Thursday, 7 June 2012

Village Festivities

I know, I know yet another Jubilee post on a blog but it's been such a long time since my last blog post and I had to join in and show you our local festivities!
Diamond Jubilee Our town itself did not have much happening but as we ventured into the surrounding rural areas we found a lovely village party and scarecrow trail. Happy people milling around and church garden parties with cake stalls and BBQ's.  Jubilee CollageSerious bunting heaven for me. I wish bunting could stay up all the time, it makes me so happy to see it fluttering in the breeze so prettily.
Village Scarecrows
The scarecrows were wonderful too. Great community effort and such fun to see what characters lay around each cobbled corner or proudly sat in glorious cottage gardens. I wonder how each scarecrow reflected the personalities and interests of the householder?
Pretty Cottage Front gardenPink, yellow, red, large as teacup roses. Clipped hedges and peonies, blousy and bold. Wooden front doors begging to be knocked upon. Oh to look in these houses that teased me with their floral displays and treasures through leaded glass windows.
Beefeater Scarecrow 
Village Jubilee Collage
No. 57 cottage. Yes please. Sigh. I could be very comfortable living in this village with a front door surrounded by iris, clematis and honeysuckle. 
Jubilee Bunting Beekeeper scarecrow
One day when we move house I think I will see if the area has a scarecrow festival first.  It's on my wish list :)
Beautiful Village HouseSecret gates to beautiful walled gardens stuffed full of herbaceous perennials. Such care taken throughout the whole village with billowing hanging baskets and door wreaths. 
Do you care to join this knitting granny? I don't think she would mind if we perched on the other end of the bench.
Granny Scarecrow Lots of Village ScarecrowsLiving in earshot of church bells, that has to be another one for the wish list. 
Down the cobbled country laneSigns around the village - 'Open Gardens This Monday'. What a shame we couldn't go back this time. I have been to an open garden here before as a matter of fact and it was a wondrous garden with long rolling lawn towards a vegetable plot and views over the Cheshire Plains. 
Peaking at grand country housesThis was my favourite scarecrow - a man after my own heart. I hope you all enjoyed your long weekend and I'm having fun now reading through all your blog posts.
gardener scarecrow


My Norfolk Life said...

How absolutely lovely! The Knitting Granny is immense!

Adaliza said...

Church bells, roses & scarecrows - wonderful! Lovely photos.

greenthumb said...

It all looks so wonderful the gardens are so full of life and the scarecrows look such fun. Glad you had a great time.

Anonymous said...

Now that's the sort of place where i could only dream of living. All looks so perfect.

Thedarkerside73 said...

What lovely photo's it seems a gorgeous place to live. Can well imagine why you love it there.

Great scarecrows too! Loved the really tall thin one. Brilliant.

P x

Down by the sea said...

Those scarecrows are wonderful, it must have been a popular idea as we past a village with lots of Jubilee scarecrows on display too, unfortunately we didn't have time to stop, so it was nice to enjoy your photos.
Sarah x

Toffeeapple said...

Goodness, what community spirit reigns in that village - it all looks wonderful. I hope you realise your wish.

Jay said...

I've just found my way to your blog! What pretty houses and gardens - I particularly love the cricketer scarecrow!

Unknown said...

Such pretty roses :o) You wouldn't think it was warm or sunny enough for them to look so lush.

I going to ruin your lovely round followers number of 100 and become no. 101 :o) xxx

sarah-jane down the lane said...

yay! Such brilliant scarecrows...and not too scary either! Looks like a blast...we should celebrate St.George's day every year don't you think, now we have all invested in so many new patriotic metres of bunting!

Sarah -x-

Hannah said...

What a pretty village you have! I'm trying not to look at the scarecrows - they freak me out (too much doctor who, I think!).

Ellen said...

This is my first visit to your blog and it's adorable! Also, the celebration wasn't so local for me but I love a fancy bunting. I was really proud of my Jubilee Bunting and didn't want to take it down!

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