I hope you have found yourselves a treasure you couldn't live without
Well you never know what the day is going to bring and today I went up to the sleepy little country village of Woodstock, Alabama to get a few groceries I had forgotten whilst doing my weekly shop ...I had seen off in the corner of this little strip mall of just a few shops a place called 'The Shoppee' and outside sometimes there were some interesting items but I had not ever wandered in through it's doors before ..and I am so glad that I did because I came across these funny little creatures and had to bring them home to our new border garden ...of course I had just the place for them
I was attracted in to the shop to ask the price for a cute, very old girls bicycle that had baskets on each side of the back wheel and I have been looking for one for a long while ..I want to spray one pink and then hang flowers in the baskets ...and lean it against one of our trees ..just for decoration ...there was the perfect bicycle...apparently it had been sitting outside the shop for about 4 months along with another one without even an enquiry and there stood by my side was a very tall man whom had just purchased the both of them ...I could not believe it and the lady in the shop let him have them both for only $5.00 !!!.....I offered him $10 for the one I wanted ...but he said he collected them and had a barn full of them ...so he didn't want to sell it to me ...would he have missed just this one so much ?? never mind it wasn't meant to be
I wondered inside and couldn't believe how wonderful the shop was, full of treasures ...I could have spent thousands in there ...there were even old barn doors with the slide over wooden lever on them ...all handmade in the old way ...there is a dry sink I am still keeping in my mind, it would go great underneath that wonderful Edwardian mirror I bought a few weeks ago and such great prices ...I spent an hour and a half in there and had only seen a 1/3 rd of the items within ....
I spied these two old comical grumpy frogs and they are solid concrete ...I thought they would put a pop of color and whimsy in to the new garden border under the Bradford Pear tree ...One had a price of $10 and the sitting one was $6.50 ...so I asked her for her best price and got them both for just $6.50 !!!. ...the sitting one had a big nail pocking out of the bottom to place it in to a pot of soil so Danny put him in this old drift wood we acquired about 6 years ago on a visit to the Gulf of Mexico off of one of the beaches ...it is perfect isn't it ...He or she is just leaning there on the wood with it's hands over it's heart ..maybe it's given it's heart to the other frog ...
As I was coming out with my purchase the lady came after me and she said she would like to give me this creamer jug, pictured below ....just as a 'thank you' for coming in to the shop and buying something ...I was so pleased as I collect jugs ...I just love them and have many in my collection ...it turns out to be made in England and is made by Royal Doulton ...it has a navy blue band around it which has a gold line either side of the band ...it's so lovely and was free ...so what is not to love ...Two Concrete Frogs that seem to be in love and a Royal Doulton Creamer jug in 'brand new' condition all for $6.50 ..not a bad day was it !!!
Here you can see my new creamer jug on the top shelf in the kitchen nook on the far left ...it looks great with some of my other jug collection ..The Bread and Chip Cabinet also has a space for a microwave , but I have my bread maker there and then two cupboards below one named ' onions' the other named 'Taters' ...we bought it about 16 years ago ..it had been made out of old Barn wood floor boards ...
I am sure to be visiting this shop on many more occasions as there are such fascinating items and so many I would loved to have purchased
On my trip to the Thrift store this week I found this cute angel face jug ....I have a pot similar to this but it has three angel faces going all around it ...I love this one and will use it to put Hydrangea's in it etc ....such a lovely jug to display flowers in ..it is in 'as new' condition and was labeled 0.99c ..but had 80% off so I paid just 18c (10 pence in British Pounds)....Couldn't leave it there could I ??
This will be it's permanent place for now until I get some fresh flowers for it ..in our dining room on the old crate I also found in the thrift store a few months ago ..the chalk board behind has the menu for the sides on the buffet that we used for our Daughter's Wedding two years ago
Here is the back side of the Angel jug ...with her wings etc that extend to the front ...
I hope you have found yourselves a treasure you couldn't live without
Just an update on the Maisonvogue Raccoon Family ....
