Monday 30 September 2013


Thank you for all your very kind and generous comments about my homemade C&R dress! Unfortunately with all the wedding excitement I actually forgot to take any photos of myself all-dressed up. But I know that we have at least one summer wedding to go to next year so I will make sure to take photos to show you all then!

Last weekend was one of the dates for Chloe Antiques Open House Sale so along I went in the car to pretty Wiltshire. The weather was nice and mild although we did get the odd splatter of rain but it didn't put off the shoppers and Chloe's house was full to then brim with people debating over beautiful Swedish secretariats and rustic Italian pottery.

I came away with a large, creamy Italian earthenware pot (which I think was used for storing olives or olive oil - Chloe did tell me but I can't quite remember!) It has lovely chunky handles on either side and looks nice propped on my little rustic stool in the fireplace.

I also spotted an usual mercury glass candlestick with pretty detailing on the candle "lip". It is my first piece of proper mercury glass so I am quite pleased with it and it looks rather nice displayed amongst my faux mercury pieces!

 And finally I saw this lovely little spriggy jug, the squat little shape lends itself to being filled with roses from my own garden! These are the 2nd lot of blooms that I have had from the Harlow Carr rose I bought way back in April and I'm absolutely thrilled to bits with it.

For lunch, we wended our way along a very narrow country track through fields and woodland (I dreaded meeting another vehicle!) And found ourselves outside the Pythouse Kitchen Garden. The food is absolutely delicious and to be able to sit out in the garden near the apple trees and roses was really delightful. I highly recommend it and will definitely be returning to see it in full swing in the summer when their pick-your-own flower beds are sure to be a riot of colour.


  1. Hi,what a pretty post,I liked the peep through the door at the beginning,it looked very much like the entrance to the old walled garden at Elvaston Castle in my home town of Derby! 'Bye for now Pam.

  2. Beautiful photos and lovely finds at the fair even the garden pic although in it's autumn clothes, looks inviting to sit down and take some tea. x

  3. Those roses look gorgeous, and even better when they're home grown.