The Washerwoman

The Washerwoman

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

The home and garden.....


Busy times as usual! A few months ago the lovely Nicky from White Rabbit Media approached me with the idea of doing a photo shoot in our home.


Mr W took some convincing as he knew that it would involve some decorating as well as a fair amount of "Spring Cleaning". He wasn't wrong, but sometimes one needs a good excuse to get motivated!


Boris the cat was particularly keen to enjoy his moment of fame......



Nicky and I had a enjoyable day moving furniture, arranging flowers and of course preparing lunch with all my 1950s china and glassware. While Mark, the photographer snapped away. The result was published in the June issue of Period Living




Sadly, the weather wasn't great on the day of the photo shoot, so the garden wasn't shown at all.


However, since then... we have had enough sunshine to help the garden burst into life. For the past few weeks I have made a real effort to clear the weeds and take time to enjoy gardening.




As always the cats have been a huge help. I created these little pathways of wood shavings in the flowerbed to make it easier to weed the central area. However the warm bark has proved irresistible to both my moggies.


I hope you have had a chance to enjoy this beautiful Summer weather.

9 comments:

nilly said...

I've spotted your calico cat! Your garden is looking lovely - mine is starting to look a little dry even though I pride myself on creating a little microclimate round the house!

Vintage Jane said...

Oh no, I missed that Period Living issue. Will have to look out for one and have a nosey at your lovely home. M x

BusyLizzie said...

Thank you for your comments, the garden is looking slightly droopy since I took these photos..a mere 14 days ago! Lizzie x

ted and bunny said...

it all looks gorgeous.
I know what you mean about decorating/spring cleaning- an important visitor always ensures the skirting boards get dusted!

OhSoVintage said...

Gosh, how exciting but I can imagine the 'extra' cleaning that would be necessary!

Justine said...

I spotted your lovely home in the mag! It was the mention of the Vintage Bazaar that made me realise whose home it was.

Lazy Daisy Jones said...

Hello again!

Your home is divine!! as was your stall on thursday at the 'talent for textiles' (hubby cute too!?)
superb fair....lovely to finally meet you

Daisy j xxx

Lyn said...

How lovely, you should be very proud of your house.
X

BusyLizzie said...

Thank you for all your lovely comments. Lizzie x