Daisy's three babies are rapidly growing and getting fattened up for the winter ahead
Daisy is a super Mom and she has bought us many babies over the years ...usually she has 4 in her brood but once she had five ...this year she had just three ....so we have named them the Three Musketeers Aramis and Porthos, and the aspiring musketeer, D'Artagnan.
They come every evening to be fed ...I usually feed them healthy cat food and then just now and again feed them some tasty left overs from our table
They all live in our woods ...very happily till it's time for them to leave and find their own territory to bring up their own family
Some stay for a few years and keep coming to be fed
We are very lucky to share part of their life with them ...we never let them get too close ..stomping our feet if they try to get too close
They are super cute
If you would like to see Video's of them feeding ...please join me at Maisonvogue to see the fun
Do you ever wake up and want a change ??...I Woke up this morning on a lovely Alabama morning ...crisper and cooler than we have had it since the Spring ...oh!! to breath in that non-humid air ...makes you feel alive and fresh and full of ideas for the future
I was able to fling open the windows to let the cool breeze waft in and play with my hair
No air conditioning ....just a few ceiling fans to keep the air moving around ..the promise of a lovely day
I decided to think of what room I could refresh in the home this autumn when the weather is much cooler and I can open the windows whilst painting ...and I decided that the Master bathroom is a bit tired in it's rich purple walls with pale stone roman pillars that I hand painted a long while ago ...so tired of the dark purple ..I need to brighten it up .....now I don't want it too bright but I am thinking Coral ...just a touch ..we have a turquoise and stone bedroom so the little pop of coral would be a lovely wake up call in the morning ..to make us smile
I love the pop of coral on the dove grey walls but I am thinking I don't want a dark color again so let's look at what else we can find
Don't you just want to jump straight in the pot ...but perhaps it's not bright enough for that pop of color I want to achieve
Some great color choices to go with the coral ...I am thinking the two lighter ones would be great ..then I look at the bedroom photo and see that a pale turquoise to compliment our bedroom with coral accents might be the way to go ..Do you have any ideas !! ...leave me a 'comment' please if you do ..
The counter (work) tops in the bathroom are white so this would work but I have antique bronze light fixtures and towel holders ...perhaps white walls are a bit boring ..though they are really fresh looking
There is that turquoise and coral again ..it really works doesn't it ...but not for me this time I am thinking
LOVE this ..but dark walls again ...no I am getting nearer to deciding what contrasting color I may use
Cute idea, I have all of these shaped mason jars ....and it does create that pop of color I am trying to achieve
I think I am nearer to choosing that paint ...I think I will go for a lovely bright coral for accents then the walls in oatmeal ....I may do one wall, the one that frames the large mirror, in coral too ....
Thanks for helping me try to choose ...It has helped and now I am going to go and enjoy the rest of this rare day in Alabama ....open windows. gentle breezes make today a very special day
I hope wherever you are the weather is being good to you
And that you feel inspired like I do, today ...
Happy Days to you
Merci ..to True Heroes ..Three American's and a British Business Man ..Show true Courage and get awarded France's top medal
I just had to pay honor to these true men of courage ...they saved countless lives ..with no thoughts for themselves ....it warmed my heart to hear this and I marvel at their courage ...these men are true heroes and I thank them for what they did
France said a big "merci" to three Americans and a Briton who overpowered a gunman on a high-speed train, giving the four men the country's highest honor in a ceremony at the presidential palace Monday.
Spencer Stone, 23, Alek Skarlatos, 22, and Anthony Sadler, 23, three friends on a European vacation, and British businessman Chris Norman, 62, were awarded the Legion d'Honneur by French President François Hollande at the Elysée Palace.
The three young Americans, who have been hailed as heroes around the world, looked slightly embarrassed as Hollande pinned the ribboned medals on their polo shirts before embracing them and kissing them on each cheek.
The trio wrestled an AK-47-toting gunman to the floor after he allegedly opened fire on a train from Amsterdam to Paris on Friday afternoon. The bare-chested assailant also had a Luger handgun and a box cutter, which he used to slash Stone's head and slice his hand, nearly severing his thumb. But Stone and Skarlatos, both stocky American servicemen, and Sadler were able to disarm the attacker and beat him unconscious.
