Friday, 3 September 2010

Being sensible....

Who? Me? Not a hope.
So, I think I said I'd show you the garden. Well, as you can imagine - with pipes being laid and drains being moved it's all a bit of a mess but I managed to find some pretties for you.
 
Of course I took them all close up to avoid nasty skips and pallets full of building materials creeping into shot!
The garden is very well stocked with lots of plants I can't name and a few that I can and many, many more that I'm sure are lying dormant waiting for their season to come around.
There are so many things I want to do and to change around but I am heeding the advice to live with a garden for a year to be sure you know what you're changing.
This is the house from what will be mummy's garden.... this is where there will be flowers and tables and chairs and lounging around in the sun....
And this is the house from the drive beyond which is the boy's garden... an entirely different prospect of dens and 'wildlife areas' and endless sheds - just like the Beautiful Boy loves it to be!
And of course his very own vegetable patch! Already planned and a few rows planted with help from Grandma!
House first then we shall tackle the garden. At the moment my brain is fizzing with all the decisions and costs! There will need to be a period of settling down and with the plasterer arriving next week, closely followed by kind friends who will be helping with some plumbing, we should be home again very soon! Meanwhile, whilst living in limbo between home and Hotel Granny, you might reasonably assume there has been no time for thrifting.....
You might quite rightly expect that I would resist the urge to go hunting out china and glass...
"Surely", you might say, "she has all her worldly goods in storage and serious grown up stuff to occupy her mind and china and glass do not the least fall into that category....
"....nor indeed do vintage plastics or huge quantities of vintage jelly moulds....
...and certainly not vast quantities of raspberry coloured candlewick!"
Well lovely readers you are quite right.... and quite wrong. There is always time for thrifting and I for one could not possibly resist any of these scrummy things - all happily residing in the Beautiful Boy's sheds until the builders let the girly stuff back indoors! For the boy this cannot be too soon! Hope you're all enjoying the last weeks of  the long holiday. t.x

17 comments:

Jenny said...

The gardens are going to look beautiful I'm sure and your house will be full of treasures.

vintagerockchick said...

You sound so positive, and although you've got a big project there, I think you are going to really enjoyd it. And in the meantime of course you need treasures - plenty of treasures and cake!

resewn sally said...

Finally!! Someone who shares my looovvveee of candlewick! My Mm thinks i'm crazy! lol. You sure have plenty to keep you busy. You seem very well organised though. Best of luck with it all.
Sal. X

Frances said...

What a funny lady you are! I think that you have got a deep reservoir of good spirit, and a wonderful sense of balance.

Each of the photos is both a good record of a particular season in your life, and also a very lovely way of sharing this progression you follow making this house your new home.

Best wishes. xo

KC'sCourt! said...

What a positive person you are. I can't wait to see the house and garden, it all looks great.
Julie xxxxxxxx

Menopausal musing said...

I have always loved a shed!! I would love to be let loose in the Beautiful Boy's ones........ Sound advice re "living" with the garden for a year. Allsorts of plants turned up in this one... :O)

Rosie said...

OOhh! Such lovely finds x

Carol said...

I'm sure you will find lots more treasures growing in the garden. Lovely house, looking forward to seeing you make it into a beautiful home.
No wonder you couldn't resist your thrifty buys, they are indeed "scrummy".

Helen Philipps said...

I love your thrifty finds and pretty flowers. The garden plans sound perfect, with a place for everyone's different activities. Good luck with the plastering and plumbing - we've had plenty of those things done too, but it's so worth it.
Helen x

Serenata said...

A lovely warm post full of positive vibes! ;-)

Oh oh and OH, I am coverting your blue teapot! I'm on the hunt for one of those...still looking!

Cathy said...

There should always be time for shopping!! It's therapeutic and you can never have too many items of china or glassware ;-)
I've got the same teapot but in green, and the same egg cups - 2 green and 2 pink. You obviously have very good shops near you - I'd be lucky to find 2 good items, let alone a whole stash here!

Planet Penny said...

I do love the little pink frosted lidded pot and the pink candlewick is scrumptious. The garden is going to be lovely once you can get rid of the skip and machinery! love Penny x

Lottie said...

Oh what joy, what excitement - what a wonderful life ahead of you

A Thrifty Mrs said...

What a gorgeous space. I'm so excited to see you settling in and unpacking your stuff.
x

A Time to Dance said...

Where do you find all these lovely things the charity shops in Yorkshire have no such treasures

Natallie KING said...

Love your candlewick!! We call it chenille. Such a pretty colour!! WOnderful post and looking forward to seeing the house after the builders/tradesmen have finished!!

Fabric Nation said...

love that sherbet dipped glassware, enjoying the new house adventures.