Monday, 1 August 2011

Time Flies

I can't believe that it is nearly 3 weeks since I last wrote my blog, we have had visitors and a lovely time with my Mum & Dad who loved our new home.
I have also been out and about looking for bargains and couldn't believe my luck when I saw this chair in the road in a nearby village, how much do you want for the chair I ask - £5 he said and it was in the back of my car before you could say Jack Robinson (hope I am not the only one that knows that saying) of course I had to investigate further into the shop and found these lanterns for £2 each a real snip and I think they will look very chic with a new coat of paint.

I have also been trawling ebay for a basket and was lucky enough to win this one and I have to say have not stopped using it since it arrived in the post, my Mum said it reminded her of the basket that her Mother used to take shopping every day.

I have also discovered this new magazine,
and can't wait to start on some of the new projects, especially these little purses they are so cute!

The garden is coming on a treat now, and we are enjoying the fruits of our labours - I don't think we have visited the vegetable aisle in the supermarket for a while now, it is lovely to base your meals around what produce you can pick in the morning.

The blues of the lavender and this small thistle flower look perfect together.

I am so sorry that I have not had time to visit all your lovely blogs but promise to do so very soon. Have a lovely week and enjoy the summer weather.


  1. That shopping basket reminds me so much of one that my Mum had, back in the early 1960s! I seem to remember that it lasted for years.

    Your veggie garden looks very productive. Ours has taken a long time to get going this year, although I haven`t bought salad green for weeks.

  2. Hello Jill

    I never come across real finds like these. I love the lanterns just the way they are.


  3. I love your thrifted finds. Your vege garden is looking wonderful and yes I agree, it is nice to go outside and pick your own food for a meal.
    Anne xx

  4. Love the shopping basket, and so agree about being able to go out in the garden and pick fresh produce, then decide what to cook with it. I am also loving picking posies of sweet peas every day, never had such success with them as this year.

  5. I love thistles despite their reputation as weeds. A friend gave me a bouquet of them recently. So grateful.

  6. Good to hear you have been having a lovely time and enjoying the improving weather Jill.

    Your garden looks very productive - yes its so nice to just go outside and pick whatever is in season. I haven't bought any veg or salad for ages now.

    Love the chair - is it a Lloyd Loom I wonder?


  7. Hi Jill,
    What wonderful things you found. I love the chair and the lanterns and such a good price.
    I think that the summer takes most of us away from our blogs. Sometimes real life is much more important !! XXXX

  8. Love the chair! That would've done, re-painted, for my little summerhouse!
    Margaret P

  9. Hi Jill,

    Happy to hear you had a good time with your parents! The garden in your new house looks good. It must be nice eating from your own vegetable plot. We eat several things from our vegetable plot too, but have to buy some things in store as well.

    The floral purses look lovely!

    Lieve groet, Madelief x

  10. Hi Jill, I have just found your lovely blog via Madelief. What wonderful finds, I have been looking for one of those chairs for a while now.. perfect for the garden x

  11. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment, I am so pleased I have now found yours too.
    Ann x

  12. What wonderful bargains Jill, I especially love the lanterns. Your veg patch looks terrific, Love Linda x


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