My teacher/Sasha local friend Kate Smith came to visit me on Friday and bought me this delightful little pot plant. I’ve never seen anything like these little white drooping bells that are providing a pretty focal point after the lack now of the Christmas decorations.
Aren’t the little snow white bell shaped flowers so dainty?
The dark variegated leaves make a super backcloth for showing them off. Many, many thanks Kate. I’m so thrilled with it.
Finally I’m able to show you the canvas print, very kindly donated by Sarah Price, that I won via a silent auction at Judith’s Sasha Saturday in October. I had left it down there with my daughter when I travelled back home as she was going to have it framed for me and and bring back up here at Christmas.
She chose a simple white wooden frame to show off the overall greyish print. I’ve always admired this picture and did at one time try to replicate it with one of my blonde NP dolls in some long grass …but failed miserably.
‘J’ asking Sasha if he can come and lie in the grass with her.
Here we have my Christmas baby ‘J’ holding the sweet little Pooh Bear that Sarah Price gave the Brood for Christmas.
He is filled with tiny little polystrene beans and is so soft and cuddly. Many thanks indeed Sarah.
My daughter was always extremely fond of Pooh Bear and his friends and practically knew all the books off by heart.
He’s quite a dear little chappie don’t you agree?
Love his choppy hair.
Here is my New Year present to myself. A Ruthsdoll’s smocked checked dress.
These were made in different coloured (pink, beige, yellow, blue and one OOAK green) homespun checks in limited editions for sale just before December.
I personally liked the pink the best but chose this beige as I thought that it was the closest in colour to the dress featured ….although would have liked the OOAK green as well but that had already sold.
My 1968 Frido waif Dungaree with her bobbed hair is wearing it here. She is the doll that I have had in my collection the very longest. Her hair is lovely, soft and shiny, her vinyl quite dark and her lips oxidised but still holds a treasured place in my heart. She completes the outfit with commercially made shoes and socks.
Back to the thank you letters!