Sunday, October 26, 2014

She Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven

My Great-Aunt Clarissa has written from Rome to ask why the tea towel she sent in 2007, bearing a humourous Latin inscription, is not among my three special tea towels.   It is because of the motorcycle spare part incident. Husbands can be so thoughtless. It was, however, a perfect present.  The reader will be wondering what to send me for Christmas. Tea towels, by all means.

Indeed, anything made of fabric. Myself, I ply people with blankets, cushions, and charming bags in which to store their unwanted blankets and cushions. This is my latest fabric acquisition: Agatha in Aqua for the landing window. Isn't it simply lovely?



Being on Bloglovin' has made me acutely aware of the scrapbooking menace in our midst. Grown women spend their time gluing little bits and pieces into scrapbooks and blogging about them when they could be chairing an international pharmaceutical conference, keeping a goat, or, as I do myself, strolling around the parish, bringing peace to a torn community by admiring the horses' heads on people's gateposts. Would that my gateposts were thus adorned, I tell them.

Word has swept round the Internet of Jane's new blue bench. I have flicked back through my 2013 Scrapbook Number 5(c) to find some images of my own blue benches, as I am very cutting edge. I have several, as you will see, plus a painting of one of them.



If you would like to be with Jane and myself in the madding crowd at the cutting edge, why not join the Fellowship of the Blue Bench? You know what you must do.

23 comments:

  1. That fabric is a delight....the bright blue Bench is very cheery x

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  2. Is blue the new pink?
    (Although they do go together quite delightfully all told).

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  3. Is this a giveaway? How exciting. I'd like a blue bench. Please enter me in the draw. I have always liked your blog.

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    1. Oh I do hope so, I have a good track record with Mise's giveaways. I have always liked this blog too, please enter me too a blue bench will go so well with my blue house number.

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    2. I painted the decking blue by torch light last night to match the bench. Fingers crossed.
      Also am hosting a horse's head giveaway very soon on my blog.

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    3. And I have always, always liked your blog, Lucille, in advance of your horse's head giveaway. Yourself and Sue are on the shortlist for the prestigious blue bench.

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    4. I yearn for a horse's head, dear comrades. And a bench (with cushions). Please consider this a formal application.

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  4. Oh no... I have got a Kath Kidston wallpaper print out, just for you... Would I frighten you away if I did it? If so, I won't.

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    1. I'd be honoured to have a role in the pantomime.

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    2. Excellent, but I'm not sure I'm up to your charm and wit.

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  5. The patio table legs wearing garters are the real trend setter. Lovely to have you posting again, Mise.

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  6. If I enter the giveaway could you please paint the bench another colour - thank you in anticipation

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    1. Nothing is too much trouble, Elaine. I can certainly cover that lovely magisterial blue with whatever shade of ecru you prefer.

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  7. I TOTALLY need a blue bench. No questions asked. Of course my hubby would probably flip--since he's the decorator around here, but it would be fun. Actually, we just built a house, and they painted our shutters and door bright blue...when it was supposed to be rasin. We made them change it, of course, but a blue bench... That would work.

    Unleashing the Dreamworld

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    1. Those poor workmen, Crystal, thwarted in their creativity. But of course one's hubby mustn't be made to flip.

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    2. LOL! I would agree with you, but you should have seen it. Even the neighbors were saying, "That's a primer, right?"

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  8. Mise, my only scrapbooking experiences occured in early childhood, and involved paper, scissors and paste. All the same, I have been inspired by this witty post (and the comments thereon) to include a reference to your blue bench in my own just posted post.

    Someday i will figure out how to set up my blog page to allow the reply feature after individual comments. How can I not offer this option yet. I am definitely falling behind.

    xo

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    1. What a good sport you are, Frances!

      To allow the reply feature, you need to set your comment location as 'embedded' - under 'Comment Location' in the 'Posts and comments' settings in your Blogger page.

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    2. Oh Mise, you are very fine tutor. Thank you for helping me over my tech hurdle. xo

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  9. Hmm. I have a blue ceramic sphere in the garden. Does this count?

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  10. How could I have missed your blog?
    I mean: pink and blue - and the design of the fabric almost identical of a lampshade of mine. The Vita-Sackville-West- bench in my beloved garden (before we moved to Berlin) I left in its natural colour, to the disapproval of our neighbours I did not even oil the teak - when it became silver with time they understood... But although our house is listed, I let paint the 2-storey wintergarden in turquoise-blue, lovely!
    Even more than the colours and fabrics I love your style of writing, and as I saw in your kind comment to Tom, you know 'Lucia'. As a proud member of the E.F.Benson Society I love irony and wit - so I'll follow you on Google+, (I'm not very often on that site, still undergoing a stern self-inflicted "Facebook-withdrawal" :-)

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  11. Every once in a blue moon actual life draws me away from the wonderful world of blogging, to my dismay I missed this post.

    Is it to late to suggest A Fellowship Of Traveling Blue Benches? This way we could just send them around the world to one another. And they will magically fit in any garden.

    Then we can write a book about it. And the film script.....

    Has this already begun?

    xo J

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  12. Hello Mise! It is stunningly lovely this curtain fabric and reminds me of my British wallpaper in our powder room((:
    Hugs z

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You're looking particularly well.

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