Friday, 10 June 2011

10 Things....on the 10th of the month

This is my post as part of Shimelle's  '10 Things' link up.......which will be happening on the 10th of each month.

I love my conservatory......especially at this time of the year.....when it's bright and warm.....but not too hot......and especially I love my pine dresser.......bought when the children were very small......costing more than we could really afford......but I've never regreted buying it......and it's full of some of my favourite things......so let me introduce you to 10 of them
The photo of my mother.......taken in 1944 when she was 21.......'cleaned up' by my brother.
My Easter cactus.......at least 10 years old......it doesn't always flower at the right time......but this year it was spot on!
The beautiful pottery jug......a birthday present from my brother....some years ago.
The clock was my grandfather's........which is why I love it though it's not really to my taste....not sure how old it is......but it still works......and only loses a couple of minutes a day
The fairies are very pretty.......but it's the blue and white jug that is one of my treasures........it was my mum's......they were given free to customers by Express Dairies when she was a child.
My little chest of drawers.......holds all sorts of bits and bobs.......distress painted......and decorated with sunflowers.
My sunflower 'fairy' lights......that trail round the dresser......and give a lovely glow to the conservatory in the evening.
The candlestick is one of a pair......another birthday present......and lovely to use at dinner parties.
The vase was bought for a few pence at a boot fair.......but I love it filled with sunflowers in the late summer.
And finally......my metal sunflower watering can.......bought for me very recently by my friend G........I love it....she knew I would [can you tell I love sunflowers??].
Hope you enjoyed the tour round the dresser.......though there is plenty more on there still to see!!!! And if you pop over to Shimelle's......you can view a lot more '10 things'.

25 comments:

Karen said...

Ohhhhh I want those sunflower lights, thay are just fab as are all the things on your dresser.

WendyB said...

Ditto on the sunflower lights. Its lovely to see the little things that are important to you. I'm sure you'd like rock climbing really lol

Tracy said...

I love the sunflower jug, would be right up my alley.

Jane said...

thanks for sharing those lovely pictures and giving us a glimpse into your home.

Ruth said...

That's a stunning photo of your mum! Thanks for the sneak peek into your home.

Ginger said...

Looks like a wonderful spot to relax. I love the pottery jug and the clock!

Cheri said...

Definitely some fun favorite things!

Karen said...

A conservatory is high on my wish list, and I love your collection of keepsakes.

Melissa said...

I love that room! I just want to come over for a nice chat and then curl up and read a while! I've always like sunflowers & have quite a few home decor items with them, too. Enjoyed your photos today.

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

How fun to see your lovely collection of 10 favorites, Jacky. I loved seeing them. :o) xo

Connie said...

Loved looking at your collection of things:) sweet!

The Constant Scrapper said...

Oh, I just LOVE your conservatory and all the lovely things on your dresser. Thanks for sharing them. :-)

JO SOWERBY said...

the photo of ur mum is my favourite. she looks really happy. i love old black and white photos, they are so evocative,
jo xxx

pinky said...

Thanks for the tour of your favourite things, I love a good nosey:) Have a lovely weekend Jacky.

furrypig said...

Great post of your 10 things! I love the photograph of your mum, I can see how much you love sun flowers and I am very impressed with your Easter cactus wow look at all those flowers!

Photographing Mom said...

Your conservatory is beautiful. I can see why you love it.

Denise said...

I've loved looking at all your bits, your conservatory is beautiful and that is a gorgeous photo of your mum x

Rebekah said...

What beautiful treasures, TFS!

Becky said...

Love you dresser and the photo of your Mum - she was stunning! THanks for sharing.

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a nice take on the ten prompt! Loved seeing more of the things that are special to you.
Rinda

photosglitterglue said...

What a special place to relax and enjoy. I love the candlesticks!

Heather said...

Thanks for sharing these Jacky. Its lovely to see some of your favourite things. I especially love the photo of your Mum xx

Miriam said...

I love the tour of your dresser, such a lovely idea! I have a photo of my mum when she was 21, taken around the same time as yours. Isn't it wonderful to have?

alexa said...

Thank-you for this lovely peek - sitting in there looks as if it would be so comfortable ... I love the photo of your Mum. :)

humel said...

I enjoyed it very much :) Great idea for the 10 things post! xx