The attacker has been identified as Ayoub El Khazzani, a 25-year-old Moroccan national who is reportedly on security watch lists in four European countries for his alleged links to radical Islamic group
Hollande described the attack as a work of "terrorism" and credited the men with averting a bloodbath.
"We are here to honor four men who, thanks to their bravery, managed to save lives. They showed what could be done in terrible circumstances," Hollande said. "In the name of France, I would like to thank you. The whole world admires your courage, your sangfroid, your responsibility.
"Your heroism should be an example to us all and a source of inspiration," the French leader said. "Faced with an evil -- and that's what it was -- called terrorism, there is a good, called humanity."
Hollande said the gunman had "enough arms and ammunition to provoke a real carnage" on the train.
And that's what he would have done if you hadn't taken every risk, including that to your own lives, and overpowered him," Hollande told the four men.
Three other train passengers -- a 28-year-old Frenchman who first confronted El Khazzani when he came out of a washroom brandishing his weapons, a 51-year-old French-American who was shot in the throat and is in the hospital, and an off-duty train driver who helped neutralize the gunman -- will also receive the Legion d’Honneur.
This write up was courtesy of the Los Angeles Times
How is your day going ??? Mine is going fine ..I have the sweet aroma of Banana Bread Cooking in the Oven ...that will be just perfect to slice and freeze then get out and toast in the mornings for breakfast or as an afternoon treat with a cup of tea using the best China teacups and beautiful napkins of course ..It's a Gloomy Day in Alabama & I am Feeling Blue ...So I would love to Invite you to a Tea Party ...and the Best Banana Bread Recipe Ever !!
So I thought I would spend a few minutes with you being a Girly Girl ...I might be 60 years old but I am still very much a Girly Girl ...I think perhaps even more these days
Just the dreamiest wedding party photo ..don't you think ?? Can't get more girly than this
Girliest EVER Cup Cake decorations ...you can buy these handmade edible pearls on Etsy.com ..there are lots of shops that make them and the roses in all sorts of colours ...a nice item to have in your store cupboard for that Girly tea time
I am BIG on organization ...it's just makes life so much better when everything is organized ...so easy to keep it all neat and you won't have to find it ..as it's all ways going to be there ...why not do this, this weekend !!
A WONDERFUL Photo of two VERY GIRLY GIRLS ...that just happen to be my Niece and Sister in law on our Niece's very Special Wedding Day ..Gorgeous Mother and Daughter Photo ...they are both Gorgeous People too
If only there had been wedding dresses like this around when I got married ..so dreamy ..LOVE IT !!
Dreamy Bedroom ...so soft and pink
Of course you all know that I LOVE my French Meringues ...How come they taste even better when they are PINK !!
Our Daughter can be a Tom Boy or very Girly Girly ....on her Wedding Day she was as you can see a very Beautiful and Girly Girl
This is one of my favorite Oil Paintings I have painted ...I made it extra Girly for the Bedroom ..it's Mr. Teddy waiting on a Park Bench with a huge bunch of flowers ..just hoping his date is going to turn up ..I named it ' PLEASE DON'T LEAVE ME SITTING ON THIS BENCH ALONE !! ' ...ha! ha! ..I painted it in 1996 ..such a long time to love a painting
Well the Banana Bread has come out of the oven and cooled a little whilst I have been chatting to you ...I now have it out of the tin as you can see ..it smells divine ....I will slice it once it is good and cold and wrap it up in slices to put in the freezer ..after we have taste tested it of course
Hope you are channeling your inner Girly Girl and enjoying yourself whatever you are doing ...
Thanks for popping it ....
I hope you had as much fun as I did
Mexican wedding cakes are buttery little cookies with a sordid past: During an era fraught with tension between the United States and the Soviet Union, serving once-popular Russian tea cakes became a faux pas when entertaining. Seemingly out of nowhere Mexican wedding cakes began appearing in their place, an almost identical cookie.
