I received some whimsical teapots and a mushroom with a hangover , made by Loredana Tonetti ( Lory's little things)
A romantic teapot with roses:
This one has found room in my tearoom ( an online workshop by Cynthia Howe)
And these two teapots were sooooo funny, I couldn't resist:
I also saw a nice mushroom with a hangover and in very bad humour:
OK , next !
I also received the flowers I had bought from Pim Sukkerd in Bangkok, Thailand ( sorry, no website, I have nearly begged her to make one or to make her preence more known by blog, whatever. She can be found on Facebook, though). My, that gal makes wonderful flowers!
First : this vase of mixed flowers
So decided to put them on the dining table in the Kendrew House
When I first put the roses onto the table I discovered that the silver was very dirty and needed to be cleaned and the wonderful dinnerware ( Stokesay , no less, giggle) , so I sighed, cleaned the table off and cleaned all little thingies on it.
I love that table, btw, it was made by the late Allan McKirdy. He was a lovely man.
I also bought some irises:
They were in a basket, so I thought I had better put them into Bluebell cottage, my adorable little cottage
OK, next :
I had also fallen for some of Ludwina's hand-knotted carpets! Never having seen them "in person" , but having heard how wonderful they were, I nosed around at her "table"at the on-line show. One of the great things is, you have the dolls house sitting next to you while choosing a carpet, so I looked with my ruler and decided which color I wanted .
Yesterday they also arrived...
And with a cleaned-up dinner table I could finally lay this wonderful carpet in the dining room !
In deference to Ludwina's artwork, I put aside some chairs for one of the pictures:
The rug looks somewhat blue in the pic, but in person is it darker.
The second rug , the small one, went into the young ladys'bedroom ( the only bedroom I have got, except for those of my housemaid, all others must sleep in the gutter, I am afraid)
Onthe right hand side you see a youthful sin of mine, a carpet I stitched eaons ago. It will be replaced, eventually, by something stitched on gauze, but I have a bucket list of stitching to do, so that won't be soon, I am afraid :-)
The third was one of the little kitty mats
That went into the cat lady's house, of course !
And I also received, earlier this week, lovely sets of correspondence etc from Montserrat Folch ( Spain)
I snagged these pics from her website, as it was hard for me to photograph them . At least my dolls are going to have some social life now, I hope .
It is so nice to see work by people that either you did not know of, or that you could not buy at the web otherwise, or sometimes, just to dive in and look what you find :-) And happily looking / browsing for a morning behind your coffee ( I love minishows, but always need more coffee than I have time for and my feet , even in sneakers , will kill me) has definitely its points.