Tuesday 21 September 2010

Pin Cushions

This last fortnight has been a bit hectic to say the least but I will tell more about that next week!
To relax, these last few days I have been crafting and made these pin cushions which you can find here
I often sing this rhyme to myself when I see a pin on the floor
See a pin and pick it up,
All the day you'll have good luck;
See a pin and let it lay,
Bad luck you'll have all the day.

Sunday 12 September 2010

This afternoon.......

..........we strolled the other way

We walked through the station where Braunton was in steam again

Walked passed these poster have to say I haven't noticed them before so they may be new!

We walked towards the harbour

Passing the work of art for the start of the South West Coast Path

The Harbour then we turned round and waked towards home
Walking toward Butlins

The Folly of Dunster Castle in the distance

Tuesday 7 September 2010

No wonder..................

I cannot grow lovely flowers and vegetables!

Thursday 2 September 2010

Tea Cosy Covers

Have you ever wonder about these Tea Cosy Covers.........? Too thin to keep the tea warm, about as useful as a chocolate teapot............!!!!!
Well the Victorians are to blame. They covered everything from tables and piano legs to well.....tea cosies!
They made a padded plain cosy for the warmth from old blankets or eiderdowns, and had various covers, so if the cover got dirty or stained they were able to wash them, I think it is a clever idea, one cosy lots of covers. Sometimes the china, tea cloth and napkins would all match.

The tea cosy was probably invented by the Duchess of Bedford who invented afternoon tea, because there was a long time between lunch and dinner. Friends were invited for afternoon tea chatted the tea in the pot would get cold.
You will find these tea cosies here with a few other vintage linens.