Friday, 8 May 2009

Homebound Friday

It's Friday (yay!) but I have a horrible cold (boo!) so Paul and Iris have gone off to spend the morning playing in an orchard with her friends.

Ordinarily, this gift of a slice of time would be put to use in some (hopefully productive) way, but I just can't quite seem to get a handle on anything this morning and am contemplating a return to bed.

But before I do, here's a few pictures of my surroundings..




Paul is a writer, a copywriter to be exact. He's working on something for The National Trust right now and took all these Ladybird books to a meeting yesterday. I have such strong memories of these books from my own childhood. They're a wonderful resource, perfect for brushing up on Nature facts.



My latest floral obsessions, heady lilacs and delicious lily-of-the-valley (thank you sweetest Naomi).




A bit of rearranging of treasures on the mantelpiece.





Inspiration wall..

11 comments:

Flora said...

Sorry to hear about the cold. Back to bed def. sounds like a good plan!

Glad to see the headless horseman has found his niche! He looks very at home.

Dicky Moore said...
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Dicky Moore said...

I love the tessellated Ladybird books. It's an overdose of beauty.

nath said...

Thanks Flora, I didn't quite make it back to bed, got sucked into the blogosphere, healing of a different kind I suppose!

Dicky - that is my new favourite word - Tessellation. It rolls pleasingly off the tongue. Just beautiful.

kindra said...

the lady candleholder is sweeeet!

Kaylovesvintage said...

get well soon and try to enjoy your weekend

erin@designcrisis said...

I love your mantel and all of your treasures!

Hope you feel better soon :(

artemis said...

You have such a lovely collection of books! I'm envious...I had the seashore one when I was a kid and always dropping it into a rock pool when I got over excited at seeing a crab! Thanks for following my blog too, nice to know there's people out there at the other end!
hope you get well soon, (so you can collect more!)

the seventy tree said...

Hello. I have given you a 'Lemonade Award' on my blog as I like yours so much....come on over and have a look!

Jane O Sullivan said...

that was nice little tour ! funny , I have just been arranging all my bits(orang glassware included) , big family do here tommorow, hope you feel better soon , I also love the old ladybird nature books , I only have 3 , but they are worth finding ,

sara said...

sweet things around and I adore your head banner!:)