Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Thats It ! ... I've Had Enough ! .. I've Decided That Spring Is Here ....!

 Hello there ... 
Its been a lovely sunshiny day here ... and all in the garden is blooming its little socks off ..

.. and the sunshine .. streaming in through the windows ...
is showing all the dust!

 Well ... I made an attempt at the dusting .. but today all seemed dark and dull with the heavy winter curtains still up at the 'rather small' cottage windows.
So .. I made an 'executive decision' ...and decided that this sunshine was the beginning of Spring .. 
thus.. Spring Had Come ..
Out came the summer curtains ...

I had a bit of a wipe around the windows .. removed the dead spiders and whatnot .. we're not big on housework in this household ..

 I gave the heavy velvet winter curtains a jolly good brush and hung them over the slate fence to air.
They are old cotton velvet ... they don't lend themselves to repeated washing .. so a good stiff brush usually brings them up. 
Mind you I noticed they are showing signs of wear and fading .. getting past their best .. so I will keep an eye out for something to replace them with .. perhaps a warmer colour for a change .. a nice rich red velvet might be nice.

Later I put them away in their box .. well labelled .. then I can find them when the evenings lengthen and the weather cools... and again we slide into winter.

 But for now .. fingers crossed .. we are heading to warmer weather ..
 sunshine and long days in the garden..

My light lacy curtains have been blowing in the breeze and it was wonderful to get some of that Spring air into the cottage.

 Hubby P had rather a 'blue' day ... 
he was doing his make do and mend .. repairing and recycling/upcycling and whatnot ..
 and he had the blue paint pot out.

And yes .. 
I managed to get one of the big quilts washed and on the line.
Tis my Birthday quilt .. bought for my 50th by my lovely fairy Godmother x

And it was a bit Handbags and Glad rags for me  .. 
I polished up a few handbags .. not the best quality  but someone will enjoy them ..
 cheap and cheerful vintage...
And a little collection of silk handkerchiefs..
they just needed a gentle freshen up and a warm iron.

The Teachers is for later .. my bad chest you know!

Is it Spring like with you ? .. I do hope I've not tempted fate .... lets hope the sunshine wants to stay and play.

Bye for now x


  1. Two lovely days of sunshine, much enjoyed here. I have been pottering in the garden. Still have the winter woollies on and winter curtains up as frosts at night. I am hoping that the wild daffodils in the fields and woods near Dymock, Glos, will be out this weekend.

    Glad to see you both keeping busy. We have had a VERY quiet month trading-wise . . .

    1. Its nice just to be able to get outside in the sunshine. Trading has been quiet .. even the dealers have been buying less .. they say their shops have been quiet too ..its got to pick up soon. We always get a lot of holiday makers of course .. that helps.
      Enjoy your daffodils.

      Vicky x

  2. We have had a lovely sunny day here too , A Line full of washing dried , A look around the garden ,Seeds ordered , its amazing what a bit of sunshine does for us xxx

    1. And washing smells so good line dried .. I've just been folding the quilt that was on the line .. its like bringing the outside in.
      Another nice day tomorrow too .. going off the forecast.

      Vicky x

  3. Debbie Chouinard18 March 2015 at 13:12

    I so enjoy your blog. Here in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan it is cold but beautifully sunny. I tempted the fates by setting out the bird baths. Just bits of snow banks left. Spring is on the way!

  4. Glad you enjoy my witterings .. its nice to think of you all the way over there .. yet we find a connection. Lets enjoy the sunshine and watch our gardens grow ..

    Vicky x

  5. We are the same as Debbie, cold with the odd patch of snow here and there. At least the sun was shining today.

  6. Nice and sunny here today but snow forecast for Saturday!

  7. Love the view out your window!
    I had my wash out 2 days ago, it was too cool today for it.
    But Spring, bless her heart, is dancing around the hedge rows!

  8. Enjoy your spring - it is getting quite autumnal here. Thick jacket for the cool breeze on the morning dog-walk this morning.

  9. I wish spring would hurry up and arrive over here on the east coast of England, we have had so many days with really cold East winds and grey, grey days with just an odd hour of sunshine chucked in to taunt us.

  10. I like the photo of your little lacy curtains. I could almost see them moving in a light Welsh breeze. Ha ha. Yes, Spring is coming.

  11. We have had 2 glorious days and the forecast is good till Sunday, I still have winter curtains up, next week should see them down and some light floaty ones up. Still having cool nights and frosty mornings but it is certainly warming up.

  12. We had 2 lovely sunny days this week, the first for a loooooong time, it was so good to feel some warmth from the sun and open doors and let the air through the house, long may it continue :)


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