Thursday, 27 February 2014

Making Hay Whilst The Sun Shines ...

We really have been trying to make make the most of these glimpses of blue skies recently.  Taking time to re-stock, polish and dust the shelves and, most of all, try to take as many photos as possible before the all too familiar grey skies return.  On days like today, when the sun shines one minute and the heavens open the next, it feels like you're playing a game of Snakes & Ladders.  New shoots in the garden prove that Spring is steadily approaching and yet the cold grey days make you yearn for cuppa after cuppa...  Our selection of good old Utility Beryl cups and saucers are just perfect for this time of year.  That beautiful soft jade green that echoes Spring and offers the comfort of that traditionally shaped cup and saucer warming our hands.

Also in the Scullery we have added a selection of new tea towels, very traditional and vintage in style and texture.  Not only do they evoke images of French Country houses and brocantes, but they also lend themselves perfectly to cushion and bolster covers!  They are available in pairs and sets of three.

Herringbone woven cotton in natural colourways with blue or raspberry red stripes and  traditional linen style Glass Cloths - the sort you had when you were a child.

Elsewhere in the Emporium we have added 1940s sewing books and patterns, very pretty floral linen cushion covers to embroider, fabulous books and a sprinkling of ephemera. 

We'd love you to take a peep.  Toodle pip for now.
Milly and Dottie