What a lovely sentiment. I got it from the dearest little book I found whilst out among the op shops called 'Well-being, Creating a life of prosperity'. What else did I find you may well ask?
I couldn't leave this glorious old basket behind, or the black trim.
Vintage tin, that little book and a set of brass monkeys!!
All of this, including the wooden tray came from a trip to Morrinsville and Cambridge one afternoon. The tray and the sifter were both $8 each and everything else I found was $3 each.
The garden is nearing the end of it's most productive time, some of the Chillis have been artistically shaped.
Walnuts are starting to drop, and I have picked at least 3 kilos of blackberries, most have been re homes!! Florence to the right had been secretly laying the pile of eggs and was unpleased when her stash was discovered.
As one plant finishes flowering another begins.
Follow the leader with Big at the front and Toebee at the end.
My favourite summer frock is getting closer to the end of it's life expectancy, and it will be a sad day when we have to say farewell.
I grew, picked and hung to dry all this beautiful Statice. I think I will repeat the process next season as it is so pretty.
My lovely friend Anne painted this darling little picture and then gave it to me.
Clever pants Dawn had this selection of lovelies ready to head of to galleries so they could fine themselves a home.
Finally a SuesDay happened and we drove to Te Awamutu to get among the op shops. Sue scored some bits and bobs. I found nothing until we went into the Trade Aid Shop. How I love the Trade Aid shops that have been around for so long now and never disappoint with such beautiful things for sale. The crosses are on the Wall of Whimsy now.
So much love for this beautiful young man!
Upside down photos making Sheba look like she is laughing.
my Mantra for this year.
from my little book
A generous heart,
and a life of service
are the things
which renew humanity.