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Monday, 20 August 2012

A mirror, a boot and those funny little people again ...

Large 1930s hand painted and etched mirror ...
In excellent condition.
Frame gently restored and enchanced with gold ...
... will be coming to the Buttercross Vintage Market
at Somerton on Saturday 8th September, 
along with lots of other goodies and delights.
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Remember this old boot?  Grandpa has made some progress ...
Rustic beams, electric wiring ...
A floor in the cellar ...
Lots still to be done, as with any major housebuilding project.
"Rome wasn't built in a day".
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And remember these funny little guys.  

Inspired by the Anthony Gormley installation at Barrington House, 
Paul the Potter is holding workshops at the Barrington Pottery.
The intention is to make a 'Field for Somerset' in one of the barns. 
 
They are aiming for 1000 little clay people by this Thursday 
(on Sunday morning they were at approx 700)
Everyone is given the same size piece of clay and the same instructions,
but they are all so different. 
And, there's been a bit of lovin' going on ...



16 comments:

YeamieWaffles said...

You've done a stellar job with the shoes Jane, keep up with the good work! I love the paintings too, talk about refined and beautiful, mmm.

Aunt Jane's Attic said...

Oh the mirror is devine, love the ruby red colour and the swallow Julie xxx

Maria said...

Helloo there!
Just read your earlier post and loved the painter and the cats tale....
The etched mirror is beautiful and I could defiantly find a home for this..
Thanks Jane for sweet comments over on mine always, I really enjoy your blog!
LoVe Maria x

Tangled Sweetpea said...

What an absolutely stunning mirror.
Victoria xx

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

The boot is great, think I might live there! Those clay people are is a fantastic way to show how unique we all are! Ada :)

Jelly Jam said...

Those clay peeps are lovely - what a fantastic idea!
Dying to see more of the boot. I remember the last one you showed.
Ellie
x

Anonymous said...

We Very nearly gave in to the mirror, just didn't have a spot for it.

Kristie Franklin said...

Beautifully restored frame and I do remember the post about the "funny little guys". Also, the boot too! It's coming along fabulously. I can't wait to see the finished results on this one. :)

Hope you well and having a wonderful day! :)

greenthumb said...

I love the idea of the little clay people, have a good week.

Jen said...

So excited to see the boot coming along--such a clever idea. And I adore the 1000 clay people--getting the community involved is such a great idea.

Anne said...

Cant wait to see the shoe finished!
I would love to be able to make one of the little clay people, wish I lived a bit nearer.Sounds like great fun!

Miss Simmonds Says said...

I'm still so enchanted by the boot house, it's exactly what I would've dreamed of as child

lyka yap said...

OMG! Those little clay people are so adorable. I'm completely awed by how they are made to look like. I can't believe that there are a thousands of them.
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nilly said...

I also would have loved a "boot house" as a child - my dream toy! Now I fear I've turned into the Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe! (Only not so cruel)

*Maristella* said...

Hi Marina.
Quante belle cose ci sono lì da voi! E che nostalgia ne ho!!!
Un caro saluto, *Maristella*.

demie said...

Love the shoe house and those small people are really really special - greetings from Norway : )