Spring is in the air
This week I’ve had a fantastic time pottering around at home, sewing, listening to the BBC (local radio during an election week got a bit much for me!), walking around my neighbourhood and visiting a few of the spring fetes and festivals that are in abundant supply at the moment.
I found these lovely Royal Copenhagen vases on a browse through the Paddington Antique Centre. Sadly, neither of them came home with me…
Speaking of Royal Copenhagen, today my friend Yolanda and I went across town to the annual Scandi Festival at Newstead and the ice cream was very, very good! This year it seemed to be all about the food, although there were also some craft stalls including Icelandic knitting and Lego jewellery. On the walk from the car, this whale caught our eye – to give you an idea of scale, it took up half the wall of a very large warehouse!
Yesterday we popped by the Oakleigh State School fete at Ashgrove, where I scored a couple of unexpected bargains including this Japanese embroidery book.
I’m getting a bit of a collection of these Ondori books…
Love that Arabesque embroidery on the right page!
Entry filed under: art, Books, Places I like to visit, Pretty Things. Tags: Arabesque embroidery, embroidery book, Japanese embroidery book, Ondori, Royal Copenhagen ice cream, Royal Copenhagen vases, Scandi Festival, school fete, spring festival.