Dear Sophie of Fading Grace, in her recent post, Paisley and Roses spoke of acquired taste...where does it come from & how do we get it? "What is it that makes us love the things we do?" I have long been interested to observe, that as a little girl fully separated from my own mother, from around the age of 6, strong tastes & inclinations have instinctively surfaced in my personality, despite near drowning (no one should ever be made to grow up in the 70's quite apart from anything else!)... I would definitely have to tilt heavily on the side of gene pull. I suspect that I have been on the journey "home" in one way or another ever since. I decided to make use of my salvaged eiderdown fabric to line my lovely basket, to at least make good something of the experience. I came across a large tablecloth recently with heart filet crocheted edge, which was just the right depth for a pretty edging. Not too sure about the rickrack but it was a useful spare bit at the time.
You would honestly think that all that recent feathery trauma would have taught me a lesson, a very big one, but no apparently not!! Here I am..right back again (I'll blame the genes) having bought two very vintage barkcloth quilts from Trade me this week. The seller wasn't too sure what they were filled with so I am pleading ignorance too! They had been rescued from a great aunts batch on Rangitoto Island & it is very true they did deserve a fresh chance at life.
I love these vintage handles..they were no longer comfy in their designated pot so they are having a little rest up here for now.
We have been having big tidy-ups & a clean out & even managed to gather up some old pictures & oak frames to take to auction in Napier. It was another lovely day.
We pulled the fruit in early & got all the bits & pieces delivered in time. On our way home along Marine Parade we were entranced by the fleeting evening colours along the waterfront.
A lot of fruit still left on the vines..
A day later my roses had spilled all over the place.
wishing you sunshine & hugs this week. Thanks so much for dropping in.