The temperature has gotten very HOT, 30 plus...
I think we must be having summer weather!
I had a bunch of things to get done outside the Bungalow today...
I have an air conditioned car but I prefer to open the sun roof and the windows and feel the breeze.
If I was an equestrian like my sister or metscan I might choose to ride...metta has exceptionally good taste...she has horses, dogs, and a home and estate in Finland which will make you come back every single day...like I do...here.
I am wearing black Eddie Bauer shorts, my legs are so pale...
(I fear this must be a fashion No No)
and a white Eddie Bauer cotton sleeveless "Stand Alone Top"
(this is what LPC at Privilege has called them lately)
I have on my old black Clarks sandals and my MK Santorini bag.
I powered through my list and had some time to spare...my car was parked in the shade and I was on a very trendy street lined with small specialty shops.
I embrace the small shops and shop keepers...so much more fun and such interesting wares.
I browse frequently but I do not always buy.
I make it a habit to strike up a conversation and comment on what I like and it has been to my advantage as the owners know my taste and they have called me when something comes in that they feel I might like.
I wandered into my favourite country themed furnishing shop...it is very small, crowded and oozes charm.
The owner buys shabby distressed pieces and vintage accessories and I find that her taste and mine are alike.
I bought my country cupboard from her shop...I blogged about it awhile back.
You might remember I put the "unsightly" book collection in it closed the doors!
Today she had several garden urns which were old and heavy.
They spoke to me, but they were quite costly, so I looked away....
and spied this....
An enamel tin...totally useful, humble and deserving of a place in the Bungalow kitchen.
It is something that I could "hide my bread and bagels in!
Funny how seeing a loaf of bread in a plastic bag with a plastic bread tie can make me wince but it does...
I so much prefer to see the lovely homemade loaf of bread standing on end atop a pine bread board...
I read a lot of Country Living UK so that's where i am coming from.
oops I forgot to capitalize my "i"
I am going to leave it that way in honour of my friend Janet
...that's something she does,
and it's her blog birthday!
Go visit and wish her the best...
she has 70 Roses!
Anyhow I have gone sideways...and I am not usually so abstract tangental!
It must be the heat.
No worries, I am sipping homemade lemonade to rehydrate.
This enamel charmer is made in England,
it has some chips to the lid but I feel that they add to the ambiance of the piece.
I wasn't even looking for this, it found me!
BTW Blighty rocks the bogosphere...see for yourself.
She is a great friend of the Fabulous Faux Fuchsia...she is very fashion savvy.
I also need to mention Tish, she's on the pulse of all things chic and French!
and I adore Deja Pseu...she knows what is hot and what is NOT!
I am so grateful to have the opportunity to visit so many blogs...
all different and very personal
each one has a distinctive quality....
I was not even looking for a new blog but it found me!
I have omitted many of the blogs that I follow 24/7...
see my sidebar I go and see them every day...
I comment and visit often...
you could too!