Sunday, 28 April 2013

Mother and Daughter Walking

Love this!

1985  Geordie, Ruth and Rosie
2013  Bodhi, Rosie and Ruth

Friday, 26 April 2013

Something for the Weekend

Today I made pasties for friends and us for the weekend.  Mine is already eaten; I can't resist them.  Apologies to any Cornish followers, I have never perfected the art of crimping!

Wishing you all a lovely weekend.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Sweet Peas

I have made this for a friend, hope she likes it.

The sweet peas were grown from seed, the twisted willow is from our garden and I have made the pot holder from hessian with a picture of a sweet pea I printed onto fabric and appliqued onto the hessian.

Friday, 19 April 2013

Happy Weekend

Think this photo should have the saying 'Live life as if someone left the gate open'!  As you can see Henry is growing and enjoying life!

Wishing you all a very happy weekend.  Looks as though we will be having some sunshine.

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Week's Round Up

Well my plans for getting out in the garden last week have had to be put on hold.  It's either too blooming cold or now a wet weekend.  I've not really tried planting seeds before but am pleased with my efforts at growing Coriander,


 Peppers (or were they Chillis?)

and Sweet Peas

so far.

A friend who is a ceramicist had organised an exhibition in Chichester this week so I went along to have a look.  I love the colours in this torso; the puffin was made by another friend.

Raku by another friend.  (I have also tried this)

These life size sheep would look lovely in a garden.

Quick interval for lunch here - Nigel Slater's 'Mozzarella with Basil Crust'.

It is delicious and, to me, nothing is more redolent of Summer than the fragrance of Basil.  Yes, we will be eating in the sunshine in the garden sometime this year!

A shopping trip to some outlet shops near us resulted in my saving £188 on these two pairs of Crew and Timberland boots.  Bargains, and it is still the weather to wear boots too!

Surely we will have some warmer weather next week.

Monday, 1 April 2013

Goodwood Antiques Fair

Well, I did find some of the things on my wish list and am very pleased with everything I bought today.  I often find that I buy a lot from just one stallholder and today I found four eiderdowns (including a matching pair) and two trugs from the same man.  (A certain little dog decided to pose in the photo too!)

I often have French trugs for sale so have bought a Sussex trug; this one has seen lots of use and I often wonder what the previous gardener grew - were they a vegetable or flower grower?  The other trug was used to display one dozen Heinz Cream of Celery soup tins.

Soda syphons seem to be having a resurgence in popularity and I particularly like this one.  I would love to have found a blue one but didn't see any at all.

I shall keep this mould myself.  I was told it is a blancmange mould but I think it may be a curd or cream cheese mould.  There is the shape of a pineapple in the base, though, suggesting a sweet rather than savoury use.  Maybe you know.....  Apparently an embossed pineapple was a sign of welcome.

Other items I bought were a shopping basket (how did they get all their shopping into a basket this size?), a butter stamp, a barkcloth curtain, two guest towels and 2 metres of Hungarian grain sacking.

However, the piece de resistance has got to be this bed which has yet to be assembled so I am only showing the foot and headboards.  Once I saw it I just had to have it; I just love it.  I shall put it either in the loft bedroom (which has yet to be decorated and cleared of all my Oh So Vintage 'stuff' and cardboard boxes etc. or I may put it in the summerhouse to be used as a day bed.

I hope if you have attended an antiques fair today, either as a buyer or seller that you have had a very successful day.