If you are a like-minded country lover such as myself, I'm sure you feel most at home when you bring touches of the outdoors...indoors! There is something so peaceful about soft colours and floral patterns and belongings from a time long before our own.
Here I have collected a few little snap shots of some country vintage creations of my own. It is all about imagination - and does not take all of your carefully saved pennies either!
Dried flowers ~ Pretty Ribbon ~ Old books ~
Boot sales are wonderful places to find rustic and shabby countrified bits and bobs. Olden books are often nestled amongst sweet knickknacks and quirky treasures. A walk in the woods, and you'll find twigs galore. Putting them in a lovely painted vase, or bunching them together to hang on the wall adds a real rural feel to any room - like you have just stepped into a thatched cottage and wandered through a country garden.
Cow parsley tied together and placed beside a picture frame. Wellington b…
I am a very proud Auntie to such a special boy. This week we've been making memories, having adventures, being silly and having so much fun. I seem to have been busy creating memories in my life, and my blog has taken a few days off from recording them. But a few moments of calm to myself, and I thought I would like to start writing about these joyful days with my lovely nephew.
You see together, we are focused on 'the now' - making the most of these carefree childhood days.
To share in his world, as his young eyes explore all the excitement around him...well it's just magical really. I feel very blessed to be part of his little life in such a big way.
I've always felt at home around children and animals. I am very fortunate to be able to share my life with both these treasured things.
I am reminded of a quote my friend gave me once upon a time ... it went something like this.
' Life is not measured by the number of breaths that we take.
But by the moments t…
If you suffer with an anxious heart and worrisome mind, decision making can be difficult.
There is always that seed of doubt and inner critic questioning whether we're on the right track. The whats if's get louder. We become lost in whether to turn left or right.
I thought this wonderful message above may just offer a little helpful guidance - if like me - decision making is not something you find especially straight forward!
Leave it to your body, mind and soul to gently remind you when you are heading in the right direction ... Our feelings do their best to steer us where we should be and where we should not be.
If we trust their guidance.
'And the secret garden blossomed and bloomed and every morning revealed new miracles' ~ The Secret Garden *
May is here. And the darling buds have started to show their friendly faces. The soft rainfall this morning at the meadow left everything a rich, glowing green. Suddenly the meadow has come to life. And the ponies too as the spring grass rears its head. A field of daisies, buttercups and dandelions. The dock leaves and stingers always make an appearance as if to compliment each other. The river that runs alongside our meadow, has become a nice paddling pool for the ponies during these warmer days. I watched them this morning picking their way closely into its shallow depths to retrieve the lusher bits of grass that have grown upon the sloping banks. The contentment in their eyes as they munched happily side by side was truly 'Perfik'. *
My horses and me ....
My blog has developed so far in a way that has allowed me to show little bits of who I am, I guess in a very odd N ends type fashion!
A little self help ... directed at myself also I might add. Inspirational bits n bobs, country life and my great love for the horses in my life...of which I thought I haven't properly introduced!
Please meet Perry - the boy in my life!
And Blossom - my courage and confidence!
Without my horses I do not think I would feel quite myself. If anyone has popped into my blog recently and scrolled through my chatter and pictures, you may stumble across another pony who happened to be very dear to me. Sadly, her life came to a close just a short while ago...and my little herd and my heart are still healing from this sudden loss. My dear old girl is worth sharing here. Part of me knows, she is still around at the Meadow where my ponies reside, I feel her everyday. She's never out of my thoughts.
Please meet Bridie. My deares…
Gratitude journals - how wonderful! I thought on this beautiful sunny May day I would write my own.
I will begin with five things
I am thankful to ...
for ~ telling me everything will be okay and helping me believe it.
My family - friends
for ~ always being there for me with kindness and accepting me just as I am.
for ~ being such a special part of my life and giving me a place to belong
The Blogging world
for ~ being such an incredible place where I feel like a writer.
for ~ always making me smile
I have been shown such kindness by so many people in the last few months. It has given me faith in my new chapter ahead and given me a huge amount of hope that everything is coming together just as it should...things will be okay.
I hope May gives you many happy memories and many grateful moments.
Today I was filled with memories of my most special friend.
I recorded those memories as quickly as possible, so as not to forget and to feel as long as possible that my darling girl is still very much with me.
Grief is a strange thing. But I am riding it's waves as best I can and each day feels a little less muddled than the last. . . . . www.millymayamelia.wordpress.com