Wednesday 2 December 2009

On the shelf...

one Prinknash jug
two photos of the boys,
three part glazed flasks
four very old Fortnum and Mason honey pots,
eight 'wooden roses' from the cedar in the front garden.
and hanging above, 
a 1950s Ivon Hitchens print in its original frame.

I had a heart stopping moment in a charity shop 
when I thought I had found an original, high up in a dark corner.
It bears a label which reads,
by appointment Ryman  & Co.,Ltd.
Fine Art Dealers
23 High Street, Oxford.
Established 1819.

I've never been able to identify my print:

but it's probably one of his woodland scenes.

For a blog with Shelf Appeal
do go and look at Jane Audas's site.
It's cool.
I met her when she was curating the  
National Trust Erno Goldfinger exhibition 
and she kindly agreed to give some of our old Abbatt toys an outing 
in the reconstructed nursery there.

1 comment:

  1. Hello, hope you are well? Thanks for the mention for Shelfappeal! I hear your toys are still pleasing the visitors at 2 Willow Road...