An over night fire burns parts of my beloved Historic Dinan in France ... Shop Signs & Shop Fronts are a complete curiosity & work of art in France
Parts of my beloved Historic area in Dinan broke out in fire overnight !!
The photo's look dramatic but it could have been so much worse as most of the houses are made of wood..
I am not sure but I do believe that no one was hurt ...thank goodness.
I don't like to post such sad news ...so I have put an album together of some of my favorite shop signs in France most of them are in Dinan.
I just love them each one a piece of beautiful art.
In France I always look out for unusual shop fronts and sign's and I don't have to look too hard
This one advertising 'Hotel Maison au Pelerin' translating to 'Home of the Pilgrim'
Pottery Update ..Week 11 ....Glazing my Log Vase.
The grass will be in a dark green and the flowers will be turquoise and a yellowish green
Here is my sweet turtle ...I placed wax underneath him so that if I dripped any glaze it will just burn off in the final firing in the kiln.
He will have a mottled dark green shell and his head and legs will be dark brown.
I so enjoyed making this unusual log flower bud vase ...I made it as when I am picking my Wildflowers sometimes there is a broken flower or one with a short stem ...now I will have a place to put them ...it will also look great with just the head of a lily, Zinnia etc ..
Now it sits on the shelf waiting for the final firing .
It may be a few weeks before there are enough items to put in the Kiln
But I think it will be worth waiting ...don't you .
The incredible planter in the back was made by our Tutor and friend Faith.
She is amazing and so fast ..I doubt I will ever be that fast ...I am a little slow just like my turtle...ha! ha!
I am going to have a go at making a planter like this for myself ...Faith believes I can make it.
So we will see ....
Her bird is also going to be blue ...not too sure what the walls of the houses are going to be ...
As you can see the glaze has flooded in to the windows ..making them dark.
I think it's going to be incredible when it comes out of the Kiln.
The Jewelry pieces in the front are my friend Mary's ..she loves to make jewelry.
Thanks for popping in.
I hope you enjoyed reading about my Pottery glazing.
I am as you can see now able to pick some of my Wild flowers.
That gives me joy.
I also purchased some seeds for unusual colored Cosmos flowers,
And some unusual Sunflowers ..more than 10 different varieties so the packet tells me.
So I will sow them today and hopefully will have some to enjoy through out the Summer.
I hope you all have a wonderful Holiday/Bank Holiday weekend
We are going to have a lazy one except for mowing the lawn.
I will do that whilst Danny works on a little problem on his truck.
Otherwise we are going to stay away from the crowds and enjoy sitting on our decks and porches.
Watching the birds, chatting to the Raccoons and loving on our beloved cats.
Eating amazing food.
Fillet Mignon on the grill/BBQ and on Memorial Day hot dogs on the grill .
Lots of lovely healthy salad.
And finally going to watch the latest Star Wars movie on our television.
Happy Days to you all
I love anything artsy I especially love sewing and vintage prints and shabby chic ...pretty feminine things to adorn the home