Sunday, 19 September 2010

In love with...

We are in love with this new batch of specially commissioned brooches! They are glittery, shiny, glossy and utterly beautiful. Available in 3 colours, my current favourite is the midnight blue but I tend to change my mind every time I look at them. I have been wearing one constantly since they arrived and have been stopped by strangers on almost a daily basis asking where I bought it. I have a feeling they may be our big seller in the run up to Christmas, just hope we don't run out of stock!

Sunday, 9 May 2010

A sunny Sunday finds me thinking about aprons and asparagus..

This morning the sun was shining, the sky unbroken blue, cherry blossom everywhere and birds singing, a glorious day after what has been a chilly and blustery week. Most days like this would call me out to the sea or the woods but today S was out with the car and so homebound I was and I have spent a peaceful day pottering around, listening to the Archers, cleaning the kitchen and doing two lots of washing, stewing some rhubarb, feeding the birds and then watching the birds, having a whole bunch of asparagus for lunch and generally a lovely time. Carrying on the 50's housewife vibe this afternoon I felt compelled to look online for china tea cups, doilies and aprons.. and it was my search for aprons that brought me to this lucky discovery which I must share with you.. Kim from Calamity Kim makes the most fantastic, beautiful aprons and quilts and bags I have ever seen - they are true works of art and I am in awe.. In fact her whole blog is a joy and I will be an avid follower from now on.. You must check it out yourself but here is something to whet your appetite - her amazing Frida Kahlo apron!