Archive | June, 2013
The medicine chest of the past - essences and tinctures of herbs and flowers.

Syrup of rhubarb and other cures

Those who visit my stand at fairs will know that I like to include vintage bottles in my displays. I like the shapes, the uneven, cloudy glass and the different colours and textures (vivid greens and blues with a ridged edge for poisons). Most of all, I like the chemists’ dispensing bottles with their intriguing […]

Lichen gathered in a marble bowl

Natural finds

Bleached wood, worn stone, pebbles polished by the changing tides,  feathers, shells, pine cones and even lichen covered twigs can all be displayed to great effect, particularly on the broken surfaces of marble and original paint.