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About mybeautfulthings

Finding the beautiful in the everyday - I write about three things each day which please me in some way - people, food, art, nature, words, music and anything that makes me smile and which I hope will make you smile too.

Polishing, Hands and Bouncing Balls

There will be thirteen for dinner tomorrow so we are having to break out the Family Silver! It is from my Mum and Dad’s wedding present canteen (1939) and was a bit tarnished. The three LiveWires took on the polishing to make it all shiny and smart.

Two outside teaspoons polished

LiveWire No 3 didn’t want to go to the beach this afternoon being tired from yesterday’s journey so she read her science magazine and discovered a fun sounding experiment, making bouncy balls. It was a sticky process and here are her lovely little hands.

She coloured one mix pink and the other blue.

These are the bouncy balls.

 

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Cooking Up A Storm and a Moth

I’ve spent this very wet day cooking up a storm! I’ve made a vat of Chilli for the family gathering of thirteen whom we are feeding tomorrow, an enormous Summer pudding for the same and two Blackberry and Apple Crumbles with blackberries collected this afternoon by LiveWire No 4 and her Mum who were the first of the family to arrive.

Knowing about my beautiful  things, a lovely little moth was brought indoors for me today by LiveWire No 4 and here it is, a Brimstone Moth.

 
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Posted by on August 16, 2019 in Food, nature, Photography, Postaday 2019

 

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Glass, A Dress and A Kite

I have some pieces in a fabulous gallery, Fannie and Fox, in Penryn and am thrilled to bits!

In the gallery is the most beautiful felted dress made by Deborah Irvine. The detail is exquisite.

We went to Porthtowan today to meet our nephew and family and have rarely seen the beach so crowded. There were lots of kites around, mostly moving too fast for me to capture.

 

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Rose Hips, Cakes and Estha’s Story

The Rose hips were in someone’s garden in Truro or I might have picked them to make syrup.

Before the show, Estha’s Story,  at Heartlands this evening, there was singing and cake in the Diaspora garden. The cakes were magnificent! All made by Little Crumbs and decorated with edible flowers.

The show was amazing! Yskynna, the aerial dance company and the singers combined to tell the story of a Cornish Bal maiden and the audience loved it. Click on any photo in the gallery for a closer look.

 

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The Big Picture, Long-Tails and Sally-boots

In this week’s copy of The Big Issue there was an amazing photograph of two Praying mantises that had won the annual Glanzlichter photo contest.

Photographer Hasan Baglar

We had Long-tail Tits in the garden today – my favourite little birds.

A friend of ours recently had a baby boy so I have made him a pair of Sally-boots as I make for all new babies, as my welcome to the world.

 
 

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Glass, Seed Head and Extinction Rebellion

I have completed glass piece for a friend today incorporating her much treasured crystal heart. I’m very pleased with it.

The Bill Mackenzie seed heads were catching the sunbeams today and were very lovely.

At the weekend, Extinction Rebellion put 200 flags on boats in Falmouth harbour to draw attention to the climate emergency and I hoped our boat was one of them. We went to have a look this evening and we have a flag!

 

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The Devil’s Hatband, Washboard and Hairband

A brilliant afternoon was had by all in the garden of the Old Oak in Perranwell where the fabulous Devil’s Hatband were playing.

Embroidery detail and the washboard being played.

We were there with our nephew and family, on holiday from Germany,  which was great fun. I’s hairband was very pretty.

 
 
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