I usually like to make them with almonds or pecans but I decided I would make them this time with Pistachio's ....
I am so glad that I did ...they are just even yummier if that is at all possible
I like to freeze mine and just take out one for a treat sometimes with a cup of tea or coffee in the afternoon ....such a treat ....
I hope you will try them and enjoy making them ...
They are fun to make ...
But the best bit if eating them
Would make a lovely gift too ...packed in a pretty box ....you can purchase cookie boxes on line or at your local craft shop
Total Time: 1 hr 20 mins
Active Time: 30 mins
Makes: 46 cookies
It's a Gloomy Day in Alabama & I am Feeling Blue ...So I would love to Invite you to a Tea Party ...and the Best Banana Bread Recipe Ever !!
You never know what is around the corner and all of a sudden several family members including myself have health problems we all have to resolve .
It's raining in Alabama ...very gloomy all day so I thought I would cheer myself and have a lovely tea party with you
For a Downton Abbey Tea Party you need to dress the part
I think for the Tea Party that I might just wear my Downton Abbey dress I wore for our Daughter's Wedding
I am sure that I can use my little tea tray that I made from an old photo frame ..it has one of my pillow designs that I printed on fabric and put behind the glass ..I love the handles I found for it ..so unique...this is part of my 42 year old Colcough Hedgerow pattern china tea set that my Grandmother gave me for my Engagement present all those years ago ...
This dress would be great too that I wore to my Niece's wedding and my Daughter could wear hers ..how pretty she looked
Best Banana Bread Recipe ever
1) Preheat the oven to 350 F.
2) In a large bowl, mix butter into the mashed bananas, using wooden spoon. Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour last, mix just enough to blend the ingredients; do not over0mix, the lumps will work themselves out.
3) Add chopped walnuts to the batter and mix them in to distribute evenly through the batter.
4) Butter a 4×8 inch loaf pan. Line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper, butter the parchment paper too. Pour the batter in the pan. Bake for 1 hour. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.
Note: lining the bottom of the pan with parchment paper ensures that the bottom of the bread will not get stuck.
I LOVE to collect old lace doilies from Antique shops or thrift stores to adorn dresser shelves
I love to make my guests a small collection of different gift tags as a gift to take home with them so when they give a gift they can use their unique gift tags and then the gift I give just keeps on giving
Look on the shelves at your local thrift store and if you look closely you might find a lovely little decorative spoon that will make you and your guests smile
My favorite teacups always have roses on them ..I have some dinner plates that I found at the thrift store that nearly match this teacup
I love to find cute teapots and trivets at the thrift store ...I have too many trivets ..but you never know when you might need them do you ??
All set for a cute tea party
Another Emma Bridgewater teapot I just need and want so badly ..ha! ha! ...Emma does just wonderful items ...always unique such as these Bird Coffee Cups my Son's gave me for a Christmas gift
If you have a growing collection of teacups from the thrift and antique stores ..look out for a cute, unusual container to store them in ..it will add to their charm
What could be better than a lovely afternoon ..all dressed up ..drinking tea and eating cakes with some of your favorite people ...hope you can come
It's Friday and I can't go to the Thrift Store today ....because of a little hiccup with my health ....it's best I don't drive for a while
Do you think they will miss me ???? I will miss them !!!
So today I am going to dream about things I would like to find and buy at the Thrift Store
Did you want to come along and dream with me ??
Here we go !!
I have been looking for an old typewriter in nice condition for a long time ...this was like the first typewriter my Dad and Mum bought me when I entered the 3 year Secretarial at my High School so that I could practice to touch type ...I loved it ...you had to push the keys right down ...but even now at 60 years old I touch type ..never having to look at the keys so I guess it did me very well ....I would love one to put in my fabric and craft cutting room .....
Shall we buy this ...do we have enough money ?? it's the most gorgeous Wedgewood Stove ..I don't want it working really but just as a wonderful decorative piece in the dining room ....
