Collections and obsessions, and a recurring theme..

Yes, you're stuck with me! Bed bound with a nasty upper respiratory, the only thing I can do is blog!!

I can't recall publishing more posts at one time in the entire history of the blog! I'm usually up and about, and into something either indoors or outside....and too busy to sit and post...but, with this downtime I've been cleaning up photo files and other computer issues...

I have noticed a recurring theme in my home decor and things that I love...the colours of the garden...predominantly the colour green.

Starting with my collection of green majolica...pieces I have acquired over time, and when it was still affordable...

Green and white are the predominant colours in my garden....it is a shade, woodland garden.

I'm not looking for perfection, just pieces that speak to me...most have imperfections, like small chips or grazing in the finish which make them more affordable. In the green majolica pitcher, below, the handle was broken and has been completely repaired...

I believe in displaying your treasures, and now with the new kitchen island, I am able to keep them in full view...

Mixing old and new pieces is something I always do...not a purist at heart...

I love the patterns of McKenzie Child's, their botanical motifs, I am drawn to, but I also like their pattern Harlequin, it works so well with most china pieces, with it's black and white checks it is a favourite design...

These dimunitive demi tasse cups, which I have collected, remind me of the peonies in my garden...

I believe, the example above, was hand painted....ladies, in the early part of the nineteenth century passed the time in such activities...

A photo, taken in my old kitchen, before the renovation...I miss it's coziness somewhat....

....again, colours from the garden are very evident...

This is the lower terrace of our garden in late Spring.....I take most, if not all my inspiration from my garden and the outdoors...

It is difficult not to think of warmer days spent gardening. Especially house bound this week, it is heartening to look at photos of the garden and be warmed by Mother Nature's perfect beauty both indoors and out....

N.xo

All photos are my own, except the quote is from Pinterest...