Syrup Sponge, Buttercups and William Morris

24 Mar

Yesterday I made two small syrup sponges, one for us and one for next door. B described his as nectar!

I received a beautiful gift this evening – a photograph of bright yellow buttercups – from an ex-pupil who later became a colleague and of whom I am immensely proud.  This was her message:  “On my walk this afternoon I came across these buttercups Sally, and for some reason I thought of you. I thought I must show these to Sally! So here they are.”

Buttercups from Natalie

William Morris was an author, artist and craftsman as well as a  committed political radical and today is the 183rd anniversary of his birth. I give you a print which he designed and a quotation that I love:

“I do not want art for a few any more than education for a few,
or freedom for a few.”


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6 responses to “Syrup Sponge, Buttercups and William Morris

  1. valeriedavies

    March 26, 2017 at 2:46 am

    I never tire of Morris’s designs.. wallpapers, fabrics, wood cuts and so on, I still have tucked away in a chest a couple of dresses I had made in the sixties from fabric bought at LIberties with his beautiful designs…

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 26, 2017 at 7:20 am

      That is lovely to know! I love his designs too. 🙂

  2. utesmile

    March 25, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    Interesting. William Morris was close to where I live and we have a William Morris Gallery in the next village. Love the buttercups ♥

  3. heavenhappens

    March 24, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    Gosh I could eat that syrup sponge!
    William Morris was part of the Arts and Crafts movement here in the Cotswolds and lived and worked here.

  4. jotsfromasmallapt

    March 24, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    Perfect. Considering the climates (not the weather kind) for our respective countries….William Morris’s inscription is just that….PERFECT! Thank you. Raye

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 24, 2017 at 9:36 pm

      Just what I thought! Thank you for your comment. 🙂


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