Thursday, 7 June 2018

Painted Treasures

Thank you all for your comments on my last post.  It seems that skips are few and far between in some areas, yet very productive in others.  Jules requested a photo of the barrow planted up.  This is how it looks at the moment, a bit green... but it should perk up no end when everything begins to flower.  When there is more colour I'll post another photo...

For some time now our village has been taking part in the painting and hiding of stones around the village. The idea is to bring a smile to someone's face when they find one and you can keep it when found.  I'd virtually given up until I saw this little chap hiding under a bush! He gave me a little shiver of excitement, especially thinking about the child who had painstakingly painted and hidden him.....

Yesterday afternoon we went to the Art and Craft Exhibition at the village church and lo and behold I spotted this tucked into a fork in a yew tree in the churchyard....

Inside the church was a box of painted stones priced at just £1 each in aid of church funds so I purchased two more; a pansy and a butterfly.  Now they keep each other company in the bare patch where the drain cover is....

Have you found any painted stones? Or have you left any for others to find? I just wonder how long it is before they are found?

Stay safe everyone and thanks so much for popping in x


  1. The barrow looks great. I didn't realise how big it is! It will look lovely when it's all in full flower.
    The painted stones are a sweet idea. We found one by the beach that needs to be relocated, so we're going to do that at the weekend. X

  2. We have the painted pebbles here, but once you find one you take a photo and rehide it, passing along the pleasure. Your barrow is looking good, most of my garden is green, waiting for the blooms to follow

  3. The Barrow looks amazing. Think the painted pebbles is an idea for our next year Community Challenge for our annual visual art exhibition.

  4. Love the barrow, it looks beautiful.

  5. My little granddaughter was thrilled to find a painted pebble last Christmas, depicting a Christmas Tree and a church. She kept it in her bedroom for a while, then we collected a few pebbles from the bach, she painted them and distributed them 'so that other people will be very happy like I was when I found my first one'. Dear child.


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