Friday, 27 January 2012

The Big Freeze

The weather has taken my breath away in more ways than one this morning.
Not just its sharp, cutting air that clears your every bronchial but the mesmerising beauty painted on everything exposed to the elements.
Although the biting cold was feasting on my cheeks, it was lovely to take Liam for a walk  before going to the shop. In case you're interested, Liam staid at home with Ben, our old-timer Border Collie/ Retriever cross, now 16 years old.

A dowery chest
The day was quite slow to start, possibly due to the weather, but as the sun came out so did the people. We're seeing more tourists around now.
I've been trying to get over selling my most historic and beautiful piece of furniture. 

This Austrian dowery chest dates back to the 17th century. Adorned with beautifully painted panels depicting Biblical scenes, it was most likely made and given as a wedding gift . One lucky couple!!!

The well wisher's inscription to the happy couple.
Before I go, I'd like to thank all of you who are boosting my blogging confidence by  visiting and commenting on my blog. I'm learning something new every day and now I'm trying to figure out how to add links of other members or websites to my blog so that I can introduce you to some of my friends. Bear with me, I'll get there.
Off to bed now so wishing you all a very good night.


helen tilston said...

Hello Joasia

I love the Cotsworlds- it has been many years since I visited. The images of the frost are spectcular.
I also love your chest


Jill said...

You are right Joasia, it was v.cold yesterday and looks like a lovely morning again today. Have a great day in the Shop hope there are lots of lovely customers. The chest is so beautiful I would be very sad to sell it!!
love Jillx

The Cloth Shed said...

Hi Joasia, Have just found your blog via Jill at Nice day at Rosies and now following.
Love that dowry chest, it is fabulous, how can you bear to part with it?
Where is your shop? We often visit the Cotswolds, in fact are due a trip very soon.
Have a good weekend with your gorgeous spaniel..
Julie x

Joasia said...

Hi Helen,
You should visit. The frost brings with it the cold but also dry and sunny days, perfect for mooching around our quaint villages and towns.

Joasia x

Joasia said...

Hi Julie,

Nice of you to visit and thank you for showing me how to spell 'dowry'. Being a foreigner has it's drawbacks.
Your blog title sounds interesting, can't wait to visit.

Joasia x

Riddlers cottage flowers said...

Love your dog he or she looks just like my Percy.
Where is you shop I am not to far from the cotswolds, Will enjoy reading your blog Lesley.

Ann said...

I understand you're new at blogging am I & feeling the frustration.
Anyhow your pictures are lovely! I'll be back to see more.

Joasia said...

Hello Ann,
Thanks for your comment, I shall look forward to your visits and maybe we can compare notes on our blogging frustrations?

Joasia x

Joasia said...

Hello Lesley,
Thanks for visiting.
Just seen your blog and left a comment. Will definitely follow.

Joasia x