Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Rain rain go away, Come again another day.

Since Sunday I have been busy in the garden fighting with the rain and talking to the Bee's I hate British weather it can never make its mind up. So what should of taken a day to do has taken three days and still not finished painting the fence. According to the weather man the sun will have his hat on for the next three days "Phew". In between fighting with the rain I have been struggling to get the little one to sleep all of a sudden he hates his cot and his room, so to top it all off I have been sleep deprived since Saturday the match sticks keeping  my eyes open have somewhat disappeared. Anyhow I have been doing a bit of thinking and have done a bit of research into what fun things I can add to the garden here are a few pictures.


I spotted the pink pampos on eBay and thought of candy floss straight away I am not sure how big this beauty grows or how long it preserves its pinkness for but its so pretty. I had an idea of making some stepping stones made out of shabby chic plates I am not sure which ones I will be using yet I might have to take a trip to the charity shop and see what I can find. If any of you are wondering how these are made I will make a detailed tutorial on them they are so easy and unique. 


I also saw these on eBay the vintage hanging teapots they state that they can be used indoors but I don't see any reason why they cannot be displayed outside too "cute". Also oilcloth bunting perfect for all year round and they never get wet, I wouldn't mind having a set of shabby wooden shelves outside too as I am limited with space to display plant pots. 

Yesterday I contacted Annie Sloan unfortunately it wasn't Annie herself who replied as she was too busy mixing another shade of pink up for me in the factory. I wanted to ask if I could use the chalk paint outside on wood and stone and they replied yes but it has to be left for three days in a dry condition in order for it to be permanent, she added that is will age beautifully. So now I have the go ahead I will have a play in the garden with chalk paint and report back to you all. 

Hope to be back soon with a finished result! Enjoy the rest of your week.
Tracy x

9 comments:

  1. Those hanging teapots are fantastic!

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    1. I know they are sweet check out vintage hanging teapots on Ebay.

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  2. Love all your ideas Tracy! Such a great source of inspiration ... I've painted my bike and metal table and chairs ... They're outside and doing fine! The shop where I bought the paint from had painted the outside of the shop and plant pots in Annie Sloan. Can't wait to see your new projects!

    Love Claire xxx

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    1. Have you put up any pictures of your table and chairs claire? I will have a look. Thank you for your feedback I will have fun decorating the garden. x

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  3. I love to pink pampos - will it grow huge do you think?

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    1. I love it too I am not sure how big it will grow but I am sure it will. Candy Floss heaven. x

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  4. Hello Tracy,
    I found you through my friend Claire at Thriftwood blog
    I enjoyed reading your profile and agreed with a lot of it too.
    Such a lovely sweet blog...
    Wishing you a week full of loveliness..
    Maria Aww love the candy floss pampas grass!!

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    1. Hello Maria thank you for stopping by I am glad you are here thank you for your sweet comment, pink pampos is fabulous. x

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  5. I painted my outside of the shop and it rained the next day~all is well and the finish is fresh and bright!! Last summer I painted a bird house and a cement pig and a metal garden ornament and all have survived the summers and winter snow and look like I just did it yesterday~so go ahead and paint but do not wax anything outside.

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