As promised, another glimpse at some of Ilona's treasures sent for Ambrosia Place. I must say that this item was my biggest surprise. In fact it took a couple of days to realise it was there at all. As I mentioned there were treasures hidden inside treasures and in my correspondence to thank Ilona she mentioned something about undergarments. Undergarments??? Most of you perhaps saw her post on the lovely maid that was upstairs in her attic sewing undergarments for her Mrs but I had unfortunately missed it. ( perhaps the surprise was greater) I went to the box shown below that had a lovely picture of a Lady in her undergarments and between the tissue..........
My jaw dropped, I couldn't believe I missed it!! So elegant, so pretty and such beautiful work, above is a photo I think shows the detail a little better, folded over the arm of the chair is the pantaloons, a full set. Each sleeve is finished with the tiniest tassles and you will see if you go to Ilona's post the most delicate button too.
Immediately with all this lugage and lovely items inside, a story for Ambrosia Place came to mind, the Lady of the house had long been awaiting the arrival of her dear friend, after the loss of her husband she longed for her friend to visit. Here is the scene of the guest room, her dear friend arrived, barley unpacked, too eager to talk into the night about the loves they had lost, missing each others companionship. The wash basin, jugs, soap dish and towel set for her friend ( all made by Ilona's hands) and her comforts so that she may feel most welcome but almost forgotten as they talk and talk into the night about the year that has passed.
How fortunate I am to have such an imaginative friend! And so talented to!
I hope you all enjoyed my next instalment, more to come, Ilona's efforts do not end there, so I will leave you in suspense yet again with yet another story, but perhaps of the Summer House next time.
Until then I have one thing to ask of you?? I would appreciate so much if you would have a little look at this link I will leave for you. A special young person in my life has made her first short film in support of cyber bulling, those of you that are close to me will know who I am talking about. She has written, directed and edited the 2 minute film her self and is only 14 years old. It is a competition to help raise awareness on cyber bulling and has so far she has been the weekly winner of the competition voted by the organisers. The final competition is voted by the public and she needs a few more votes to be in the running of winning the competition. All you have to do is register your email address and a password then you can give her the thumbs up, don't worry, you wont be inundated with advertising. I would appreciate it so much, there are lots of great competitors but I do think her work is worthy of a vote.
Thanks everyone for trying to vote, I have fixed the link and hopefully this one will take you directly there. XX
Click somethingincommon.gov.au/backmeup/video/back-me-be-one-do-something-about-it-edited to go directly to the video
If the link doesn't work cut and paste the address below.
Much love to you all and thank you for voting!!