Bear with me...
Oh dear, another month and a half have passed in which I have not managed to post anything. Not for lack of anything to show you, as I have been busy. But that is just the reason...I have been busy. Very busy.
But now it is time to put up the Christmas decorations. I can't put it off any longer...
Hang up the stockings and drape the tinsel.
And if it gets cold, get into bed with a good friend and maybe a book.
The painting is an impression of Govert Flinck's 'Girl by a High Chair' (1640). The miniature oil painting was made by Elly Ypma. I really like how Elly paints in her own style, using existing paintings but, rather than slavishly copying them, she gives them her own touch. Which in some cases I much prefer to an exact copy of an existing painting.
The adorable old, much loved bear was made by Jeanet Dekker of Classic Bears (no website). She makes beautiful aged teddy bears and other stuffed toys. I bought this bear at the DHN show in October, along with the sweet and cheerful soft garnet red bear, made by Elles Leenders.
Time to finish decorating!