On a very recent trip up the coast from our home
I came across some beautiful little finds:
This is a compilation of the Cassell's Magazine containing
the episodes of Hester Morley's Promise which was printed in 1873.
It really is quite tattered but not torn (thank goodness)
and it contains some incredible prints such as:
They really are quite incredible and, from my point
of view, would make beautiful additions
to any altered journal.
Now this very beautiful silver spoon with an incredible
etched three roofed cottage I think may be more
of a bon bon scoop (or something of the like) possibly
made in Holland I guess
judging from the windmill -
not sure of it's date but it so very unique.
Any one out there may have more information on this???!!!
Now it is very hard to go past precious lace or doilies
for me and I had to include these pieces
in my travels also.
I think the edging of this doily is knitted from the
finest and softest cotton with a linen centre - a most rare
find around here.
Another beautiful piece also hand knitted is this
It is just so delicate.
On my work table at present is another journal coming
slowly together with a garden theme.
Lots of frothy lace and soft fabrics being
gathered up and sewn
with a nearby stash of mop buttons
ready to be added.
In the southern hemisphere Autumn is now coming
to a close
and the winter leaves are falling thick and fast
but this season brings with it such magestic colours
everywhere you turn
like the deep shades of the pinks of the hydrangeas
so much colour everywhere!
the dying leaves of the once green bountiful
wisteria in readiness to
retire into the bareness of Winter
but it is all so gorgeous
everywhere you look!
Wishing all mothers out there in blogland and way beyond -
a Most Happy Mother's Day
Sending love to you all including all of my
new recent followers -
and a much appreciated "thank you"