Tuesday, February 28

thrilling friday's instant images... a mixed bunch

 indeedy, does it get any more thrilling than doing something supposedly for a friday, on a tuesday instead. i think not! and so a mixed bunch of 'false spring' around the shed instantly snapped by our Ivor. 
all kitschy, all fake & all cheering up the shed... and i note upon perusal of the instant snaps, they all have friends close by, how heartwarming on a chilly day. i like to think if i was a mixed bunch of plastic flowers i would have a little friend close by too.

on the mantlepiece

in the downstairs loo

on the kitchen table

in the entranceway

in the family room

however, Little Olive who is nearly 3 and therefore quite wise, (so she informs me), is not convinced by my 'trickery, faking spring ways' and has declared she will not be coming out of winter hibernation just yet...


Tif :)

22 comments:

Julie said...

How lovely Tif. You have a real knack of flower arranging and it all looks soooo lovely, And how I WISH I had little olives life - sometimes we all just want to stay in bed and pull the covers over our heads and not come out just yet!! (& what a delightful bed to stay in, she has!!!) Kind wishes from N.Z. Julie :-)

Cupcakes Barcelona said...

Lovely pics! The dog is my favourite as always...:)

Carol said...

Oh sweet little Olive, you do look cute.
What a lot of flowers, love the dear deerheads. I bought daffodils today and the sun has been visiting.
Carol xx

Nattie said...

Quite honestly, I think everyone needs an Olive.
Nattie x

Barb said...

Hi Tif,
I think Olive is very sensible staying in hibernation for a little bit longer. BUT I do think she should come out long enough to see the lovely 'Springtime' look you have created.
God Bless
Barb from Australia

Lora said...

that last photo is hilarious. so cute!! (and i love that vintage sheet, too. :) )

debbie h. said...

Oh my goodness Tif, Little Olive is so adorable and what a wise gal she is. Your pretty petals are lovely. By the way, thanks to your book, now when i go to the thrift shops, i look at all the little creatures sitting on the shelves and find myself apologizing to them for not being able to take them all home and giving them a new place to live. I swear I can even here them whispering as I walk away:)
xx

naughty shorts! said...

I love little olive that is so cute!

Patrice said...

I love that deer and fawn vase!

wimcee said...

Love Little Olive - reminds me of Alexander McCall Smith for some reason. Have a lovely week x

dottie angel said...

thank you for your peachy comments and indeed, little olive is positively beaming at them too :)

hookytime.blogspot.com said...

Little Olive has the right idea-just a few more sleeps until a little leg/tail/head is thrust out of the blankie to check temp of air!!!!
Best wishes
Issyx

www.hookytime.blogspot.com

Katie said...

Little Olive just made me laugh out loud! She's far, far too cute.

PeregrineBlue said...

the last picture reminded me of uggie, the dog in "the artist". have you seen it yet? what a film, you'll love it and uggie would have a ball with olive i'm sure.

Tifanie said...

Loving the thermos filled with flowers and that dear little dog. Oh my goodness. There's something about little dogs that like to snuggle under covers...

Made by Ina said...

Lovely Bambi!

Dorothy said...

We need some Spring Sunshine around here! It's stormy weather outside. Your little Olive looks like my Wilma! :-)
dorothy

vintage grey said...

Hi Tif! Beautiful and inspiring as always! Olive is quite the dog. I am sure she brings a smile to your face everyday. Thanks for sharing. :)

Heather
http://vintagegreyhandmade.blogspot.com

vicmaz said...

LOL That must be a wiener dog in a pillow case. Ours, Titus,crawls in his just like that.

Becky x said...

Gorgeous photography Tif! Wish I was as good at composition as you!

I would love it if you could take a look at my blog....

www.bluebellelovely.blogspot.com

Becky xx

me said...

Love, love them all. How adorable :)

Gretchen said...

Very lovely and inspiring flowers! And funny end :)