Our mantelpiece is an ever changing composition. Change one thing and everything changes. When the picture is taken that moment is held.

Life is stilled. A still life.


This is a shop window for the ok corral.


We created the ok corral because we find so many lovely things but we didn't want to keep all the lovely things - just some of them.

Mantelpiece April 2019

By Joy Jolliffe, Apr 8 2019 11:05AM

I thought I'd share a mantelpiece display with a difference this month. It's not full of items to sell but instead there are lovely things here that I hope you will simply enjoy. We have to take every moment of pleasure from Spring blossom and bulbs as their season passes so swiftly.

The local hedges are beautiful at the moment. The Blackthorn blossom drifts across them all like a flurry of snow. My Mum called it 'Blackthorn Winter' warning that there may be blossom but the weather's still cold! The creamy white jug that holds the branches of blossom belonged to my Grandmother and possibly my Great Grandmother. I have a precious faded black and white photo of her in her garden holding a big white jug just like this one. You can understand why this piece is a keeper.

Old ceramic jelly moulds make the most beautiful planters. The two on display here are both damaged but are perfect for bulbs. You can use them over and over again for small daffs and grape hyacinths. It's a match made in heaven.

Next month we'll have fresh items here to tempt you again and there's still lots to see on the OK website. Meanwhile, take a moment to enjoy our April Still Life Interior.

Photography by www.hollyjolliffe.co.uk

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