Friday, July 10

postcard #5...


dearest readers,
my boys are winging their way back to the states and i am left travelling the country lanes with our #2 and Crystal Gail.
i shall miss them most terribly, especially our #3 for i must tell you that since being on the road our #3 has been in charge of 'picture taking' if i require 'moi' in the frame.
he takes the 'shot' and he totally understands what i am seeing in my head and 'voila' a perfect picture has been captured, no cropping needed, i am most impressed...
at one point he had a 'to do' with a stinging nettle and still 'kept calm and carried on'. when returning to the shed i am preparing to 'sack' my girls and give him the title of 'photographer extraordinaire to Tif'...

in the meantime me and our #2 have one week left to make the most of 'old blighty'...
and so i send you this postcard stuffed in an envelope along with a few pictures of 'loveliness' from my homeland.
i believe it takes a 'move' to another country to really appreciate one's roots.

so many pretty buildings...



so much character...



so much charm...



ah ha! what a brilliantly clever bit of linking eh!!! oh yes, Tif's still got it after three weeks on the road
("what have you got Tif, and did you really ever have it?" i hear you cry. ummm, good point dear readers...)
so let me move along swiftly but not before i send a "thanking you most kindly" to Victoria for thinking me a worthy 'unexpected' guest and for allowing me to dust off my little cogs and get the old brain 'a thinking'

also inside your super bulgy envelope is a picture of my 'thrifty find of the utmost kind' on this trip so far.

a yellow teapot...


with a pretty lid...


"how much do you think i paid for this?" i excitedly asked our #3 a few days back...
after a pause he said "£2"...
i was most unhappy, i felt sure he would guess in the double digits but no. he was blimen' spot on. yes i paid £2 for it and i was most convinced it was £2 well spent and had hoped everyone would be aghast at my 'canny thriftiness' and 'eye for a pretty find' but it would appear that my boys, after a little discussion would not have paid £2 for such an item and rather take the money and spend it on something worthwhile like 'match attack' cards... they still have so much to learn.

she is bidding you farewell and will return at the beginning of next week with postcard #6 and a 'competition of the utmost kind' (oooh, such thrillingness!!!) ~ Tif

12 comments:

louise35flower said...

The boys are clearly catching on to your thriftiness and know you find the 'best' bargains! Love the buttery yellow of the teapot, she is an elegant girl!

Nicki said...

Oh how funny!
I live not far from those photos.....hope you're still having a fabulous time!

Gorgeous teapot!

Nicki x

Kylie said...

Tickety-boo post, as always Tif! Fabulous tea pot! I would have guessed at least 5 pounds ;) Glad the trip is going well and your home looks so lovely... getting homesick? :) K

Michelle said...

yes number 3 should be in charge fulltime as press photographer... he has quite an eye for detail...and most impressive work...
love you thrifty find...bargain...
can't wait to see more...
vintage goodness...

Di said...

I love all those houses! Can I live in one????
The yellow teapot is pretty cute too - more affordable than the houses I imagine!

Kristy said...

I am taking a guess that it is a Johnson Brothers pot you have there.Maybe a coffee pot rather than a tea pot though me thinks?Whatever definitely worth the £2. Make sure you wrap it most carefully!

Michelle said...

I have been wondering how you take those portraits. A very talented #3 you have there!

Love the teapot - excellent find...

emma lamb said...

so many lovelies Tif...

~ lovely tea pot
~ lovely interview (congrats!)
~ lovely deck chairs
~ lovley pink door
~ and so many lovely houses

and how can i forget lovely you... :)

Francesca said...

strangely, that doesn't look like england at all! that white house with the blue shutters - are you sure you're not in provence?!

i'm off to read your interview now. xxx

lanak said...

Gorgeous photos, postcards and vintage finds! And an even more stunning blog! Enjoy the rest of your holiday, looking forward to reading more :)

Furniture removalists said...

what a charm.. lovely images..

laundryetc said...

How are you going to get all these lovely things home?