Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Poppies, poppies everywhere :)

Isn't that the most beautiful sight?

Its a field just into the next village from me (Country Girl will know exactly where I mean ;)). Its been left unploughed this year and its just a sea of red at the moment. Every time we have driven by I have commented that I must take a picture. Today I managed that!

The reason was I have spent the day at an Open House event. I was asked to come along at the Craft Fair I did with my sisters last month. I was kind, I took some items from my sisters to sell too. Couldn't take too much as I only have pedal power;

However I had enough to fill the little table I borrowed;

I had a very pleasant day - a couple of the girls from the S&B group were there selling their wares. So we've stitched, nattered and been looked after rather well. We were provided with a lovely lunch and plenty of teas & coffees.

The garden of the house backs onto the poppy field so of course we had to sneak out there to take photos;

Me (on the left) with a couple of my friends - wish I'd put my lippy on ;)

We did ok - sold a few bits & pieces - made a profit as today didn't cost me anything :)  I've also booked a table at little son's school summer fayre & the sisters & I are going to go 1/4 shares on it so hopefully we'll all recoup our £1.75 each outlay!!

I shall leave you with another view of the poppies;

xxxx Vicki xxxx


Vintage Vixen said...

I love that photo with you and your pals, you all look so pretty, lippie or not!! Your table of wares looks so exciting, I'd love to have a rummage!

Pooh's Abode said...

What super photos of the poppies [and the one of you]. I absolutely love poppies and noticed a large field of them, when we were out and about on Saturday - I wonder if it was the same field.

Pea Green Kitty said...

Oooh! Whe I read your title I couldnt wait to dive in! I LOVE POPPIES!!! WHat a beautiful sight, I would have had to stop and snap too.
I keep seeing the odd scarlet poppy in the middle of a load of Rapeseed and would love to get a picture.

The picture of you and your friends is fab! You all look very stylish, and I must say you REALLY dont look old enough to be the mother of your Biggest boy!.....whats the secret!
PS> You lucky thig, Id love to go to Lattitude festival, sounds fab, but i'll be festivalled out after Glasto!

Suzanne said...

What a nice day you had! Your booth looks great!! and the poppy field is overwhelming, the three of you are so nice in the picture!

Serenata said...

Oh lovely pictures, fun day and beautiful poppy field.

LissyLou said...

to answer you top question....yes its gorgeous x

bellaboo said...

Poppies are so lovely...happy flowers! I never seem to have a camera with me when passing these sights!
I LOVE the picture of the three of you.

Bellaboo :0)

bad penny said...

oooh sopretty - all of it

Poshyarns said...

Oh the field of poppies is glorious, I am enjoying the Suffolk poppies at the moment too. Well done on your Open House and good luck with the school fayre, your things look lovely.

elegancemaison said...

Beautiful photos Vicki. I particularly like the one of your laden bike. Fields of poppies tend to make me feel sad since the end sequence of the film "Oh What a Lovely War", but the pic of you and friends is really lovely - one to treasure I would think.

Vintage from the Village said...

Your table looks great, I dont know you fitted all that on to a bike he he !
Love the poppies, how do you get a border like that in thicko computer user terms please ?!!

Ma Larkin said...

love the bike!

topchelseagirl said...

That is a fab photo of you and your friends! I absolutely love poppies, aren't we lucky that they grow in abundance here in East Anglia.

andamento said...

I've never seen a field full of poppies like that, what a fantastic sight, beautiful!

Muddy Puddle Crafts said...

stunning !!!!!!! and the picture of you and the girls looks like something from a Boden fashion shoot, maybe you should forward it to Jonnie !

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Sarah said...

Awe you all so look sweet and girly! Love that pretty poppy field. I've never seen one before but I can imagine how exciting it must be.

A Country Girl said...

I do, of course, know exactly where you mean and can tell you that there has never been poppies there before, at leat in the last 40 years.
I was just down the road myself yesterday too!
The field was actually sown with grass seed, perhaps a meadow mix, this year. So it is not entirely accidental.
See you later for S & B.

Emma said...

Love your piccies of the poppy field, such a nice one of you and your friends...x

Isabelle - Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hi Vicki

How lucky you are to have a field of poppies so close to where you live. It is a rare sight! Sadly these days the farmers spray far too many fields with all sorts of chemicals.
Glad that you craft event was a success!
Warm wishes
Isabelle x

My Grannies Attic said...

What a lovely picture of you and your friends in the poppy field. I just love to see poppy's growing like that.
Your little table looked gorgeous and so pleased it was successful.
Kerry xxxx

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Gorgeous photos and love your bike basket! That photo of you and your mates in the poppy field is lovely and such fun.

Lisa said...

The field reminds me of a flake advert! You all look very stylish!
Lisa x

JP said...

I love poppies and we are so lucky here in Warrington - the council plant wild flowers on our verges and they are a mass of poppies and ox- eye daisies at the moment - isn't that enlightenment!