We all have a special keepsake, meant to be framed. Doing up our bathroom, I really wanted to use an old postcard, a gnome scrubbing his back with a big brush. Alas, a postcard isn’t particularly pretty, pinned on the wall, so I looked everywhere for a frame that would go with it. It isn’t after I met my husband, seeing the amazing thing he did with that postcard, that I have fallen in love with the expensive art of framing pictures. (more…)
People are amazed if I tell them my mum of 83 years old, does a weekly class of Hatha yoga. We love seeing our dogs participating, more curiously meddling in with the lessons. Normal families have one or two, we do have a lovely pack of yep 11…
I managed to fall over my vacuum steamer some weeks ago, bruised my left arm to the highest degree (I am of course left handed) and ever since then, I am in a continuous kind of “tendinitis pain”, preventing me from sewing. This isn’t good, as my post for our following “sewing from scratch”- exercise (we’re going to sew an easy cushion to practice), is of course ready to publish, but then again I have to add the pictures, which means, I should be sewing… hard to do when your arm hurts like hell. (more…)
Standing in the corner beside our front door and to be honest never liked by me, but being heirloom (one keeps certain objects), this object to most visitors, is thought of as a lovely item. It never stole my heart, as to me it exploits racial stereotypes, exhibits racial caricatures.
A phonecall from our friend Veronique of the horsestables, lured us over, as she told me she had another interesting item: an old used “Fantasia saddle”, worn by Arabian horses, during the feast of Fantasia, but still beautiful. With their unique beauty, this oldest breed in the world, aesthetically pleasing and loaded with top quality character, conquers your heart within seconds, not good when you’ve just lost your horse… (more…)
As you know I always search for new items for my vintage collection. So last week I got three leather Peruvian saddle coronas from our friend at the horse stables. They need repairing and cleaning up, but are vintage beauties. I will have to find a good “cordonnier”/ cobbler though.
These hardy, smart, curious and contemplative and almost disease-free fascinating members of the equine family, with their sweet faces and gentle, intelligent natures, make the most wonderful loving pets, naturally loving children, being quiet and reliable. Don’t you love their large ears (help to keep them cool). (more…)