Another driving adventure exploring some more local villages. Along the way I stopped at the curiosity shop and found this beautiful vase.
I found a small antique barley twist vase in a charity shop (hiding behind Amber) - allegedly 1930s it was 50p apparently because it was so filthy, but now it sparkles like nothing modern ever could. College boy is concerned about possible entities/ghosts coming in with pre-owned items
and Ambercat hates it.
. (the library video is The Dressmaker - have wanted to see for ages).
There was treasure in the post this week... I didn't know this existed until I unwrapped it! A birthday present from my long-time blogging buddy *Nana*. It's Beatrix Potter's journal - a fabulous collection of keepsakes depicting the many interesting events in her life. There are wonderful pictures, photographs and - best of all - pockets with things you can take out and explore. yes! i.e. letter to her brother about how to preserve a bat, a tiny Peter Rabbit book in the back (I am going to paint the illustrations as it's black and white), postcards and souvenirs. It will be a lovely scrapbook to add my own finds to.
Did you know Beatrix Potter did many wonderful things in addition to her Peter Rabbit books, not least of which was leaving a huge amount of farmland to the National Trust (including her house, Hilltop) so it would be protected and maintained.
Thank you very much to Nana for just knowing how much I would love this beautiful pressie.xxx
|I have started to paint the pictures in the tiny book|