Sunday, 29 April 2012

I missed you...

My garden.

I ventured out tonight, when the rain finally relented. I have a lot to catch up on!! So nice to potter about. I was going stir crazy stuck indoors!!

One day, 2 weddings..

What a day too, the weather has been foul! Do feel sorry for Brides.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Lille trip...

Im rather late in posting about our trip but you know how it is when you get back, lots to catch up on, especially when you work for yourself. I have had some trouble downloading photos - my laptop is my iTunes library and for some reason I cannot get the internet up on my laptop (Im not a great techno person!) So here are a few snippets of Lille and some of the purchases I made.

We had to run inside from the showers a few times, but that didn't stop are enjoyment, just meant we had more cafe/ bar stops! We walked for miles around the cobbled streets, mainly searching for vintage shops. The few we did find were closed unfortunately, so we were a little disappointed but we did find a few stalls on the Sunday market, so we did purchase a few bits and bobs.

The food was delicious and good value. The set menus at lunchtime were unbelievable value .
The hotel cosy and tasteful.
All in all a good time was had, lovely to chat away with my friend and relax.  I totally switch off when I go away, something i find hard to do at home (trouble with working from home, there is always something to do!)
There is also the joy of returning home to see everyone and receive lots of fuss of Ede.
I love going away and equally love my life here at home.

 A few French finds...

Friday, 20 April 2012

Im off on a short break to France , with my friend.
Tell you all about it on my return.

The lovely Ali will be in the shop Sat-so don't despair, we will be open.

Toodle pip. xx

Monday, 16 April 2012

Tulip time...

Just a few of the beauties gracing my garden. They look so jolly in the sunshine.
This time of year the garden just explodes, new things emerging all the time. Never enough hours in the day to catch up with it all. I kinda like the way we never can control a garden.

Sunday, 15 April 2012

 We have created a new area to use - primarily its a garage but when we have workshops/ garden open days we shall be able to use this barn as an undercover space.
The sign was my Granddads  business sign . (Dyson was my maiden name)

 Bits and bobs purchased this week

 Lovely French fabric -not sure if I shall make something or sell it as is??

Friday, 13 April 2012

Vintage blogger..

I met a blogger today at the antique fair- check out her blog for lots of fair dates, if you love vintage textiles etc.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012