Wednesday, 25 February 2015

The Sniffles .. A Changearound .. And A Touch Of Fine Linen...

 Hello there ..
I'm afraid its all a bit yucky yucky here .. we've got the dreaded flu that's been going around.

I must say we have been lucky .. and avoided it for the last couple of years so .. perhaps it our turn.
So its a case of sitting it out .. letting our bodies fight the blessed little germs .. with lots of hot drinks and snugly blankets .. not that Hubby P does the snugly blankets thing .. being a man he rages against the 'blessed germs' that dare invade him .. and gets a touch cross ...!

Anyway .. enough of that .. boring being under the weather ...

Something nice and pretty to show you ..

I had a bit of a change around in the sitting room.

 I quite like these Barbola mirrors ... but they tend to be on the expensive side .. but Hubby P .. bless him .. has.. over the years been buying them for me when 'they are a reasonable price' .. 
they may have a chip or two .. but I don't mind. 
Its all part of their life .. their story.

Last week he found me the big squarish one at the back.

For those of you who don't know .. Barbola refers to the decoration .. flowers usually .. around the edge of the mirror. Barbola paste was bought ready made in tins .. people bought it and decorated all sorts of things with it .. like picture frames .. little boxes .. made jewellery .. you get the idea. It was air drying .. I think it was a kind of early plastic based paste.

Anyway .. now I have a little collection of  Barbola mirrors .. I thought it would be nice to display them together.

 I've given the old mule chest a bit of a polish and set them on there .. I think it could do with a nice tallish vase of flowers .. where the little plant is.
 But this will have to do for now ... I think seasonal blooms will be nice throughout the summer ..
roll on summer!

I have shifted all my amethyst geodes (that were on the mule chest) .. and grouped them together by the window  ..
That's a down side of having such a small house .. not much room to display treasures ... 
mind you .. really .. how many 'treasures' does a Girl need..!

As for work .. it still goes on ...
I've been sorting this pretty little lot over the weekend .. so lovely .. and such amazing skill in the making .. these Victorian needlewomen were so amazingly talented.

There is quite a bundle of these linens .. so I have sorted it into lots and popped a few on eBay ...
 they really do need an appreciative home.

Lovely jubley stuff ... 

Well .. time for another hot lemon and honey .. 
hope you are all keeping well ... hold on to the thought of that sunshine .. it must be just around the corner..

 ...unless of course you are toasting yourselves down under in Australia or the like .. 
and if you are .. send us a bit of the warm stuff...

Bye for now xx