I've had an unintentional break from blogging for what has amazingly turned into about 4 weeks - what on earth happened there! I have been busy with many other things and I really don't know what happened to January.
My nephews have learnt all about the Chinese New Year at School and so we made some cupcakes to celebrate - I must apologize if the Chinese symbol is the wrong way up on the cupcake - my sugar paste cutter isn't marked with the words 'this way up' unfortunately!
I am joining in this week with Mosaic Monday over at Little Red House.
The cupcake is one I made and decorated a while back, and the little water jug, next to it, is an antique/junk shop find - it's currently my favourite possession!
The chandelier was photographed on a recent visit to Mottisfont Abbey and the watercolour is a sketch by Rex Whistler - he decorated a room at Mottisfont using Trompe l'oeil techniques, and it's simply stunning. The following photos are of the Whistler room and are from the National Trust website.
Pretty much everything is painted to give a relief effect - even the curtain swags aren't real!