Yesterday, Sylvia spied a post on one of the local lists and sent me a red alert email (good stuff for sale). Would I like to accompany her and come for tea after. So this morning, off we went. Sylvia was looking for a little hutch of some sort ... something 'just right' to fit in a certain spot. I was looking for folk art, off the wall art, something different to decorate my studio walls.
The 'china cabinet' which was advertised turned out to be something more of a storage piece. A lovely piece though, made by quiet a well known artist. Beautiful tin punched doors. Since it wasn't what Sylvia was needing, I considered it for a storage piece in By The Light. I considered it for about two seconds and made an offer. My offer was accepted. I'll post photographs of furniture on another post.
We also found some lovely little pieces to decorate our walls. A plate and mask for Sylvia. Gorgeous beaded pieces for me. We came away happy as little clams.
|An exquisite little purse, all hand beaded. Also for the wall. Perhaps it's the beginning of a beaded collection!|
|I couldn't resist this. A vintage tin cup and saucer. Obviously a childs toy, it will become part of a piece of art one day. I'm putting it with my every growing 'stash'. ha ha|
|No explanation needed here. It will hang somewhere in the Studio.|
So off we trotted with our treasures. Back to Sylvia's where I was greeted by a beautifully laid formal tea table and a wonderful traditional afternoon tea. We dined on Sylvia's made from scratch pumpkin roll together with small pieces of chocolate and beautiful camomile tea prepared from the real dried flower. I do adore the ritual of 'afternoon tea'. We talked of happy things. I felt very special.
"Come, my friend, let's have some tea and continue to talk of happy things." ~ Chaim Potok
PS: A special hello to Al and Doris. It was so lovely speaking with you yesterday. Take care of each other. Sending L O V E!