The 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 there are so many lovely things but we didn't want to keep all the lovely things - just some of them.

Mantelpiece June 2017

By Joy Jolliffe, Jun 12 2017 09:50AM

Three woven raffia mats that are worthy of display. Use them to put things on by all means. They look stunning in the middle of the table and are heat resistant too, however, don't they look amazing on the wall! Enjoy the patterns in their full glory and really, they're too good to cover up. The colours are at their best now, softened by age, mellow, earthy.

There seems to be a bit of a local crockery clear out happening as we've found lots of good crocks recently. On the far left, our perennial favourites, Beryl by Wood's Ware. Why anyone discards them beats me! They're perfect for the job. The full range is enormous and covers every possible need. This is a set of standard sized teacups, vintage, contemporary, perfect.

On the far right of the mantelpiece we have more Wood's Ware and this time it's Jasmine. We unearthed several pieces and they'll all be on the OK shelves soon. Teapot! Milk jug! Sugar bowl! Plus, these cups and saucers and four matching plates. Everything you need for tea time for ever.

Lined up in the middle is another set of four and this time it's by Poole. The beautiful mushroom colours don't photograph well (by me) and it's difficult to show their full beauty. The exterior colour is like the top of a field mushroom with just a smidgeon of pink. The inside colour is like the underneath of a field mushroom. That's the best I can do! These are the slightly larger teacups and are glazed inside and out. They'll soon be on the OK shelves next to the Poole coffee cups.

All of these lovely items will be for sale on the OK Corral website.

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