Toast Racks, Lavender and Foxgloves

23 Jun

1   I found a pretty little toast rack at the car-boot sale this morning to add to my small collection. The white one was my Granny’s, the blue one was made by one of my favourite potters, Jane Hamlyn, the small cream one with the flowers once belonged to my very good friend, Kath, who is the inspiration behind this blog and the new one is the one with the red line all around.

Toast racks

Toast racks

2   We called in at a garden centre on our way home and the scent of massed Lavender was just lovely. If only we could have so many plants in the garden!



3  There are several self-seeded foxgloves on our Cornish hedge at the back and they are magnificent, towering above everything else.

Foxgloves on the top of our wall

Foxgloves on the top of our wall


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28 responses to “Toast Racks, Lavender and Foxgloves

  1. mixedupmeme

    July 5, 2013 at 10:11 am

    I am glad…I think…. that I am not the only one who never heard of a toast rack. I do like hot toast, but always leave it in the toaster to get crunchy. I also like it a little burnt. Then get scolded for stinking up the house. 🙁

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 5, 2013 at 1:22 pm

      I am surprised that the toast rack seems to be such an English item. I had no idea. I like it crunchy too! 🙂

  2. on thehomefrontandbeyond

    June 26, 2013 at 1:27 am

    love the toast racks though I am not really familiar with them

  3. Peri's Spice Ladle

    June 24, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    What beautiful toast racks!! The blue one is my favorite and your granny’s white one reminds me of my granny’s old butter dish:) Lavender swaying in the breeze make me miss spring:)

  4. Jim in IA

    June 24, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    I followed a link from Alex Autin’s blog to your lovely blog. With all the negative and ugly things that happen every day, it is a breath of fresh air to come to a site that celebrates beauty. Thanks for it.

    btw…I would rather have warm toast. 🙂

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 27, 2013 at 4:56 pm

      Thank you so much! I find the beautiful things to try to counteract the bad! I’ll keep your toast warm… 🙂

      • Jim in IA

        June 27, 2013 at 6:03 pm

        Thanks. It will melt my butter. I toasted some Irish soda bread this morning. I made it yesterday. Really delicious.

        • mybeautfulthings

          June 27, 2013 at 7:00 pm

          I like Irish soda bread toasted even better than when it’s warm and just out of the oven. Oh, my nose is full of freshly baked bread! 🙂

  5. El Guapo

    June 24, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    I think that’s the first time I’ve seen a toast rack.

    • Alex Autin

      June 26, 2013 at 4:50 pm

      Same here, I’ve never seen a toast rack! And I’m not sure what a car-boot sale is…

      The flowers are lovely, Sally!

  6. Shakti Ghosal

    June 24, 2013 at 11:27 am

    What an interesting post! As you think of that day, what do you see as the common thread in you that runs through the toast rack, lavender and foxgloves?


    • mybeautfulthings

      June 24, 2013 at 2:19 pm

      Interesting question that no-one in more than 620 posts has asked before! Sometimes there is a definite link, mostly, they are just three lovely things from my day that I hope will brighten others’ days too. Thank you for calling in and taking the time to comment. 🙂

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    June 24, 2013 at 8:55 am

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    • mybeautfulthings

      June 24, 2013 at 2:21 pm

      Thank you. That is very kind of you 🙂

      • Violet Wave

        June 25, 2013 at 4:21 am

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  8. djdfr

    June 24, 2013 at 6:09 am

    A toast rack is not something I’d use because I like to butter my toast immediately. 🙂

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 24, 2013 at 1:36 pm

      As do some members of our family! The toast racks are for me! 🙂

  9. elizz

    June 24, 2013 at 5:03 am

    thanks for sharing.. the toast rack is really interesting.. hmm i think i’ve seen one before but not really sure what’s it for.. gotta have one now.. 🙂

  10. valeriedavies

    June 24, 2013 at 4:53 am

    I love toast racks… I have a little silver one that takes just two slices that i use every day ! And how I love self-seeded foxgloves – what beauties !!!

  11. Marilyn Griffin

    June 24, 2013 at 12:00 am

    If I’ve seen one…I probably thought it was for holding mail…Now I’ll be on the lookout …

  12. Brooke's Sister

    June 23, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    The toast racks are nice. What a beautiful field of lavender!
    Your photography is lovely. This seems like an excellent way to spend the day.
    It appears very pretty where you live.

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 24, 2013 at 1:38 pm

      It is very pretty where we live in Cornwall. The coast is lovely and the fields inland are mostly very green at the moment, some full of buttercups.

  13. theamateurcamera

    June 23, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    Those toast racks are really cool! Love the lavender, it smells so wonderful 🙂

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 25, 2013 at 8:50 pm

      The smell was quite overwhelming with so many plants all together – just beautiful. 🙂

  14. childtasticbooks

    June 23, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    What an interesting item to collect!

  15. Choc Chip Uru

    June 23, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    A toast rack? Never seen them but love the idea 😀


    • mybeautfulthings

      June 23, 2013 at 9:16 pm

      I don’t like hot toast and a toast rack allows the toast to cool and stay crisp! 🙂


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