Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Laces and Lettuces

I think that I may always be trying to live a Brambly Hedge life, but the tendency seems to grow stronger in spring. At least that's when I am most apt to get lost in a mouse story or bunny tale world! 

I have a million variations of the Jill Barklem books, but that doesn't stop me from looking for new editions now and then, and I recently found this nice one on Amazon. It was actually published a few years ago, and comes in a slip case. Makes a beautiful gift.

I will never outgrow this little fairy tale world which always seems to start with spring.

I am also celebrating a new ironstone pitcher and bowl. When I went to pay for them at a giddy price, the lady at the counter pointed out a crack in the bowl, which of course I already knew was there. Since I have a few cracks now myself, I don't mind a bit! Haha!

Right now my new lettuce flat has a cheery place to wait for it's place in the garden.

I had actually gone back to the shop to get this cotton print panel that I had turned down a week ago and had not been able to forget. I knew it would already be gone. But there it was just waiting for me!

And what should I find but a new stash of laces that had not been there before?!

Also well priced and in wonderful condition. These are all table runners. Pinch me!

Two identical Quaker lace runners in perfect shape.

But this one makes me swoon.

I also don't have anyone young enough around right now to take to the new Peter Rabbit movie, but I didn't let that stop me. Me and Mr. Cottage got a private showing at a local theater at 11 am. (Just worked out that way. I don't think many seniors were clamoring to see that one on a Thursday morning before Oscars. Haha!) Delightful! Wonderful therapy. And it got me all worked up to get into the garden!

There is always a beautiful new version of a B. Potter collection at the bookstore too, but I restrained myself. I have had this version for a while now. So I went and bought lettuce seeds instead!

And I am not too late for the peas! Can't wait to see them popping up.

A nice bouquet from a new friend is also making me feel springy while it blows outside. I know a bunch of you are still getting horrible bad weather. So this is for you too!

Finally, one more version of my kind of gardening book is illustrated by Inga Moore. I love her delicate drawings. (I have also already watched The Secret Garden movie recently. I have spring fever BAD! The 1993 version is my favorite.)

This is one of my favorite drawings of hers from Wind in the Willows. 

So that's me . . .

Welcome to March!

I hope it is all starting out well for you!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Think spring!