Thursday, 9 June 2011

Think Pink

having spent most of the day outside
 in rain and sun
quietly hoeing between the dwarf beans
 pulling weeds between the beetroot and the spring onions
planting out the runner beans (finally!) already twined together
clearing the greenhouse border of the last winter lettuces
(in readiness for the towering tomato plants that should have already gone in, as most of them are now flowering)
tieing in the peas which have lots of swelling pods but are draped all over the place after the winds of the last few days
sampling fresh peas from the pod - they were so sweet and some are just about big enough for eating now
pulling a few slender stalks of red rhubarb and finding the the most beautiful bright pink ends-where-you-pull-it-out

I now have the urge to share the following feast for the eyes
 as those rhubarb ends made me

All photos from Vintage Home Tumblr

What a wonderful setting
 for a leisurely meal - so simple and pretty

A very warm welcome to the new followers who have come along for the journey!
It is getting very close now to a giveaway I feel.

Feels like a Friday to me - this post was published first as "A Friday Feast" but my kind and observant daughter has just pointed out to me that it is in fact only Thursday - so now I have a pink face to add to the pinkness of todays post!!!

He he!!!!!! (blush)


  1. Hi Gill,

    Love your pinks! The description of your vegetable plot made me smile. There is so much inside! I tried peas last year as well, but unfortunately the birds ate them all. My tomato plants grow fast too, but are not flowering yet.

    Lieve groet & happy evening,

    Madelief x

  2. Hello Gill:
    We should probably not describe ourselves as 'pink' people, but, when it comes to a deep cerise, then we are with you.

    When we gardened, we used cerise often as an accent colour, shot through borders of other contrasting shades. It served, we found, to focus the eye and bring flowers of more subtle tints and tones to the fore.

  3. Lovely pictures - I rather fancy the pink 50s style kitchen and the stone cottage with its rambling rose and built-in dovecote! Sounds like you will have a fine harvest very soon.

  4. What gorgous images x Liking the new title picture too. I so love gardening and watching your own stuff grow and of course eating the rewards.

    Have a lovely weekend!

    Leah x

  5. the 4th picture down in your pink images I own that quilt I had it for sale in my store years ago and when a woman almost bought it and I started to get that sick feeling of regret I ran it to the house sick I know lol...I love all your pink images.....just lovely!

  6. Sounds like your garden is overflowing with homegrown goodness! There is nothing tastier than fresh peas out of the pod that you have just picked. Yum!
    We like pink and do it rather well here! Lovely pink pics - particularly the lanterns. Not sure on the kitchens though!
    Becky x

  7. I'm so loving all the pink today, Gill! What wonderful pictures you find to share. Getting the days of the week mixed up is my speciality, so I wouldn't notice if it was Thursday or Friday for your photo feast!! Love the sound of your rhubarb, and all the other things in your veggie patch. Enjoy your gardening.
    Helen x

  8. Lovely pink photos! I do the flowers here - Mr VTT does veg on the allotment - seems to be working - we've had new potatoes and broad beans this week, and lots of strawberries. Abby x

  9. Ha,ha,I'm always forgetting what day it is too!
    I love all things pink...especially that gorgeous kitchen.
    Like your new patchwork 'header' pic.Have a wonderful weekend! :0)

  10. ooooo love the new header!!! Pea pods oh do I LOVE peas straight from the pod. It is my total indulgence. Far better than chocolate and with each one I am taken right back to childhood and picking them in my Granny's garden where she made us whistle while we picked so if we stopped whistling she knew we were eating not picking :)
    As always your post is such a feast for the eyes after a very stressy day. I love pink it makes me feel happy all over.
    Thank you for brightening my day.
    Love Tickety-boo x

  11. I was outside with the kids and George went chasing after a car and I'm still shaking he was so close to getting hit this car missed him by a foot.....and the princess broke her bedroom window...I'm having a day!
    keep an eye on your logan!

  12. I love the pinks! What a great post :)
    Forgetting the day of the week is becoming more and more common for me.
    xoxo Susan

  13. I just love the little pink villa on the charming!
    It sounds like you had a lovely day in the garden...and the garden sounds lovely!
    xo J~

  14. Flowers spilling out over pots or balconies does it for me every time. Your garden sounds packed full of goodness, I've managed three pots of potatoes! Lovely 'pink' pictures thanks for sharing x

  15. I am not really in to pink but I do like a touch of it here and there!It sounds as though your garden is very productive at the moment. I wish I had your rhubarb plant! So far I have had noluck growing it! x

  16. Oh how I would love to live in that pink house by the water!!!! It's so romantic and and the color is perfect!!!
    Chris :o)

  17. I'm sure my hubby would allow me to have a gorgeous pink house if it had a gorgeous lake like the one in the photo, he's got a thing about having a lake to fish on. Hmmmm, when we win the lottery. Sounds like your vegetable garden is very productive at the moment. My tomatoes are also waiting to be moved in to their final positions and are also flowering.

  18. Wonderful images Gill. I am absolutely in love with the first one...simply heaven. Oh and those divine little shaped doors, how gorgeous and the retro kitchen, just loving it. I was thinking about the party that you are to host and suggest that you have some kind of a theme as it will help you to narrow down your choices. I see you are getting ahead of yourself, thinking its friday on thursday, how funny, I do those things too! Have a lovely weekend, love Linda x

  19. So many lovely images. You can never have too much pink in my opinion.
    Have a great weekend.


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