I found this retro swan vase in a charity shop. I’m thinking it would look good as part of my wedding decor later this year? Afterwards it would look good spray painted a bright colour too, but I haven’t the heart to do it!
Time to get the seed catalogues out and start planning! I’m looking forward to seeing the first snowdrops and crocus flowers. I cheated and bought these daffs as I couldn’t wait for them to appear in the garden! I think they look cheery with this gorgeous vintage fabric I picked up in a lovely vintage shop in Ludlow, and a vintage ‘Jasmine’ tea cup and saucer by Woods Ware.
Forget the winter blues there are loads of things to look forward to in the winter
I have taken some photos to prove this….
Squelchy mud under happy print wellies:
Winter skies of eerie moons and spooky branches (maybe I’m just odd in looking forward to these?)
Snuggling indoors with fluffy cat / dog / pet of choice:
Festive fairy lights – especially those that look like this (ie old ones from at least 20 years ago!)
What is your favourite thing about the winter months?
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The past year has seen me buy my first DSLR (Canaon 400D) followed by my first Holga camera. It seems ironic that I bought the digital one first and then stepped back in time with the analogue one! I’ve only just started playing around with the Holga, but I hope to post some of my experiments with it soon. I use photoshop for work so love messing around with my my photos on it. here are a few recent DSLR images. Some are very manipulated some just a colour tweak.
Sometimes what is in your head is just a tiny bit better than reality!
Last weekend the Mr and I went to the Tatton Park Biennial in Cheshire. What an amazingly lovely day out we had. The theme of the art works in the park was ‘Flights of Fancy’ and it certainly lived up to its name. I think my favourites were a human size nest in a tree and the bridge held aloft a lake by balloons – certainly the stuff dreams (and nightmares?!) are made of. It was definitely worth a visit. And to top it off a duck and her little chick joined us for our picnic!
Oh and there was also a lovely Orchid show on too…
The orchids were so pretty especially the one above which I think looks like it has been splattered with paint. I haven’t managed to keep an orchid alive to date but I feel inspired now to try again!
I have recently bought my first home with my fiance so I now have a garden to potter about in (more posts on this yet to come). It wasn’t so long ago however that I was restricted to a small yard belonging to a rented flat. Yard gardening brought with it problems, the most obvious being space (especially when I wanted a greenhouse!), but also having to garden in containers rather than the ground and deal with extremes of shade and sun. It was a challenge but it was fun!
Limited funds meant we had to be inventive, compost bags turned inside out became containers for growing squashes, (you could hardly see the bags anyway for leaves by mid Summer). Limited space meant a tiny plastic greenhouse just big enough to kneel inside. Limited patience meant building a french bean protector out of old bits of wood and some garden net to protect crops from the pigeons!
I didn’t realise until I had a garden though, how much easier it is to keep on top of weeds, and pests in a small container garden! I loved and miss my little yard…