Monday, April 15, 2013

Life's Challenges

Taking a brisk walk to the op~sop sometimes is a great way of de~sressing from life's problems and this week I found a few bits and pieces after a good rummage
 
A set of Portmeirion spice jars ~a bargain at $5.99
 
 
 
2 sweet vintage boxes of Irish Handkerchiefs for my collection
 
 
 
 
Really thrilled with this cushion I bought online from Lazybones (who supply Anthropologie)it is the most gorgeous blue
 
 
 
 
Mr VL bought me home from work a beautiful Moth Orchid for the bathroom
 
 
 
 
 
 
You may have noticed I have been  on a buying spree with new homewares....we have come to the painful decision to be morgage free and to put our home on the market this week,which is going to be quite stressful and a big challenge, and difficult to leave our beautiful garden and recently decorated home.
I am constantly foofing and faffing the house for the photo session which is happening shortly, and then opening my home to the public.
 
My father is in the last stage of terminal cancer, suffering greatly, and faraway from us so I am
feeling greatly challenged at this time of my life, and the next few months are not going to be easy ones.
 
 

40 comments:

  1. So sorry to hear about your father Meg. My thoughts are with you.
    Good luck with the house sale, that's enough to cope with in itself.
    Love your new header x

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    1. Thank you Penny , I appreciate your kind thoughts

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  2. Hi Meg, I'm so sorry to hear about your dear dad. Our thoughts are with you during this hard time, Tam x

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    1. Thank you Tam it is much appreciated

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  3. Sorry to read about your father, Meg. Hope the sale of your house goes well and isn't too stressful in an already stressful and emotional time.

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  4. Thank you so much for your thoughts

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  5. I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad's illness. I do understand the resulting stress that seeing a loved one so ill brings as I'm going through something similar with my Dad. Thinking of you. I hope the sale of your house goes smoothly.
    Take care,
    Anne xx

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  6. Thank you for thinking of me Anne

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  7. Lovely finds, Meg. Best wishes for a quick and successful home sale! I'm sorry about your father; be sure to take care of yourself, too, during this stressful time. xoxo

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  8. oh meg tough time, and the distance surely doesn't help....thinking of you x

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  9. What lovely finds and all the same calm, pale shades.

    I'm so sorry to hear about your father. The distance must be very hard for you both.

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  10. Good Afternoon Meg, My word, that was a wonderful price for the Portmeirion jars as they are very expensive to buy and I love your little handkerchieves, they are so very pretty.
    I am sorry to hear you are going through such a difficult time, but remember to take care of yourself aswell.
    I have enjoyed reading your blog, so I have become a new follower. I would like to invite you to visit me at Ivy, Phyllis and Me! when you have the time, the door will always be open.
    Have a good day, best wishes from England, Daphne

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  11. Hi Daphne, thankyou for your kind words and thanks for the invite and I will scoot on over to your blog !

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  12. Oh Meg, I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. Hang in there, friend. I will be thinking of you.

    Erica

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    1. Thank you Erica....2013 is going to be a long year!

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  13. So sorry to hear about your father, and you are having to go through such a difficult time. Your finds are beautiful. Have a good VTT

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  14. You had a very successful day on your outing. I love linens of all kind.

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  15. We downsized 3 years ago and I lost my beloved garden - the most painful part of the move by far............
    Prayers for your father - and for you and your family as you start a new journey
    Much love,
    Suzan

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  16. Your treasures are beautiful! I am so sorry to hear about your father. And about the stress of selling your home. I best wishes will be with you. thanks you for sharing at TTF.

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  17. Seems we're the first at Country Whites Weekend! Wonderful finds! I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad. My Dad, too, went through cancer, so I totally understand how you are feeling. But, so glad you took the time to share with us at Country Whites Weekend. Thanks so much. . .
    Blessings from the Farmhouse to you and your family,
    Dru

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  18. Thankyou for thinking of me Dru x

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  19. Meg - only just read your note about your father - so very sorry to hear this. We have suffered greatly with cancer in our family so my thoughts are with you and your family right now. X

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  20. Thank you kindly for embracing your country whites and sharing at our party. Wishing you the best in this difficult time.
    Farmhouse hugs,
    Cindy

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  21. so sorry to hear about your father. My prayers are with you. Your whites are so pretty, Jean

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  22. So sorry to hear of the sadness,and selling a home can be most stressful. Wishing you all the best at this difficult time. I am visiting from country whites.

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  23. It's amazing how a few interesting items can really add spark to one's home.

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  24. Thanks Jeanette and thanks for visiting

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  25. I came through from a link from The Country Farm Home.I enjoyed seeing your new buys.I don't live far from Portmeiron village and have always loved their wares.They are pricey but so worth it.
    I am sorry to read about your father too.My thoughts are with you.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind thoughts. I have quite a large collection of Portmeiron. I love

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  26. I feel your pain, we had just moved into our new home six years ago when my Dad was sick, my parents also loved half way across the county and being an only child, it was very hard, I had to go there and live for 3 months. My Mom passed away in August, I know how hard these times can be... Take care...

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  27. Hi, hopped over from Country Whites Weekend. Love your finds! The pillow is darling. My daughter purchased one very similar in a green velvet. Happy to be a new follower. Prayers for you and your family through this difficult time.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  28. So sorry to hear about your Dad. Thanks for sharing, the pillow is lovely. I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas. Have a great week.

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  29. So sorry to hear about your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    I know how important and precious this time will be for you. Best of luck
    on the sell of the house. As beautiful as it is, I'm sure it will sell quickly.
    Warm hugs,
    Patti

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I love to hear from you and appreciate your messages. Meg xx