|I arrived at my shop as usual on Thursday morning this week - After only being open for a couple of minutes, the owner of the Antiques Centre in Shepton Mallet called-by with a beautiful book under her arm. She handed it to me and told me it had been left for me by a lady who had visited the town when my shop was closed...|
I was VERY surprised.
Inside the book was a little hand written message, explaining who it was from. I believe I have met the kind lady before - I think it was back in 2010 when the BBC were filming in the town.
So Anna, from Southampton, (I hope I have the right lady!) I can't thank you enough for such a generous gift...I had no idea how else to thank you, so I hope you will read this and know how much I appreciate this beautiful book...and I'll wonder how you were able to part with it!
I will share a few of the lovely illustrations with you now...
|It is a large book, printed rather like a sketch book, showcasing the work of C.D. Gibson, and dates from 1903. As you can see by the title, it includes drawings of 'the weaker sex'...|
And it soon becomes clear who the artist feels is the weaker one!
|The Party Wall.|
|Design for wallpaper - Suitable for a bachelor apartment.|
|I thought I may print some of the beautiful portraits onto card and use them as a way to present ribbons and antique beaded pieces that I have for sale, as Anna requested I try and do something creative with it.|
|Thanks again Anna - I hope you read this post! x|
|Thank you to Jill for the scented sweet-pea posy you brought to my shop on Friday...|
I'll see you next week...armed with my camera! ;-))
|Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone,|