Monday, 13 September 2010

♥The Weird and the Wonderful♥.....

.....Hello again! I hope that you had a good weekend, and that the sun got to shine for you a bit!

The weekend didn't really go as planned for me....I had big plans...and they all flopped rather.

Mainly due to being struck by the lurgy. Friday night sees Mr H complain he feels like he is coming down with something. Saturday is spent trying to get out and get mundane bits sorted and organised, all the while  Mr H gets worse and worse. So, by Saturday, late afternoon, things grind to a halt. Baby bear starts to feel hot and is off his food.

The evening is spent resting, and me looking at my purchases made earlier that day, for me, the weird and the wonderful....firstly the weird.....

I am not sure what possessed me to buy these rings. I kind of like the quirky. Do I really want to parade around with a stags head on my finger? Not at all practical, the antlers will irritate me after a while, but it's a talking point if nothing else!
Now that's a bit better! I am a magpie, drawn to the sparkly. Not a day goes by when I don't have a clip in my hair, and I like the sparkly-ness and the fact that they have good grip. Also, they were cheap and that sold it for me too!

My other love. Very cheap, but very cheerful. I love this kind of jewellery. Worn with something really plain, it makes me smile, and at £3 it makes me smile even more! The photo does not do it much justice, but alas, trying to get one of the bears to photograph it on was just a tad too tricky for them!
So, there you are...the weird and for me, the wonderful.....but do you know what was even more wonderful?

I had promised to take the eldest bears on their first carboot experience on Sunday morning.  I knew big bear would love it and middle bear would come, so as not to be left out, but would be moaning within 5 minutes.....and I was right! Only some sparkly vintage brooches came back with me......along with these...

How beautiful are these?!!!! 

There was a lady and her daughter who, apparantly go every week and sell a few buckets of fresh flowers. They had 6 buckets full of Zinnias and Dahlias. I stood there, quite gobsmacked at their sheer beauty and vibrance, then immediately picked up a bunch when I saw they were just £2.50 for a huge multi-coloured bunch. A similar bunch at a supermarket would be at least three times the price. All this beauty for just £5, to me it was money SO well spent. I knew these beauties were going to give me such joy, pleasure and happy smiles!

I walked around the stalls proudly holding my bunch, and after telling several people admiring them, where I got them from, I realised, one bunch just wasn't enough. I ran back with bears trailing behind me and snapped up another bunch before they all went.
Please indulge me these photos, I truly had Dahlia love yesterday!

Mother Nature, never fails to leave me speechless.

I arranged them in 4 vases, but couldn't quite bring myself to distribute around the house, so all day yesterday, they sat happily gazing at me in all their fabulous glory from my little coffee table!

It was like walking past a flower shop with all their bunches on the front pavements. Sometimes, when I walk near a florist, I stop and stare for quite some time (far more than is deemed normal!), just to take it all in and capture the picture of all the flowers and their beauty in my head.

These helped to cheer me up enormously, as, by sunday afternoon, I too was starting to feel that I was coming down with the lurgy.

Today, I have that Monday feeling. The head is heavy and foggy, the energy levels are low, and I still have to distribute my wonderful Dahlias....but for now, they still sit grouped together on my coffee table and make me incredibly happy! Oh for the love of the flower.....ahhhhhh!

Happy days to you!



  1. Wow, those flowers are stunning! So beautiful.
    Love the clips too.
    Hope your family are feeling better.

  2. Vanessa, you are absolutely the last person I would ever have imagined to buy those rings!!! They're a bit spooky!!

    The beads, brooches and flowers however are prettiness personified!

    Hope you feel better soon.


  3. I too have the lurgy :( it is going around faster than a forest fire! I don't like it as I stop functioning.
    I hope you and your brood feel much better soon x

    Those flowers are gorgeous and what a bargain! Incredible and all so fresh and vibrant.
    I love the beads and the clips they are sooo pretty x

  4. Hi Vanessa,

    Your ring made me laugh. It looks a bit 'Gothic' :-)! I hope you don't mind...Your flowers are gorgeous. The colours amazing. I wish I could grab them out of the screen and put them on my dining table ;-).

    Wish you a happy new week. Hope your husband and baby bear will feel better soon!

