Suspended animation extended…

Our little pop-up market emporium is still on furlough, dear hearts. Not that there’s not lots of action – it’s just focused elsewhere at the moment. Megsie’s on a mission in the studio, Ginger has work commitments and Jen’s ramped into remedial mode in the garden (following all that recent damaging weather.)  But never fear, we’re seriously contemplating making amends by popping up in Wyndham on the 23rd December. We’ll firm that up in a couple of weeks, so watch this space.

Meanwhile here are a few snaps (by way of distraction!!) of some ‘goings on’ at our place. The politics of the day are creeping into Megsie’s current work, how could it be otherwise(!), and the owl has flown the coop…well, momentarily at least…

 

At the mid-point of the year…

With the solstice behind us, we’ve turned the (psychological!) seasonal corner and set our course for summer…

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But, that distant allure of balmy weather notwithstanding, we’re still in the throes of the winter chill and the goodies for this weekend’s pop-up reflect that frosty reality.

From the garden we’ll have lemons (for your lemon and honey cold remedies!), rhubarb and potted lavender (hedge your bets against those infernal ticks!)

From the kitchen we’re turning up the heat with robust chutneys and relishes and replenishing the stores of naughty treaties (for those cosy Netflix binges!); Sweet Ned and Rocky Road Royale, Monte Carlos, Rich Fruit Cake, Crostoli and Orange and Walnut cake…yum yum yum.

From the studios, we’re showing Megxx new work, Surf and Turf, alongside the Yardbirds, Oysters and Venetians, Ginger’s fabulous jewellery, Sangmi’s lovely embroidery and Ernesto’s darling critters. Jen’s beating the drum for heartwarming heritage crafts and it would be fair to say that Contemporary Craft and Country Chic abounds!!

A glimpse of this week around the yard at our place…

 

Hope to see you tomorrow at our monthly pop-up @ the Crossing, Candelo. 9am – 1pm.

The Bureau of Meteorology promises sunshine!!

Pleasantly fair…

Against all indications to the contrary (given the preceding week of wind, rain and increasing chill), the day of our June pop-up astonished us all – mild and sunny and nary a hint of a breeze!

Excellent – not that it really matters because we are indoors and we do have heating, but oh! how lovely it was to be slipped such a moderate day.

Last month we became caught up in the whirl and completely forgot to take snaps; such a shame because the installation shifts for each pop-up, as do the goodies on offer. So we jumped in early this time, to capture the set-up at least…

 

 

It was (again!) a fab social day – thanks to all for your interest, enthusiasm and superior taste in comestibles!

We’re now back in the garden, kitchen, studio, workshop, with a keen eye on July.

The Guest List…

The Arcadian Artisan is the dedicated upmarket venture of Jenny Attwill and Megan and Ginger Bottari (Prisoners of the Crown) – ie it features entirely our own work. However, that being said, every now and again we come across something that is so unutterably charming that we can’t resist including/sharing it. You know how it is, when you find a sweet natured person of inherent grace quietly producing traditional hand-embroidered Korean Bojagi…here in Pambula!!

Sangmi Lee’s beautifully meticulous work ranges from the elegantly spare to super-delish luxe, lending a pop of exotica to our happy haven of southern valley handcraft…

 

 

Just divine.