Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Oh Sunny Days!

Oh what lovely sunny days we've been having - fair cheers a girl up!
All the little flowers dancing in the gentle breeze!
And its so nice to dry the washing outdoors in the warm fresh sunshine!

This was my 'find' at Tuesdays carboot sale.

We have needed a new Post/mail box for ages,the old wooden one was damp and falling to bits - bit of an embarrassment really. I had been looking at these American Mail boxes on ebay, but with postage costs they were quite expensive. My reasoning was that a metal box would last a bit longer - and I like the shape!

Anyway, as my Gran use to say ' Everything comes to She who waits'! and as sure as eggs is eggs - there sat an American style mail box at the carboot sale, mine for £5. Just the job!

It needed a coat of paint, and then armed with our new wizzy electric screwdriver thingy - I set it in place.

I found an old metal bread bin, gave it a lick of paint, and set that in place, outside the gate - all ready for Ken the milk man! I find I need a box like thing for the milk, then the empty bottles don't roll about the place.

All nice and spruce, ready for a long sunny summer! fingers crossed! xx


  1. the post box and milk box look great.
    Josie x

  2. Oooo they look lovely, just the thing. Been a beautiful day today hasn't it? I got loads of washing done while Twiglet was at nursery :)
    Twiggy x

  3. lucky girl i have been wanting a post box like that, but as you say they are so expensive.Are the car boot sales big on a Tuesday?i have never heard of one before during the week only a Saturday and Sunday here.Hopefully this week at my carboot sale i will find more bargains.Take care~Kate~

  4. What a classy looking entrance. You done a good job there!

  5. Who could resist that post box and milk box. They look great.


  6. Hope it holds out for May.....:>)
    Love sunny days by the sea!

    Love the airer.....brill!xxx

  7. Isn't the sunshine great! I passed up a wooden clothes maiden at a booty last year just like the one you have. I'm still kicking myself :-)

    My Dad always uses that expression, everything comes to those who waits and its so true. Mind you I usually quip back, the early bird gets the worm!

  8. oh wow! I love them! you have got a real bargain there, and it looks ace - my husband calls those kind of experiences "serendipitous happenstance"


  9. Snap, I found tha mail box I was looking for at a car boot for £5. New it was £55 so I got a great bargain.


  10. I love your clothes horse, I haven't seen one around for ages, but I'm hopeful there is one out there with my name on it LOL

    Love and blessings

  11. My first visit here and what a charming little place... love the chickens.

  12. What a great find.

    After the long dreary winter, these spring days are lovely.


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