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Ah, an unusual visitor returns to the top rugby field - a creature wearing a very cosy fur coat, with a great liking for grass!

The Llama lives quite close by and breaks out occasionally, looking for pastures new.

Some time ago Julie posted photos of her wonderful studio shelf, which reminded me of my shelf below (although it's not in a studio). My brother made it over a decade ago, using old wood reclaimed from a school building. Over the years 'stuff' has accumulated in it and upon it!
The bird on the string used to hang in my daughters' bedroom when they were small.
The painted earthenware plate comes from Haiti.

Lucky horse shoes propped against the wall and a lovely canvas by Viv

The little plasticine 'cat' clutching a battery was made by my eldest daughter
when she was really young (pre-school), she also made the red heart - using the wax from one of those little circular French cheeses!
Lastly, two of my abstract canvases in the window of the Seascape Gallery.

Have a great weekend everyone. Bye for now, Lesley.


  1. What a Beautiful shelf!!
    I recognized Viv's wonderful work immediately,
    oh you have some nice pieces.

  2. Your shelf is wonderful ... it just oozes precious memories! Now, I've never heard about that llama living up near the rugby club!

    Have a good weekend Lesley
    Carolyn ♥

  3. It's lovely to see this little peep of your lovely shelves. They're even more special becauses they're upcycled - some of the loveliestg upcycling I've seen. Were the hearts already in the wood? Our kitchen cupboards are made from the oak from an old cricket pavillion.

  4. My third attempt at leaving this, so I do apologise if it appears several times:

    I love the llama and its escape attempts. (Who can blame it?). The shelf is wonderful because of its history and the love it contains within all the items placed upon it, and their history....... :O)

  5. Julie - thanks, Viv's work is unmistakeable, isn't it.

    Carolyn - thank you, the Llamas are fairly new arrivals and live (so I've been told) at Venton Vision farm.

    Emma - your kitchen cupboards sound lovely, my brother cut the hearts himself. Thanks for visiting.

    Cathy - thanks for persevering! I'll try to get some better photos when the Llama returns with his pals.

  6. Hello!! don't know what happened to you but you've been missing from my blog list....I shall add you immediately! I've been calling my husband to look at that gorgeous shelf unit, he's just been given some fab recycled thin floor boards which we were wondering what to do with. I love tokens that contain sentimental memories, especially from my children.
    Love the llama, do they use the wool?
    Take care

  7. Thanks Jude - I think my brother copied or used a 'pattern' from somewhere - sounds just the thing for those recycled floor boards. Let me know how he gets on! Don't know the answer to the Llama wool question, it would make sense to use the wool, wouldn't it. Bye for now, Lesley

  8. Hi Lesley. That looks like the one Llama that thinks he's Steve mcQueen (except he doesn't ride a motorcycle)
    I can't believe that they have dredged the pool so they can play with model boats, I was sure it was for flood prevention reasons. They've got the whole Atlantic ocean for playing with boats!!!
    Very disappointing. The Kingfisher has been there or at the reservoir all winter also a Water rail has been present and on one day during the freeze there was a Green sandpiper. The quicker it silts up the better :)
    PS I like your shelves and they remind me of some furniture I made once.


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