Buttons, Tinners’ Hounds and Ferns

18 Oct

I discovered a new shop in town today, The Craft Collective, where most things have been made in Cornwall but not all – there were some gorgeous African buttons  made by Thalia-Mai Nero.

I have shown you our Welly Dogs before but I love them so much, here they are again! Made by David Kemp, they are really called the Tinners’ Hounds and were fashioned from miners’ boots and then cast.

Walking home I found ferns on a wall, and a lone lost bloom on the path.


Posted by on October 18, 2016 in art, Beauty, Cornwall


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11 responses to “Buttons, Tinners’ Hounds and Ferns

  1. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    October 24, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    always like seeing the Welly Dogs…I remember from a previous post…but, so worth showing again!

    • mybeautfulthings

      October 24, 2016 at 9:29 pm

      They are such fun aren’t they! I really want one of my own!🙂

  2. Bill Jones, Jr.

    October 19, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    Love the Tinner’s Hounds.

    • mybeautfulthings

      October 19, 2016 at 5:25 pm

      Delightful aren’t they? There is a pair by a lamp post just up the hill too. 🙂

  3. arlene

    October 19, 2016 at 2:34 am

    I love those buttons, they are so colorful 🙂

    • mybeautfulthings

      October 19, 2016 at 9:22 am

      Such lovely rich African colours! 🙂

      • arlene

        October 19, 2016 at 10:16 am

        Yes, they are 🙂

  4. saymber

    October 18, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    Those buttons are so lovely! Thank you for sharing them and the shoe dogs are so clever! Love to you today!

  5. commonprose

    October 18, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    Buttons can be so much fun! These are great.


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