who spent her life collecting early things.
She lived her love of early.
Everything she did was connected to another time.
The first time I visited her, I was put to work washing lambs wool
in an old trough. She was busy making mead that day.
My chalk ware lamb is precious,
Netty made her for me a long time ago.
linen toile pillow.
I have had this lovely old brown linen toile
in my home since we first came to
Deerfield Farm...it's all in pastoral farming scenes.
I do love it.
Notice the young man ....
in every vignette
he is lazing about while the ladye works hard
at harvesting the wheat, tending her lambs,
turkies & hens and milking the cow.
I can't help but laugh at the look she gives
I'm quite sure he's imagining the wonderful supper she's going to be
making for him .... just as soon as her
I took the door off
and fitted it with shelves
and painted it all a creamy white
to display some of my old white ironstone.