Monday, 31 May 2010

Stylish Treasure Finds and Gardening Delight!

What a lovely Bank Holiday Monday! - did you have sunshine?
It was glorious here, we spent the morning selling our bits and bobs on the local Car Boot Sale, chatting to everyone - lots of chatting!
It was a most enjoyable morning.
And the Treasure to be found!
Just look at my lovely pinky coloured, shabby old mirror - I just love it. I have spent a goodly amount of time walking around the house with it, to see where it will look 'at home'. Its nicely 'chippy' and the glass lightly foxed - just so very me! very like me some would say - a bit 'chippy' and very often shabby!
The bargin of the day had to be the Chanel No 19 Eau De Toilette - an new unopened box for £4! I think I just fell lucky, a nice little old lady had just put it on her stall. She had a number of different scents -unused, boxed - presents she had never used.
Well! - Manna from Heaven!
I wear Chanel daily - I know sounds posh - but I do. Its my one weakness! And Hubby P is so kind, he keeps me in the sweet smelling stuff.
So a great day treasure huntin, and we made a few pennies selling our chattles!
A good weekend altogether really - Hubby P won £10 on the Lottery - we celebrated by spending some of it on a Magnum icecream lolly each - we know how to live in the Allsorts household!
And then this afternoon he came home with this - great excitement!

I know - to you its just an old tin bath!

But to me it is an ideal deep bed planter for down the middle of my greenhouse. Hubby P picked it up from a friend - who knows me well and sent it for me to 'plant up'.
It even has holes already punched in the bottom - it must have been used as a planter previously.

It fits a treat in the greenhouse - Hubby P is going to build a frame for it so that it is raised up a bit - less chance of me falling over it! I'm afraid I do have a habit of tripping up in the garden.
I am enjoying my greenhouse, and the garden in general. Just love to see the the miracle of new green life pushing up through the soil.

Just look at these cute little Nasturtiums.

In no time at all the the little seedlings have grown and are flowering their little socks off!

The old pram is full to bursting with fresh green herbs - handy for cups of refreshing Lemon Balm tea, and zingy mint for those welsh lamb chops!
xxx That's all for now xxx Take care xxx


  1. just love the old bath - you have reminded me to get my nasturiums in now!!!

  2. Fab tin bath and just perfect for a planter in your green house. Still waiting for mine to be built. Be raining here the last three days :-( so not much done in the garden.

  3. that's a fabulous tin bath! how lucky you are! :) can't wait to see your pictures of it planted

  4. In the eyes of a gardener everything is a planter. So nice to see my hat in the photo.

  5. Lovely things all.
    Just showed my DH your fabulous greenhouse - trying to wear him down.

    BTW Geoffrey arrived yesterday!

  6. Just love the herb pram! And those dear little nasturtiums look so cute - must go out and sew mine - had forgotten about them, so thanks for the timely reminder.

  7. Oh I love a car boot sale. It's amazing what you can find for next to no cash at all. Those people who just have to have everything new don't know what their missing (but don't tell them then there'll be more goodies for us - sssshhhh!)

  8. Love the pram and the c perfumeeeee!! Lucky you!
    We were dwon in Beumaris last weekend but did not do the car boots.......wish we had now!
    I have so nelgected my blog and I am posting later hope you can stop by!
    Heather x


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