Snippets of May so far.....
walks - bluebells in Kent
charity shop find - vintage bone china tea set
charity shop find -vintage pyrex
charity shop find -vintage basket
apple blossom in Kent
tulips in my garden
out and about - tulips at Pashley Manor, Ticehurst, Kent
black swan and views of Pashley Manor and gardens
charity shop find - vintage triple mirror from charity shop for £6!
This find really pleased me as I've been keeping a look out for a reasonably priced vintage mirror for a while now to go with my vintage dressing table. This was salvaged from a friends back garden a few years ago where it was waiting to be taken to the dump. Apart from the top which had warped in the rain, the rest was in good condition and my kind husband replaced the top, then I painted it and gave it some new handles.
The vintage stool came from a junk shop for under £10. The vintage lamp with original silk shade was a couple of pounds from a charity shop.
It was my Birthday earlier this month, and my daughter gave me a beautiful bouquet of pink and green flowers which are still hanging in there even though the roses are now past their best.
My lovely friend Jane gave me this stunning Calla lily which I have manage to keep alive so far...I don't have the best of reputations for keeping indoor plants alive although I am much better at growing seeds for flowers and veggies - the greenhouse is thriving at the moment, full of seedlings waiting to be potted on and out, and there is a lot of work to be done, and being done, in the vegetable garden. The runner bean and climbing bean plants are climbing all over the place and must be put in this weekend!
I've been busy painting this last week or so....I picked up a few nice pieces from the charity warehouse a while back that I've only just had time to paint.
I've used Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue Chalk Paint for all the pieces and its a gorgeous colour. As usual, I've lightly distressed the larger pieces after painting them, then used clear wax to finish.
I love the rich sheen the Annie Sloan Clear Wax gives after a good buff once its been left for a good few hours to dry. I usually leave it overnight or a good half day to be sure.
First I transformed a lovely tapestry fire screen that was looking dated with a tatty brown wood frame.
Then the lovely shaped table above was transformed ( the top was marked despite it looking good from the photo) .......
a tatty picture frame with a beautiful silk painting was smartened up
and a vintage mirror updated.
Thankyou all for visiting me here and for your comments on my last post. I really appreciate your comments, its lovely to hear from you!
Have a great weekend wherever you are and whatever the weather!