October 6th, 2015
We’ve just received some lovely Sienna patterned tableware from duckydora.
It was put straight to use that evening as we were having pasta with some garlic bread and salad. It was absolutely perfect for serving.
This range is pared back, clean and simple with a modern, rustic feel. The bowl & plates are glazed terracotta in a lovely, soft baby blue shade – hand decorated with a repeating raindrop pattern. It’s photographed here with the complementing Florence tea towel which adds pretty stylised flowers to the scene.
This Sienna tableware is just one of a range of products available at the duckydora website.
October 5th, 2015
Wool Week starts today so I’m going to recount a relevant story of something that happened to me recently.
As lots of you readers will know, many of our daily dog walks take place in the hills and farms up above our home. The farmland is populated by hundreds of sheep – and each year, from around April, there are lots of cute lambs too!
A few weeks ago one of these lambs – who by September had become quite big and fat – somehow got his head stuck inside a hollow tree trunk. You could hear his plaintive bleating a mile away. We walked towards him, I got hold of him around the waist to stop him squirming and gently wriggled his head free. Fudge was the epitome of good behaviour as all this excitement was going on!
Although I see sheep almost daily, I’d never actually held on to one. His coat was so soft and warm – no wonder we make all sorts of clothing and homewares from their shorn wool!
Anyway, disaster was averted, the lamb was freed; he skipped off towards his mother without even a nod of thanks… the ungrateful little thing! 😉
Curated by H is for Home
October 4th, 2015
We included this child’s chair in our recent Forthcoming Attractions post – and mentioned that we thought it would look great after a bit of TLC.
Well, here it is – a beautiful little child’s low-back Windsor chair dating from about 1820 with curved top rail, turned legs and spindles. It’s been dusted, the spots of white paint removed and gently waxed. It does look great!
We’re careful not to over restore furniture. Traces of original paint are retained – we love how it flakes & crackles with age…
…and also wears thin where bums and arms have rubbed it over the years to reveal the wood grain.
And here it is next to its big brother – you can really appreciate its diminutive size.