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Sunday, 20 May 2012

Arundel Farmers Market, Sundays with old friends & new life in Mill Road

Yesterday in Arundel, it was Farmers Market.

The sun shone and the town was buzzing.

and with the sun out...everyone seemed to be smiling..makes a difference to everyone's mood hey?

 but ....Sunday mornings

There really is nothing quite 
like them is there?

Although I worked last night,
I still had that wonderful feeling you really only get on a Sunday.

I met up with and had a lovely walk with my  dear friend Stella, 
who lives in the States,but who has left part of her heart in Arundel.
We had a real catch up and walked up around Swanbourne Lake and into Arundel park.

I have been taking my camera most days,on my daily meanderings, to capture all the new life around Arundel town.

this mother was splashing so manically her baby rushed away

This nest is in a very precarious position,
but these parents return 
year after year to the same spot.

This was last year with their new brood.

As you walk down Mill Road 
you will catch sight of 
several babies growing fast

Mum standing her ground on her nest

and telling these ducks to clear off

 Swanbourne Lake

 I came home to work on a chest 
of drawers with shell decoupage.

It takes  quite a few hours to cut out 
and stick them all on.

A pot of Earl Grey and some relaxing music down in the studio.

This 19th century chest of drawers
came from Osborne House and has a little
Queen Victoria emblem on the back.

I wonder if she kept her smalls in here!
What a great selling point that would be.

Here's a bit more about what we do;

Arundel Eccentrics 
have been in Arundel 
for almost 20 years.

Firstly, as 
The Old Brewery Warehouse
 and then
Ninevah House, Tarrant Street.

Over the years we have been honing our skills with furniture painting and decoration,
and,as well as having many regular
US antique trade customers,
we also supply shops in the UK such as 
Liberty in London.

Throughout the States,
our pieces are to be found in
 NYC, Texas, Florida, Carolina,California......
They are more travelled than we are.

Our work has featured in many 
interiors magazines,
House and Garden
Homes and Gardens,
BBC Homes and Antiques
in the UK 
Architectural Digest 
in the US.

If you would like to learn how to 
paint & distress,
wax and age,
crackle and craquelure
 & gild

make an old piece you 
found lying unloved,
 looking seriously
destined for the rubbish tip, 
into, at the most, a work of art
& treasured heirloom
at the very least
very much more beautiful than it did.

At the same time, enjoying 
the tranquillity
of our
Riverside Studio
in the beautiful,
country town of Arundel,
you will be learning in small classes,
with refreshments including
a vegetarian lunch and a glass of wine.

Let us know.

We are aiming to make our small 
classes a memorable experience, 
and one that will make people 
want to return over and over again.

I hope you are having a great Sunday.