Guess I am dreaming ..what is the likely hood of finding one of these ..do you see the wonderful levered knobs on the front ....I am so in LOVE !!
What a lovely cute idea ...how to use Vintage Handkerchiefs ..you can find loads of them over there in that bin ...have a good sort through and then all we have to do is sew them together, after laundering them of course and have the cutest window covering ...we could attach ribbons at the top and when we want to let some light in just pull up the two ribbons and tie them ..then you would end up with an Austrian Blind ...just a thought
I have just the perfect piece of drift wood for this idea ...now where are the bins with all the pretty discarded pull knobs
Are you ready ..let's have a look for some Vintage suitcases ...'No ! I am not going on vacation again' ...suitcases are not just for vacations ...spray them your favorite color and they can be in any condition as you are going to line them with pretty Vintage fabrics ...you can be elaborate like the one above and make a hem then thread it with thin elastic to gather the fabric up or just put it in ungathered if you don't like to sew ...then you can glue the fabric to the sides of the suitcase ..make a pad for the bottom either by covering cardboard or the old original bottom that may have been in the suitcase ..just an old curtain valance or piece of lace with some pretty ribbon threaded through for a pocket on the inside of the lid ..some trim and don't forget the bow on the handle ..all these items available at the thrift store ..then you can keep your love letters, papers or even put your purse's, handbags in it so they are dust free when you want to use them
If you are good with sewing and upholstering then buying an old footstool with wonderful legs on it and a Vintage suitcase could make you a wonderful unique little chair ....how cute it is
Well we are nearly all shopped out and have to leave something for the other lovers of thrift store finds
So here is just another quick idea for your vintage suitcases
I have a small collection of these lovely solid wood candle stick holders and also a cupboard full of terra-cotta plant pots ..so why not put them together and place in a little plant or you could even put in some herbs ..just perfect...unique and so very economic
What is it ...about the morning after the storm...when all is calm again ..and wet and fresh and delicious
Instead of causing damage the storm helped us this time ..a few weeks ago lightening struck the tree next to our back deck and there has been a large branch hanging precariously..with it's dying leaves looking quite ugly and too high for us to bring down ourselves ...but during the storm last night the wind bought down the branch and as you can see from the photo below is no longer hanging there ..it is now ready for Danny to cut up and put on the burn pile
The air is full of after-thunder freshness,
And everything rejoices and revives.
With the whole outburst of its purple clusters
The flower drinks the air of paradise.
The gutters overflow; the change of weather
Makes all you see appear alive and new.
Meanwhile the shades of sky are growing lighter,
Beyond the blackest cloud the height is blue.
An artist's hand, with mastery still greater
Wipes dirt and dust off objects in his path.
Reality and life, the past and present,
Emerge transformed out of his colour-bath.
The cats emerge from the house having been in their 'places of safety' all night whilst the sky raged in all of it's anger
The flowers and plants just drank up every drop that they could whilst it lasted ...they so much prefer the rain water to the 'cured' rain water we drink and feed them out of the hose pipes
All the dust of the day before washed off of their leaves ...such happy plants and happy home owner as I won't have to water today
The rain has pulled down the branches of the Crepe Myrtle heavily laden with it's pink blossoms soon to spring up again once the morning sun has dried off it's foliage
The beautiful hydrangea's I treated myself to yesterday after some unwanted news about my health
If I catch them in time just before their beauty fades too much I can dry them and look at them all winter long
Hope you are having a wonderful day
Where ever you are
What ever you are doing
Did you get a storm last night too ??
A bit os Shabby chicness for your day ......LOVE this dresser ...
I love nothing better than a big stack of Vintage Linens and pillows
Lots of Love and time put in to this gorgeous pillow
Green and peachy pink ...my favorite combination
Looks so comfy and girly
A wonderful French linen cupboard ....love the peeling paint and the blue and white ..so very French !!
