Book Cover, Chilli Peaches and A Candle

30 Oct

I thought you might like to see this much treasured book, bought in an auction sale some sixty years ago and given to me. It is now very fragile and still much loved.

Leather tooled cover of The Call of the Sea

Leather tooled cover of The Call of the Sea

Beautifully painted inside cover

Beautifully painted inside cover

Yesterday I showed you the Kulfi made for tonight. It is to be served with Chilli Peaches. You may notice that the chilli flakes are only on half of the peaches…..  I shall serve the rest of the flakes on the side!

Chilli peaches

Chilli peaches

I love how this candle glows from inside like a stained glass window.

Glowing candle

Glowing candle




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3 responses to “Book Cover, Chilli Peaches and A Candle

  1. nrhatch

    October 31, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    Love that inside cover! It makes one want to dive right in . . .

  2. calvin

    October 31, 2015 at 1:18 am

    You thought right! Priceless. And gifted 60 years ago just adds to it’s artful patina.

    Peaches, at least for me, I only eat when in season. Am lucky to live in a peach growing area. Never considered chili flakes. And I might just be to much of purist when it comes to my peaches, so the plain I’d reach for. How considerate to provide them both ways.

  3. grandfathersky

    October 31, 2015 at 12:06 am

    I recently watched a YouTube video on bookbinding in this style. I can see where books became treasures before factories became the norm, great idea for the peaches, and the candle bowl must look even better in person!


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