Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Who will win the Yule Log Competion!!!!

Last friday saw me on my way to one of my favourite places in Cornwall, (no not the beach) but the lovely Cowslip Workshop run by Jo Cowill.  Every year she runs a Christmas Fair, full of stalls with so many things to choose from, vintage, handmade, french fabrics, pottery and this sweet reindeer plate found its way home just right for my mince pie!
But this year unknown to me there seemed to be twice as many people there, maybe it is going to be bigger this year I thought, but no the place was a buzz around a marquee where ladies were bringing in their Yule Logs to be judged and one lady in particular was joining the competion our very own Kirstie Allsop, she was there filming her programme Kirstie's Handmade Britain. I can't tell you whether she won or not as we were all prevented from entering the tent!! If you read my blog from further afield then the UK - then this lady makes a television programme promoting Homemade Crafts in England.

I did manage to sneak a few photos but only on my phone so it looks like she has a flower growing from her head!!
I promised you on one of my last posts that I would show you what I bought in Anthropologie in London, well these cute measuring bowls shown on my shelf which I have just painted in Farrow and Ball light blue only yesterday, a job I have been meaning to do since we moved here,

(sorry I should have done some before photos but it was a grim yellow pine!!) just shows what a pot of paint can do. 
 As you can see I did buy my morrocan lights. I also treated myself to this top while in Anthropologie I haven't worn it yet but I am sure I will find somewhere to where it!!!

Busy weekend ahead going to my first Christmas event at Knightshayes Court to a 40s style Tea Dance, perhaps I will wear my top. Hope everyone is having a lovely week and enjoying the crisp days and sunshine.  I would also like to thank you all for your fabulous comments on my Advent Calendar I have decided not to sell it as I don't think I would get the price that it is worth, but that is another story!  A final picture of a visitor to my garden this morning!!


  1. Your shelf is fabulous and I also love the top - very becoming.

    Your visitor can stop at my house any day but perhaps he would be endangered if he stopped anywhere in the USA tomorrow. It is Thanksgiving.
    My best

  2. Your top would be just right for the 1940's. The dresser looks wonderful too - fab paint job. Hope you had fun hanging out with the rich and famous - I've always thought Kirstie seems very lovely and I loved her home-made series.

  3. I too love your shelf, beautiful colour. As for your china just gorgeous, very envious here. Hats off to Kirstie for having a bash at most things, she seems such a lovely person.

  4. J'adore ton étagère ...
    La couleur que tu as choisie est superbe et fait bien ressortir les jolis objets.
    Gros bisous

  5. Hi Jill,

    Your 40s style tea dance sounds lovely! You will look wonderful in that top. What a beautiful find. The bowls from Anthropology look lovely too. I wish we had the store over here in Holland!

    Wish you lots of fun at the dance this weekend!

    Lieve groet, Madelief x

  6. Those shelves are gorgeous. I am so envious of the talented bloggers like you that I follow. I also love those bowls from Anthropolgie, as well as the top. I have mixed feelings about that shop. I often visit the King's Road Chelsea branch in London, with its wonderful waterfall. But somehow I feel that yet again this is a corporate takeover and interpretation of vintage style - although admittedly beautifully done. As newlyweds in 1970 we lived at the bottom of the King's Road and remember the iconic Antiquarius antique market that was sold to house Anthropologie. The times they are a' changing...

  7. Your blouse is sooooo pretty and will look so elegant...oh and your beautiful advent embroidery is drop dead gorgeous too, no don't sell it you may never make another it is a treasure.
    Hugs Lynn xxx

  8. I love Kirstie's Handmade Britain, not least because it's popularity means there's a rise in interest of all things crafty. I think she's so funny and is the perfect person for the show!
    Teresa x


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