The tail end of Autumn has been horrid this year . The whole world seems to have gone grey .... every shade from anthracite and charcoal to dust and fag-ash . So I feel the least I can do is to offer a couple of splashes of colour seen around this week :
This shimmering golden poster for a ballet company
some wreaths in the market
and my favourite , these two old illustrations , artist unknown , that I found in a Collector's Fair last Saturday .
A visit to the playschool and a therapeutic half hour making things out of plasticine with giggly three-year-olds , television with the BBC series "Last Tango In Halifax" and culinary adventures in Professional Masterchef , and a wonderfully bouncy CD "Congolese Soukous" which promises 'guitar action from the heart of danceness' have all made sure that , grey or not , ít's been a good week .
And may I wish you all a wonderful and cosy weekend ....
SmitoniusAndSonata is a mother and daughter collective blog.
London based Smitonius (Jessamy) makes one of a kind jewellery using vintage buttons, as well as a combination of beads from all over Europe: from lampwork ones by a range of UK artists to vintage and modern glass beads.
Sonata is a miniature quilt maker based in the North of Holland (Leeuwarden). Geraldine Keyzer is already known to collectors of Hitty dolls and owners of vintage dollhouses. She likes to use vintage as well modern cotton to create a range of quilts from simple One Patch to the more complex Grandmother's Garden.