pinch of butter
bake in a moderate oven until set

Thursday, August 18, 2011

one of my favourite sets

This is one of my favourite treasures, a little English tea set called Tuscan, isn't the knob in the teapot cute?

Sunday, August 14, 2011

my pink saturday post for Charlie the little boy who is so brave

I thank God every day for his blessings, I know he will help Charlie overcome this major hurdle in his life as he has helped me through many.
I have joined pink Saturday today to raise much needed money for children with cancer. May God bless them all xx

The Azalia is starting to give us it's usual delightful display