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Tuesday, May 17

Virtual Coffee Tuesday - Come In and Sit a While...


Hello again! I cannot believe how quickly these Tuesdays come around...
But, thankfully, I have time for a proper chat and I've taken pictures!!
And just for Bodhi Chicklet I've taken a few of the roses out the front of the house :)
I adore big, blousy roses and these are so sunny on a grey, chilly day...


And these white roses are right in front of the door...


After incredible temperatures in April, May is proving quite a shock! So I have the gas fire on...


... there are no complaints from Molly curled up to the left of the fireplace :)



We had quite a scare with her this past week - she didn't return home before we went to bed on Wednesday, so Nick left the study window open for her. We have no idea when she came home, but thankfully she was there on her cushion on Thursday morning... but when she walked over to say 'good morning' she was limping badly... Nick took her to the vet to be checked over, and thankfully no bones were broken but her claws were badly 'traumatized'. The vet assumed she'd got trapped or fell somewhere and gave her a painkiller shot... She's still not quite herself, but she's home and safe...


I realized I never showed these wonderful creations Esther made me for Mothers Day way back when... She is quite the crafter! The green crane was made at school, then she found instructions on youtube for the lily and the frog...

The bowl was actually made by my baby brother in woodwork at school and was a wedding present (Yes, there's quite an age gap between us!) I confess I cannot remember what wood it is, but I adore and treasure it :) And I do not know when or where the pinecones came from... they're almost as old as the bowl!!


And this last picture is of a birthday card - I just love it! Click on the image to enlarge and enjoy :) And in the background is a sock monster Esther made a few years ago when she first learnt to sew. It's rather delicate now, but another precious treasure...

Well, when I sat down to write this, my intention wasn't to share such treasures per se - I just grabbed the camera and started snapping - but I'm glad I have! You can learn so much from the things a person keeps in their home and next week, I think I'll share some of my favourite books! One thing you cannot fail to notice when you walk into our house are ALL the books!! The other is ALL the artwork... but those are for future Tuesdays :)

I've just popped over to Amy's and today's Virtual Coffee post is up...

10 comments:

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Hi Claire and thanks for the peek at your garden. I adore roses too and it is a typical English day chez moi - grey and breezy with a threat of showers. I am hoping to have some virtual coffee later once I get my terrible infected eyes checked at the clinic - it's a good thing I know the keyboard and don't need to see (per se) to type! I love the origami and the bowl. And how fabulous is it to have a personalized card, especially one as uplifting as that! Lucky lady!

Kelly said...

Visiting from Amy's coffee chat...that card is great! I would most certainly keep it somewhere I could see it often! :)

Moomser said...

What a lovely idea to share little treasures from your house! Thanks for coffee.

Jade @ Tasting Grace said...

So glad your kitty made it back home all right. Hopefully she feels back to herself again soon! Love the roses!

april@gingerbread girl said...

aww i love it when cats curl up into a ball like that...so cute!!
xoxo

Kimberley said...

Beautiful flowers. Thanks for sharing your treasures. You are right you can tell a lot about a person, and I see you as a very sentimental person who appreciates the thought behind something just as much as the item itself. Have an amazing Tuesday!

Kimberley

whatidoisme said...

Nice to catch up with you again Claire - your roses are a bit ahead of mine. I'm waiting for the first pink Gertrude Jekylls to open up. Will post a pic when they do.
Sue

whatidoisme said...

Picture posted!
Sue

poppy m said...

Hi Claire - glad Molly is home S&S. Our small dog (Jasper) got out the other day & was returned by a kind neighbour. There was a whistful look in her eye as she reluctantly handed over him over - he's made yet another friend.

Heathers3stars said...

Adorable card - and it's so neat that she took a project that she learned in school, not only brought it home but then looked up directions for MORE versions of the project - the Lily and the Frog turned out so sweet!!!
She wants to do more and more...that is a sure sign!! : )
Thanks so much for sharing this link - very sweet : )