|Some photos taken in our garden this week...I wanted to capture some of the late summer sunshine we've had recently.|
|There's not been much time to sit and relax here though...|
|I can't tell you how much weeding I need to catch up on...|
|But at least on my blog it may fool you into thinking all is calm and organised here at the Stone House!|
|I'm hoping that I may be able to harvest some of the late blooms for our daughter's wedding...|
|But with a couple of weeks still yet to go, anything could happen...|
|Hopefully the sedums will be something we can rely on...|
They're a flower that always remind me of my Grandmother's garden, as she had masses of them lining her herbaceous borders which would attract hundreds of butterflies.
|Others may not fare so well if the weather turns on us soon.|
|I hope its not goodbye to summer just yet, but for sure, autumn is just around the corner.|
|Despite all the wedding preparations, I've still had time for some buying for the shop.|
A lovely metal framed mirror, which had been painted in thick white gloss paint was one of my best buys.
|A little 'Oh-la-la' - |
Two c1950's French lingerie shop point-of-sale cards, complete with miniature undies - Perfect little scaled down versions of the real things!
|(This little baby is staying with me.)|
|A fabulous (and very large) hand embroidered boudoir pillow from the 1920's in perfect condition, fresh from France.|
|(I sold today - thank you!)|
| Lovely old floral French textile in an antique frame.|
All of these and more arrived at my shop today and found their place on the shelves and displays...
|I have lots of new mirrors, French textile boxes and the metal bed canopy (above) too.|
Actually a piece from an old dressing table, but very attractive in its own right...The door to the little cupboard is on a swivel and is a mirror on the reverse.
|Antique tapestry kettle stand, all lovely and worn with age :)|
|Lots of new vintage brooches for my mannequin to wear...|
|And a tutu made from crochet lace doilies!|
|Thank you for visiting...|
Hope you are happy,
Update: I just wanted to mention my eldest daughter's blog. She recently travelled down to Christchurch in New Zealand for her Birthday and visited the CBD Red Zone
- She's written a powerful post about the devastation there.