Such beautiful linen's ...I could gaze at them all day ...the rose detail is breathtaking
Prettiness ...so lovely ...have to smile when you snuggle up in bed with these linens
Beatrix Potter Mania is hitting Maisonvogue Pillows so here are a few already available and some new one's you can expect in the future ..Let me make a pillow of any of these designs especially for you !!
Some of these Beatrix Potter Character Pillows you will already find in my Etsy.com shop and some are ones yet to be made and listed
Having said that if you see something you would like just contact me through my shop (button to it on the right hand side panel ' Visit my Etsy Shop' and I can make you any of the following designs
Peter Rabbit eating Carrots
Miss Tiggy Winkle ironing
Mrs. Cottontail with Peter Rabbit, Flopsy, Mopsy and Bobtail
Flopsy, Mopsy , Bobtail and the Crows eating and picking Blackberries
The Mice ...a new pillow design ...new to the collection ..not yet listed in my shop but contact me if you would like to purchase it ...(words "Maisonvogue" would not be on the pillow )
Jemima Puddle Duck and the Fox a new pillow design ...new to the collection ..not yet listed in my shop but contact me if you would like to purchase it ...(words "Maisonvogue" would not be on the pillow )
Mrs. Mouse and her babies ..perfect for a Baby Shower or Nursery
Rabbits in the snow ..great for a stocking filler or Christmas gift
Mr. Badger and Mr. Jeremy Fisher ..two new pillow designs ...new to the collection ..not yet listed in my shop but contact me if you would like to purchase it ...(words "Maisonvogue" would not be on the pillow )
Peter Rabbit and the Spilt Onions ...listed in my Etsy.com shop now
The Tailor of Gloucester ...two new pillow designs ...new to the collection ..not yet listed in my shop but contact me if you would like to purchase it ...(words "Maisonvogue" would not be on the pillow ) GREAT FOR THE SEWING IN YOUR LIFE
Two Guinea Pigs in the rain and those naughty rabbits again eating blackberries ..would go great with the one I already have in my shop ..such great Baby Shower gifts ...Two new pillow designs ...new to the collection ..not yet listed in my shop but contact me if you would like to purchase it ...(words "Maisonvogue" would not be on the pillow )
It's never too early to think of Christmas gifts and this one with the naughty rabbits and Merry Christmas written on the pots behind them would make anyone smile to receive this as a gift ...a new pillow design ...new to the collection ..not yet listed in my shop but contact me if you would like to purchase it ...(words "Maisonvogue" would not be on the pillow )
Miss Beatrix Potter ..perhaps she is holding Peter Rabbit ..or is that Benjamin or Mopsy, Flopsy or Bobtail
Miss Beatrix Potter's beloved Farm ...called Hilltop Farm in the Lake District in England can still be visited today
Thanks so much for popping by and joining me and some of Miss Potter's wonderful Characters
Can't wait to make some of my pillows with her wonderful characters on
Here it is on the day I bought it home ...an Edwardian Mirror ...I am just LOVING the color and won't be doing anything to this little beauty but enjoy it
I got it at 80% off ...would you believe I paid just $2.98 (1.92 British Pounds) ..I snapped it up
It's just a perfect addition to our Guest Room ..don't you think ??
I love the color on the Guest Rooms Dark Jade Walls
All the details are so lovely ...I am super pleased with it ..can you tell ???
For the moment I have put this tall table under it and covered it with a lovely cloth then added another thrift store find, the basket and popped in some of my pillows and in the front a lovely fabric cloth bag that I bought at one of the French Markets and it was filled with French Lavender
But this mirror reminds me of Jane Austen Days so I may paint the table the same color as the mirror and then hand paint a Jane Austen quote on the top and on the lower shelf hand paint a black silhouette of Jane herself ...do you like that idea ?? ..we will see I will let you know if I do
So here it is ...between one of the wardrobe (closet) doors and one of the bedroom doors ..I do hope my guests will enjoy using it ...i think I might have to pop in now and again to have a look in too ..don't you think !!
