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Tuesday, 22 February 2011

How to brighten a dreary day.

It's a dull dreary day here.  I'm not normally at home during the day on Tuesday but since the weekend I've felt a little under the weather - though I certainly feel much better than I did :o)  So, here I was thinking I'd really like to brighten things up a bit around here.  I remembered something I've had tucked away in a cupboard for about five years. (Car boot find, can't remember exactly how much but certainly under £5)
A bright and breezy daffodil tea set!

Then I dug out a favourite table cloth beautifully embroidered with spring flowers..
(charity shop a few years ago which was under £4)

Then I got two pots of Tete a tete from the garden and squeezed placed them
in my 60p basket from a few weeks ago..

Added the tea/coffee pot I got the other week,
(£1.50 charity shop)

'found' some long forgotten lovely (hand emroidered with sweet spring flowers)
 linen napkins
Ta-dah!  A smiling Spring table :o)

Then, still being a little bored (!) I thought I'll re-dress the dresser
I haven't seen so little on it for at least a couple of years - other than on cleaning day ;o)

My tea set plus another favourite sandwich plate that I've had for
more years than I care to remember, purchased for about 50p
from a car boot sale.
(What makes you think I LOVE daffodils?)

I've had this 1940's Burlington vase for just as many years, I'm pretty sure it was
from a Car boot sale too...certainly not more than £1

There's always a drawback to moving stuff round though....
What on earth am I going to do with this lot now?
Have a great week everyone
Best wishes to all


Patrice said...

Pretty things can sure brighten a day!

Sharing Shadymont said...


You've really done a splendid job on your table and dresser. I love all your beautiful dishes and the tea set is just lovely. I love all the linens you have that coordinate so well with each other. What a great way to brighten your day. Hope you feel better soon.

Thanks for your visit and sweet comments. Have a great "rest of the week"!

One of your friends in the USA,

acorn hollow said...

We are covered in snow so the flowers look so pretty. what a lovely table so spring.
great job of making it brighter

Andi's English Attic said...

Thanks for popping over to my blog. Daffodils are such spectacular flowers. After the darkness of winter come these bright yellow trumpets - real eye-catchers. Spring has sprung in your household, obviously. The china is wonderful. xx

VintageBettys said...

What a lovely Spring display! Your dishes are beautiful, the daffodils are so cheery. We love that tablecloth and those napkins! The embroidery is so pretty!

~Laura and Michele

The Vintage Kitten said...

Such a lovely Springtime table setting X

Nancy said...

Your dishes are so cheerful and the hutch display looks wonderful. It really makes me yearn for Spring. It has been raining here all day and been dark and dismal.
I LOVE the tablecloth and napkins. That's one of the prettiest sets I've seen and it looks so nice with your dishes. I love the lower pics with the blue Calico pieces too.
I am sorry for not replying sooner to your email about my not posting for awhile. I am ok and so appreciate your thoughtfulness in checking in on me.


p/s the package has not arrived yet but I will be sure to let you know when it does! ;-)

My Spotty Pony said...

Thank you for your welcome on my new blog and kind words about Spotty. I am still finding my way around blogland, but so far it's a nice place to be! So lovely to see a bright page with daffodils... spring is on the way! :)

Fading Grace said...

thanks for your comment, the daffs are lovely and your table is so sunny, not long now......I'm itching to start planting,,
Sophie x

Brownieville Girl said...

I'm not usually fond of yellow china - but this is gorgeous!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Rose, What perfect things you have for a Spring tea. Everything is beautiful!

George the Lad said...

Isn't daffodil a funny word, who thought that one up!!
Anyway its out with the blue and in with the yellow, and its a lovely set, we just need some sun to go with it.
See Yea George xxx

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Everything looks so lovely, Rose! I am ready for spring, too! I have to keep a "rotation" closet for my stuff that's waiting its turn! lol Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Kim said...

Hiya! WOW your daffydilly pottery is absolutely beautiful! Aren't the brightest flowers? Never fail to make me smile! Love your blog!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Rose, love all your wonderful dafodill pieces! Thank you for visiting me...I am so envious you are that close to David Austin, wow wish I could see their gardens. i am also your newest follower!

Una said...

Hi Rose
thanks for visiting me - I really must make the efort now! I love your daffys - quite cheered me up on another depressing day. I'm going to take a leaf out of your book and make the house more springlike - a photo opportunity I think!

GreatGranny said...

If it's not Spring outside, you can have it inside, love your Daffodil things.