Monday, December 06, 2010


Jack Frost has certainly been busy recently, hasn't he?!

No wonder mother nature decides to take a rest at this time of year...

Don't forget to feed the poor birds though.




We ventured out yesterday...but before we could take off in our car, the windscreen needed a good scrape...

I couldn't resist taking a few photos of the beautiful patterns in the ice that had formed on the glass overnight.

Just like etched glass designs in a catalogue.

With the sunrise low in the sky, we headed off to Frome.

There was a special Christmas Artisan Market being held up Catherine's Hill. The chilly weather hadn't deterred the visitors, so I was unable to capture many photos of the stalls as we all jostled for space.

At the very bottom of the hill, I bumped into an old friend...
Many years ago, (probably around 12 years to be precise) we used to do the craft fair circuit together. We'd sell our hand made goods at Green Park Station, Bath too. These included folk art/primitive style dolls and angels, rabbits, cats and Santa's.
Becky can still be found selling at Green Park station, but has since moved on to creative floristry work, using fresh and dried material. I bought a lovely blue spruce wreath for our front door from her yesterday...
And my youngest daughter spotted this fabulous one-of-a-kind handmade necklace on her stall too, which I got talked into buying(!)...but she'll have to wait until Christmas before its hers!

And I loved the little wicker heart decorations - Every year I buy three matching new decorations for our Christmas tree (three daughters, so three decs every time!) These will look perfect with all the other homespun style pieces that we have, which we bring out each year.

These other vintagey treasures are a few of the items that I picked up earlier yesterday morning.
That's all for now...
Have a great week,
Niki x


  1. We've lived here for over 20 years and today was the first time the milk has frozen on the doorstep.
    The green necklace is beautiful, no wonder your daughter was keen to persuade you to buy it. Such lovely vintage treasures you do manage to find.
    Carol xx

  2. Niki
    I love that tin, is it perhaps for sale?

  3. Love all your frosty photos - isn't nature stunning?

  4. Wonderful images.

  5. Wonderful images.

  6. What beautiful pictures! I love the frosty ones. The first one has so much color in its subtlety. I would like to see it in a18x24" size. Beautiful!

  7. Hauntingly beautiful pics!
    Your daughter picked out a wonderful green necklace...the two of you might have to take turns wearing it!

    Phyllis :)


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Niki xx