Summertime! x

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Autumn days, You mag, and discounts!





Well today is one of those lovely sunny, Autumn days with clear skies and a cheerfulness in the air!

This weekends issue of You mag, had a great article written by Mimi Spencer, noting the comeback of tea cosies on the teapot, afternoon tea, baking...... fuddy-duddy living is back on the style radar, as she puts it!

















Also included, aswell as the great recipes and of course Liz Jones column, was this advertisement for a great looking book 'Homemade Gifts vintage Style'..........

Just a quick note also, there are new arrivals over on the Country Style Living website, aswell as a special offer, if you are thinking of giving vintage gifts this Christmas, you may wish to take a look..........

Have a great week!

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

George Hann prints and more.........



We had a rather stressful week last week, when an elderly relative had a fall and had to be taken to hospital, everything stood still for a while, after the initial shock and emotional roller coaster, hospital visits and family to stay we are trying to find some normality this week. Luckily he is making a bit of a recovery, but unfortunately things will not be as they once were. On a brighter note, I took a little break on Saturday afternoon, and what better way to relax than to spend time scouring junk shops. I found the top George Hann print, which I originally bought to resell. That was, until my husband saw it! The two bottom prints already hang in our bathroom and so now does a third. I don't really know much about the artist, but I love his paintings, the vibrant colours, the loose style and of course a lot them are set in Paris.




We inherited this bush when we moved into our current home, and very nearly threw it out. I am so glad we let it stay, as a couple of days ago it really looked so pretty with its multicoloured Autumn leaves. It is also very prickly! It is hard to believe we are approaching the middle of November, the garden, although there are quite clear signs of Autumn, still looks pretty good. We still have some colour with pretty roses, fuschia, and sedum, but I am dreading that first sharp frost, when nothing will survive. Plus some days I am still able to wear a tshirt and sandals............

Have a lovely week!