Saturday, 17 May 2014

This Week

Hello!  Not much to report here at the moment.  Just making the most of the beautiful weather and feeling quite soporific, like the bee I watched slowly visiting every little flower on my pelargoniums, seeming to find the rosy scent quite intoxicating!


Loving the wild flowers, especially this pink campion



Cleaning and sorting more of my old pot collection.  I finally got to the last batch that I hadn't touched since buying the 6 box "job lot" years ago!  I'm never going to use them all, but they are lovely to look at and fascinating knowing that many of them were handmade over 100 years ago.   Eek!  Just noticed how mucky the glass is :(


Playing around with my fabric stash and loving this combo of creamy reds and blues.  I'm thinking maybe lots of quarter square triangles in the Dutch style, or perhaps Log Cabin?   The churn dash one has been put to one side for the moment until I find the right fabric for a border.  


Enjoy your weekend
xxx

31 comments:

  1. Lovely flowers from the Pelargonium!
    You have much pots. just like me.

    Sigrun

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  2. Great pictures! I love pelargoniums but the ones with scented leaves and petite flowers have never blossomed on my balcony:( How is that possible that yours have so many flowers??:) Do you do anything special?:)
    All the best:)

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    1. Mine seem to thrive on neglect and the occasional bit of tomato feed. They do seem to do better under glass unless you live somewhere really warm. The Attar of Roses one is about 3 years old and gets better each year. xx

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  3. The flowers are the same here in Italy.I love them!
    Have a nice w e !
    Isabella

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  4. Old pots are lovely, we were at the tip last week and a chap was throwing them out, straight into the bin, I recued them before they broke, came home really chuffed, modern pots are just so boring, terracotta have history and character, Your fabrics are loooovely - so pretty.

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  5. Love the pots, they are perfect. Also loving the flowers and fabrics.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  6. I love your bee photos,, zzzzzzz xxx

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  7. Such pretty photo's love those pots, the fabrics are gorgeous too
    Clare

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  8. Such pretty flowers. I love old terracotta pots, I've had several which had been left in the house when we arrived years ago, sadly one or more get broken each year.

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  9. You have such beautiful native flowers in your country!
    And what a beautiful fabric too, the choice is hard to do pink or blue, both are chic.
    Have a Great week end
    Miss.

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  10. Beautiful blooms! :)
    I love your pots, I wish I had that many!!
    V x

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  11. Lovely photos of the flowers and I can't believe how neat and tidy everything is. I do love the colours of those fabrics and can't wait to see what they become. Take care.

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  12. Exquisite photos of the bees & flowers! Took my breath away. Yummy fabric too!

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  13. I love the bee photos.. and your old pots are great, I have a few. You have some pretty fabric there :o)

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  14. You must have the most beautiful garden, your photos of it always look so lovely.
    The terracotta pots are just so old worldy if that makes sense. ...gorgeous.
    Loving the pretty fabrics too
    Karen x

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  15. Your pots are fabulous I am trying ever so hard to build up my own collection I don't like the sparkly new ones! Lovely photos.

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  16. I was going to ask if you put your pelargoniums outside in the summer but think, from comments, that you keep them under glass? I've just started growing pelargoniums this year; so far they're kept indoors but I think it may be too shady for them. Love your old pot collection - and the fact that you look after them all! Now that's dedication for vintage!

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    1. I used to put them out each year, but decided last year to not bother with tomatoes etc and just fill the greenhouse with "pretty stuff" It's in shade in the afternoon, so doesn't get too hot and it smells wonderful when I open the door!

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  17. Gorgeous garden photos, Debbie. What a wonderful collection of terracotta pots you have, I love them too! Those pretty fabrics will make a lovely quilt :)
    Happy Sunday!
    Helen xox

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  18. ohhh....espectacular, besos

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  19. Beautiful set of photos, I especially like the first set....

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  20. Prachtige foto's!
    groetjes,
    Ymme

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  21. Glass and sunshine don't go together as the glass will always look dirty. If you can see through it - it's fine :)

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  22. I always love your pictures -- each and every one is always an inspiration. Have a happy Monday :-)

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  23. Stunning photos - thank you for sharing. And I look forward to seeing what you make with the fabric - I think I may have "fabric envy"!
    Have a good week
    Caz xx

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  24. Oh the pots! I pick up the odd one as soon as I have a chance, lucky you finding a "job lot"! They really enhance the flowers I think! Beautiful pelargoniums as well. Anna x

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  25. terracotta pots you cant beat them, by the way I thought I had the copyright on photos of dandelion seed heads, only joking lovely pics, David

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  26. Gorgeous flowers, i love the pretty campion. All those old pots look wonderful.
    Wonderful fabrics too, I wonder what you will decide on.
    Enjoy the BH weekend!
    Gill xx

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  27. What a wonderful pictures from your flowers. I love your pots and your fabrics are to die for. everything is so my piece of cake. Beautiful!

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  28. Beautiful series of photos.

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