Tuesday, 28 December 2010
Oh, I was spoilt this Christmas, and here are my two favourite gifts from my Children, a beautiful laquered tray, and a glass trinket box. And how is that for a box of chocolates my Daughter received!!!!!!! She sure needs help to eat those don't you think? Have a Terrific Tuesday
Wednesday, 22 December 2010
Thursday, 16 December 2010
Thursday, 2 December 2010
Thursday, 25 November 2010
Better Homes and Gardens have produced 32 ideas for decorating mantels this season! I like four of them a lot, what do you think?
A rich burgundy inviting mantel, or an etherial light one? mmmm? Or even one, using a garden gate (look carefully!) And the candles give the last one a very intimate glow.
Where I come from wreaths were only used for funerals, so I am thinking a heart shaped twiggy affair with some red roses, maybe.....
Sunday, 21 November 2010
Friday, 5 November 2010
I have seen so many lovely blogs including starfish in either a bathroom display or on a 'beach cottage' type of table display. I have been on the lookout for a few of these, and sourced them locally. Pretty soon will be buying some.
There are two reasons I like starfish. Firstly, they look beautiful Secondly, in South Africa they represent a society that looks after orphaned children suffering from aids.They therefore represent hope.
Wednesday, 3 November 2010
Hello all you lovely bloggerettes, and bloggers! I have been away for some weeks, and am now catching up on all your lovely posts. My humble offerings today are my new corkboard for my mini-office, which is already filled with magazine articles and pictures.
Also it was my Birthday, and I received the dandiest mittens and scarf from my Daughter.
Tuesday, 12 October 2010
Anyway, they believe that rats are bad fairies. The word rat is not allowed to be uttered on the island. They use the word 'long-tails' instead! I learned this the hard way by uttering the word rat naively at work one day. The whole office descended into a black silence.
Friday, 8 October 2010
Have a great weekend, and please spare a prayer for my son on his Atlantic adventures!http://breezerunner.blogspot.com/
Monday, 4 October 2010
Friday, 1 October 2010
Eventually, it became combined with All Saint's Day and All Hallow's E'en (becoming Halloween).
The Scottish, who called it Samhuin, started using turnips - hollowing them out to light lanterns inside to ward off evil spirits. I suppose that is where we began with pumkins?
It was considered that on 31st October, the veil between life and the afterlife became thin, and I suppose that is where the 'spooky' stories began!
I am enjoying all your Halloween preparations! Thank you all for sharing.
Thursday, 30 September 2010
My son is going on every man's dream adventure, (and most mothers' scary bit, even when he's forty!!) I will be keeping track on his blog: http://breezerunner.blogspot.com/
I did some research into my family tree, and most of the men on my mother's side were seamen, as far back as the 1600's so I suppose it is in his blood.
Saturday, 25 September 2010
|Galerie des Fleurs tablemat from CSN Stores|
|Victoria and Albert Brocade|
|Victoria and Albert Brompton Rose|
|Victoria and Albert Chinoiserie|
|Victoria and Albert cake stand with hatbox|
The fact that they come in 'hatboxes' makes me happy too, as I love boxes, especially round ones.
My attention was drawn to the tablemats which are so shabby chic/French. I love them, and might just buy them myself!
Have a fantastic weekend. Autumn is definitely here, a nip in the air, falling leaves, an anticipation of Winter. Like life, all is change.................
Friday, 24 September 2010
I am pretty sure you have all heard of CSN stores by now, on both sides of the pond! They stock everything from wardrobes to kitchen gadgets. They have asked me to review one of their products, so pretty soon I will be doing that. Hope you are having a really cool Friday!
Tuesday, 14 September 2010
Friday, 10 September 2010
Wednesday, 1 September 2010
My six year old grand-child has her own board in my kitchen where she puts up/takes down her daily art. This pic I took was during the world cup, when she soooo carefully copied a South African flag. I really should make a proper board (this one is polystyrene) but one that she can easily lift and 'do her thing' with. Any ideas from you creative ladies?
Have a wonderful Wednesday
Monday, 23 August 2010
Sunday, 22 August 2010
A rash decision indeed, but after about three months, I decided I would make the journey by train up to Derbyshire to meet him. Heart in mouth, I set off, scared I would get lost on the Underground, scared he would not like me.
Arriving at the little station at Uttoxeter, there he was! How did he get so BIG!! What a wonderful person. Probably the only truly happy person I have had the priveledge of meeting in my life. And guess what, he still has my letter written in 1965! Here he is Ana, we speak every Sunday evening on the phone.
My camera 'died' on me. Isn't that so sad!! So no pics this weekend. I am, however, learning a lot from you lovely ladies (and gentleman) and am now learning how to use Digital Scrapbook Artist. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Blessings for a great week ahead.
Blessings for a great week ahead.
Wednesday, 18 August 2010
Please take a look, such lovely things!! Jewellery from the Ardent Sparrow. Here's hoping!