Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Sunny Spring days.....a little late!

























































































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  1. Hello Jenny:

    "Earth has not anything to show more fair" than a springtime post from The Custards!! What an absolute delight all of this is and so much of it we are, unashamedly, wishing to covet!!

    How we love it all, but especially the arrangement of containers filled with spring bulbs/flowers on your terrace -so pretty - and your two Lloyd Loom chairs which we should like to steal. Fabby, as our friend David once would have said!

    This is the such a perfect time of year and we do hope that you are enjoying every minute.

    Thank you for your comment left on our latest post and to which we have made reply. To see it, go to comments and click on Load More!!

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    1. Dear Hattats
      A shamefully long time replying but sincerely thanks for your generosity of words. Lloyd Loom chairs are indeed fabby and very comfortable too
      Spring is making way for summer but it has been delicious.
      Very best wishes
      Jenny

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  2. Hi Jenny, Absolutely lovely.

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    1. Thank you kindly popsy - sorry for the delay in replying
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  3. Glorious, Jenny. And we even get a little glimpse of you! xx

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    1. Hello my dear - yes, a little glimpse, not so much as to scare young children
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  4. Hi Jen, Spring is such a glorious season. Your photos are so pretty, and happy I enjoyed viewing each and every one x.

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    1. That is very kind of you my dear
      I hope that all is well
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  5. ~ Worth waiting for your spring time, Jenny!......
    It's the prettiest post and I've fallen in love with your little garden seating area full to the brim of pots of
    spring time loveliness..
    Ooh and thank you for your kindest words always....I could see the sparkle ~ est twinkles that you left on the comment page.....Simply dazzling, my friend!
    Hugs Maria x

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    1. Dear Maria
      How very kind you are - it is the best time of year I think.
      Many more twinkles to come!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  6. Jenny, I love following your blog...have never commented, but enjoy it so much. Loved the pictures and have been waiting about three weeks for you to post:) Missed the words, tho. You are a delight!
    Are the Easter eggs cloth covered?
    Thanks,
    Terri

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    1. Thank you kindly Terri and welcome to this old blog. Got my voice back so will be writing again soon! These particular eggs are older than some of the others that I have shown here in years gone by - these date from 30s or 40s I think and the eggs were just made that way, a paper/cardboard design.
      Thank you again
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  7. Hi Jenny - despite my being April born, spring has always been my least favourite season. But what a joy is your blog, with every picture here an inspiration. Only you could convey so much feeling in a single photo - the open door with the key and the blue bench behind made me feel as if the meaning of Spring has finally been made clear to me.

    Shelley

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    1. My dear Seashell
      Belated happy birthday! Spring is nearly over but I am clinging on to it for all I am worth
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  8. I've been waiting. And now I am jealous. Sooooo jealous.

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    1. Dear Kathleen
      That is very sweet of you to say - thank you muchly
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  9. I love visiting your blog! You always have such beautiful and happy pictures to see!! :) Love your pretty blooms, all your wonderful vintage treasures and those cakes look soooo yummy!!! Wishing you a very sweet day!! xo Holly

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    1. Thank you dear Holly
      A house full of nick nacks helps!
      Belated best wishes to you and yours
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  10. My mum always said 'better late than never'.....I'm glad this was late and not never! Beautiful, beautiful images, your garden is wonderful Jenny :) x

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    1. Thank you kindly dear Ada Bea
      I hope that all is well in your part of the world
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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    2. Thank you kindly dear Ada Bea
      I hope that all is well in your part of the world
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  11. you outdoor spot is heavenly, the red brick path and all those lovely full quirky pots, and that bench! really lovely, enjoy, Heather x

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    1. Thank you so much Heather
      I have finally dug out the 'before' photographs and will make a post about them eventually - it has changed a bit!
      I hope that all is well
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  12. Love... the hollyhocks plate, the cake and the two pics of you where it looks like the leg has got up and taken your tea! Happy days indeed. xx

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    1. Well observed Ms Ethel - I think the leg's owner got cheesed off!
      Thank you for calling in
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  13. Well now I do believe I have stepped right into the pages of a an upmarket country magazine but then - NOOOO! - the delightful snap of coffee and cake suggests we may have boarded the Titanic ;) Lovely shots Jenny and I am quite smitten with scruffy bunny! Jane x

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    1. La di dah !!! Poor scruffy bunny usually lives with Bronte in her bed!
      Thank you for calling in my dear and your kind words
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  14. It may be a little late for Easter Jenny but it was a lovely post filled with wonderful pictures. As always I love to see your amazing treasures and your garden is indeed looking wonderful.XX

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    1. Dear Anne
      Thank you for your kindness - as always there is lots of 'stuff' in our house! I do love my garden - as you do yours too Anne so I hope that you have been able to get out and enjoy it
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  15. soooooo much gorgeousness ...someone has become a professional photographer I see?
    Lovely images...bestest to you...Happy Easter or am I becoming confused?
    daisy j x

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    1. Happy Summer I think by now Ms Daisy! I am soooo far behind it will soon be Christmas.....
      Thank you as always for your kind words Daisy
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  16. Jenny, loved your post full of the wonders of spring, color, plantings and to die for food. Love to see your corner of the world someday but for now I have a lovely hostess in you. Thank you so much.
    Sheryl

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    1. Dear Sheryl - thank you soooo much for your kind words, I am blushing here. House in chaos at the moment due to redecorating...........again.
      Thank you again
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  17. Stunning images Jenny..such a pretty courtyard too!..I can see why you sit there and enjoy tea and cakes!!!
    Thea xx

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    1. Thank you Thea - I do a bit too much sitting perhaps......
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  18. I just loved all your images, the colours are gorgeous. Anne

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    1. Thank you kindly Anne
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  19. Hi, lovely pics but I miss your ever funny and thought provoking words. New to your blog but already making me chuckle.

