Yesterday I was "chatting" on line with my good friend Jenny Wren from "Wren's Nature Notebook", but little did I know she'd been plotting! We said our good-byes...she off to watch an evening nature show on the tellie (what else would she watch) and I off to the mailbox oblivious of her scheming. There was a note there that said "you have a package too big for the mailbox" so off I went to retrieve my mail. When I saw the package with the Royal Post mark on it, I knew that Jenny Wren had been up to something as usual.
There inside was the cutest hand made card. "Quail among flowering cherry"
It was a "Design from the "Two Quail" pattern of porcelain decoration c. 1750 Adapted and handprinted by Stephen Lisney" He is a local printer and a customer of Jenny's husband Chris. (Yes Jenny I think they are close enough to Guinea's as you can get!!)There seems to be an abundance of talented craftsmen in Frome, where Jenny lives. Her husband Chris is quite the Craftsman designing and making furniture, metalwork and lighting that is traditional and timeless. Not only is he well known for his work in England and the UK but has built furniture special ordered from the United States! You can see his beautiful work here http://www.artsandcraftsdesign.com/home.html
truely all works of art.