Friday, 1 June 2012

Four days to go! (posted by Judith)

Well, it's been a long time since there has been a post on our poor neglected blog, and we are sorry for that. Life has taken over recently, and we have all had our fair share of ups and downs.

Hopefully over the next week, you will see a few more posts from us, as the Craft Stamping Quartet are having a holiday together in Norfolk! The girls are coming to stay at my house, Poppy Cottage, and we hope to craft together and spend some quality time catching up with each other.

We have decided that we are going to try to do a bit of sightseeing while they are staying, but the most important thing on the agenda is afternoon tea, and cake every day.

To that end, I have been collecting new, borrowed, and charity shop bits and pieces ready for their arrival. My Mother in law has been a great help to me, as she has vast cupboards full of crockery, so she has lent me some treasures. The glass dish is a 1937 coronation dish, which will be great for strawberries to go with the cakes, don't you think? The teapot is one of my wedding presents, and only comes out for high days and holidays. The Cake stand is actually new from a Laura Ashley sale, it is enamel, and very pretty. Everything else came from charity shops, and cost very little. I have a few other bits that I haven't photographed, but today is a bit grey outside, and I think that it's going to rain.

Behind where I was standing when I took the photograph is this beauty at the moment:

I absolutely love wisteria, and we inherited this one when we moved here. I consider myself very lucky to have this treat every Spring.

Well, I'm sure we'll be back with more updates of our time together in a few days, thanks for stopping by, Judith xx


Elaine said...

Hooray, I am so excited, even more seeing your preparations for our afternoon tea extravaganzas. This trip has been such a long time in the planning, it is going to be wonderful. Thanks again so much for you and the family hosting us all! Elaine xxx

Paula (PEP) said...

Safe travelling all of you. Your Wisteria bench looks delightful as does your afternoon tea collection. It looks like you'll have a wonderful time.
Paula (PEP)

Aquarius said...

Afternoon tea looks as if it is going to be really traditional and I'm sure you are all going to have a wonderful time catching up. Enjoy!!

veronica said...

have a great time girls, hope the weather is kind to you, and safe travelling Elaine, Jo and Lesley (in alphabetical order!)

craftimamma said...

Yay, not long now. Can't wait to see you girls. Wisteria are a love of mine too so I hope the weather is kind for at least one of our afternoon teas so we can sit outside and enjoy that beauty. Your OH is a gem putting up with us for several days, lol! See you Tuesday Buddy!

Lesley Xx

Jo said...

We are truly going to live the idyll for those few precious days, Judith. Thanks for providing the venue for our escape into a perfect crafty otherworld. How can we fail to be inspired by your lovely garden, the fabulous food and of course our secret celebrity tutor! Even the British summer will not dampen our spirits. Can't wait to spend special time with you all by that lovely wisteria x