Saturday, 29 August 2009

Rather than send in a photo of dear Mr S.... ;-)

They say that we all get our 5 minutes of fame at some point in our lives!
Well, mine came today when I was least expecting it!
Remember this ...
I have a mention in September's Antiquexplorer!
I was asked to do a live quote about 'Vintage in the home'.
And so...rather than send in a photo of dear Mr Snippets, (LOL!),I decided to put on my thinking cap!
Here's the article...I hope you can click on each page and it will enlarge :

This was actually my live quote (but they did not use all of it):

' For me, 'Vintage' tells a story of the generations that have gone before me and I suppose that's why I love it so much! Be it a well used patchwork quilt, a carefully embroidered tray cloth and a pretty piece of chintzy fabric, to drape across a recycled and freshly painted clothes horse ; an old fruit box, a chimney pot ,a rickety wheelbarrow, all giving that special 'olde worlde' look to a corner of the garden ; vintage children's books, tin toys and teddy bears, placed in the spare bedroom, for the grandchildren to love when they come to stay ; a cracked but pretty piece of china or chipped enamel kitchenware, proudly displayed atop the dresser , 'Vintage' delights me and inspires me .

I also believe that 'Vintage' oozes 'quality', regardless of whether it is now shabby, worn or torn, because the fact is that it was made to last for years (and obviously has done so!), it was made not at the expense of form over function and it was made with great pride.

Of course, 'Vintage' is not only a history lesson but it is versatile enough to mix well with the more modern style and thus can produce results so very pleasing to the eye and,of course, so comfortable and relaxing to live with. 'Vintage Now', 'Shabby Chic' , 'Now and Then' , call it what you will , the two can live very nicely together, hand in hand, bringing out the best in each other.

Vintage is my journey into the past whilst decorating my home for the present ...and the future!
Long live Vintage!'


That's made my day!
Thank you to Margaret for asking me!
It's amazing how many new friendships I've made through this blogging lark!
Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Friday, 28 August 2009

Seen from a Devon window!

You can't get much more beautiful than this collage,which arrived in my email 'in box', earlier!

Not content with being a successful writer, Margaret also has a way with a camera!

I think she should reproduce her collages in some way, maybe as cards or calendars.
What do you think?

It's amazing that these shots were all taken from her own house, throughout the year.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Devon delights!

My good friend, Margaret Powling, has been at it again with her collages . I hope you like her new one. It shows the sights of Shaldon, South Devon.
Thanks Margaret!

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Cricket at its best!

Great cricket! Great excitement ! Great opponents!


Proud to be English!

(Hope noone had a ticket for the 5th day!)