Sunday, 29 May 2011

Next Door Neighbour

Our next door neighbours in Castro live in the Palacio de Ocharan. Built in 1901 and designed by the architect Eladio Laredo in the style of an Italian villa. It is decorated with ceramic tiles by Daniel Zuloaga.
Privately owned, it has high fences made of wrought iron in an Egyptian design, original to the house.

Imagine spending the summer at the seaside in a house like this!

Friday, 27 May 2011


Wrought iron, decorative, useful, flowery, covered in washing or pigeons.
Balconies are everywhere.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Ventanas de Mirador

Here in the north of Spain, ventanas de mirador or bay windows feature on most of the old buildings.
Enclosed so the view can be enjoyed even in the wet weather...... it is called Green Spain for a reason!!
We are staying in the seaside town of Castro Urdiales, which has some fine examples of these windows.

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Internet last

This internet business was a little more complicated than I thought!! So, if you want to see my first post, you need to take a look at my other blog  I will be posting different things on each blog so please check both if you want to see a little bit of northern Spain.
Welcome to all my new followers, I hope you'll enjoy this trip with me.

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Setting off for Kensington

I'm just about to set off for Kensington town hall, to set up my stand for The Kensington Dollshouse Festival which is taking place this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
I thought you might like to see some shabby chic inspired items which I have made for sale this weekend. I'ts a style I love.

If you are visiting please come and say hello.

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Kit of the Month

This kit contains all three need to make a difficult choice!
Auriculas are a member of the primula family, much prized for their distinctive markings and the floury white centres of their flowers.
Quote May11 on an order and you will be able to purchase an Auricula kit for £1.95 instead of the usual £3.90.

Just to let you know that I am away on holiday from 16th May until 6th June, so please get your orders into me before then or they won't be posted till I get back.
And finally a very warm welcome to everyone who has recently joined this blog.........thank you all.