Monday, 28 February 2011

This week's 'Little piece of Lovely' - Vintage Underground Posters

A descendant of Margaret Calkin James recently appeared on Antiques Roadshow with some wonderful original examples of poster artwork she designed for London Transport/Underground between 1928 and 1935, including the one shown here, "Bluebell Time in Kew Gardens", from 1931. Browsing through the poster section of London Transport Museum's website I discovered a treasure trove of fabulous colour and design. Searching through decade by decade is a real peek into the past and is well worth a trawl through. Photographic reproductions of most are available for a very reasonable £14.95 for an A3 size print. Do let me know which ones take your fancy!

Thursday, 24 February 2011

On the beach at Aldeburgh

Here are the girls on the beach at Aldeburgh, October 2010, sitting on the beautiful "Scallop" sculpture by Maggie Hambling.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Re-vamped footstool - before and after

A friend passed on an old, unwanted piano stool, knowing that I liked "old things". Not owning a piano, I decided to turn it into a foot stool. I forgot to take a photo before I cut off the legs but here are the before and after pics - I'm quite pleased with the results.

Harvesting pumpkins - Autumn 2010

A late posting of this photo where I'm harvesting one of the pumpkins we grew for Halloween. Now starting to put together my planting plan for this year - squashes seem to do well, as do courgettes and runner beans. No success with carrots - mainly because dear Louie digs up the seeds as soon as I've planted them!