Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

I 'm enjoying 2 lovely bunches of flowers this autumn morning in bed with a Nespresso
Sadly my Mother is a long way in Melbourne and I hope she is enjoying the parcel of pretty things I sent her
Our house sold straight away so I have started packing away  unused things.....although we have not found another house yet!!
My most precious items which have moved to so many places now are my much loved books from my mother. My love of books started from her collection of books she won as prizes for always being top of her class at school and attendance at Sunday School. They were read hundreds of times by me and then my children
One precious book from belonging to my Grandmother who I never got to meet
Charcoal Biscuits ????????? 
2 books from my Mother's Grandmother to her
And my most precious of all ....the Anne of Green Gables set my mother received from her mother every Christmas and birthday,which I  read every year of my childhood
Linking up with :

A Treasured Past
Cap Creations

The Dedicated House
A Living Space
Knick of Time
French Country Cottage
Ivy and Elephants
Common Ground
The ColoradoLady
Shabby Art Boutique
The Thrifty Groove
Chic on a Shoestring
Old Time Farmhouse
Country Farm Home
My Romantic Home
Sir thrift-a-lot
Rose Vignettes
Rooted in Thyme 
My Charmed Home


  1. Anne of Green Gables was a favorite in my home too! Your books are outstanding and your flowers are stunning! Best wishes in finding a new home! I hope you have a fantastic day!

  2. Happy Mother's Day Meg.
    I loved Anne when I was a kid too and have most of the set x

    1. Thank you Penny. My Mum's books are getting sooo fragile now

  3. Your mothers day flowers are beautiful.
    My book collection is one of my favourites. The history of them is amazing.

  4. Your Mothers day flowers are beautiful I hope you had a wonderful day. I love your books, takes me back to my childhood :)

  5. I love to find vintage books especially presentation books. I have a set of Sunday School books from my childhood and collect textbooks. Your collection is awesome.

  6. Pretty flowers and those old books are such treasures, especially those Anne of Green Gables books! Wow! Have a great week!

  7. What precious books you have, I only have one Enid Blyton that was given to me from my mum when I was seven. I now have a large collection for my children as I want them to have what I didn't.
    Hope the journey of finding a home is not a long and labour some one.

  8. Thanks Alison....we have still not found a home yet!

  9. Your books are amazing. I love the Winnie the Pooh and the Anne of Green Gables with their pretty dusty blue cover. Your flowers are very pretty as well.

  10. Gorgeous flowers! But those treasured books just make the day!
    No girl can resist Anne of Green Gables!

  11. A great collection of vintage goodies.

  12. Not only are these some amazing books, they are great treasures from you family! Thanks for joining Diann and I for TTF!


  13. how wonderful, to get one a series each year, and of such a great book! and to think that beautiful patina of wear, is all by her's and your hands. now they are real treasure!

  14. Love the vintage books and the illustrations and what lovely flowers. I'm visiting from Country Whites weekend party and new GFC follower. Hope you'll visit!

  15. You have a great collection, Anne of Green Gables was a favorite of mine and my daughter! Enjoyed my visit!

  16. I love vintage books, too! There's just something special about them. Thanks you so much for sharing with us at Country Whites Weekend! Hope you'll come back next month, too.
    Blessings from the Farmhouse,

  17. Thank you kindly for embracing your country whites and sharing your wonderful old books at Country Whites Weekend. I have a small collection of children's books, but I truly wish they had a family connection like yours.
    Farmhouse hugs,


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