Friday, 20 March 2009

Enjoy it, spring is here at last!

Daffodils & lilac, such a good combination

Sanderson fabric, I never tire of that design

And now on to this.....
On Tuesday our phone rang, I answered it to be greeted with very loud crackles then all of a sudden, complete and utter silence. The line was dead, I couldn't dial out or receive calls. I then discovered that the internet was not working either. We had been in touch with BT several times over the past 4 weeks as we kept getting terrible interference on the line and at times could barely hear the other caller. Our internet connection was always coming and going. All very annoying and inconvenient.
The earliest BT could come over was yesterday afternoon . They finally discovered that there was a fault on an outside cable which they fixed. Had they paid more attention to all our previous calls, they could have fixed it sooner instead of waiting until we lost all connection. Sorry, feel better now I've had my little moan!

I thank all of you who have left such lovely comments on my blog. I enjoyed reading them all when the internet was connected again. Being without internet for 48 hours means that I have quite a bit of catching up to do now with emails, Ebay and blogging. I shall soon be paying a visit to your blogs though.

During the week, I saw this card sold by Oxfam and sent it to a friend of mine.
I feel sure many can relate to that feeling!

I also found these whilst browsing in a charity shop in Frome

A small throw
Notice the colours again, greens and blues...

Royal Winton jug & pretty aurora borealis crystal brooch

Work in the house is progressing. Phoebe's room has been completed. Alan has been working hard on my work room. We have had a cloud of dust in the house since removing the old wallpaper! Lots of work as the bare plaster is not in good condition. Alan comes out of that room looking as if he has had a bag of flour poured on him. He is good though, not a single complaint!

Have a great weekend and enjoy the arrival of spring time!

A bientôt!
Isabelle x


Lori said...

what a pretty post!!! yes, spring is here and yet i have a dusting of snow on the ground...

Bonjour Madame said...

I'm glad you are back online! Happy Spring to you. I enjoyed the photographs.

Julie said...

Glad you are back online, looks like you've been making the most of your time away though! Isn't the spring sunshine lovely!

Sal said...

Oooh I have some of that Sanderson! I love it too! It's called 'Salad days' (I think?)
Love the jug too ;-)

The Whispering Poppies said...

What a delightful, Spring-y post! Glad you are back on the internet! Enjoy your weekend in this glorious sunshine.

Hollypop's said...

Hi Isabel, I agree daffodils and lilac are lovely. Looks like you founds some pretty bargains. I used to go to Frome on Wednesday to the bric a bric market and scour the charity shops.
Enjoy your weekend.

The White Bench said...

Your finds are terrific, Isabelle! I so love that aqua green...
The daffodils are fantastic, such pretty faces...
Enjoy your weekend!

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Isabelle,
Another lovely post - That Sanderson fabric is one of my favourites too - I have a small amount of the wallpaper too.
And your Lilac print is beautiful.

I love the cards in Oxfam, I recently bought one of a pretty girl which read 'The ten best years of a woman's life are those between 39 and 59' - couldn't agree more! ;-))

Have a lovely sunny, spring weekend,

Julia said...

Hello Isabelle

What beautiful fabric! I love it!!!
And the crocheted blanket..what a find, you are like a magpie with an eye for beautiful things, thank you for sharing them - I love the brooch too, what a treasure!!

Sending love and sunshine
Julia xxx

Carole said...

Love your posts. They always make me feel like I'm right there with you....maybe having a cup of tea perhaps. Glad you're back online. That can be so frustrating.
Take care,

Laura said...

Welcome Back! That fabric is so lovely.... I think we are all energized with Spring finally here! Smiles, Laura

Bleudelavande said...

Oh Isabelle,
another lovely post!Spring gives you much energy!I can smell it in your pictures!!!Have a nice weekend!Mate

BusyLizzie said...

Great to meet you today! Thank you for visiting my stand at Shepton Antiques fair.
Lizzie x
(aka Mrs Green shelves...jumpers....paintwork etc)
Such a good colour.....

Anne Marie said...

That jug is great...
Tell me, who is that firt b/w picture of the woman you have on your sidebar?
It is very familiar to me.

IsabellasCloset said...

Isabelle, What beautiful Spring photos..
The fabric is so very lovely.
Glad you have your internet & phone working again..
Hugs ~Mary~

Hollypop's said...

Hi Isabelle, we will have been here 6 years in August, Holly was nearly 4 and Olly 13. We live in the Haute Vienne which is in the Limousin. We do love it very much and it is great for the children and now they are both totally bi-lingual also a huge advantage to them. Where do your family live? where is your sister moving to? My sister leaves over here too, which is nice.
Take care.

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

I just love that lady in the green dress receiving her credit card bill - I feel the same way !

Rosemary said...

Hi there,
Nice to meet you!!
So sorry your cable wasn't working.
Glad it is fixed.
Your blog is very nice.
Please visit me again sometime.

Ali ~ Betty & Violet said...

I'm glad that your telecoms problems have been resolved! I love lilacs ~ white lilac is an all time favourite of mine...

The jug is to die for! And the brooch! ~ my Mum collects 1950's jewellery and I have inherited her passion for the same. I think the old glass jewellery is so pretty.

So glad that we are getting some spring weather ~ I think everyone feels so much better for it...

Alison said...

Ooooh yay its Spring, isn't it wonderful!
Glad your phone line is fixed now, how horrid being off line for 2 days.
Thank you for your message, I've had a lovely weekend with family but sad to see that little baby boy go home again! *cry*
Hope you have had a lovely weekend.

Marie Reed said...

That pitcher is to die for! What a find:) This blog is sooo up my alley!

Beth Niquette said...

What beautiful things you have pictured here. I found you via Caphil Postcards and was intrigued by your blogname. I, too love old cards and postcards, and am slowly putting each beloved card up for perusal on my Cruncy Hearts blog. (grin)

I've really enjoyed your blog.

sweetscarlett said...

Oh I do so love that little Royal Winton jug!
Can't wait to see your completed rooms!
Aren't you glad Spring is finally here? What a gorgeous week we have just had!
Maggie Maegan said...

so many beautiful things!! I love your header photo too!

A Vintage Mood said...

Flour-covered ~ that's a very desciptive way to say how your husband looked. I can picture it now! My husband has looked that very same way many times. Once, when cutting a large opening through the brick wall in our kitchen (3 bricks-thick) to put in a picture window, he emerged covered in red dust. He never looked better to me! Wish I'd have captured that moment on camera ~ I would soon have a beautiful view that hubby created just for me.