Monday, October 31, 2011

Afternoon Tea for Cancer Council

On Sunday 4th December from 2pm,
 we will be hosting an afternoon tea to raise money for this worthwhile cause

                            $5 includes Tea/Coffee and assortment of yummy homebaking

                                             My book will be on sale at $10 each
                                    and for every one sold, $1 will be donated to the cause

If you would like to attend, or purchase a book,

          Please  email me on

Have a lovely day

I am visiting Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage today for a special Teatime Tuesday
and A Delightsome Life for Teatime Thursday

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Lovely Weekend,Lovely finds

We had such a nice weekend
spent a nice day with family to celebrate our daughters birthday

I have been on the hunt for a crystal based lamp for yonks
Well take a look at this beauty
$15 from our local second hand store :)

and, remember the side tables I blogged about a few weeks ago
Well they sold for a great price, so I had to get more didn't I?
This little beauty I scored for $25 and I gave it a light sand and a coat of gloss and some nice crystal knobs as I did on the other two and this is the result, nice heh?

I love it, maybe this won't sell. 
 It would look very shabby chic with my crystal lamp,don't you think

I am linking up with
A Delightsome Life
for Teatime Thursday
Also with Show off your Cottage Monday at House in the Roses  xx

Saturday, October 29, 2011

For the love of Pink

Vintage fabric has a look all it's own,the quality, patterns and colour combinations
I would never have thought to put the greeny yellow with hot pink,but it works so well.

I made the cushions with remnants from my stash and added vintage ric rac braid to cover the join

 Then there is soft pintucked fabric,embroidered  with bullion roses,displayed on a lace cloth with a posy of pink roses

The garden always has a display of pink here and there

The perfection of a rose, soft and feminine,like soft velvet

A candle in a pretty teacup

and some of last years flowers,dried for the bedroom mantle

Teamed with  soft green for a handmade quilt

                                            A touch of pink in a handmade pretty cushion
I am meeting my friends  at Rose Chintz Cottage for Pink Saturday
and Beverly at How Sweet the Sound

It's always a joy to visit,to see what others have shown for their Pink Saturday
A pink pansy in a pink teacup
                                             I hope your weekend is as nice as mine xx

Friday, October 28, 2011

The Refreshing Spring garden

The Spring rain arrived today,  even though it is quite warm. 
The flowers and veggies are all practically jumping out of the ground and pots.
Climbing Beans


Tomatoes,including, Tom Thumb, Black Russian and Grosse Lisse


Broad beans

Partial view of the back garden



This is a gorgeous Rose,but I can never remember the names



 Tree bergonias


Heleatrope (plum pie)

Statis and gazanias


fairy roses

More miniature roses
I am joining Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
and also The Plumed Pen x

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Teacup Stitches Giveaway

You must visit Teacup Stitches blog, the link is on my sidebar.  It is soooo pretty and the charming lady,Lyndsey B, from Teacup Stitches is so talented when she crafts as you can see by the gorgeous goodies in the pic above.  They are to be given away too, just visit to see how you can win them. Hope you have a nice day xx

Monday, October 24, 2011

Tea with friends

I am taking tea today with my Edwardian lady friends,and listening to a little classical music

 This Lady friend prefers to dress a little old fashioned, but nevertheless, elegant

Then a lovely quiet sit in the garden to admire the sweet scent of the Spring roses

and maybe, a good book

Hmmmm, A good time had by all

I hope you are having a nice relaxing Tuesday
I am also visiting Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage today xx