We've had some snow folks! There have been some wonderful photos in blogland so not to be outdone, here are mine. Apart from the bird table I took them on may way to Dairy House on Wednesday and Thursday. Thursday was totally different - you'll notice the icicles on the petrol pump - with far more snow and a complete whiteout looking across the fields. Absolutely nothing to see - no trees, hedges, horizon - nothing! I'd have liked to stop and take another photo, but there didn't seem to be much point! The difference in snow levels between Somerset and Dorset has been quite marked. The Dorset end of the A303 has been much worse, so when I leave home I have no idea what to expect on my 32-mile journey! Let's hope there's an improvement tomorrow.
Needless to say we haven't had too many visitors to Dairy House over the last few days, but we've still managed a few sales! It's meant I've had an opportunity to tidy and sort a bit more. The lengths of braid are now wrapped round card and priced - I hadn't realised how much of my stock was unpriced!! More fabric has been folded and if it's quiet at the weekend I shall endeavour to finish filling those lovely drawers!
I've acquired some super bits and pieces over the last few weeks - a bumper box of lace from the Antiques Fair at Shepton, several auction lots of lace, loads of buttons and a few exciting items from private sellers. Most things you see here will be for sale. I hope to get much of it priced today. I'd love to say it will be on my website, but at the moment I just don't have time to spend updating it (as those of you kind enough to look from time to time will have realised).
Anyway, here's just a small selection so you can see what fun I'm having today sorting through everything. Lovely lace pieces - perhaps I should keep the discus thrower for the Olympics! And what about the Crinoline ladies and other embroidered nets! Sleeves with fabulous flouces, pretty buttons, an abundance of buckles. And what about my "One up one down" little house? Isn't it wonderful? I think I shall be able to find the time to give it a spring clean and give it a lived-in feel. The sewing machine was brought in to DH by someone the other day. I've wanted a miniature one like this for many years so maybe "Everything comes to he who waits" isn't too far off the mark! As for the fabric-covered boxes - yummy! And the 2 Victorian dress adornments are a treat. Only a few more months before we'll all be writing about bluebell woods like the one on the tin!