Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Deb'n and its goings ons! ;-)

Look at this!
An invitation! ;-)

I expect that some of you remember the lovely painting by Henderson Cisz, which adorns out lounge wall?
I can almost walk into the picture every time I look at it.

Well, Henderson Cisz has excelled himself this time!
No photo will do this justice, not even on my header picture..but boy is it lovely and boy do I have any room for!
The original 'Cathedral Yard, Exeter' is going to be auctioned, on June 18th, for a charity, ' Families for Children'
'Cathedral Yard, Exeter'

Did that stop me from ringing the gallery, to find out the price?
Did it heck!
''£295, unframed, madam''
GULP..but worth every penny and I can't wait to see it in the flesh!
I'm going to take a peep in that gallery when I go up at the weekend..way hay...!
Because ....on Friday, this begins...

Starting with this date... a very important date in my calendar... and in my fave Devon city !

On Friday, it is the Lammas procession, whereby this rather large Lammas glove parades down the High Street , eventually ending up on the roof of the Guildhall.
I just love our country for traditions such as this, don't you?!
I'll be there to make sure that there glove behaves , before I head to the Cathedral Green to look at the craft festival ! (Excitement is mounting) ;-)
Talking of Devon, having returned my mum's bookmarks , I was presented with a shoe box full of postcards , which she has saved and sorted over the years.....mainly English counties... with a few 'foreigners' thrown in.

'Would you like these for your blog?'

And so... for starters...

Do ee think ee can read it? LOL

Just a few snippets for you...oooarrr!
Now tis time to 'ave me tay!
Have fun, wherever you are ;-)


KC'sCourt! said...

I do like looking at old postcards. I see you have some labelled there any of Southend Pier, Leigh on Sea or Hadleigh Castle (I was bought up in Hadleigh, played on the beach at Old Leigh-Leigh on Sea, and when people ask where I come from I say Southend, because unless you actually know the place that is where Icome from!)
Like you I love Exeter, and hopeing to get to the festival too! Hopefully the weather will improve, it is thunder and lightening and heavy rain at the moment.

Doolallysally said...

The Lammas procession certainly sounds quirky and oh ah a craft fair, lovely! I'm very impressed that she kept the postcards like that. I've been to Cockington, nice place. Well enjoy the art expo! Love Salx

Josie-Mary said...

Lovely picture, not a nice price! I never go to the craft fair because I'm always working, not enough time in your lunch break. I finish early on Saturday so I may pop over on my way home.
The postcards are great, I'm sure I can remember some of them ...makes me feel old :(

galant said...

Lovely painting by Henderson C. I don't know anything about this artist, but I do like the painting you have of Exeter and the one you have shown today, Sal.
Re the Craft Fair on Exeter's Cathedral Green - we went last year as I 'covered' this for the magazine Collect It!, i.e. taking pix of the various stalls.
Re the postcards - lovely to have such a boxful, and all organized like that!
Re KC's comment: cousins of my husband had an antiques shop in London Road, Southend, many years ago (and I believe that is close to Leigh on Sea.) He still has a cousin in Leigh on Sea but I don't know that area at all - however, I love he Suffolk coast, not that far away!
Margaret P

LissyLou said...

oooh any good postcards of Rayleigh or southend in there? Or Chigwell where i was brought up?

Professor Yaffle said...

praaper! in 'er

THIS'N'THAT said...

Hi, Thanks for the info. & a peek at the lovely paintings. I have a rare Saturday off this week so maybe we'll make it to Exeter.
Lesley X

Gem said...

Those postcards are great :) I think I might have been to Cockington years ago when I was little so it was lovely to see a picture of it.
We saw a box of postcards at an antique fair when we were in Brussels and I spent ages looking through them and trying to decipher the french on the back!

cocoa and blankets said...

What lovely postcards Sal, and all organised so neatly...I bet you will think of something lovely to do with them...good luck with the H

Rowan said...

Those postcards are wonderful, We used to go to either Torquay or Paignton every year when I was a child and we always went to Cockington while we were there - that fabulous black and white (or is it sepia?) one is exactly as I remember it. The Lammas Fair and craft fair sound just my kind of thing - and is there going to be flamenco dancing? How fantastic - have fun.

our shabby cottage said...

What a talented artist. That painting on your header is wonderful. Do not ever throw away those postcards they are real history! Love 'em.

Ginny said...

i really appreciate your wonderful postcards... coming from a family who have collected (my dad mainly)... as well as the pictures on them i love reading the messages... great social history.
have a great time at the festival. love ginny xxx

Ellouise88 said...

'Ere I loikes yer blog!

Thanks for reminding me about the Craft Fair!

Guenievre (France) said...

Hello !
Ohh, toutes ces cartes postales et dessins me rappellent nos vacances dans le Devon !
J'aime beaucoup tout cela !
Bonne journée

sue15cat said...

Love your Mums collection, isn't it all nice and neat and well labelled. Wish I was that disciplined, are you?

Sue xx

Suzie Sews said...

its always such a treat catching up with your goings on and all that information.....:)