Monday, 13 February 2012

Romance in the air!!

Goodness has it been over a week since I wrote on my blog, time just seems to fly and guess what it's Valentines Day, well I don't know whether I will be doing anything romantic!! but I am going to Bournemouth to visit my parents tomorrow, so should be a lovely day.  Many years ago, my Father gave me this little picture, well actually I think it is a hankie which has been framed it is called Wedded and I love it, I always have a special place in my home for it

Now what I have been doing, well I did visit the Rag Fair and along with a lovely French Linen Cloth, I found this jacket, I have been after one of these jackets for a while, liking the ones by Cabbages and Roses as well as Brora - but not liking the prices - I was so pleased to find it, so after a trip to the dry cleaners and a new embellishment which I made yesterday for it, I think it doesn't look too bad and all for the price of £40 a little different in price!

The scarf I also found only £2 and looks great.  I have indulged though with a silk shirt from the sales it arrived at the weekend it is lovely, so forties and looks great with the jacket and slim trousers!!

I bought mine in the crimson colour!

I have been getting on well with my crocheting but the basket was getting too small, so found this old basket, and a piece of fabric (which used to be a blind in our old house) and made a new liner and now a decent size basket for my squares.

Now another peep inside my house, my bedroom is fine but needs a little attention,

 I have so many different colour paints on the furniture and the chest of drawers - I just don't like this yellowish pine and the handles ugh! this is going to be  my project , and change the light believe it or not I have 3 chandeliers in the garage which need putting up - seems to be falling on death ears whenever I mention this job.  I was pleased with the curtains, fabric I found at the Shepton Mallet flea market and there wasn't quite enough but luckily found more on ebay, the length I would have preferred longer but they look quite pretty.
pretty lavender bag made from french linen

another find at a small flea market nearby!
  So really this is a before photo, might be a while before you see the after photo!!
I have spent the day cleaning, I do love it after it has been done everything looks and smells lovely, can't guarantee that it will stay like it.  Off to make goosberry crumble to take to Mum's (goosberries picked from my garden last year! they freeze well) Have a great week, and I promise I will drop my very soon.


  1. Oooo, you have been busy Jill, clothes shoppinbg and altering, cleaning and interior design !!
    I have been cleaning today and have just lit a rose candle from Cote Bastide. I always do that when I've done the's my final florish !!
    Have a lovely week's supposed to be getting a little milder this week. XXXX

  2. Hello Jill

    I'm back to enjoying your post, I see beautiful things pass.
    Well, you succeeded, your drawers will be nice when you're painting.
    And I wish you a nice day tomorrow With warm regards,

  3. Pretty things! Love the jacket, what a bargain!!

  4. I love the jacket, I've been wanting a tweed jacket for years, I keep missing bargains! Love the photos of your room, really beautiful. Sharon

  5. Hello Jill,

    Thank you for dropping by my blog again, it's always nice to hear from you.
    You have certainly been busy - the jacket and shirt look lovely.
    Thank you for your pretty interior photo's - my bedroom would need some serious attention before the camera went in!!
    Hope you have a good time visiting your parents,
    All best, x x

  6. I too love it when cleaning has been done and you can see the benefits of your labours, and everything is tidy, dust free and polished! And what a lovely jacket, scarf and blouse! What wonderful 'finds'!
    Margaret P

  7. Hi Jill,

    What a great find! You will look beautiful wearing the jacket with your new blouse and scarf.

    Wish you a lovely day tomorrow with your parents. The crumble sounds delicious!

    Lieve groet, Madelief x

  8. I'm in love with your jacket, the silk shirt, the picture and the scarf, you have fab taste. You also have my dream bedroom! I think I'm going to have to move in with you! ;)

    Lou xxx

  9. I love jackets and this one looks great, much nicer that Cabb.& Roses. Well done Jill.
    The bedroom is lovely, so light and fresh. It'll be a while before I show mine off. Getting curtains and blinds made in March after 2 years of putting it off.

    Have a lovely day tomorrow.

    Joasia x

  10. Well it dose look you have been very busy, that pie sounds good.

  11. Your pretty pictures are worth waiting for!
    I have recommended your blog on
    I have a little shop in Petersfield called Handmade Happiness. I think you might like it!

  12. Your bedroom is gorgeous...can't wait to see what you do!
    Happy Valentines! :0)

  13. busy you...but how fun! I love the framed never considered something like that..i learn something new everyday!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

  14. Hi Jill,

    Your house looks beautiful and you've made some lovely purchases. There's an award for you on my latest post!


  15. Hi Jill!
    I just sent you an email reply, but I had missed four posts, but now I'm on top of things. Thanks for making the photo's on your trips, I really love the UK and seeing places where you go, specially near the coast is so nice, thanks for this!
    Also, your view from the bathroom is to get green for....I don't even have a window here, sigh....hopefully when we move again I will have a better bathroom.
    And also, you have given me inspiration with your buttons on a row on the jacket, I finished my little scarf, I have some ribbon to attach on it but I wanted to do something with buttons and flowers but now I think I know what to do, I will let you know how it worked out. So, long comment hope you don't mind, take care! Maureen xx

  16. Hi, Jill! Lovely jacket and scarf too. Love the fabrics. And your house pictures inspire me so, that I realy need to change my home interiors (if I only find a time for it :o) Thanks
    Have a very sweet weekend

  17. I love the basket makeover! It won't matter if it's left out looking like that, it's almost an accessory itself!
    Teresa x


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