Saturday, May 31, 2008

Everything's coming up roses!

Well, here we are at the end of May! I don't really know where the last month has gone to as it has been a whirl of activity here at the cottage and at the Vintage Home website. Lots of exciting things have been happening here including some re-decoration, quirky purchases of the vintage-type and chance meetings with some wonderful people. I promise I will elaborate on all of this, and more, throughout the coming months! I'm also hoping to spend some relaxation time in the garden during June, appreciating the many flowers; isn't that rose a beauty? After several days of wet and dreary weather, it was a treat to be able to get outside and photograph the signs that Summer really is on its way!
This is a nice little spot, don't you think? I look forward to sitting here with a cold drink and a good read.

We have lots of these wild gladioli growing the garden, such a pretty colour...

One of my all-time favourite cottage garden flowers, the sweet william...

Here are the geraniums in the greenhouse, they are just about ready to plant out into their terracotta pots.

Despite the recent wet weather, we have been out and about gathering together lots of vintage stock for the website. There are some pretty additions which reflect the season ahead; this delightful green and cream basket is so sweet...

...these stunning curtains are covered in carnations!

This pretty lamp has a wonderful floral shade...

...and this 1950s chair is covered in gorgeous roses!

This is the star of the show though; a Victorian prie dieu with original fine hand embroidery - exquisite roses, of course!

A really big thank you to every one who has recently purchased from the shop and I hope you enjoy your browse at the latest goodies. I think I might have that little sit-down now - have a wonderful weekend and week ahead!


  1. Such lovelies to look at. Thanks for posting the pics. Made me smile.

  2. Looks like the perfect spot for a gin and tonic! I love the colour of the chair - really fresh looking. Great vintage finds too - I'm off to check out the website!
    Cathy X

  3. I always love it when your new stock email arrives..such wonderful, pretty items ..I would like just about everything!
    Love your blue chair and blanket by the way..hope you enjoy your garden and those gorgeous flowers whilst the sun is still shining..(well just about!)

  4. Just beautiful eye candy, I expect nothing less :0))
    Alicia ~ time worn style

  5. That black embroidery chair is awesome!

  6. Hi Clare, such pretty things...hope you get time to enjoy a rest on your beautiful chair!
    Margaret and Noreen

  7. You are living my dream! What a lovely blog. I will visit often!

  8. How funny, I've just written almost and identical post title today! I love your blue chair. Looks like the perfect place to enjoy the sun. I've got a little table and chair in the garden which I'm wanting to paint and I was dithering between sage green or blue. I think you've just swung it to blue!

  9. Gosh your post made me smile today. Loving that aqua chair.


  10. Clare, that prie dieu is just gorgeous - I'm praying I might find such a treasure!

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