Friday, 26 June 2009

Makes your heart sing! ;-)


My goodies from the recycling centre (or dump!) ... this ... once a horrible, brown, wooden plant stand...

Now transformed ... painted in F&B Apple Green.
And..

Two terracotta chimney pots


I stood in awe and wonder when I spotted this beauty in my garden , having just come into bloom...


And just as vivid...
Hanging splashes of colour which make my heart sing..



Perpetual cuteness...

Cornflowers blowing in the breeze...
Yes!
Summer has truly arrived !

I hope the sun shines for you.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone ;-)

18 comments:

Lalabi-baby said...

Lovely blooms Sal and I love the old chimney stacks .... years ago my husband was offered a lorry load of them by an old roofer friend (in the days before they became fashionable) and he turned them down. I have been kicking him ever since ;-)

Rosie said...

Your lovely flowers make my heart sing, too! Have a great weekend:)

This Vintage Life... said...

Ahhh, lovely!
Your super cornflowers have reminded me that I haven't planted any for a good while and I always used too...must rectify that nesxt year.
Enjoy your weekend
Deb x

Josie-Mary said...

Your garden is looking fantastic, lovely finds :)

this is my patch said...

Sal, I can't believe you got the chimney pots at the tip, what an amazing find, and the plant stand ain't half bad either! I love cornflowers, I really must try for some in my garden. Your hanging baskets are so beautiful and colourful. I have stopped doing them, I always neglect to water them! x

Menopausal musing said...

Sal: just don't get me on "dumps/recycling centres". .. we take it("stuff") to our local dump/recycling centre and you are expected to shove it over the side and leave. I see lovely plants, lloyds loom, fabrics, ceramics ALL crushed because of government legislation. It is sooooo very, very sad. x

Hens Teeth said...

You have got such a lovely garden Sal. You can tell that you love it very much.

Professor Yaffle said...

Wild thing

You make my heart sing

;x)

Anonymous said...

Ooooohhhh Sally, I love your garden!!! Your bits from the dump look brillant, a real find! Have a very happy, relaxing weekend..xxxx

Flower Girl said...

Wow! You always manage to find such lovely things...love the chimney pots, and the vintage pretties in your previous post! Thank you so much for your comments on my blog - it's good to know there's someone out there! Have a lovely weekend, Rebecca x

Margaret's Ramblings said...

I know what you mean. We are having our meals in the garden whenever it is warm enough and I sit in wonder at the beauty that surrounds me. Nature is wonderful.

Margaret

Rubys mamma x said...

Oh Sal, i LOVE your garden! Everything looks so so lovely, your garden looks like it just evolves, like you dont have to try to hard, i love that. Did you have to prime the 'reclaimed'plant pot holder? Ive got lots of things id like to repaint but i dont know where to start?? Do indoor and outdoor things need primer or does it depend what theyre made of? Help! xxx

Karoline said...

Great finds and the garden is looking gorgeous

Alison Boon said...

beautiful colour. Glad to see recycling being so lovely.

Cal said...

Thanks Sal for holiday wishes. You'll have to come over when we get back. No grandkids or commitments now. Feeling revived at last. Not so talkative!!!

Car Boot Cassie said...

Absolutely gorgeous ...

C.x.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Awww.....a perfect garden!! I love the old chimney pot! You certainly have a lovely place to go and take in the beauty!

hugs,
becky

The Weaver of Grass said...

Sal - this blog and all the lovely colours of summer has surely put a smile on the face of every reader.