Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Best buys and favorite things!

I can't believe that it is nearly a week ago since I last left a blog, I have been so busy with orders for my cushions, that the time has just gone by, plus enjoying the lovely sunshine and doing one of my favorite things gardening. I found a lovely nursery this week, that just sold plants and it was so nice to find what you want without all the other rubbish that some Garden Centres seem to sell nowadays, but alas I forgot to take my camera a major fault it you want to blog, so I thought I would share with you some of my best buys.
When we first moved to Devon my first priority was to see where the local antique auctions were, and could not believe my luck when amongst the dowdy furniture and china sitting on a table was this beautiful quilt. I don't know whether I paid too much (although at one point my lovely husband decided to bid against me - thinking that I wasn't bidding and knowing that I would love it) I managed to buy it for £85 I think it was a bargain.

What do you think?

It also has a lovely reverse side

It now sits proud of place on the back of my sofa!
Needless to say I have never found another one at the auction room!

My other passion is my books I just love and collect them as you will see from my very weighed down bookcase.

My favourite book at the moment and one I just keep looking at it is:

And of course nothing would be complete in a house without flowers and I just love this pale pink tulips

And finally I have come across a beautiful blog for anyone interested in crafty things and sewing, it is french but it is lovely

I would love to hear from you and thank you so much for those that have already commented I don't feel quite so lonely now


  1. Hi Jill, I love the dainty reds in your quilt (and your cushions), what a great find!!


  2. I found you via Posy and like you, I have the Ros Byam Shaw book and just love it. It sits on my leather footstool, big enough for not just my feet, but a pile of 'dipping into' books and my knitting, and I love to spend some time at the weekends going through it. I have just ordered, for the same reason a book by Sally Page about owning and running a country flower shop (something I would love to have done). Not that I need any more books you understand, not with about five hundred odd books of my own in my workroom, and another 1500 downstairs in the reading/quiet room! But books are a passion, along with my garden. Oh and I think you found a bargain with that quilt, beautiful, any idea of the age?
    Maggie at

  3. I LOVE that book as well. I borrowed it from the library a few months ago and had to keep renewing it because I couldn't bare to be parted from it!

  4. Jill, your house is beautiful! Cushions are fab. My Union Jack cushion looks lovely in my living room and is a great addition to my cushion collection.
    You have inspired me to start my own blog although its very empty at the moment! xx

  5. your quilt is beautiful and it was a very good deal


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