Monday, 28 February 2011

Shabby Prettiness.....All Ready For Spring!

We had a bit of Sunshine today .... and a pretty blue sky ..... dare we hope Spring is around the corner?
How about these pretty little shabby baskets....

I spotted them in a box at the carboot sale..... just jumbled up with bits and bats of all sorts .... I just think they are so pretty.
They are made from metal/wire and painted a nice 'shabby' cream colour.

The Fellas were busy putting down some bags of blue slate chippings/gravel-y stuff .... we have it all around the house and paths, every now and again it needs replenishing and we have extended the area we sit .... and eat ... and chat ...and everything else! We spend a lot of time outdoors when the weathers is fine.
I was there as chief 'Pointer'..... you know the kind of thing .... 'put that there' .... 'move this here'... very important job .... essential in fact!
As is.... 'Head of Refreshments' .... chief tea maker.
But as you know being a Woman multi-tasking comes easily to me so I 'faffed'.... a Hubby P word you understand ...... other people ..... as I pointed out .... 'designer kinda people' would get paid hundreds of pounds for 'faffing' with baskets, terracotta pots a a few bedding plants!

It takes a bit of faffing to get the right size of pot ... the right combination of pot and basket etc.

To look truly pretty!

I gave the chairs and tables a wash over and moved them to the new seating area .... faffed some more with the little baskets ... and sat in the sun for a while!
All ready for the sunshine and lazy family lunches!
Bye for now xx


  1. Your gardens looking great! I managed to spend a couple of hours tidying up in ours last week but think it needs a good few more! Don't know if my back can take it!

  2. Beautiful seating area and a great find with those baskets too, it was bitterly cold in London yesterday and is freezing again today so now I'm most jealous, bring on the sunshine. xxx

  3. The results of your faffing are very pretty :)
    Twiggy x

  4. Hiya - and Dydd Gwyl Dewi Sant Hapus!
    I've just stumbled across your blog whilst looking for other people who enjoy vintage and thrift type activities. I love your shabby chic baskets, they look perfect with the purple pansies (one of my favourites). You can probably tell from the name but my blog is all about my second-hand and vintage buys too!

  5. Faffing !?!
    Love it !!
    You baskets of flowers look so cheery and full of the hope for Spring... you, my dear, are a natural born 'Faffer' ! ;-)

  6. Dydd gwyl Dewi Sant hapus, Cariad!!!! Losh post, as usual!!


  7. The baskets are so pretty! They look lovely in your seating area.


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