Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Goodbye Old Friend

Oh dear.  Thanks to one stormy night too many my rickety, salvaged potting shed has finally given up the ghost and collapsed.  Thank goodness, then, that it was photographed in its prime - stuffed full of fleamarket finds and reclaimed goodies.  I'll have to start planning a new one now.....

Photos: Victoria Harley

Monday, 16 January 2012

Meeting Rhoda Parry

On Friday I had the pleasure of meeting Rhoda Parry, editor of one of my favourite magazines Country Homes & Interiors.  What an inspiring lady.  She manages to balance life in the country with running a magazine in London - not sure how she does it!  Anyway, check out her blog - it's full of lovely ideas and inspirational photos.

Photo: Country Homes & Interiors

Farm Signs

Handwritten signs have an undeniable charm.  I made these two simple signs for the farm by printing out the lettering from the computer and then pricking through with a pin onto the wood below.  This gives you a rough guide of where to paint but still means the signs retain their hand-made quality.  Signs painted in Farrow and Ball 'Off Black' with 'James White' lettering.

Photo: Andrea Deniss (Pink Lily Photography)