All available in my Etsy.com shop ... with Free unique gift wrapping ...made to order just for you
Just one of many Beatrix Potter Pillow designs that I make ..including lots of Peter Rabbit too of course all available in my Etsy.com shop
Bee and Bird Pillows ...many designs available in my Etsy.com shop ..The Bee is one of my best sellers
French Victorian Laundry maids in Paris ...so much detail on these, one of my favorite Pillows that I make
Design your child's nursery or bedroom around Peter Pan ...These pillows are made with illustrations from a very old Peter Pan book ..I have 8 designs in all ...they are not the clearest of prints being so old but look wonderful and as all paintings best viewed from a few feet away ..my customers just LOVE them
I am known for my great personal customer service ....can't wait to see how I can help you with an item or two
Just some of the Beatrix Potter , Peter rabbit family pillows available..Make the BEST BABY SHOWER GIFTS ...don't for get I GIFT WRAP THEM FOR YOU FOR FREE !!
Mad hatter's Tea Party with Alice in Wonderland ..very cute pillow..customer's love it and so do I ..do you?
Thanks of popping by today
If I can help you with anything you would like to ask please don't hesitate
Contact me either by 'comments' on this blog or through 'conversations' on my Easy.com shop
As you can see I am busy in my sewing room ...
Hope you are having a great day
Street Market in Winchester, England ...just alongside Winchester Cathedral
Lovely meat ..great prices ..all wrapped hygienically but I don't like that the meat not he front of the stall isn't sitting in ice or any refrigeration !!
Infamous Winchester Cathedral ..which is the reason we went to Winchester was closed as there was a Graduation service going on from the nearby University
So incredible..So awe inspiring
So much history ..wish we could have gone in but we did enjoy looking around the outside and the area
Walking around the Cathedral we found such wonderful old historic buildings ..including Jane Austen's home that I blogged about earlier
So lovely ..thought provoking ...Who lived there ?? Who was it built for ?? ..What stories it could tell ??
Wonderful Tudor ...I am sure that many kings including Henry the VIII would have walked by and perhaps in these buildings
Now let's go tot France and walk through the arch of the Medieval Walled City of St. Malo
Inside some of the lovely shops of St. Malo ..looking so inviting
the main square in St. Malo ..great for food and really great for people watching
Can't get enough of this architecture ...so ancient ...so may stories to tell ...evokes the imagination
Even the weeds look like they are part of a movie set
Now back in Guernsey for some lovely Pub grub ....Danny had Scampi and chips ..with an Italian Peroni Beer
Mine was a delicious Spider Crab Salad ..with Marie Rosé and Mayonaise Dipping sauces ..mmmmm!!
It was Pub grub with a view as you can see ...L'Ancresse Bay , Guernsey ...a very beautiful beach
When I lived in Guernsey this beach was just an 8 minute walk from our house
Thanks for popping by
I hope you enjoyed looking at my final vacation snaps...
It was a wonderful time ...we collected many, many happy memories
To keep stored forever in our hearts and minds
Have a wonderful day ..
Full of memories for you to keep
I absolutely LOVE chairs ..they are just all so different, have different uses, for different people to love
For the LOVE of French Toile ...it all tells a story ..of times gone by ..I especially love the blue and cream
French Chairs are just so ornate ..so stunning and so beautiful for vintage rooms or a corner of a modern home ..they will be loved where ever they go
The old antiques ..with a modern twist ...just marry together so perfectly in the modern home of today
Not everyone's taste ..but such a clever design ..perfect for the Bachelor Pad or the Home office ..a conversation piece
Cottage Shabby ..so perfect ..so feminine, so pretty, so interesting , so beautiful, so much loved
Statement pieces ..most chairs demand this ...Look at me! Look at me ! ..Please don't put me in a corner !!
What's not to LOVE ...hopefully you will now have an appreciation of all the beautiful chairs there are or can be ...some of them still live in your imagination ..for you yet to find ..for you yet to create ...
Hope you eventually will find each other
And live Happily Ever After
See you soon
I love anything artsy I especially love sewing and vintage prints and shabby chic ...pretty feminine things to adorn the home