Beautiful Charts….or ‘This may take over from my Chie Mihara buying obsession’

I’m giving this little shopping event a post of it’s own, because I’m so in love and now have a hankering for everything from this Etsy shop.  I blame Flora, she blogged some amazing Jung Koch Quentell educational charts with squid images that are more than fabulous and I couldn’t resist following the link to the Etsy shop Bonnie and Bell.  Sadly, I already know that this isn’t quite M’s taste, we differ quite a bit in some areas, I often wonder what ‘my’ house would look like, should I not have to compromise.  I should state here, very certainly, that M’s house would also look very different, I tend towards  a more arty kind of organised ‘clutter’, he to a tidier, more minimal feel.  So really, me, a hoarder, him a thrower away… must be a nightmare living with me 😉

Anyway, I treated myself (ie my own money so I don’t need permission) to this lovely Autumn scene.  I couldn’t resist, and although I am hankering madly after some of the Jung Koch Quentell floral charts (especially the primrose and hazelnut ones) I have an exact spot in my studio for this and Autumn being my favourite time of the year, I just had to buy it.

I’m letting the images (all belonging to Linda of Bonnie & Belle, who kindly said I could use them) speak for themselves.

The pheasant flying away reminds me of the Royal Doulton ‘The Coppice’ vintage crockery that I’ve been collecting for some years now.

It’s farmers market in our local village today, and in keeping with the feel of this post, I’m going to drag the boys up there, via the local wood so we can enjoy what’s left of the beautiful tree colour, then I’ve promised pumpkin carving this afternoon, so I’d best flex my fingers ready for the pain involved in removing the insides ready for the boys to create the faces (they aren’t very good at scooping them out).  On an aside note, and I think I’ve mentioned this before, but do any of you Northern readers remember using turnips (which are actually swedes, but we always called them turnips) for Halloween lanterns?  And is this just a Northern thing?  Not fun trying to hollow them out, it was a kind of yearly ritual to attempt it without making your fingers bleed too much….we’re hard us Northerners 😉