Wednesday, May 27, 2009

A Home Warming Surprise!

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.
Thank you Jenny and Chris...and Poppy too, for this lovely sunflower to brighten my everyday!

10 comments:

Carolynn said...

Oh, lucky you. I love surprises in the mail. :o))

Bird Girl said...

And doesn't this sunflower look perfect on your house? The center matches you door - how very sweet of Jenny Wren - you are lucky to have made such a wonderful cyber friend!

Jenny said...

Ah, I'm glad it arrived at last. I was just saying to Chris this morning that I was wondering where the parcel had got to. Glad it arrived safe and sound. Looks fab up there! A Sunflower for the Sunnysideup girl! (-:

Mary said...

Looks great on the house and I love that card!

Tina said...

Oh that is wonderful..Eve! I just love all the design work on your card..textures patterns, wow! How nice to have such a great friend like that!! I must visit her hubby's site!

John Theberge said...

Both are very lovely.

HANNIBAL said...

What a charming sunflower, and a great friend!

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Jenny- you are the sweetest. What a lovely gift and kind gesture. You must smile every time you see it, Eve. :-)
Sunflowers are a favorite around here - they are the happy flower!

Roy said...

That Jenny Wren is always up to something, usually mischief. {:)

Shellmo said...

Jenny is a sweetheart! Great gift!!