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    1. Hello Frances - thank you so much for calling in and your generous words. I like to laugh!
      Keep in touch
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  20. That's a big thumbs up from me. Blooming lovely!

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    1. Yay!
      Thank you Susan
      I do love my flowers!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  21. oooo, lovely ! lush really is the only word for all this spring loveliness.
    it cheered me up no end !
    thank you.

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    1. Hello there and thank you for calling in
      It is good to know that this post did some cheering
      Take care
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  22. Oh, this post was so much fun to see! Your photographs capture that unique freshness of Springtime so very well. I cannot pick out a favorite from amongst the bunnies, flowers, pretty china, yummy cake, decorated eggs perched in interesting places,artist's self portraits and That Light. Splendid! xo

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    1. Thank you Frances - a busy time of the year in the garden with so much going on.
      I hope that all is well on your side of the ocean
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  23. I love the peaceful feeing that I get when I see these pictures.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words - I am glad that these photographs can have an impact
      Kind regards
      Jenny

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  24. Thank you for popping over and commenting - much appreciated. And I squealed at the MLA cup! X

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    1. Thank you kindly Ginny T - I do like a MLA illustration!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  25. What lovely photos. Mabel Lucie Attwell was my favourite when I was a little girl. I so wish I still had the book from back then. Philippa xx

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    1. Hello Philippa - I hope that all is well with your good self
      Ah yes Mable cornered the market in sweet illustrations didn't she
      Take care
      Kind regards
      Jenny

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  26. How lovely- I came home feeling tired and weary and now I feel revived and cheery!
    Thank you my dear.
    Hope all's well and happy and that you've seen your first swallow- I heard a cuckoo yesterday, I was so pleased as I haven't heard one for several years but I was in the wilds of Wales...
    Jane xx

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    1. Thank you Jane
      Only saw one swallow this year - how sad that it. How wonderful to hear a cuckoo again - I was watching Spring Watch and Chris the cuckoo last night - what a marvellous bird!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  27. What a wonderful lift for a rainy day! I love all your photos, and I'm going to take notes on those beautiful pots of flowers for some inspiring planting ideas...when the rain stops that is. I have a box of Easter decorations that didn't see the light of day this year, so it's lovely to see yours!
    I'll skip the chocolate if you don't mind- one poorly child sent home from school- best not to mention food!

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    1. Belated thanks Felicity - I hope poorly child is fully recovered!
      Bit of a murky day again today but the flowers are shining through!
      Take care
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  28. It's POURING with rain as I type this so thankyou for a spiffingly good bloggette,after trying hard to decide which is my favourite I think I'll plump for the divine Hyacinths in the pink jug!! AND if you dare to say that you made those cakes yourself,I'll scream and scream until................. you send me a slice!!!! TTFN Pam.

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    1. Dear Pam -
      Thank you for calling in - at least we have had a glimpse of sun in the interim!
      Sadly I did not make the cake but came from the local cafe - one slice is really enough for all four of use I think but I cannot help eating it all.
      I hope that all is well
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  29. What a lovely garden you have, may I come and stay...........? Spring has definitely sprung in you part of the world. Thank you for the kind comment on the dog and grammophone
    Julie xxxxxxxxx

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    1. Please do Julie - though it is a bit overcast today sadly.
      I hope that you have been able to do lots of sewing
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  30. Gorgeous photos. So cheerful. I gave a little gasp when I saw that hollyhocks plate. I have side plates and a cake plate in the same design, but a different, shape that I inherited from my Grandma. I have loved them since I was tiny and she left them to me. It was lovely to see another.

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    1. How lovely Kate-Em - it is lovely china isn't it and I find the pattern lovely just to stare at!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  31. So many splendid things I don't know where to start!

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    1. Ho ho - that is what I think all the time (the where to start bit!)
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  32. Better late than never - lovely to see those beautiful spring days. Sarah x

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    1. Thank you kindly Sarah
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  33. Oooh I feel Giddy like I've had a glass of bubbly! Good things are always worth waiting for
    Nicky
    x

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    1. Thank you Nicky - I was thinking about you the other day and wondering about your garden. how is it going this year?
      Thank you for calling in
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  34. Gorgeous pictures! I have a dinner set that matches your yellow tea set, just wish my garden matched yours too, Mrs RV x

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    1. How lovely - I think that china is particularly pretty. Garden is always a mixed bag but this time of year it is at its best I think
      Thank you for calling in
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  35. You are spoiling us with all these wonderful photographs!

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    1. Daw....
      thank you Annie
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  36. Wonderful pictures Jenny - Spring is my favourite season :) x

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    1. Mine too Barbara
      It is a special time of year I think - so much to follow too!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  37. Lovely photos ... but has the cat got your tongue?!!! M x

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    1. All back now!
      Many thanks for the reminder!!!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  38. Just found your blog througt The Hattatts. How pretty it is! I see we share a love for vintage porcelain and fabric. It's a joy to scroll through your photo's.

    Happy weekend!

    Madelief

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    1. How lovely - welcome to you Madelief
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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