Summer Garden Shopping Finds

I have been out and about recently, booting and routing! and have found these wonderful items for our garden….look above and check out that deckchair! I only paid £2.00 for it and it looks lovely sitting there in the corner of our nook – don’t you think? I have covered it with vintage union jack tea towels and thrown a granny blanket on it, to make it cosy for anyone wishing to sit there.

I have also managed to wonderful geraniums and all different plants for a minimal amount of ‘dosh’! and also managed to pick up this lovely low Barbecue, which doubles up as a fire for chillier evenings!

I have also been lucky enough to spot these wonderful brooches, which will make ideal christmas presents for the older members of my family 🙂

…and below, look at those wonderful blue spot seat covers…all found at my local booty!

…and below, is a wonderful wicker chair that we all fight over to sit in! I spotted this in a local scond hand shop…oOoOh I love being thrifty!

I even managed to get these crocs for a bargain price…I love them for the garden, they are the perfect shoes…apart from when I forget that I haven’t got my wellies on! and trundle into the stinging nettles at the back of the garden!

I hope you like our garden…it really is a pleasure to sit out there these days!

…Another wonderful purchase was this umbrella, during our move, we had lost the other end to our red and white spotty, cath kidston brolly…so that weekend, we were lucky enough to pick up this wind down umbrella for £5.00!

I have managed to find tin pots, butler sinks, cast iron pots, crates and all sorts….perfect for planting…do remember that you can also kit out your garden in this thrifty way, you just have to have your wits about you…when everyone else is looking on the tables…look on the floor! thats where the wonders for the garden are!

The weeds and grass are coming through on our patio now…but a friend has suggested getting a weed wizard, which saves your back and burns them away forever! apparently! so I’ll let you know how I get on with that when it arrives.

…and YES I am back…my computer died, after 3 years of using it everday! so I have put it in the loft and said a few prayers…as it is now is in computer heaven!….and as I was so lost without it, my lovely mum has bought me a shiny new one…


Have a great weekend gals…Ill be back in the middle of next week…as I am driving down to Minehead this weekend on my own! (I am rather nervous – wish me luck!) that is the furthest I have ever driven on my own, but I am going to visit my lovely friend Jax, who moved to Somerset over a year ago now and I have only seen her once, so its the wonderful treat at the end of this long drive, that is making me do it…and I will be so proud of myself!

See you all soon and have a lovely weekend!

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  1. train the trainer Courses
    29th June 2009 / 4:07 am

    Your blog is so lovely.. thanks for the post as well as the images

  2. Slices of Beauty...
    26th June 2009 / 10:21 am

    Heart that first pic!Lovely blog.

  3. nicolette
    25th June 2009 / 5:27 pm

    Love the crocs. You have a cozy garden, hope you keep it looking amazing.Oh, and good luck on your vacation. Have fun!Nicolette

  4. Suzy's Vintage Attic
    25th June 2009 / 2:10 pm

    Lovely finds! I love the crochet blanket.Isabelle x

  5. Mummy Boo Bear
    24th June 2009 / 8:17 pm

    Hope you have a great time! lovely pics as ever. I have two awards for you on blog. take care.MBBx

  6. Beach Vintage
    24th June 2009 / 11:14 am

    Just discovered your blog, it is wonderful. Well done.

  7. Leigh Shepherd
    22nd June 2009 / 3:23 pm

    Just stopped in for a shot of colour:) I must go booting again – you find THE most amazing stuff! Your garden is lovely. I'm inspired.

  8. Mrs. Cozy Home
    22nd June 2009 / 3:08 pm

    That deck chair is amazing, I would have NEVER thought to use a tea towel, it's such a great idea!

  9. Ticking stripes
    21st June 2009 / 8:24 pm

    What a fabulous blog! Hope your trip went well.

  10. Fabulous Frau in the Aussie Bush
    19th June 2009 / 1:00 pm

    You're a super duper treasure hunter! Thanks for sharing.

  11. Kitschen Pink
    19th June 2009 / 12:24 pm

    freedom of the road! you'll be hooked! no complaints about what's on the iPod, no-one nicking your favourite sweets whilst you're concentrating, and no men to moan when we girls like to stop because something looked interesting along the way! Hope you had fun. We always look under tables – it's how we found all our door handles! tool boxes are a dream! t.x (I just learned to carry a travel pack of hand wipes for all the oil and grease!)

  12. Florence and Mary
    18th June 2009 / 12:23 pm

    Have a great time on your trip… just make sure you're happy you know where you're going… lot's of cds to keep you company and think of the wonderful time with your friend and the drive won't seem so bad.Victoria xx

  13. jane and the happy crow
    18th June 2009 / 7:56 am

    You have a wonderful blog! I love it all! I found you off Michele at cowboys and custard, I knew blogs she liked would be brill! Jane xx

  14. Sophie - Chez Sophie
    17th June 2009 / 10:18 pm

    Love your thrifty finds, I love a good car boot especially when the sun is shinning, have a lovely weekend x

  15. Alexandra
    17th June 2009 / 9:37 pm

    What fantastic finds! Your garden is gorgeous!

  16. Josie-Mary
    17th June 2009 / 5:37 pm

    Your garden looks great, I love the deck chair.Have a great weekend, safe journey 🙂

  17. SueLovesCherries
    17th June 2009 / 2:57 pm

    Oh, you must be so proud of your garden! It looks so idyllic! Great new purchases – the chair with Jack towels, spotted cushions. You really have an eye for pulling everything together in a pleasing way. Good job! Enjoy the summer there!

  18. Anonymous
    17th June 2009 / 12:03 pm

    have a great time on your trip!Rose XXXps – your garden looks fabulous!

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