Sunday, 20 March 2011

My Wonderful Weekend




My plans for a weekend in the garden had to be slightly altered due to the weather.  However, despite the rain I did achieve some gardening goals.  I went to my favourite nursery at Wellington Point yesterday.  If I could put their garden surrounding their nursery onto a truck and deliver it to our house I'd be one happy girl.  I just love wandering around the little pathways through their beautiful established garden. 



My aunty and my grandma {the one I photographed here on the blog last week} dropped in for morning tea this morning.  Aunty Jane brought me these pretty roses from her garden.  I love garden roses.  They are my favourite.


As you can see I did go a little crazy at the nursery.  I love the mix of plants I chose.  I really want to add lots of different colours into our garden.



I can't believe our little Max turned 10 months old yesterday.  He is almost walking.  Time really flies...



This morning my brother Sam and my mum, Harry, Max and I went to the Chandler Markets.  I hadn't been before and was so excited by what they had.  I found some beautiful orchids and fresh flowers and a few little vintage surprises too.




Yesterday I collected this bundle of fresh lettuce, beans and tomatoes from our kitchen garden.  I placed them into a basket and took them down to my mum's house.  Today she and Sam made an amazing salad which you will probably find the recipe for over at Sams' Table this week. 



Weekends at home are my favourite.  I always feel so inspired and rested and ready to go back to work on a Monday when I have been pottering around the house all weekend.

35 comments:

beachcomber sydney australia said...

the plants look fantastic & max is very cute!

Michelle said...

Look at that basket of fresh lettuce. I wish I could grow veggies like that, Iv just got to figure out how to stop killing everything I plant!

Mimi said...

I too love pottering around my home and I also love roses from the garden. Enjoy your week ahead! Mimi xx

First House on the Right said...

A very productive one Anna. Really must get a little patch going at my house. Wishing you a happy week, Nicolex

brismod said...

I bought my last orchid at the Chandler Markets - very well-priced. And a great place for vintage treasures too. x

The enchanted home said...

Wow you have had quite the productive weekend....all fun things. Simple pleasures in life that make it so enjoyable..little Max is soooo adorable. All the gorgeous flowers and plants make me want to run and buy my own and that fresh lettuce reminds me that the best things in life are free and from the earth:-)

Danielle said...

How wonderful! I love the selection of plants you picked out...can't wait to see it all planted as I love gardens and love to garden too. And sound like you have the most delightful family...wish my aunts lived closer. Take care!

Alecia said...

The Chandler markets are always worth a look on a Sunday - there's a fair amount of junk there but I love that they have a mix of veggies, plants and bric a brac. I got a gorgeous little vintage side table there a few weeks ago for $9!

Alecia
www.tchotchkesetc.blogspot.com

My Crafty Home-Life said...

Would you ever put up photos of your kitchen garden? I'm working on one and would love to see it!

meenal bishnoi said...

gorgeous images , anna...particularly the first image...it is amazing how pottering around one's garden rarely feels like work and is always so relaxing!! xx meenal

Elissa said...

we're getting a bunch of rain here as well. hope it doesn't put too much of a damper on your sunday! have a great day!

mimi said...

Nice to read such a cheerful post. And love your mantlescape.

Jess said...

what a beautiful garden. I aspire to have one like that someday!

rebi said...

Hi Anna!
I would love to see some pictures of your garden in a few weeks time.
It all looks promising!

Lena said...

Lovely photos I like the paintings vrey australian light to me.

pve design said...

I love that silver ice bucket on the mantle with the potted orchid. Looks like a lovely weekend and best of all is that your wee one is stepping out in stripes!
I love that stage.
pve

Faux Fuchsia said...

Your baby is so cute, I can't believe he is almost 1! Appears that I too will be having one of these shortly ...Well done with all the plants. I cannot be trusted in nurseries. I want everything, even stuff that I know will not flourish at my place.

Faux Fuchsia said...

also, I see you've got some purple cleomes -good work but remember Anna, they are rampant and WILL TAKE OVER if you let them. You've been warned x

French Heart said...

All so gorgeous! I loved it when lived near my family and my son was young, doing all the things you describe. And now moving to Aix-en-Provence in Oct to follow my French son...a new adventure!

Marina Mott said...

Great pics!!xx

{ Vintage by LOU LOU } said...

Sounds to me like a perfect weekend xo

Patricia said...

What a delightful post, and so much to love - gorgeous baby Max, and stunning yellow/white orchids. Love your porcelain parrot, too!

Kate Lewis said...

sounds like the perfect weekend. love all the luscious plant photos. and, happy 10 months to max.

Rose said...

Anna, what a stunning blog you have. I have visited before, but its been quite some time, so I am struck, yet agin, with your remarkable sense of color! Wheee!
I think I'll put you safely in my blog roll from now on, so I can be inspired more often by your lovely posts!

lara.corbiere said...

Anna could you please tell me what artist painted that gorgeous canvas in the picture with the garden roses? I love bright colours and am on the hunt to update a room. Xx

Live Breathe Decor said...

Inspiring as always, I need to get a vegie garden going! Weekends - family time and pottering at home - are just the best. Naomi x

Live Breathe Decor said...

Inspiring as always, I need to get a vegie garden going! Weekends - family time and pottering at home - are just the best. Naomi x

Lynn said...

Anna, what a lovely sweet post, your son is adorable and I was charmed by your celebration of the simple things in life!
I lovely way to start my week
Lynn from Decor Arts Now

Forever Lovely said...

Lovely! Those orchids are beautiful and your lettuce looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing :)

-Forever Lovely
http://foreverlovelydesign.blogspot.com/

Joanne @ Rich Radiant Real said...

Anna, you've reminded me that I was planning on planting some winter vegies soon (I'll put that on my to-do list for this weekend!) – and, oh, that picture of your Max... For some reason it's made me feel all wistful and wanting to have another baby!

designchic said...

The most important things first... little Max is adorable!! Don't you love just meandering through a great nursery...fun Sunday activity!!

la la Lovely said...

sounds like the loveliest kind of weekend.. like out of a book.

Max is adorable!

xo T

The Fine Life said...

Beautiful and inspiring post. I need to step up my game so that mine are as productive as yours!

Mrs Bok - The Bok Flock said...

A lovely basket of vegies! Your bub will love sitting in amongst it when he's a tad older, munching on the cherry tomatoes and pulling at the lettuce! Lovely plants too.

Sharnel said...

I'm loving the plants you selected Anna. Lovely collection. I'm looking forward to getting into our gardens too very soon.
Really enjoying Sam's blog too. He is talented! Definitely should open a restaurant!