Monday, 6 August 2007

Sequel to last post

I dont know why the pics wouldn't load before. I've fiddled with them and now they will.

This is the pic of where we are getting old paint off walls of our little courtyard. We have bought a small table for 2 from the hell that is IKEA. On this is the French glassholder awaiting its new old battered look!

The old desk is a car boot find from several years ago and brightens up the area around the front door. It gets moved around depending on what mood I'm in.

The final garden delights. I picked some sweet peas and love in a mist for the house today.

I suppose I should tag more people for random things but I need to think who has not been done. I will contemplate on that.


Rosemary said...

Hi Mary,
Thanks so much for visiting my blog, and for the nice comments.
I love that wood box, kind of thing your flowers are in.
Love the French glass holder too!
I've entered you into my giveaway.

KARA said...

oh mary those piccy's are great very summer

Sandi McBride said...

Oh Mary, your courtyard is going to be lovely. I enjoy sprucing up the outside, too. We recently put covers on our porches (roofs) so as to block the heat of the in South Carolina it gets pretty brutal. I loved England so much when we lived there for the fact that not only was it home of the Beatles (yeah yeah yeah) but the weather was always so JUST far as I was concerned, anyway.

buttercup&roses said...

Loving your little courtyard!!
I know were not supposed to like IKEA but sometimes amoungst the garish plastic furniture there is quite often a little gem.., and that table and chairs is definetly a great find...I think I might have to take a little trip to IKEA soon!

Ragged Roses said...

Your courtyard is going to be beautiful, it looks lovely already. We have a little patio with whitewashed bricks at the bottom of our garden and it is a real suntrap. Love the desk with flowers in it, what a good idea.

Anonymous said...

Hi Mary, fred here, why are you touching the paint on the walls, i love this look, i spend ages trying to get paint to flake!

corry said...

That courtyard already looks wonderful, I love your plants!

thehomelyyear said...

Hi Mary, this is the firsttiem we've visited your's really interesting. Love all your finds, especially the little desk. We love to find bargains in charity shops and do lots of homely things, baking, sewing and growing. You're welcome to visit us at
We'll keep visitng your brilliant blog.
Margaret and Noreen at THY

The Lone Beader said...

I just love that little portable garden! Wonderful idea!