Monday, November 8

one of my favourite things

In the cold grey dawn this morning I felt a tad November-ish.

Rather a lot to do so I started early.
Once the REALLY pressing things were out of the way
I gravitated towards the cosiness of Blogland and my second cuppa,
and yes I DO know the downfall of the self-employed is discipline!

I wanted to tell you about something other than
eBay or Vintage at the Village Hall, but I've been nowhere
exciting nor accomplished feats of daring-do.

The plaster figure above is from the remains 
of an antique wall fresco. She was once an
incredibly beautiful lady riding side-saddle. . .
alas when the room was demolished
she was roughly removed but I've treasured her for years
as she lays on my desk, literally a "piece" of history.
Held together behind with wire staples
she may be "damaged" in the eyes of others
but to me she's Faded Grandeur of the nicest kind!


17 comments:

Menopausal musing said...

Well, I haven't been anywhere or done anything either and am sitting drinking second cup of tea before going out to clean a house and I have loved looking at this beautiful piece. The way it has sheered off looks like it was meant to be. Just wondered how big it is?

Vintage Tea Time said...

That is really lovely - very atmospheric! Yes, how big is it? Grey and wet out there, but I need to get away from this building work, so I shall brave the elements! Have a good day!

Shirl said...

A piece of yester-year, beautiful! So sad the rest was demolished.

Its very cold here today and I'm off for my 2nd cup of coffee to warm my chilly bones ...

Shirl xxx

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

She is beautiful! Glad I am not the only eternal procrastinator! Off for another cuppa!

Hesta Nesta said...

She really is lovely, and I can see why you treasure her. I too have a severe lack of self discipline and I really should be making things for my next fair..
Jo xx

Jee said...

Having been forced out by a dentist's appointment, you're very wise to be sitting at the computer - it's horrid out there! I love the fragment, may I add the photo to my collection of bits and fragments I'm slowly making into an art project?

Heidi said...

I'm on my third cup of coffee and I just read on your post Discipline is the key to being self employed. My hubby and I are both self-employed and how right you are.....it can be tiring!

Sherri B. said...

How nice to have her by your side reminding you of the "downfalls" of poor wieght loss techniques ...Have a good week!

ted and bunny said...

Well where did this day go?!
For me it was riding Bruce (yes it was cold!)...grabbing a quick cuppa with my best friend (who listened to all my moanings and groanings and then helped me to laugh it all away)...clean and polish a FAB 50s dressing table I bought yeasterday...photograph and list next week's sales on eBay...repair a stand for a French manni...attempt to concentrate on boring paperwork (impossible)...and now I'm back here with the last cuppa of the day to read your lovely comments.
Thankyou all for appreciating this piece of broken lovliness- she's just under 10"
Off now to finish clearing up (and finish the paperwork) before tea and last night's Downton Abbey.
All love xx

Country Cottage Chic said...

It's hard work being a procrastinator!
Your piece of history is lovely - what a shame it was damaged in that way.

Jayne

Kim said...

I had to tell you of the spirit experience I had with my beloved Kitton last nite. I was laying in bed, of course, as it was around 2 or 3 am and the curlers on my head (yes, I look like an old woman and they are pink and plastic!)started knocking together and clattering. Kitton used to lay on the top of my head, curlers and all and play with them and bite them. Well....there you go...she let me know she was there! Love to Kit...

teddy bears Marin to Venice said...

Ciao,

LOVELY BLOG !!!!!!

sandiart said...

Oh how sad is it that some beautiful things are destroy for one reason or another. She is beautiful and I would have grabbed her too. I am like you I 'breakfast and blog' every morning, it gets me going for the day.
Hugs Sandi xx

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

One of my favourite items on my bookcase is a small piece of concrete

I picked it up on my first visit to america....
it was a tiny bit of alcatraz!!
a bit of a nice memory

The English Writer said...

I wanted to say thank you for the lovely comment your left on my blog yesterday, what a lovely thing to say. Keep blogging, K xx

BusyLizzie said...

She really is fab, I can see why you treasure her. Thank you for your blog comment, would you like Shepton tickets? .. and yes, probably a few more flyers would be great... Lizzie x

Favourite Vintage Finds said...

Oh I agree, she's a wonderful treasure! xo

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