Sunday, 23 August 2009

Dahlias & a Blue Basket

We recently celebrated our 31st wedding anniversary. We were married in a small chapel in a village in Cornwall which my mother had decorated with dahlias. I picked these few from our garden this morning.

I also painted this vintage basket in Farrow & Ball's 'Ballroom Blue'. It was intended for the website but, like so many things, I think I may end up keeping it for myself.

Monday, 17 August 2009


On Sunday we visited Petworth House, a 17th century mansion owned by the National Trust.

Sadly photography is not allowed so I'm not able to share the interior with you.

Petworth has a lot of antique shops so we had to look in every one before our return home.

I liked this table but the prices in this shop were way out of our league. They did have some beautfiul things though.

In the antiques centre was 'The Linen Room' where I found a couple of pieces to buy. It was really difficult to photograph this as, despite there not being many people shopping I think they were all in this unit.

We bought a French pelmet but found it to be too small for our dining room window so have placed it around the picture rail above the fireplace.

This room was formerly our sitting room when I have previously blogged about it but now that we have finished decorating the other front room we have decided to have that as our living room because it is such a sunny room.

A friend of mine recently gave me this plaque for the kitchen . Do you think she is trying to tell me something?

I will leave you with this thought.....