Shakespeare, Blue Raindrop and Cherry Tomatoes

27 Jul

Sorting out some books today, I re-discovered my Granny’s prize book, presented to her in 1902. The stories are beautifully told and I loved them as a child. The author’s name doesn’t appear on the front, only on the spine. The illustrator, Gordon Browne, is credited on the front cover. I do like this Bottom and the fairies.

The Shakespeare Storybook

The Shakespeare Storybook, one hundred and thirteen years old!

The spine where the author's name is written

The spine where the author’s name is written

Presented to my Granny

Presented to my Granny

2   The Agapanthus I showed you about 10 days ago is opening. I loved how the rain drop looks blue in the curl. Click on the photo and zoom in!

The agapanthus is opening

The agapanthus is opening

3   Our Cherry tomatoes in the hanging basket are doing really well. We had our first harvest today and they are delightfully sweet.

Hanging Cherry tomatoes

Hanging Cherry tomatoes

Our Cherry tomatoes, first picking

Our Cherry tomatoes, first picking


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10 responses to “Shakespeare, Blue Raindrop and Cherry Tomatoes

  1. Michelle Noël

    July 29, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    What vibrant tomatoes! Also, I’ve recently been into buying antique books like this Shakespeare one. I think they are beautiful. =) What a discovery!!

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 30, 2015 at 5:52 am

      I hope you are finding some beautiful treasures. I am lucky to have inherited quite a lot and they are truly lovely. Thank you for calling in. 🙂

  2. valeriedavies

    July 29, 2015 at 6:00 am

    Love Bottom, and love the nib and pen hand-writing… so beautiful… agapanthus … so beautiful too, my garden is full of them as they thrive here, and there are so many different types too, from miniature to the deep purple very tall ones I have…

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 29, 2015 at 6:07 am

      I didn’t know there were so many types of agapanthus . We have the deep purple ones and white ones and I have seen the paler blues but no miniature ones. A garden full of them must be something to behold! 🙂

  3. Smaktakula

    July 28, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    Bonus–the book appears to be illustrated by a former PM.

  4. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    July 28, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    The agapanthus is awesome…but, to have a book that was your Grandmother’s…so rare and wonderful!

  5. Our Growing Paynes

    July 27, 2015 at 11:54 am

    What a stunning flower agapanthus is. Love it.

  6. niasunset

    July 27, 2015 at 10:55 am

    Beautiful photographs dear Sally, but this agapanthus fascinated me. I wonder when it opens how will be… Thanks and Love, nia

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 27, 2015 at 6:12 pm

      I will show you when it opens. They are very beautiful. Thank you for calling in, dear Nia. 🙂


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