A horse, a cat, 2 chickens and us, living in the hand-me-down heaven I call home, here in the beautiful Dorset Countryside.
A passion for pictures, shabbychic peeling paint, French textiles, overstated Victorian, elegant Art Deco and the angular 1960s is my ecclectic mix of favourite treasures, gathered through years of tedandbunny antiquing trips, auction and jumble sales, house clearances and rescue projects from the tip!
I found the gently dog-eared 1910 postcard at Alexandra Palace antique fair many years ago, instantly enchanted with such an adorable old Steiff Bear gently pushing his bunny friend in the ancient wheelbarrow.
Ted looks so handsome in his knitted suit!
When I registered for eBay back in 2002 the card was on my desk and I could think of no nicer name than tedandbunny.
After their sedentary beginnings with a handwritten message and halfpenny stamp, this dear old bear and his companion have been beamed all around the world via the internet.
and when I launched my website nothing seemed to sound better than tedandbunny.co.uk
Ted and Bunny are now firmly "part of the family"!
ted and bunny website
Goodwood Revival award
May the best hour of the day be yours.
May luck go with you from hill to sea.
May you stand against the prevailing wind.
May no forest intimidate you.
May you look out from your own eyes.
May near and far attend you.
May you bathe your face in the sun’s rays.
May you have milk, cream, substance.
May your actions be effective.
May your thoughts be affective.
May you will both the wild and the mild.
May you sing the lark from the sky.
May you place yourself in circumstance.
May you be surrounded by goldfinches.
May you pause among alders.
May your desire be infinite.
May what you touch be touched.
May the company be less for your leaving.
May you walk alone beneath the stars.
May your embers still glow in the morning.
Friday, April 23
How lovely; thankyou Maisey's Attic for the Kreative Blogger Tag.
At the outset I was concerned that my quirky lifestyle wouldn't be of interest, so the warm welcome and kind comments left by so many have been really encouraging.
In the spirit of the award for being creative, I'd like to pass this on to
I know that some people prefer not to accept these tags, but I still wanted you to know that the time you spend creating such lovely blogs is much appreciated and admired.
So. . .to comply with my task,
7 things you didn't (want to) know about me. . .
I drive an old white pick-up truck affectionately called Mr P.
Unashamedly, I listen to the Archers.
I use Aunt Bessie's Yorkshire Puddings.
Yes, I know it's only flour and water but hers rise, taste nice and go golden while mine remain pasty Yorkshire Puddles.
Thermostatically, I'm the coldest person on the planet.
I loved my hot flushes because just for once I actually felt warm.
Other girls slavishly follow Elle or Vogue.
For me, it's the Damart Catalogue (see above).
My first pony was called Jimmy.
He cost 72 pounds and 10 shillings as a very mischevious 4 year old and lived well into his late thirties-retaining his wicked sense of humour to the end!
I fell off when I tried him out, but we still bought him because he was all we could afford!
I have the Edward Scissorhands approach to pruning so garden secateurs are under lock-and-key.
I'm number-dyslexic (I'm sure there's a legal name for it).
Show me figures and I go into meltdown.
(Is this 7 or 8?)