Every leaf will unfurl, every flower bask in it's own glory,
for a day or a week...
in celebration of the sun & the coursing of life returning..
in it's veins.
Fragrance, elegance, grace.
Caught up, as I am in such loveliness of season I quite forgot to mention to you about Happy.
Happy Harris of Happy Loves Rosie international acclaim!
So when I came across this little ad in Happy's sidebar
I paused for just a moment & then...
I thought, why not?!
It was Happy's own Vintage Caravan inspiration that sowed those first seeds of the tiniest wistful dream, that one day I would own a vintage caravan of my own.
And the red, ooh the red..at first, I could not do!! But over time, the strangest change began to happen & as I grew & as my soul began to heal the red came in to focus & Lucy came along to help me live in my Pollyanna place of... I can be happy too. I have been told off many times by those who do not understand, told to stop looking for the rainbows & the miracles, but you know what...I NEVER ever will & they can't make me!!
The Lucy interview with Happy can be found just here, if you haven't seen it or for the slightly extended version : The Lucy page.
A small kindred spirit came along to play at Aunty Catherine's again today (yes there were boys but they were mowing lawns & playing with remote controlled cars & lego).
She instantly spotted the little vintage iron that I had found at the market a while back. The wooden ironing board is still in the roof awaiting a new cover so we improvised, while listening to little vinyl records. I am most impressed, in Nina's magic hands the little iron both cleans & presses!
here in the kitchen blog.
The lady was a Nanna & had bought the fairy cover for her 3 year old granddaughter who had lost her mother the previous year. The wee girl & her brother (who had a heart condition & a pacemaker at 5) were now living with their grandparents & everyone was still very sad. I knew I had some fairy wings tucked away which I gave the Nanna too...& then she told me that the two of them were now off to the cemetery together to visit "Mummy" & show her the lovely new things.
Ooh I wept when she left. We never know who we just might touch, even bring a little comfort to... through beauty.
The duvet was covered in fairies, roses & butterflies!
So when I found this book yesterday for 30 cents
I was delighted to find it was full of kindness & thoughtfulness
(look at those wee wings!)
A happy dance is definitely in order.
No currant buns here, but these tasty lemon balls are very delicious.
You can find the recipe just here.
So this week, I wasn't overly surprised upon buying a pretty yellow orchid off Trade Me, to find that I was in fact trading with my dear neighbour just across the road!
Thank you so very much for visiting.
I hope your week is one filled with colour & kindness & a currant bun or two.♥♥♥♥♥