Friday, September 4, 2009

Fabbo Friday and BONJOUR SPRING

In Australia we have entered one of the loveliest seasons: Spring. The goddess Persephone is rising and with the maiden comes fresh new life in the form of nature and hopefully new creative ideas for us.

My warmest thanks to all the lovely Bloggers who sent Spring sunshine to me in their comments and support after the events of this week. I have only been Blogging for a short space of time and still have many tweaks and improvements to make to Tale Peddler - it is wonderful to have the support of so many noble, creative and fabbo people from around the globe.

I'm in love with the recent Spring edition of Australian Country Style magazine. The cover, the pretty tea-towel giveaway, Belinda Seper's Southern Highlands cottage and the young Swedish couple Nicklas and Jessica’s gorgeous Swedish cottage made this issue irresistible.

I love the quote of Jessica: "It's an important task we have been given. To be able to manage and take care of such an old cottage is a blessing."

That is exactly how I feel about little Brick and old houses in general.

The other photo is not very exciting, is it? But don't be fooled, gentle reader. That image shows the space where we are at present building in our small courtyard garden. I'll report on the progress as we go. This is the beginning of our lovely shed.

Enjoy your weekend and embrace this time of new beginnings as you let go of what no longer serves you.

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  1. I can't wait to see what magic awaits your little courtyard... One of my favorite books of all time is the Secret Garden- there is something so magical and alluring about creating your own space with nature. We only have a small patio and a balcony but I have made them my own and love it! xo

  2. thank you so much for your comment, those are really wonderful things :)! well, there is spring, here is autumn, and oh, how i was longing for it! :) but in spring, i wish i had a garden as well. to grow beautiful flowers and all sorts of plants. but we live in a block of flats, so maybe one day i will have my own garden :D <3

  3. Hello
    Thank you for visiting muy blog and for your lovely comments. So sorry to read about your Grandfather, we know it will happen some day but we are never prepared for it when the time comes. My paternal Grandmother died last year, the day after Christmas. She was not with us at the time and like you I wished that I had sent a drawing made by my daughter but was so busy that I did not get around to sending one! In my mind I think that now she is up in heaven, she knows what my intentions were. Thinking of you...
    For us it is Autumn in the air, picking apples and blackberries! Enjoy spring, it is a beautiful season.
    Take care
    Isabelle x

  4. Thanks Jennifer, I love the Secret Garden too. I am sure you will have your own little garden one day, Eliza. In the meantime you will just have to continue creating the beautiful words that you do at your site.
    Thanks Isabelle. It is good to hear from somebody who has experienced a similar situation. Autumn is also a wonderful season. xx

  5. Hey, I look forward to seeing how it develops! Also, thanks for your comments too AND I've given you a little blog award (ten of my fav blogs) - check out my latest post. I love your blog and you've been so supportive of mine- I thought you deserved it. xxx

  6. Happy Spring! You know I am giddy with the anticipation of fall. :^)

  7. I am thinking of you entering spring as I start to feel the autumn nip in the air Josephine. This summer has passed so rapidly I cannot believe it....Have a wonderful weekend, xv.

  8. Spring there, huh? It is getting ready to dip into Autumn here. I am looking forward to seeing what comes of your little, lovely cottage!! :) Hope you're having a great weekend.

  9. This just looks like a truly beautiful Canvas Josephine. Lucky you!


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