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New Fern, Bristol Glass and ‘Summer in February’

26 Jun

1   I love uncurling ferns and we now have lots.

Uncurling fern

Uncurling fern

2   After six months of many of our precious things being boxed up so that the flooded dining room could be renovated, today I started unwrapping and re-discovering some treasures, among them, this beautiful old rolling pin made of Bristol blue glass which was in my Grandparents’ house.

Bristol glass

Bristol glass

3     We’ve just come home from seeing a beautiful film which was made in Cornwall -Summer in February. It tells of the real lives of some artists in Cornwall from 1913 and there are some wonderful scenes of Cornwall’s coastline.

 

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15 responses to “New Fern, Bristol Glass and ‘Summer in February’

  1. Alex Autin

    June 29, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    Your things are not only beautiful, they’re also incredibly interesting!

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  2. Teepee12

    June 27, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    My favorite is ruby glass, but it’s hard to find nowadays. Cranberry is close. But that glass rolling pin … do you use it? And are you a good pie maker? Because I make the absolutely WORST pie crust ever. Inedible. But it LOOKS great.

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  3. unexpectedincommonhours

    June 27, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Beautiful rolling pin!

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  4. aFrankAngle

    June 27, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    I don’t believe I’ve ever seen a glass rolling pin … and I enjoy ferns!!!

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  5. theamateurcamera

    June 27, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    That rolling pin is fantastic! 🙂

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    • mybeautfulthings

      June 27, 2013 at 2:47 pm

      Beautiful isn’t it? As Valerie says too, there is a little cork at one end so that it can be filled with iced water to keep the pastry cold. I’ve never dared use it! It’s too precious. 🙂

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      • theamateurcamera

        June 27, 2013 at 2:50 pm

        It’s wonderful… I love to find things like that, even better that it’s a family find! 🙂

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  6. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    June 27, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    That film sounds great. You certainly love your history, Sally 🙂

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    • mybeautfulthings

      June 27, 2013 at 2:45 pm

      It is interesting but I’m told the book is much better so now I have to find that one too. My pile of ‘to read’ is getting rather high! 🙂

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  7. GreedyFrog

    June 27, 2013 at 5:27 am

    What an amazing rolling pin! Lucky you! 🙂

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  8. valeriedavies

    June 27, 2013 at 3:58 am

    Oh,Oh, Oh, I love the rolling pin… with a cork to fill it with iced water!!!!

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  9. Marilyn Griffin

    June 27, 2013 at 12:42 am

    cobalt blue glass just makes me smile…it seems to talk to me…makes me happy… a magical color…
    does this mean the dining area is finished???

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  10. Balvah

    June 26, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    I ask every morning to connect with the beautiful things in life. Thanks for the answers. The rolling pin is stunning and the fern alive.

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