Light up your Life

Monday, 26 July 2010


These lillies are simply growing in pots in the garden. Aren't they beautiful?

Look at these...

Mademoiselle Spotty handbag umbrella, Rick Rack napkins and vintage mugs all from the fabulous Bombay Duck.

Perfect Presents

I love these wonderful products both produced by Pip Studio

Saturday, 24 July 2010


The Candyfloss Stall at Minster Fair

Minster Fair

Hubby and I went to the Minster Fair today.

Thursday, 22 July 2010


The Campsis is in full bloom now and look at all those gorgeous buds ready to burst forth - I can't wait.

Roses Grow on You.

This poor rose looks as if it is drowning amongst all this foliage.

So, I decided to change the vase and just add a touch of ivy and hey presto!

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Climbing Rose

This climbing rose is another of my favourites.


I am so excited because my favourite climber/shrub has just begun to bloom - the flowers are not open yet. This plant has the most beautiful flowers which I will photograph when they are in full bloom. Everyone should have Campsis in their gardens.

Monday, 19 July 2010

Lap-top Holder

It makes a great lap-top holder.

Little Antiques

I love my two little antique finds. A teapot that looks like Aladdin's Lamp and a lovely 1950's hand-mirror, both for six pounds. The magazine rack was bought from a car boot sale for one pound and I have a little idea about its use...

Friday, 16 July 2010

Don't say Ice-cream say Gelato

It's that time of year when we all love the occasional ice-cream. Those blueberries look so tasty. Top by Sugar Cookie, middle by Wellesley Townsman and bottom by

Out and About

Whilst out and about earlier this evening I took a few snaps.

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Soup bowls

I bought these beautiful soup bowls in a Charity Shop - £2.00 for 5. Aren't they exquisite?

A Rose by any other name.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Padded Notice Board

1. Take one cork board (50p at a Car Boot Sale).
2. Add an old pillow.
3. Seek out old bits of material.
4. Wrap the material over the pillow and (using a staple gun)staple
the material and pillow to the wooden edges of the cork board.
5. I have used two large, suede laces from an old pair of boots (but
you could use ribbon etc).
6. Hey Presto! Portrait or landscape; you choose!

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Too hot for Gardening

Sips of ice-cold water on this very hot summer's day in England. Yes, definitely too hot for gardening.

Garden Foliage

It's amazing how a little foliage from the garden and a couple of flowers (in this case Hypericum)can make a lovely fresh display at no cost. I have put it on my kitchen windowsill.

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Garden Foliage

I know I have a long way to go but I thought you might like to watch as I hope to develop a flair for arranging flowers.

Buttonholes and Posies

I thought I would try my hand at flower arranging.