Saturday, 17 September 2011

Here, There and Everywhere...

 The title of my post today refers to the contents of my studio, which are now spread here, there and everywhere round the middle floor of our house as the new flooring will be put down on Monday....
 ...so I decided, when the afternoon brightened up and the sun began to shine with that special autumn brightness that it would be a good idea to pop down to the potting shed....
 ....gathering a few windfall apples on the way as I don't like to see them being wasted, however marked and misshapen they may be....
 ....some of the tiny geraniums I bought in Ambleside in the spring, and a little slate sign for messages given to me by a dear friend (the fact she bought it from the shop at Kew Gardens for me makes it even more special)...do you find your writing goes funny when you use chalk on a blackboard or is it just me?....
 ...sunshiney apples...these are lovely cookers maybe I'll use them for an apple cake this time.....
 ...red berries against the blue sky, something I always love to see, the same way I love blossom in spring....
...a little peek at some studio odds and ends scattered about, some recently discovered....jars and boxes of buttons, (open up a little drawer in a little box and what do you find....some thread, some lace, a starfish and a shell)...a LoT of sorting is required before things go back into the studio again...some old artwork from a folio, shells and feathers was the theme in those days....and containers stuffed with threads, adhesives, and a whole host of bits and bobs.....oh well, after Monday we can begin to make everything orderly again...not long now....

I hope you're having a wonderful weekend and enjoying whatever you are up to....thanks so much for dropping by to my little space, hello to my lovely new followers and to everyone who comments or visits...back soon xxxxxx

33 comments:

Cozy Little House said...

I always feel so happy when I visit here!
Brenda

happy little cottage said...

Your bits and pieces are so pretty! And red berries against a perfectly blue sky is so lovely!
Glad you are having a good weekend despite the chaos of remodeling :)

Annie said...

Ok, so having workmen in is mayhem, but how lovely that you are finding things you'd put away, and maybe even forgotten you had! So many pretty bits and bobs. And such sweet little geraniums :)

by Teresa said...

Your "mess" makes my "mess" look like a real "MESS". LOL But you do inspire me to work on my poor piled up craft room today. :-)
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Simone said...

I love your potting shed. I could easily spend all day in there! x

Pink Milk said...

Lovely autumnal photos!

Sometimes there's nothing nicer than rediscovering forgotten treasures ...

Hx

crafts@home said...

Your blog is always such a delight to visit, even your clutter is so nice and orderly :) I love the autumnal feel to this post :)
Sue Xxx

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Hi Helen,
Love your odds and ends! So much fun to see what was and hard to decide what will be! Good Luck and enjoy your new floor and space. xoRobin❤

Leanne said...

You potting shed goodies are so sweet, I to love geraniums and I have them growing in my hot house ready for our summer.

Cindy said...

Such lovely pictures! The autumn light is wonderful, isn't it? And I had to laugh about writing on blackboards. I have a vintage one on a stand and I like to write a message for every holiday, but my hand writing is so wonky on it! LOL!

Naturally Carol said...

Hi Helen..isn't it funny how little unrelated bits and pieces just wiggle their way into drawers and containers..like starfish and lace! Nothing is much better than fresh apples and a nice tasty dessert made out of them on a cool day either. Have a lovely week!

moonstruckcreations said...

Love the look of those scrummy apples...Im hoping my lovely friend Sue from @home will bring me some apples from her trees (hint hint Sue if youre reading this lol!!)

Helenxx

paintdropskeepfalling said...

I quite like a bit of a sort out especially when you find lovely things that you'd forgotton about. Look forward to seeing the new improved TIDY studio!

Hippywitch said...

Ooo apple cake sounds fabulous! Great pictures, really starting to look autumnal outside now. :-)

Rhona said...

Lovely pictures. Glad to know it's not just me who keeps all sorts of odd things! Good luck with the new flooring and getting everything back to 'normal'!!

Frances said...

I've also been dazzled by bright red berries and sharp green leaves breezily moving against that particular clear blue sky that signals autumn's coming to town.

This time of year also gets me energized about lots of projects, and finds me sorting through various materials, finding long lost other inspirations as I open drawers, boxes, etc.

I completely identified with this post, except I had to find my little apples at the farmers green market!

xo

Pomona said...

Try my recipe for apple muffins - just the thing for apples that are not quite up to scratch!

Pomona x

Mum of Many said...

Hello! Thanks for leaving a comment over at the Priddy Priddy blog give-away. I'm now a follower of your lovely little blog...that's been one of the treats of running the give-away...I've found so many gorgeous blogs!
Nicky
x

Jenny said...

Good luck for tomorrow, hope it all goes to plan and then you can have fun re-organising and making it pretty again! :) Jenny xx

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Lovely photos and sentiments you have. I love a fresh picked apple. So crisp and crunchy. I really need to plant a tree.

flowers on my table said...

Hi Helen, all your 'bits and bobs' look so interesting. It is hard though when you need to clear out, not to be sentimental. Thankyou for your lovely comments, on my last post. Have a great week, love Linda x

Jooles said...

Ahhh...potting shed, how i would love one of those :o) maybe i could rename my green house!
those apple will make a gorgeous cake.
Hope you flooring goes down quickly and smoothly, how lovely it will be to get all organised again, I have been doing some of that today and it feels good.
have a lovely evening
jooles x

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Lovely autumn photos Helen. :)
Your apples look delicious, not a bit misshapen!
The artwork is beautiful, so detailed.
I'm sure you can't wait for your 'new look' studio!
Vivienne x

millefeuilles said...

Sunshiney apples; what a lovely description! My parents-in-law came to visit last weekend and very generously brought crates of vegetables and apples. It is so wuonderful but I don't know what to do with them all as we have limited freezer storage.

I was a teacher Helen and my writing was always wonky on a blackboard!


Good luck with the flooring and putting away, etc. I hope we get to see some after pictures?

Have a beautiful week; don't you feel autumn has come a little quicker this year?

Bluebell said...

Good morning Helen,
I hope all is going well with the new flooring today, I am sure you'll soon be having fun reorganising all your lovely odds and ends.
I find writing on an ordinary painted chalkboard is ok but the texture of the slate ones is a bit bumpy.
Have a good week. x

gillyflower said...

Lovely photos as usual!
Hope your studio re-do goes well Helen - after all the sorting you will be beautifully organised once you are back in there!

Gill xx

Kentish Keg-Meg said...

Great photos capturing Autumn. It's lovely when you find or rediscover treasures.I'm sure you will have fun sorting out the studio when it's ready to move back in.

Scented Sweetpeas said...

oohh what a lovely shed you have, ours is taken over by the chickens as it is their house (I would like it back really but they are too nice to evict :-)).

What lovely bits and bobs you found too - such treasure!

sew said...

Hope you've had a good day and that your flooring is near completion. I have a blackboard in my kitchen on which I sometimes write menus for guests - the writing looks like that of a six-year-old! I made Apple Pandowdy yesterday - an excellent way to use the lovely abundance of fruit.It's a recipe from a Waitrose magazine. Hope to see a few pics of your 'new' studio.

Tabiboo said...

It looks like we were both having a happy appley weekend.

That has reminded me - I must pick some berries before the birds gobble them all. It's tuning cold!

Nina x

Hannah @ BubbleBay said...

I do love yuor blog. your pics are always so pretty :) Hannah x

koralee said...

Happy things are always happening over here my friend. I have just started to add touches of Fall to my front porch...I love this season.
Hugs for a great day. xoxoxo

The Bathtime Team said...

Love the way you've presented objects in your photos ... very creative!

Lesley