Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Holding Pattern

Hi Dear Folk,

Time is flying five days before I leave, so I thought I would show you the last two weeks at home and clean out my camera card.

Remember I promised myself some daffodils for this vase, well here they are three bunches from Trader Joe's and all from the UK.

And since I'm making a trip to Amsterdam, I could not resist this plate at the thrift.  I love blues, although a couple of weeks I stepped out of the zone and splurged on a Johnson Bros Heritage Hall in brown, a dinner service, I just love it, but more on that another time.

A lovely quiet Saturday morning, poached egg on toast, coffee and reading.

Mr. B. put up two of the remaining pictures that are closest to the corner both Gozzard prints.

Snowdrops from the front garden.

Just the past weekend I picked these out of the garden.  I have a little collection of vases which I keep handy this style reminds me of the south-west, and since I haven't used it before put it out with my daffodils in.  Not sure it was the best fit for them, but it gave me a smile to see my daffs and use my vase.

Another little vase makes it flower debut with miniature daffs from my garden.  I'm glad I picked them as it has rained since and I get to enjoy them in the house.  The pile of books on the chair is some of my library books.

Mr. B. jumped on this as it was unpacked from the box at the thrift, $6.00 not bad.  He had to redo one hook that was broken, and cleaned it up but otherwise very nice.  Does one call this chinoiserie?  I think so.  In any case it was not hard to find eight odd cups and saucers just hanging around.  I'm amazed a had a piece of wall to hang this on.

The cup on the bottom left was from my grandma and has the song Widecombe Fair a Devon folk song.  Another favourite is the Brambly Hedge bottom far right, but I may change them out, see how the mood takes me.

I did get almost everything done on my list.  My friend who is a hair dresser and cuts my hair chopped off six inches and it is still long, although maybe six inches was a bit drastic, but not really. Raincoat back from cleaners, gifts made and sorted, items washed, shoes cleaned and on the list goes and now I am so thankful that I'm not a totally last minute person.  Maybe I'm just getting slower.

Packing is hard when one minute it's 72f and sunny and the next minute is 42f and raining.  I looked at the long range for UK and Holland, but that is up and down too; well usual packing, one raincoat with detachable wool lining, one umbrella and the rest will fall in place.

That's my catch up, books have been reluctantly let go of and returned to the library.  I'll just have to get them again.



  1. Your vases are lovely and the top one is so unusual. Mr B did well with his buy. It is beautiful and useful. Weather here is now dry but cold. Today was dull and felt really cold although the wind had dropped. We have had some sunny days and actually sat in the garden to have lunch on Sunday but it is sheltered there. I would say bring lots of layers especially a hat and scarf for the windy days. I think Amsterdam is about the same. If it is dry that will be a bonus.

  2. Oh do have a lovely trip! I love all the photos. Daffodils are my very favorite flower....from the many years ago when we lived in Thorpeness. I think that was the first time I had seen them and I fell in love with them. March can be a tricky month weather wise.


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