You may have noticed the difference on the blog…lots more photographs, new format and better quality images.
I would like to thank some of the sponsors, who have so generously enabled me to pay for all of this…Tracy at Goldkisses Art, Bandon Pottery Ireland, Suzanne Taylor, Sharleen Adams, Daniel Raphael, Joanne Louise…and all the rest, Thank You! Your generosity has enabled the work of Bealtaine Cottage…thank you so very much!
My photo allowance with WordPress had reached it’s limit and I was deleting blogs and pictures to facilitate uploading more!
I have now bought the domain of bealtainecottage.com and purchased more storage space for photos.
The future of this blog is secure for the year ahead.
So, back to work!
Over recent days I have been hard at it, tiling the kitchen floor…not with any old tiles! No! Broken, unwanted bits of rubbish that was on it’s way to the dump…only to be recycled on my sad old kitchen floor!
The bags of rubbish included some rather nice tile strips and chunks…ideal for star-bursts and spirals…
It can be fun trying to be creative with rubbish…and that is the challenge!
From the sitting room side, the floor looks quite acceptable.
It has rained all night.
My little cottage-on-a-slate is dripping, as are the painted stones.
The clouds hang over the mountain and the streams gush from the hill behind the cottage.
A friend who lives nearby gave me this lovely old milk churn with no bottom in it…painted Emerald Green with a rust-proof paint.
Another friend brought me this lovely Pieris to sit inside the churn, in it’s own bed of acid soil from the bog.
Outside, the sound of gushing water dominates the morning air…
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I get up every morning with my cuppa and read your blog Colette. Its inspiring me to plant more here, even though I have a tiny garden. I had so many hanging baskets last year with tomatoes and herbs etc. as I didn’t have floor space, that you were guaranteed to hit your head wherever you walked. This year I’m making room to plant more.
You really are an amazing woman. No blogs of yours should be deleted especially when it brings so much hope to us all.
The floor looks amazing by the way. xxx
I am writing again because I neglected to tell you how much I love your floor that you are putting in. I love the thoughtful care you are using with the designs, and to think it all would have been in a landfill! I love your little cottage too.
My best to you
We do it because we care…isn’t that how it is? And so many people care more and more. Life is too short, and too precious, not to…
Have a lovely weekend at your creative home X
Your kitchen floor is looking fabulous. It is an excellent idea, environmentally respectful and so much prettier than a boring grid. Bravo for you!
Rain too in Limoges France. Everything is green and mushy and full of life. Like your other readers, I thank you for your inspiration.
Thanks Melissa! Rain here this morning too, but will brave the elements and get a few things planted. Love France!
Blessings on you and the helpers. I got my rain barrels up just in time for the first rain today. I am learning so much just in the doing. I did get the hedge started one tree, four bushes and two more trees coming this fall. I thank you so much for the inspiration.
Wow! You have been busy! And I bet you feel good, for all this work is increasing both your independence and the fertility of the Earth around you.
I love your floors! They look fabulous. Jen
Necessity is the mother of invention…no money but lots of ideas and recycling!
That is a grand idea, on redoing your floor with bits of beauty. 🙂 It is raining here in Arkansas, USA as well. So nice not to have to water. Have a good weekend Bealtaine Cottage X
The floor in the sitting room was made in this way almost 9 years ago and has stood the test of time, so it seemed like a good idea for the kitchen!
Have a lovely weekend yourself!
I am so glad you were able to upgrade, all of the pictures are wonderful. Oh wonderful rain we only appreciate it when we don’t have it. We are finally getting some after more than 3 weeks without.
My best to you
Upgrading has been such a relief, as I had already deleted over 65 blogs due to lack of space…and that was quite depressing for me!
I agree…beautiful rain!
Blessings from Bealtaine Cottage X