Saturday, 8 August 2009

Doors and Flowers

This week the new doors were fitted to the rooms in the extension. They definitely look more like rooms now that they have the plaster board on the walls and the doors fitted and I can picture more easily what to do regarding their interior design! The doors have been painted in a heritage colour by Farrow and Ball called Old White. I prefer this to stark bright white as it gives them a more aged look and will match in with the original old doors on the other bedrooms.
On the landing the walls have been filled in with plaster board between the beams so are now ready for plastering. The door on this room is one of the originals but it has been covered in horrible brown varnish so will have to be stripped and painted again.

This is my Indiana lily and it is currently looking and smelling lovely. It never ceases to amaze me at how well it does each year. It is still in the tiny pot I planted the bulbs in three years ago and gets left outside and neglected all year round.

The echinops are coming into flower now and the bees love them.
I do find it difficult to photograph things close up and not get my shadow in the shot!


  1. Love the doors...they remind me of old barn rustic and FULL of character. Hope that's taken as a compliment as it's happily intended. The flowers are GORGEOUS!

  2. Lovely doors, the whole thing is coming along great! xxx

  3. Hi Susie! I really envy your lovely flowers!
    Don't forget to pick up your award!

  4. The door looks so orginality.
    How pretty indiana lilies are!! Its red colour is pretty.

  5. Those lilies are gorgeous, and I can't believe that they are sitting in a pot! And that door is the epitome of what a cottage door should look like! Just perfect!

  6. The doors look great and beautiful flowers.

  7. Hi Susie,
    Love that door in white with the black iron. Your flowers are so so so pretty. Let me know if you want some scrub.
    ♥ Rebecca

  8. I LOVE that door! How cottage and country and beautiful it is...

    If you get a chance, come by my Blog for a visit. I did a post on the San Francisco Gift Show where my Pillows were featured.
    Have a great day,

  9. Your door is gorgeous - I love the colour. What pretty flowers you have in your garden:)

  10. Your garden looks sooooooooo beautiful.

  11. I appreciate your kindly comment.I'm glad to read them.your garden makes me heal indeed.Thanks a lot.

  12. I've got a huge clump of Echinops, and lots of bees too. x