Sunday, March 1, 2015

Tilda & Greengate

 During the week I received some wonderful mail. I got a very special package all the way from England. My dear friend Christine from patchwork all sorts  and I did a little Tilda swap with each other.
 Christine made me the most beautiful Table runner in my favourite tilda fabrics. Look at the pretty embroidery in the middle,
 You will also notice my gorgeous new Greengate latte cups that also arrived in the post on Friday. I couldn't wait to tear into the box and see these precious cups that I love so much.
 They match my new tilda runner perfectly.
 Christine also made me the cutest tissue cover, its so adorable and  the tiny piece of lace with the button makes it so delicate and pretty.

 I also received this lovely tea pot cosy, it looks perfect  in my kitchen.

 Thankyou so much Christine, you made my day with your beautiful gifts. I will treasure them always.
 A few weeks back I bought some new tilda fabrics, I didn't really have a plan for them so they have sat on my desk being admired everyday then at last I decided to make some hexagon flowers with a few of the smaller prints so today I'm going to cut those out. Its the perfect on the go project and will be good to work on at night when I relax and watch a bit of tele.

 Thought I  may as well share all my Greengate collection with you all.  It lives in the kitchen all bunched together looking beautiful.

I really don't like this part of my kitchen with all the cupboards, they have been there since the house was built in 1958. Everyone that comes to my house says how much they love it and its very retro. I guess first impressions are great but when you have to live with it you get bored with it all. It is great storage though. We had plans to get a new kitchen this year but I want to go back to the USA for a holiday so the kitchen can wait another few years.

Ok time to cut into that pretty tilda fabric, have a great Sunday and I hope you find some  sewing time.

17 comments:

Christine M said...

What lovely swap gifts, Leanne. Your Greengate cups go perfectly with it. I love your kitchen cupboards too.

Christine Barnsley said...

Hello Leanne! I was so excited to see the table runner I made in your home.... and it matches your china so well. That is a fabulous collection of china... I love it! I will be sharing a post about the gifts you sent me on Monday... I love them all and I am so glad you liked what I sent you!! Hugs Christine xx

Anita : Shabby Quilt said...

lots of lovely Tilda gifts, you must be thrilled.
Also love all your greengate.

Cheryll said...

YuMMy delicious & scrumptious are the words that come to mind with all that wonderful Tilda fabric & Greengate.
Your collection looks gorgeous! xox

Bev said...

I LOVE Greengate. They don't sell it in the USA. I can't imagine why because they would make a fortune. Your's is beautiful! So are the fabrics! Thanks for sharing!

Patchwork and Play said...

So much prettiness here ! I love your new runner, cups and that sweet bunny!

helbel19 said...

Lovely table runner Leanne and its even better when everything so well.

sunny said...

What beautiful things! And I love your kitchen. You should definitely keep it, and come to the US on holiday. Where are you thinking of coming?Feel free to bring me some of those beautiful cups when you come!

a good yarn said...

Lovely swap gifts - when Tilda fabrics are involved it's pretty by default, isn't it? I admit I would love to have that storage but perhaps you could trick it up with different doors? Glass fronted perhaps. Then again, I'd choose the USA trip very time.

Kim said...

Beautiful gifts Leanne I look forward to seeing what you make with your Tilda fabric. Love how you decorate the cupboard is great.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Love the table runner and I love your cupboards as well xx

Stephany said...

I love your Greengate cups! I'm going a weekend to Bruges next week, where I will look for some new Greengate-things. You should paint the cupboard in light pink,that would be great.

Anthea said...

Oh Wow... the runner is just so gorgeous, beautifully sewn... & yes it does look even better with the new Greengate... pretty pretty pretty...

Bobbie Lynn said...

Hello Leanne,
That is a beautiful table runner and the Tilda fabrics are amazing. Those are lovely cups too. They go well in you amazing cabinet. That is a perfect way to display dish ware. Thank you for your comment, and I can't believe that the seasons are changing for us. I can't wait for Spring and I hope you have beautiful colors of Autumn in your garden.
Have a wonderful Sunday and week ahead.
Blessings,
Bobbie Lynn

Jeanette said...

Love your Tilda table runner & Greengate. Both beautiful. Hugs,xx

the girlfriend gap said...

Leanne, Your little treasures are delightful. They will bring lots of warm fuzzies to your day as you enjoy them. :) I am not familiar with the Tilda fabrics here in the U.S.A. One little visit to their blog has brought instant love. I have always loved soft florals.

I'm visiting from Christine's blog.

Thanks for sharing.
Janita

Alison Machin said...

Hi Leanne Just popped over from Christine's blog having seen the beautiful gifts you sent to her. How lovely they all are! I particularly love your Dresden plate pincushion and tags with the cute buttons!
Best wishes
Alison
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