Friday, 15 February 2013

Rusty, rustic and a little secret...

I think the theme for this Sunday's Fair at Gateshead International Stadium is to be rusty and rustic....with a lot of red.

A rustic French linen nightshirt with initials AG....

And a platter full of rusty old keys.

Coming along to keep an eye on proceedings will be this well loved, straw filled, linen covered French dog. All the way from Bordeaux to Northumberland courtesy of a regular dealer at the Hexham Fair on Tuesday.

 Boot button eyes....

 And the remnants of a spotty coat....or are they old kiss marks from his loving owner years ago?

The sun is shining today and the birds are for the first time in ages I am going to drag furniture outside and paint in the fresh air.

Thank goodness the snow and ice have gone ( fingers crossed ) and the snowdrops and other bulbs are pushing their way through.

Spring must be on its way.

As for the little secret.....I will let you know next time.

Old keys may well be needed to open it.....

Julie x


  1. Love the little doggy, he's so sweet. Intrigued to know what the keys open.
    Jo xx

  2. What a lovely array of goodies for Sunday Julie. I love your theme of reds - the little ties on the old rusty keys. That linen dog is adorable. See you at Hexham hope your day goes well. Lovely to see reminders that spring is finally on its way - saw my first snowdrops in Northumberland last week. Great to be able to paint outdoors in the sunshine too. Intrigued by the secret - lots of keys have got me thinking!!!! x Jayne

  3. Rusty, dusty and Oh so appealing!


  4. oh no! I want to know what the secret is NOW!! I'm sorry but I just can't wait...

  5. Unlike ted and bunny I will have every opportunity to apply thumbscrews or whatever it takes - on Sunday, at Gateshead!

  6. Well, that is downright mean, Julie! I want to know the secret. Are you moving house? Oh, the suspense! I love that dog, he has been so well loved, how can you bear to part with him?
    Ruth x

  7. Hi Julie, I hope you had a beezer of a day on Sunday. The little doggie is adorable. I tried to watch the video in your previous post but it just said this video is private! Hope you are well, love Linda x

  8. Oh Julie you are such a tease . . . . . .Tell us your secret!!!
    H xx