A pair of Victorian Staffordshire figures who have seen a bit of trauma during their long lives.
Mrs Shepherd suffering the most unfortunately, with an amputation, decapitation and a pretty unsuccessful nose job.
But they are still together....staring stoically into the distance.
Her little ankle socks hinting at bit of rural naughtiness....
A bit of a painting flurry yesterday..... an old pine kitchen table.... now with Farrow and Ball Light Gray legs and wax polished top,
And an old glazed, pine wall cabinet also Light Gray...both would be ideal in a kitchen.
A 2 drawer desk or dressing table with the slimmest of tapering legs and brass castors,
Now a nice chateau grey/blue with drop handles.
I have also been doing some more cushion sewing.....with gorgeous linen fabric from Kate Forman.
And finally, I would love to know what this unusual, piece of printed toile cotton was made for....was it a neckerchief, or a political flag?
Cartouches of Napoleon in various stages of his career, dated 1812...with an unfortunate rip to the side.
In each cartouche, Napoleon is berated as a real bad lad.
Attacking the Pope, defrauding Ferdinand the V11, destroying, betraying and taking on the cast off mistress of Barras....Josephine....what a bloke...
It really should be framed as it is in quite a delicate state.
Does anyone have any ideas?
Can I just say a big thank you for all your lovely comments and an equally big hello to my new followers.
Enjoy your weekend,
P.S. After a very long reluctance to embrace the world of Twitter...I have finally succumbed!
Link is on my side bar.... x