Sunday, 27 September 2015

Our weekend changed slightly in that our son didn't stay to lunch as they were all sharing a roast in the student accommodation, but he came over on Saturday afternoon and stayed over which was really nice, we spent the afternoon in the garden relaxing and chatting away it was lovely, followed by a relaxing evening on the sofa.

We went to the carboots we only got a few things this week, hubby found a spade for £2.00, this little beauty for the garden.




This little area up the top of the garden is nearly finished, I am going to put some more bulbs, polyanthus and pansies in to fill it up.



The bathroom here drives us nuts as it has a huge mirror over the toilet and sink and no bathroom cabinet, just some shelves over the bath and everything just sits around getting dusty, we found this cabinet new and sealed in the box for £7.00.

We will see what its like and if we dont like the colour hubby will paint it white.




On Friday my lovely Oak sideboard arrived.

Just needs a runner and few nice pieces to finish it off, we don't rush out and buy any old tat we wait until we find something we both like.



Plenty of room, I can now declutter the kitchen and organise the cupboards a bit better, I have started putting some of the things which don't get used every day in there.




So the front room is all finished, no clutter nice simple and tidy, come and have a look, what do you think...






When we came back from the carboot this morning hubby said, isn't it nice to walk through the front door and know everything is paid for, he's right it is, it will be nicer one day when it can be in our own home, but until then we will keep happily plodding on.

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  1. How lovely to have spent some time with your son. The house is looking incredibly tidy. I can only dream of mine looking like that. There are always toys around somewhere. Like yours though, everything is paid for and I do like solid furniture. My favourite is my dining table and benches. I saved VERY hard for them. X

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    1. Hi Jules ,children have to be children, we had lovely furniture before but had to sell it all, so the things we have now we have had for just over 2 years, we like quality and what we have now will have to last, xx

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  2. Oh wow they are simply stunning! i love the whole room! and especially that rug! so pretty :)
    We are the same, we have nothing that we haven't bought and paid for in full. Which is why it is taking a while to build up the house, but this way we don't have to worry about being in debt :) xxx

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  3. A lovely oak sideboard! It's funny how sideboards are popular again and I'm not really surprised because they are such useful pieces of furniture. At one time the sideboard was the focal point of many a Victorian or Edwardian home and it only went out of fashion when we ceased formal dining and the sofa then became the main item of furniture in the home - perhaps between (the former) demise of the sideboard and the recent advent of the sofa came the ubiquitous three-piece-suite! But that is a lovely piece and very useful item of furniture.
    One thing that always intrigues me in a way is not the lovely flowers that bloggers put on their blogs (your first photo today) but the soil in which such flowers are planted. Here in Devon we have deep 'red' soil, and I see your soil is like a deep charcoal grey. Oh, what a wonderful diversity of soils we have in this country!
    Margaret P

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    1. Hello Margaret, the sideboard is beautiful and very useful, lots of room. It is quite nice soil here I have to say.

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  4. It sounds like he's having a lovely time at uni. I love all the plants you've got :o)

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  5. We've been busy in the garden this weekend. Now I'm on the look out foor some lovely flowers like yours. My chrysanthemum hasn't come into flower. The buds are there but theyre dying off before opening ;0(

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    1. I love the Chrysantemum's, the garden is coming along nicely now.

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  6. Your sideboard's lovely. We're just the same, we don't buy anything until we know we can afford it without owing money for it. Glad you enjoyed the day with your son on Saturday, it's Daniel's first day back today, he's in his last year now, I can't believe where the time's gone.

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    1. Hi Jo, yes the years just go by don't they,we know our Jack is going to be busy and we just have to let him do his thing after all he is working hard for his future, good luck to your son xx

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  7. Love the rug, it is so pretty xx

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    1. Thanks Jane, we have a smaller one as well same design but colour layout a bit different, x

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