Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Parsimonious Parsonage Cottage

Parsimonious, but effective.




Today we have put the parachute up in the conservatory.   The gentle drapes of soft and faded green parachute silk lend the room an air of tranquility and shields us from the dazzling sunlight - welcome though that is.

It cost the princely sum of £30 (years ago)  and has been worth every penny. 

It goes up each spring, when the sun reaches a certain point in the sky, then stays up until around September/October.       A quick shake, fold and roll, and it goes back into the loft until the next season.

Cheaper than blinds, just as effective.

A boring post, but this is the best I can come up with at the moment. 

It looks as though we are in for some fine weather - fingers crossed - for the holidays.     It will certainly be nice to feel some warmth, lose that bitterly cold easterly wind.

'Til next time.

17 comments:

  1. Lovely to hear from you I was just thinking about you yesterday and thrilled to see a post in my reader (I trust I haven't missed any previous ones).
    I believe my mum's wedding dress was made in parachute silk as she was married just after the war when things were still on rationing. What a beautiful soft light it must give you.

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  2. cheaper and far more attractive!

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  3. What a brilliant idea.
    We lived under a gazebo inside a conservatory through a summer at the smallholding when we were having a extension built. It worked but your parachute would have been better

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  4. PS thank you for the email, I've just found and replied

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  5. Nice to hear that the rhythm of life is continuing for you. Missed you. Hope your respite was invigorating.

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  6. A very cost effective way of keeping the conservatory at a good temperature and without loosing all the sunlight.

    Mx

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  7. Good to see you back in Blogland. That parachute looks lovely - great idea!

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  8. So lovely to see you back. Xx

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  9. What a happy event to come back to tell us. I'm trying to find a four syllable word to substitute for parsimonious. Genius is only two. No matter, enjoy the filtered sun for the season.

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  10. What a lovely effect! Who would have thought! I would think that your spirits would have to be lifted, sitting under that soft, drapey sky. So glad you are back.

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  11. What a wonderful idea - it looks great.

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  12. I love the idea of a parachute to shate a conservitory, It's not something we have though the patio's are hot enough in full sun. HAveing to water the pots at the moment we need more rain I don't know about Sun.
    Glad your OK

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  13. Ah yes, parachute silk, it looks good the way it drapes. I once had a ball gown made of it. So soft and appealing.

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  14. Now that’s clever! And it looks tranquil, airy, and cozy as a summer den should. I’ve missed your posts. <3

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  15. Glad to see you back. That looks such a lovely place to sit and doze or read or sew. Great notion of rehoming parachutes to keep people cool in their conservatories. We have never had one - OH proclaims he is dead against them, but I rather hope there is one already at the house we eventually move to! I suspect he might actually ENJOY it!

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  16. Oh my... the peace you must have, sitting under that gentle wave of shade! Great to hear from you! Hope you get the blessed sunshine! We are in rain showers on the ridge... but I am happy for the rain, as we got the crops in the ground yesterday... Yippie!!!

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  17. Whooo-hooooooo.... Your weather looks positively glorious! Lucky you.

    Here we have a weekend of rain, so far.

    But I'm not going to any Easter Parade, so it doesn't matter. :-)

    ✨ 🍥 ✨

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Lovely to hear from you!