Thursday, 14 February 2013
Old Valentine tin and hyacinths - need a bit of colour after all that brown!
I think that I prefer the old tin from last years post here - that is in the dining room this year. I do not have any more Valentine tins - what do you think I am !!!
An Arts and Crafts PS:
I have a little collection of enamel brooches - all dating from the early 1900s - again something that I used to buy as a teenager and I was lucky enough to buy some John Ruskin ones for a few pennies (I did not know about John Ruskin, the art critic, or indeed the Pottery at that time) . This one however is a Murrle Bennett brooch - a design that was sold in Liberty around 1900 in a range of colours - I think red is apposite for today. For some reason I sold a few other Murrle Bennett brooches last year and let us not forget the most wonderful James Fenton necklace that I hoovered up and put in the bin!!! However.....breath again.....I do still have my James Fenton enamelled 'Honesty' brooch....phew! For a moment there we were in a bit of a panic Jenny
Magpie is my middle name