Monday, 1 February 2010


THANK YOU for all your emails, comments, prayers and good wishes. They have been of great comfort. It's not been an easy time for our family over recent months. Knowing that others are praying too is comforting. You can never have too many prayers for someone in need of them.

These simple little flowers help brighten up the house.

Larry appreciating the anemones too

On Saturday, we bought a piece of furniture for the lounge which we have to collect with a van as it would not fit in to the car. I also went to Niki's shop with Miss P as she had not been yet. Miss P happily looked through buttons, vintage toys and dresses. Even asking Niki questions about some of the things she found interesting. After we left, Miss P told me that it was better than she had expected, this vintage shop had things that she likes!

You've probably guessed that I came back with some vintage pretties.... More in my next post.

On Sunday, we did some work on the house (for a change...) Alan painted the window frames & windowsill of my workroom off white. I am so glad to see the back of the dark wood. Much brighter now.

A bientôt!

Isabelle X


All things bright and beautiful... said...

Your little girl's comment made me laugh! Prayers for you and yours.

KC'sCourt! said...

Nice to read young people are interested in Vintage

bellaboo said...

Flowers have a way of lifting your spirits don't they?
I wonder what the antiques of the future will be....when Miss P is all grown up!


Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, it seems Miss P is following in her mother's footsteps!! How sweet!


Elise said...

I'm a huge fan of anemones too - they come in so many pretty colours and last for ages... lovely !

Mary Poppins said...

Miss. P is taking after her lovely mother, what fun :)

Beautiful flowers and hope the prayers are working


Cottage Garden said...

Beautiful flowers Isabelle and the photo of Larry is classic!

Jeanne x

Lyn said...

I have not managed to read as many blogs as I would like recently so had not read your previous post. My thoghts are with you and yours.

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Isabelle,
I hope that there will be good news for your family soon - I am thinking of you.

It was lovely to see you and Miss P on Saturday, and it must be such a delight for you that P is starting to share your passion for vintage.

So pleased that you've bought that lovely piece of furniture, as I think it had your name on it! I've been to see Anne today and she mentioned you and Miss P.
Good luck with the decorating... I'm sure you can't wait for the fun bit of adding the furniture and accessories.

Have a lovely week,
Niki x

Anonymous said...

Anemones are such comforting flowers to have around, cats are a comfort too xxx

Sending warm Hugs


Shabby Chick said...

Soooo nice to see the back of dark wood sometimes, the people who lived here before us seemed to like ginger wood the best, I think they used fence panel paint or something but we are slowly eliminating it ;)

Miss P sounds very cool! My girls are young enough (just about) not to moan about shops and things but I expect it won't be long before they realise they'd rather be elsewhere!

Mel xxx

cocoa and blankets said...

Prayers still being sent...every blessing H

Kissed by an Angel said...

I hope things are a little brighter for you!!! The anemones are gorgeous!!

Julia said...

Dear Isabelle

Ive been thinking about you lately, I hope things are looking up for you all.
Its wonderful your little girl is enjoying vintage treasures, seems she has a good eye like her Mum! Well, there is a lovely saying, that the apple never falls far from the tree..!

Sending you love, your flowers have cheered me immensley by the way, very pretty!

Julia x x x

lilylovekin said...

Such beautiful flowers and photos of them. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. I hope your loved one can find some peace and comfort I'm sure your friendship is a help.

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

Oh great I was about to send you an email today and let you know I am thinking and praying for you and your family still.
Miss P must be the most enormous comfort to you. Having a beautiful little girl around is such a blessing. And Larry is a very handsome boy. He is the masculine match for my Smuchie. I will post a photo of my girl on my Blog one day.
Take Care dearest Isabelle. xx

vanilla143 said...

Lovely lovely flowers. Oh for spring to be here.

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Thinking of you Isabelle, hope all is well in your world. So impressed that you are soldiering on with all your redecoration, glad it is all paying off.

Sarah x

Julia said...

Hello again :)

I had to drop by this morning, to thank you for leaving me such a heartwarming message. That was lovely to read, Im very glad your little daughter enjoys her picture so much!

Love to you all
Julia x x x

The Garden Bell said...

Nothing like some fresh flowers to lift your spirits and heal your soul. Sweet pictures.


BusyLizzie said...

so sorry to hear you have been having a sad & worrying time. Would this cheer you up more to the point, would you like to have a stall????? Lizzie x

Vintage to Victorian at Dairy House Antiques said...

Only just read your previous post, Isabelle. So sorry to hear of your anxieties. Thoughts are with you.

Sue x

Busy Lizzie said...

I can email you more info later this week once clare & I have sorted a few things out. Lizzie x
You can email direct if it is easier