Wednesday, 18 April 2012
Just a few photos of inspiring Oriental things taken this afternoon
However, I was in search of inspiration, so gave it a go anyway.
Left is a picnic box. It almost looks like 1950's bakelite but is of course lacquer with gold. I love these little boxes, with their tiny purpose made compartments for all your needs.
Six and Friends exhibition.
Apparently there is a catalogue written by Charles Wade (the Victorian owner and collector) and a visitors book of all the people who came to stay in Snowshill, but they are waiting for someone to go through them and put them into a book or on line. I'd volunteer if it was a bit nearer to home!
I just can't tell you how much I love the cabinets (one seen below) which are stuffed with interesting bits and pieces. It'd be a lovely place to go and draw, but of course you can't. It's too busy and there's no seats.