A lovely drive in the autumn sunshine, a slight break from all this rain...a chance to chat and enjoy each others' company.
We had fun browsing and the shop keeper was very keen to show us around pointing out where he found the unusual wares. An unguarded banter was struck as we were the only two customers and we oohed and awed and pointed out and commented on what caught our eye...we were quite chatty and surprisingly loud...yet it felt comfortable.
Mother and I have very different taste in home decor, she leans to chinoiserie chic and I to simply crafted arts and crafts era furnishings.
Gardening was the major focus and garden accessories were in abundance...planters, seating, statues, birdbaths, sun dials...inside there were exotic scarves, shawls, handbags, candles, lights, fashion jewelry, table linens and all were displayed gracefully in colour vignettes.
Orchids and plants were interspersed throughout the displays.
The exotic and the common contrasted and collaborated to exude an elegant flair...a sensory delight that made it nearly impossible to leave empty handed...such a powerful tactic.
Illustrating skillfully just how objects can be combined to create artful and eye pleasing results that conspire and tempt even the strongest among us!
I am moving my accent pieces around the Bungalow and grouping them in different ways so they appear fresh and new. I have more bits and bobs than I can display at any given time so I am very prudent when it comes to adding more.
Mother and I both purchased...a plant that we were advised to water once a month...no name, no tag...
and were told it was a succulent.
looks so unusual...
what is it?
anyone know this plant?
Mother had a bag full when we left
and I a single plant.
a few days later...
Mother met Pepper
Pepper purred like a bubbling motor!
she's won over another heart...
Pepper up to her usual mischief...
Pepper has got her eyes fixed on the strap of my camera
and she is doing her best
to cat-ch it!
sure footed and pawsitive
her nails are razor sharp
(they have been recently trimmed)
in the last couple of days
she's taken to climbing up my pant leg
and I must say I cannot ignore this behaviour nor condone it...
I must go and play with her or suffer endless scratches
and holes in my jeans.
Hope that you have time this weekend to indulge in something that you love...
be it a hobby, pottering in the garden or greenhouse,
sharing a meal with friends or family,
reading a juicy novel,
or simply soaking in a tub of scented or salted water.
Give yourself that time
a gift to yourself.