Sunday, 29 May 2011

Back from France and Etsy Cottage Colour Party - YELLOW

Yep, we got back to the UK last night, and have gone from glorious summer sunshine to cold and drizzly English weather. We had a great week, I did find one (small) vide greniers not too far from us, we had a geocaching outing which took us up a little mountain we hadn't been to before, and I planted my tomato plants, woohoo! I did take some photos, but I have so much catching up to do, it will probably take me a few days before I get round to posting them.

This morning I started working my way through all the posts I had missed while we were away ( I am still 4 days behind, sigh ) and realised that I am almost out of time to participate in this month's Etsy Cottage Colour Party, with the theme YELLOW.

Ten minutes of frantic searching for yellow vintage stuff finally produced this mixed bag of French and English YELLOW antique and vintage items -

This gorgeous set is Malingware, and I guess it was made to hold soap in the smaller, lidded part and a sponge in the larger one, with the bowl underneath to catch the drips, whilst washing. I love the delicate blue and gold design -

Next up is this vintage box of DMC embroidery threads, which I had found at a French vide greniers, errmm, last year, I think -

oh, and I had forgotten that I used this delicate yellow glass flower to photograph the box with

This Art Deco vase has the most delightful rose design and is a deep, rich golden yellow -

And last but not least is this 19th Century French lampshade cover. I had to stuff it slightly to show the shape of it, as I haven't found a lampshade to fit it (yet) -

That has got to be it for right now. I have an inchie to make before the new challenge goes up tomorrow, a challenge tag to make before the new one goes up on Tuesday, and WHITE photos ( from our week in France ) to sort out for White Wednesday, on Wednesday I guess. Apart from that I have to finish a fabric collage I started before we left, 7 tags to make for a tag book swap organised by the lovely Karla over at Karla's Cottage ( link to the swap is on my sidebar ), photos to edit ( stuff I found at the vide greniers and an Emmaus visit ), photos to take of the stuff I found at the boot fair this morning and a million other things.

Toodlepip xxx


sonya said...

Welcome back, Liz! Boy, you've got more on your plate than I do! Can't wait to see your photos of your time in France again. And your collage. Talk to you soon.

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Liz, Welcome back! You came up with lovely yellow treasures. I especially adore the lampshade.
The weather hadn't been pleasant here either. Since it rained this morning I skipped my planned trip to the flea market.
It sounds like you'll be very busy for the next week. Have fun creating!

Dorthe said...

Hi dear,-welcome back- I can "see" your week was wonderful, and sommerly warm-- we also miss that here!
You showed beautiful yellows, Liz- the lampshade is so lovely-and the art deco vase, too.
And you will surely not feel bored for many dayes ,lol.
Here the Nightingale sings good night to me :)

Florence and Mary said...

Welcome back!

Victoria xx

sissie said...

Welcome Home Liz. I enjoyed seeing all your goodies.


Sarah - Red Gingham said...

Well hello my dear! Glad you made it back safely. I hope you enjoyed your time in France. Will catch up with you soon.


Hi Liz, I enjoyed your fab yellow goodies but am very jeaulous that I could not go with you to France. Sadly, I am not going to be able to holiday in England this year. BOO-HOO!

Kasia said...

That made my head spin! All those lovelies are well, lovely! lol but mostly, your list of things to do! And I thought I was busy! We need more hours in the day for sure... :) Welcome back to blog land!


Serenata said...

Welcome back Liz, you've certainly got a lot of things to make!

Love the yellow goodies :-)

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Glad you are home and had a marvelous trip! Your yellows are just wonderful, especially the lamp shade cover and the soup bowls.