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Monday, February 28, 2011

Joining in with Jane (and showing you the table)

I am joining in with Jane, dear Flower Jane from the lovely blog that is Small but Charming today as we are showing our flowers in the house. And from me, some flowers/produce from the garden too.... Ok... tah-dah... this is the main photograph for you - my little recycled mini milk bottles with their arrangements artfully stuffed into each bottle for you....
White daisy type chrysanthemums.

Here above another view and showing off the table in all its rustic glory. Remember our friend Chris made this table - I am still impressed. We picked out the old floor boards together for the table from a Salvage yard remember... ? If not, click HERE... What I love about it is the fact there are still old paint splodges on the boards from their former life.

This is how we decided to finish off the table... To go modern with deliciously chunky painted legs. And they will (when I get round to it, promise, Mr SE) be slightly distressed with the aid of wire wool and wax later on. We have also married the table with modern chairs as you can see - I love the whole mixture thing. (Sorry about the TV being on as a back drop to the photograph)

Now back to the flowery theme of the post..

This is outside and these flowers tumble over from next door. I just know you are going to tell me they are weeds. Never mind. I like them!!

And look we have grown something this year - chillies. Our tomatoes were a dead loss though. And the cat (Button) had to get in the photo so I took a second photograph....

Lots of lovely hot chillies !!

Be sure to go on over to Jane's blog to see the other flowery offerings that are joining in too...or just go on over to check out her blog; you won't be disappointed, I'm sure.

A happy week to all.


  1. Your table is amazing, Semi Expat...

    The chrysanthemums in the vases look like something from a magazine photo shoot.

    Mildred said she was glad to see her Melbourne partner-in-crime, Button, is also a media tart.


  2. Wowza, your table is glorious!! And it looks amazing paired with those very stylish chairs, now have serious dining area envy!! Which isn't to say the flowers and chillis aren't vv impressive too - I think the slightly industrial milk bottles are perfect with the table. All together 10/10 v. g. tick as my ma would say!xxx

  3. Love the flowers, table, and chillis. All very HOT!


  4. Oh WOW!!!
    I do love the way chillies grow...pity I can't eat them! xo

  5. It's a wonderfully artful and simple arrangement, and the table is lovely!

  6. Love the flowers. Love the table too xxx

  7. Belinds is right on the money, 10 out of 10 for the whole look. Incredible table. Perfect chairs. And, as you know, I'm a sucker for repurposed bottles. And then the simple, all one, all white flowers in them.

    Semi Expat you may be, total stylish you are.

    Thanks for joining in and finally giving us a glimpse of your new home.

    xo jane

  8. Wonderful table - so full of friendship, love and great workmanship! We're thinking alike on the flowers, tho. That gives me a bit of confidence. thanks.

  9. Hot stuff ! I can feel the heat from the chillis and the sun in the photo! So jealous ! Beautiful arrangements and your table is fab. Sinead

  10. I like the mix of old wood as a table and the Eames chairs seem to fit well in very different interiors. And I like white flowers too; ).

  11. Love the table and the creamy legs..the mini bottles remind me of the ones we had at school 100's of years ago!!!
    Do they still make them in OZ? Ida

  12. I love the table and the contrast of the wood with the clear glass vases and the flowers...Button looks very cute too!

  13. Love the flowers on the table Sarah....simple and fresh. I must remember to do the same. It looks lovely.
    You lucky thing, red hot chillies!! Yum!

    Jeanne xxx

  14. i love your table! such character! the worktable of my dreams is just like that, only taller. one day...

    lovely daisies, cute kitty. :)

  15. The white flowers on the rustic wood table look lovely. And as for those tumble-overs...if they are weeds, they are very pretty weeds.

  16. Everyone should have milk bottles. Nice.

  17. Fantastic table, and your milk bottles are absolutely timeless. They remind me of the little 1/3 pints we used to get free at school ;)

  18. SShoeG - Thanks so kind. Button sends media purrs to Mildred.
    Belinda - Thanks for the v.good tick! Love it...
    B.Bungalow - Many thanks - pity our weather hasn't been... (HOT) !
    Julienne - we've been lucky and had lots of chillies this year.
    Mise - so kind - thank you.
    FF - thank you. We are in love with our table!!
    Flowerjane - Loved joining in with your Flowers in the house theme - thanks for lovely comments.

  19. Webb - many thanks - we were so lucky with the talents of our dear friend.
    Urbanstems - thank you very much.
    Mette - thank you - glad you like the mix.
    Ida - thanks - the little bottles held a nectar drink (made by Pellegrino I think) and once we'd used them I washed them out and kept them for for flowers.
    Hostess - thank you and Button sends purrs to Pepper!
    Jeanne - it would look lovely with your UK spring flowers I'd imagine.
    Anastasia - many thanks- so kind.
    Denise - agree with you they are pretty espec. if they are weeds!!
    Marie - love the little milk bottles! So useful.
    Pauline - yes, think that is why I love them so much just like the ones we used to have as kids in UK at school!

  20. sarah, omg i LOVE your table. it is so perfectly beautiful. i want one. and i love the flower arrangement too. so simple and serene.


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