Sunday, 29 June 2008

A treat!

We had a bit of a treat in my village, this weekend.
The lady from Lavender Cottage brought loads of plants from her end of the village to my end of the village. Better still they were deposited right by my front gate!
For sale! ;-)
I ask you,what is a girl to do when this happens?
Well, what would you do? ;-)

Alpines, herbs, perennials and annuals...a real good variety!



I bought a few more of her Penstemons . I just love the names of these... Heavenly Blue, Apple Blossom, Garnet, White Bedder .
I also bought some alpines for a tiny corner of my garden.
And a couple of Thymes...and a Lewisia...and a Lithospernum!

And if you are anywhere near Newton Abbot, then she is in the Farmers' Market on a Tuesday. It is held in Courtenay Street. (But she's not there this Tuesday.)

Oooh I just love it when the traders come to you! ;-)

But that's not all! The church was full of the most beautiful floral arrangements...



I could not arrange a flower to save my life but I always love to see what can be done.

Finally, in the village hall, was a fabulous display of various historical happenings in the village.

It was really well put together too. I could have spent all day reading it all...but I didn't as I had to visit the plant stall... a few times!;-)

23 comments:

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

What beautiful photos Sal - but how unfair to put her stall outside your house!!!! I wouldn't have been able to resist either (a few times too!!!!)

Lucy x

Simone said...

Is the lady from Lavender Cottage going to make parking outside your house a regular event?!! She must have known you would buy up her stall. I wish I had a lady from Lavender Cottage come and visit me! The church arrangements are lovely. I like the way the colours are put together. You really do come from a wonderful part of the world you know.

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Well, how nice of her to bring the shopping to you!! lol You've got some lovely new plants that you will enjoy for years to come---and that's wonderful! You weren't kidding--those flower arrangements are gorgeous! I'm with you, I can't arrange flowers to save my life.
Smiles, Karen

MarmaladeRose said...

Sal, your photos are gorgeous! Is that your garden she's set up her stalls in? I can only arrange flowers in one way and thats to grab the bunch, get all the flower heads level and then chop off all the stems at the same time. Works a treat!

Sal said...

She put the plants just outside our garden.
It is our hedge,with the pink rambling rose...which looks lovely at the mo!;-)

the homely year said...

How gorgous...what lovely summer flowers and plants. I'm not surprised you had to buy some...especially when they're right outside your garden!
Margaret and Noreen

Leisa said...

Lovely Sal. I love the arrangement in the church hanging down on the post. They all look beautiful. It sounds like a lovely weekend.

Suzie Sews said...

once a florsit always a florist...such eye candy...

ethel and edna's tearoom said...

Oh it looks soooo gorgeous. I wsih I had more time and inclination to make our garden as pretty, but the soil is rubbish. Huge trees cast shadow most of the day and drain all the moisture. We even struggle to keep grass green. Flowers?... I can dream and look at your photos :o)

Ragged Roses said...

Apple Blossom penstemons, I don't think I would have been able to resist either!
Kimx

Country Cottage Chic said...

What a super selection of plants & the flower arrangements are lovely too.

Jayne

Vintage to Victorian said...

All fabulous, and how considerate of Mrs Lavender Cottage to stand right outside your door. Perfect!!

Kitty said...

Oh my word. She was tempting you with her wares, and I don't blame you for having to buy - I'd have been exactly the same. Beautiful photos, Sal. x

Mary said...

Well I didn't thik your cottage could look any prettier - but there you go, more plants arrived and you bought most of them by the sound of it!! I wouldn't have been able to resist either.
Everything looks so pretty Sal.

Yes, isn't that a great pic of the girl on the train - it stirs such memories of when I rode from Torquay to Torre Station, then we'd take the Shiphay bus up to Marldon Road - exhausted from a day in the sun and sea.

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful! Your going to have great garden. It's always fun to share with others. Love your photos.

Shirley said...

How wonderful, I think I would have bought the lot!

Absolutely gorgeous photos, all English chocolate box .... :0)

LOUISE said...

The lady must have known you would want to be first on the scene! x

OhSoVintage said...

What lovely photos! The church flower arrangements are beautiful. I particularly like the one with the Sweet Williams.

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Beautiful photos!
I wouldn't have been able to resist either. I think I spied some pretty pink Sweet William that would've come home with me. LOL

Kimberly :)

silverpebble said...

Those little plants look so pretty all together. I love penstemons too - great to treat yourself. Beautiful flower arrangements. Just off to look at your Etsy shop

Emma
x

this is my patch said...

Your garden must be looking a picture Sal with all these new additions. I really need to take a trip to a nursery or garden centre. My garden is looking quite tired in parts. I wish a stall full of plants would appear just outside our place! x

carolyn said...

So much floral delight!

Cowboys & Custard said...

I would be oh so tempted by that lot.. in fact if they ended up on my doorstep it would feel like I had won the lottery!
I am a great fan of Penstemons and planted three different colour last autumn though I can't remember their names..! One must be Garnet as it is a beautiful dark red..

Michelex