It seems the whole of Europe is covered in snow. The difference between the UK and the rest of Europe? Every other country seems to cope with snow sooooooooo much better than we do. It is the same every year, lol, even with plenty of warning, everything goes to pot. Two snow flakes and the country is at a standstill. Having said that, there really is an awful lot of the white stuff around at the moment in pretty much all of the UK. We are stuck in our road, because our house is in a dip, and in order to go anywhere, we have to go UP the road, either end. And that is not happening at the mo.
This was last night, taken from an upstairs window. It was quite bright out there, the snow was reflecting the streetlights, I guess -
And this was today -
My beautiful Hector sniffing out the fat balls for the birds, geez, that boy loves his food -
Poppygirl, she loves playing in the snow, I couldn't get her back in the house for ages -
All the bushes and trees were weighed down with the snow -
And apparently there is more on the way. My poor DS1 got stuck in Rye after work this evening, had to wait for a bus for almost two hours. We had already started looking for a hotel for him, lol, but he just phoned us to let us know that a bus had finally turned up.
On to much more enjoyable things, yay! Here are the pics I promised you in the last post, the ones of last Sunday's boot fair.
You may ask yourselves why on earth I would buy just one spoon and two fish knives.......... I know, a little odd, but there weren't any others in the basket, and there really was a good reason. Look at the handles! They are the most beautiful mother-of-pearl handles! I'd love to take them off and make pendants with them, if only I knew how to solder. Or had the equipment. Or wasn't so scared of ruining them -
The next piece isn't complete either, lol, it is missing the lid, but it had such beautiful decorations, I couldn't resist it. Anyway, a container of any sort is always very useful, right? -
I love old glass vases, I have been collecting them for many years. Often they are pressed glass, sometimes, like in this case, cut glass, and very occasionally cut crystal. This gorgeous tulip shape vase is heavy! I love it when they come with bits, like flower frogs etc. This vase had two, woohoo -
Not much in the way of bling, just a single strand of poils and a pile of glass bead bracelets, which I can use to embroider fabric collages -
Another pack of vintage cards. I do like the animal images on this particular pack -
How could anybody not want this gorgeous dessert set? Large bowl, six individual bowls and the six plates to put them on -
How about these two mugs with lids? They are so pretty, beautiful lustre ware with the prettiest flowers and really good gilding as well -
My most favourite recent find though, not from the boot fair, I hasten to add, is this piece of trench art from the first World War. In order to find out more about it, I read quite a bit on the internet, and it was so sad to read the stories of soldiers making pieces like this, literally stuck in the mud in the trenches, out of spent shell casings and other bits. Prisoners of war apparently made trench art pieces as well. Some pieces were made when the soldiers returned home. This cross has a little ring attached on the back so that you can hang it from a chain, like a necklace. The figure of Christ is quite worn. Who knows how many times it has been rubbed in prayer for the war to end, or for the loved one who made it and sent it, to return. Or maybe the loved one never returned and this cross was the only keepsake left -
I hope everybody is safe, wherever you are. Toodlepip xxx