Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Floral Arrangements

I knew it couldn't last long, the slightly bare Lloyd Loom shelves. I had a bit of a re-arrange at the weekend and used one shelf for some of my floral themed bits and pieces.

The little 1930s style flower basket is actually a hand made brooch I found at a boot sale a few weeks ago.
After a long day at Hampton Court on Saturday we didn't get up early enough for our usual car boot. We headed instead to another smaller boot sale. It was very disappointing although I did find some pretty damask tablecloths. Just as we were leaving fairly empty handed I spotted this pretty pink glass painted posy vase. It was only 25p and I knew it would go really well with my green glass painted bowl. Mr C told me he had spotted it earlier but thought it was just a piece of junk ! After I had pointed out the loveliness of it he quickly changed his view although I am not too sure what he really thinks.

I used it to display some of my first sweet peas from the garden.

Mr C has been busy in the garden with his pond project. It is only small and is far from finished but is starting to take shape.

The first water lily opened at the weekend.

I found this towel rail at the antiques market on the market square. It was very cheap and needed some care and attention. After a bit of glue in the joints I gave it a coat of paint.

I raided Mr C's paint stash again and used Farrow and Ball's , Teresa's Green which is a blue/green we bought for our front door.

It's great the garden is getting some much needed rain but I do hope the sun re-appears for the weekend. I know it's selfish but I prefer it not to be too hot and sunny during the week when I am at work because I never seem to be able to get as much done.


bellaboo said...

Love the towel rail makeover.I have a pine one I keep meaning to paint.I have seen quite a few of those posy vases at the charity shop recently.Yours looks lovely filled with the sweet peas.It's taken me a while but I think I've 'trained' Mr boo in the art of spotting what is junk and what is treasure!

Bellaboo ;0)

A Treasured Past said...

Oooh, I love that little brooch that you had featured in your earlier post. It was resting on the coat hangers. Your shelves look amazing, you have so many beautiful things!


VintageWantsNotNeeds said...

Flwers, flowers and more flowers, lovely


The Little Vintage Company said...

The pink powder pot in the second picture caught my eye - it's beautiful!! I hope the sun comes out for the weekend, although I love the fact that it's raining, the ground will be nice and soft for my faithful steed! Tamzin X

Susan said...

I love the towel rail makeover. I love all your roses and embroidered towells.

sharie said...

The broach is gorgeous!

My towel rail is painted too and I always prefer them painted as things look so much better when displayed on them.

I'm with you about hoping the weather clears for the weekend.

JP said...

love the towel rail makeover - I want one!

harmony and rosie said...

What a transformation painting the towel rail, it looks very pretty especially with your lovely linens. I do love all the china flowers too, they remind me so much of my Mum and grandmother.

Elizabeths Attic said...

Love your finds (as always) and love the pond. I built a pond (who needs a man) a couple of years ago and have had much enjoyment out of it. I was very pleased that although we had a very hard winter in 2009/10 my fish survived and are now swimming round and round and round and round and - you get the picture.
Have a great weekend, rain forcast for us in the NW which is a shame as it is the Bolton Hospice Summer Fair. ah well it is England and it is July... what do we expect.

The Cloth Shed said...

That little basket brooch is so cute....and what a transformation on the towel rail, isn't it wonderful what a coat of paint can do....
Julie x

melanie said...

What a beautifully pretty post! I am addicted to all things floral, so i adore this post :) xxxx

Country Cottage Chic said...

The shelf looks very pretty - no surface stays empty for long in my house either!

Tabbyroo said...

Amazing what a lick of paint can do, great transformation x

A Treasured Past said...

Hi Ann,

thanks for visiting my blog, much appreciated :)

We will be visiting the UK in Sep 2011. You have so many beautiful things and I hope to find some lovelies while we are there also...can't wait! your etsy shops!