A few weeks ago I went to an old lady's tiny house and I was intrigued to see all the alarm clocks set at different times, none of them actually going. Each clock is set at the time of a birth in her family. The first two are those of her husband and herself, the next three their sons and the last ones their grandchildren. I loved the way such care and attention was given to simple everyday objects.
Another busy weekend, collecting more apples, making more jars of jelly. Taking a quieter moment I was looking at Mrs Bruin, my teddy from when I was a little girl. I don't know who made her for me but I have photos of us together from when I was tiny. To me she is priceless.
This morning we gathered these wonderful parasol mushrooms from the field behind our house. They will be eaten with out evening meal. Whilst digging up the last of the potatoes the sunflowers were gathered and I'm now enjoying seeing them everyday in the kitchen.
Today I've been out in the autumn sunshine collecting walnuts. Whilst picking them off the grass I found a wonderful caterpillar- it had to come home with me too. I've put it safely under a tree with some walnut leaves and I'm hoping that next year I might see it as a butterfly.
Yesterday I went to two brocantes. It was a lovely sunny day and I was lucky to find some treasures. The one I'm showing you today I just love and I feel so lucky that it's now mine. The quality is superb and all the pieces are there even some cologne left in some of the beautiful silver lidded bottles. I am now going to try and find out who was lucky enough to have owned it, I think maybe it's their name is on the leather luggage label.
I live in a late 18th century farmhouse or longere
with my husband .
I taught Art in England for over 35 years and have always done my own work.
We moved to France over 12 years ago and and continue to work on the renovation of the house and making the garden. I make many things out of old textiles and also sell vintage sheets etc.
I have had over 6 exhibitions of my art work since living here and in the summer manage a small art gallery in a nearby village. I make home made cards and other ephemera.