    Lieve groet,


  5. I actually like the first ring, it's quirky...X

  6. Oh those flowers are stunning!! Hope the ones who came down ill are now up and in the pink!

  7. Beautiful just Beautiful!
    I am sure they have cheered you up no end!
    Wishing you all well soooon!
    I hope you eventually have a good week ahead.
    One day at a time...

  8. Beautiful flowers and love the way you have displayed them. Such a riot of colour, who wouldn't smile when walking past them. xx

  9. Oh you and I are on the same page after the party my mom let me take the flowers home since she's coming to live with me after her surgery and how happy they make me even in the loo!!
    I love the ring and brooches.

  10. Pretty pretty pretty!!!! Cheered up my monday blues hun x x Thank you x x x
    Annie xx

  11. love the stag and rabbit detail ring! Wow!
    You really do have super duper styly Missy V!
    I also love the clips and big bead necklaces!
    And woooooooooowzaaa at the floral images on your table of beautiful flowers! what a great pricey - even my market charges a bomb for flowers!...They look beautiful ;0)xxxx
    My little Sweet pea is unwell...Hope your bears stay warm and dont get too sick ;0(
    Loveys and huggleys! ;0) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  12. Now those flowers have gone & made me happy too! Love them! They are my fave flower for sure!

  13. Those flowers are so pretty,love love love the colours! I know what you mean about flower shops, I love the smell! Hope you're all chipper again soon x x x x Jane

  14. The flowers are gorgeous!! I hoe everyone is better now!!!

  15. Hey, hope you all feel better soon!! I love what you've bought, especially that ring!! And those flowers are stunning, such lovely colours and they look great in your vases!!
    Laura xx

  16. Those Dahlias are gorgeous and at £2.50 - bargain. I have only ever found them at the boot fair too, but I nearly always find it impossible to sneak out the door by myself so alas no dahlias!!

    take cae and hope all are feeling better soon,

    Nina xxx

  17. hey love..
    u should take piccies of your house and we can compare!!
    love the flowers the colours are amazing. ive got sweetie jars and have never thought about putting flowers in them before .. now you've given me ideas!!
    love the beads ..and the hair clip.. i quite like the ring aswell but my first thought was ooo it would ladder your tights!!!..
    hope your feeling better now.. x

  18. I'm afraid the rings are just not my style, but may be able to appreciate them on someone else. But the dragonflies, oh my, I am a lover of bling and can't resist the sparkly. Love the beads - such pretty colors. I envy you the walking around and finding such treasures and gorgeous flowers. Nothing nearby me for such pleasure. Loooove the clear jar you put some of the flowers in. I snatch up everyone I see, till my husband asks "What are you going to do with another one?" Who needs a reason?! I understand you wanting to keep the flowers all together for awhile, and thank you for sharing them with us. :-)

  19. Absolutely gorgeous Dahlias - I love them too. I hope you are beginning to feel a bit better.

  20. WOW! gorgeous flowers - you are so lucky! flowers cost a fortune up here in the NE of Scotland (must be the extra miles) and my only local source (except the garden) is Morrisons - very uninspiring at the best of times!

  21. I love that ring so much! Your flowers are beautiful, looking at your photos of them made me smile. Hope you all feel better soon xxx

  22. Lovely flowers, I popped some dahlias on my blog the other day. You should grow some as they are very easy to grow :-)

  23. such wonderful flowers, so colorful. I just love your blog, just as colorfoul as those pretty flowers. ^-^

  24. Simply heavenly flowers! Those colours are enough to make anyone feel better. I too am a bit of a magpie and feel the need to adorn myself with sparkly bits of vintage xox

  25. Hope you are feeling a bit better. love the dahlias. The colours are gorgeous.

  26. My goodness, you most definitely are my long lost twin!!! I am swooning over your blooms. So so so beautiful. They remind me of the portmerion pottery, the crazy daisy I think it's called, which I adore. DOn't tell me you have some of this squirrelled away??!! I don't own any (too pricey) but i do have a teatowel.
    get well soon xxxxxxxx

  27. Love the smashing colrful dahlia's! Love them, as well as your new necklaces. So cute.


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