Monday, 26 May 2014

Front door

Last weekend we went woodland walking.  After the bluebells a few weeks ago, we were keen to get back into the countryside and enjoy what it has to offer while the weather is good.  Getting in the car and just driving without having a destination in mind is like going on a mini adventure, you never know what’s round the next corner.  We drove along winding narrow country lanes, passing many quaint cottages along the way (wish I’d stopped to take photos...)  I love living at the seaside, but when I get into the countryside I feel the urge to swap my flip flops and go all wellies and tweed jackets!  The bluebells had all disappeared, but in their place were woodlands filled with wild garlic, a carpet of white so pretty and so delicate.






I promised photos of the front door a while back.  I didn’t have my camera with me, so excuse the iPhone pics.  The exterior facade still needs painting, but being a little impatient, we got down to transforming the door first.  The original front door was shabby to say the least, brown and ugly and in dire need of a little facelift!  We chose a lovely blue called Lady in Waiting by Valspar and replaced the old worn out hardware with new chrome finishes.  I love how it's gone from ugly duckling to 'hey you there!'




It's wet and grey outside this bank holiday Monday, but after a weekend of painting and decorating, I'm glad I can do a little 'couch potato' blogging and a little reading...

Have a great week!
Sharon
xxx




16 comments:

  1. Wowwww like your new blue door !!!!!...enjpy the week darling...love Ria...x !

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Ria, not mine though, a client...very happy with it! Hugs Sharon

      Delete
  2. Stunning photos of the wild garlic in bloom and your new door is really perfect! Well done!
    Olympia

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Olympia, it was such a beautiful sight, I could have stayed there all day...glad you like the door! I'm chuffed as well! Hugs Sharon

      Delete
  3. Dear Sharon,

    Such magical photo's! I hope the white garlic will still be in bloom when we visit!!! Thank you for your kind comment on my blog. I am looking forward to visit your beautiful country very much!

    Happy week,

    Madelief x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi dear Madelief, I've just this minute popped over to your blog and read about your wonderful adventure with Jane and Lance, and a rare glimpse of you as well, so lovely to see you in your photographs! The garlic flowers are amazing, so delicate and so pretty, they should still be in bloom and they grow wild in the woodland. I'm sure you will enjoy your visit, the Cotswold has a lot to offer any visitor. Once again, do enjoy your holiday! Sharon x

      Delete
  4. Oh so many lovely pictures...the blooming garlic is so beautiful!
    Thank´s for your sweet comment on my blog...
    Have a great week Sharon!
    Love Titti

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Titti, everywhere you go in the countryside you see the wild garlic, so beautiful. Sharon x

      Delete
  5. Beautiful photos Sharon, love the countryside at this time of the year. Nature has such a positive healing and energetic power on us.

    The workshop I'm going to attend at the end of June is in Gun Hill, in a farm called Hawthbush. Do you know this area?

    Have a nice week dear Sharon.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Regina, I couldn't agree more. There is something very calming and healing about being in nature. No I don't know Hawthbush, but I know East Sussex. Hope the weather is kind while you are here, I am sure you are going to enjoy it immensely! Sharon x

      Delete
  6. I'm glad you managed to get into the countryside and capture these fleeting moments, they are beautiful. i love your new front door so bright and welcoming! Sarah x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh Sarah, I can't get enough of the countryside at the moment, it is just so full of life and lovely flowers! Glad you like the door! Sharon x

      Delete
  7. Belas fotos, passeio no campo é sempre tão bom deixa o coração leve. Sharon, adorei a porta azul, ficou linda!
    Beijos, amiga.
    Sílvia

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you dear Silvia, nature takes us back to grass roots, to what's important. So glad you like the door! I love it too! Sharon x

      Delete
  8. Hi Sharon,
    Great to catch up with your lovely blog again.
    Your house project looks amazing - and your photographs stunning. You've really captured the woodland feel in todays post with the wild garlic. I've not seen anything quite like that.
    Hope you have a lovely week,
    Liz x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Liz, thank you so much...I'd like to go on a photography course, I don't always get it right! Just popped over to your lovely blog and awwhhed and aaahhhed at your lovely garden....Sharon x

      Delete