Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Pick me........







Hello Sweet-pea!!!

Many of you commented on the truly magnificent glass-house when we bought St Biddies, and I have to say it was one of the very big ticks on the wish list for a new home. I do think it was a big factor in making this our new home here. We are slowly giving it a wee clean up, I am sure there are spiders in here that have been living in the glasshouse since it was built. Eeeekkk.
I just love the smell and that heavy dewey air that wraps around you when you walk in and look what this little hot-house is producing........beautiful red ripe tomatoes!!!!
I just love tomatoes and it makes me so very sad that they do not love me, I get quite sick when I have them, so I am going to have to make something out of them which will make a great gift.

Now just so you don't think I put on a dress to match the glass-house to pick tomatoes, we went into town today to get a few groceries and some bits for the market on Sunday.
I am so excited, because of the big space in the house I have the whole stall set up as a practice, it was funny getting up this morning and seeing all the treasure waiting patiently for a new home on the mock stall.

The most happy thing happened in the supermarket, this lovely old gentleman came up to me and said......"Excuse me lady you look so very pretty in that dress", oh what a very kind gentleman, I was pretty chuffed. 


love V








22 comments:

  1. Oh you do look lovely and the gentleman was so sweet to tell you. There is just not enough of that kind of nicety in the world. Oh the mock stall sounds wonderful. I remember when I was a little girl my sister and I used to play at shops and our shop sold scarves and jewellry and things that our Nana had given us. The glasshouse is HUGE - will your grow flowers as well as tomatoes?

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  2. That glass house is so pretty, but YOU are a vision dear V! I'm so glad that gentleman complimented you too. I'm sure just the sight of you makes people smile on the inside. Such a pretty frock & I love it with the cardi. Just perfect for picking ripe tomatoes. Xx

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  3. the glasshouse looks wonderful x

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  4. You DO look very pretty in that dress, that gentleman has impeccable taste!
    The greenhouse was what got me so excited about St Biddies, too! It reminds me of the hothouse Krista and I visited at National Trust property Wightwick Manor back in September.
    I love growing tomatoes but the summer's have been cruel recently so my crops have been very disappointing! xxx

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  5. Im glad im not the only one that does a mock up of my stall before the day ;-)You look gorgeous and so do those tomotoes and they look huge to. I hope the fair goes well and you have a lovely weekend, dee xx

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  6. i love ur tomatos and matching dress!

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  7. You do look lovely in your tomato matching dress! What a shame you don't get on with toms, cos they look pretty yummy. xx

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  8. I love home grown tomatoes. I had major success last summer. I can't imagine not being able to eat them.

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  9. Fantastic dress, and I'm very jealous of your tomatoes (though sorry for you that they make you sick). I bet you'll be able to grow all kinds of gorgeous vegetables in that greenhouse!

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  10. Those tomatoes are super yummy looking! The hubby and I have talked about getting/building a green house to grow veggies year round.

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  11. Oh come on, Vanessa, admit it - you DID choose the frock to match those enormous tomatoes, didn't you?! What a shame you can't eat them, they look fabulous! I foresee homemade ketchup or soup or pasta sauces being given to friends - or even sold, as a sideline to your vintage treasures?
    I am not in the least surprised you fell for that amazing greenhouse, it is just one more feature of St. Biddies which makes it special. And I am also not surprised the old gentleman complimented you - you look absolutely beautiful! xxxx

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  12. That chap was quite right - you look beautiful! I feel more and more jealous of your new home the more I see of it! I want to live in the South Island in a lovely old home xoxox

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  13. You look so lovely! Your tomatoes look yummy:) Kisses x x x x

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  14. GORGEOUS! Your place is amazing and the greenhouse is gorgeous and that dress is beautiful!!!

    Sarah xxx

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  15. That dress is just beautiful and you look rather perfect in it! I'm loving your posts on St Biddies - it looks like a wee bit of heaven!

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  16. Oh lordy! Those tomatoes are huge! How lovely to get a nice comment from a stranger - if we all did that the world would be a friendlier place.
    xClaire

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  17. I absolutely love your skirt. What a great pattern! I love that it's midi too... and you picking tomatoes, so charming :)

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  18. You absolutely DO look very pretty in that dress darling!!! You and red should have a romp and make beautiful babies - I know, complete madness but the sight of those giant, juicy toms are making me go gaga!!! Tomato relish with extra spice? Yes please! Oh it must be amazing to have your mock stall set up, good luck this weekend and lots of pics please! xoxoxo

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  19. He was right you do look lovely, plus you've got such a darling smiley face! I love St Biddies already and it's such a shame you can't have a tomato feast, but soon you'll be growing other things you can eat in your very own glass house, you flippin' lucky are you? xxx

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  20. home grown tomatoes. i love them so much. sorry that tomatoeas don't like you ...
    ... but this dress loves you. you look fabulous in it.

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  21. I'm not surprised you were complimented - you look lovely. Love your outfit and brooch and the glasshouse is gorgeous too.

    x

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