Tuesday, 26 July 2011

something old.... something new

something borrowed...something blue...

no I'm not getting married again.. ( ooo wish i could go back and have my wedding day again, to the hubby of course not to someone else.. would love the idea of planning it all again.. a different dress and a lot of country flowers and masses of bunting this time around me thinks.. i was a bit more "footballers wag/wife" when i got married !!..

anyways I'm off again there aren't i.. do have a habit of going off topic!!

anyway just thought id show you the recent additions to the Pretty Vintage household..

starting with something old which basically covers most things in my house.. always second hand or "vintage" we call it these days don't we, I would say majority of my house is either charity shop, freecycle or carboot and my wardrobe is made up mostly of ebay and charity shops.. i think its much more interesting ( but would so love a massive wad of money to go shopping though!!)

the hubby's gran gave me this original oil painting the other week, they've had it for years
.. i love it..
i love the pale shades , it all seems so calm and it goes perfectly in my bedroom

this fake flowery plant came from the charity shop the other day .. I'm not really sure about it but i just wanted a bit of floral goodness on my fireplace and it was only 70p so i bought it..not sure how long I'll keep it for as its a bit naff, but i do think the flowers are a bit pretty!!

picked up this pretty little barge plate , i really love these type of paint work .. id love a few more of these.. have to keep my beady eye out.. think it would look really pretty all grouped together !

and a sweet candle stick.. its small perfectly formed!! ( would like to say a bit like myself but then that was before i started to eat whole
packets of jaffa cakes to myself!! )

something new
my mum bought me this lovely heart hanging piece .. she wasn't sure of the colours but once i hung it up in my kitchen the colours seemed to find their place in amongst all the others !!

my fave shop B&M's came up trumps with these lovely canisters .. i just love the brightness of the colour combinations and i think they look a lot more expensive than what they actually cost

i bought this sweet little oil lamp .. well its oil lamp effect as you stick a tea light in the bottom, Ive popped it outside in the vain hope that we get a balmy evening and i can sit outside with lit candles dotted around ( here's hoping anyways!)

Something Borrowed

well technically its not borrowed, but i got this lovely mirror off freecycle ( what a surprise!) i haven't found a home for it yet so its just next to my dressing table.. i quite like it there actually it reflects light in to that little corner of my room.. i love the shape of it as well rather pretty!!

Something Blue

i came across this little haul the other day in the charity shop .. its a mix match of "Iris, Woodware" and "Royal Art Pottery".. all for £3.99 i wasn't going to leave it!!
its a bit of a rubbish pic as it was rather dark when i took it .. but I'm just loving the different shades of blue all together..

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

in my garden

the past few days here have been wet... wet, soggy, downright depressing actually.. i cant believe its actually summer to be honest, if i was a betting woman i would bet that it was actually October in disguise!!..
so i thought to cheer myself up i would post some piccies of my little tiny yard, some i took a few days ago when the sun made a cameo appearance for the season!!..
i have totally disregarded the house over the past few weeks. and its all been about the garden!.. now when i say garden that is me using a touch of poetic license as its a very small l'shaped yard ..buts its my little space and its somewhere that i find myself wandering up and down drinking the first cup of coffee in the morning ..checking on each floral progress and dodging the slugs to!!

these pretty bedding plants always remind me of ladies faces with little bonnets on!!

a little bit of bunting that i made from cath kidston samples Ive had for ages.. don't look to closely though the sewing is shocking.. i blame my machine though not me!!!

a little sun trap for me

some home made candle holders using empty coffee jars and various stickers!.. still waiting for a balmy evening to light them though!!

a nice bit of chick lit to pass the afternoon.. this one "meet me at the cupcake cafe" immediately made me want to abandon my diet ( which i did!) due to the gorgeous cake recipes found within the pages .. and also open up my own little shabby chic shop ( which i haven't because I'm poor!!)

a sweet pea .. that i bought for about 10p in the woopsie section of homebase!

some old and some new hydrangea's

my lupins before the slugs had a feast on them!

some impatiens ( are these busy lizzies?? ) .. in my vintage enamel bowl..

my little corridor of happiness.. that i stand in my french doors like a loon and just stare out at.. the people at the back of me must think I'm some sort of crazy stalker just staring into space but i do get a bit of joy just looking!! ( At the flowers not the neighbours right!)

troughs of lobelia ..

Sweet Williams and trailing geraniums

the red corner !!

more hydrangeas ..

love my little blue planter from B&M's..really emphasises the pink of the geraniums i think

a mish mash of bedding plants and stuff that should come back next year .. ( here's hoping the snow doesn't have its own agenda!)

lovely blue delphiniums.. again bought in the bargain bit of homebase.. i gave it a good home and its seemed to have flourished..!!

so there you have it .. a mini tour around a mini garden, I'm no Percy Thrower but i do get enjoyment from choosing plants that have colour.I'm going to try and incorporate a few climbers this year so that i can benefit more next year.. what ever the case Ive enjoyed so far. will have to think about my autumn garden now!!