Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Poetry Bird Feeder / Bath

Here are some close ups and generally better pictures (the lasts ones where taken on my phone) of the Poetry Bird Feeders / Baths I briefly showed a picture of last time. Your comments were lovely and I'm glad people are liking them. At Parham House and Gardens early this month they were proving popular and I now have a couple stocked at the Green Tree Gallery in Borde Hill.

They are inscribed with poems that are sweet and beautiful, full of bird song and spirit. Perfect for use in a garden full of life! And with this long a waited lovely weather we are getting in the UK- utterly perfect!

This one is inscribed with the first verse of the poem by Emily Dickenson. 


Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all,

And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.

I've heard it in the chillest land
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.

I thought those words so very fitting.... There are other poems on others with birdy garden inspired sayings and poetry.

Pooled in the middle is my trusted and well used recycled glass. This green and white mix is vibrant and fresh and I also have ones with cool blues and turquoise and some with little hints of purple and amber within them.

The underside is impressed with an interesting leaf from the garden (I couldn't just leave it blank!) And all the fixtures are strong galvanised steel chain and each come with a large hanging hook.

Perfect for dangling tucked away on a tree branch-so very inviting!

As with all my pieces they are stoneware fired so durable and easy to clean. They are frost proof and can be used in the garden all year round. If I were a bird I'd definitely have a little dip of my toe in there!

Monday, 16 July 2012

Parham House and Gardens Garden Weekend

Apologies for being so quiet lately-I strangely haven't been in much of a talking mood. Do you ever get that yourself? All through my life words have often failed me and it seems as I get older they don't work for me even more so. I wish I could be more like someone like Stephen Fry or such who has such a good way with words and expresses themselves in such an elegant and interesting way. I guess that's one of the reason I do a job that gladly doesn't rely on words very much. Things have been kind of busy. I guess it's better to be busy than have nothing to do at all. Here is some of what I have been up to lately.

Parham's Garden Weekend, the weekend before last was really good fun. Here are some pictures of my stall there

Not the best picture of them but those green leafs are brand new bowls with little butterflies and dragonflies just resting on them 

The Garden Markers were popular and sold well- 'No Snails Allowed' were peoples favourites-if only snails could read!

Poetry Bird Feeders I was talking about- they are inscribed with poems by Emily Dickenson and 'Wings' by Victor Hugo

 The stall was decorated with fern leaves I brought from home- I love ferns (if you can't guess)

Last Saturday I was at Barties Boutique in Worthing selling me wears. It was Bartie's first birthday too and as a not for profit outfit Barties have raised £900 for Cancer Research! Isn't that great?!

I hope everyone has a great week ahead-Gosh I hope the weather cheers up too!