Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Chinese influence...

... maybe because we watched Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon with the boys on Saturday night!In fact, my mother collected Chinese embroidery, and I hardly display it at the moment, so this is a good opportunity to bring some out.I think my grandpa brought the soup bowls, plates and spoons back from his naval escapades in the Far East - they've been languishing in a box for far too long, and I really like having their spring-like colours on display.
They go well with the usual European vintage and hand made selection too!
Thank you so much for your comments and prayers about the killings and ongoing threat in Toulouse. Security around the schools has been really stepped-up and everyone is talking about it, but in fact when I had to drive to two different businesses in Toulouse for work today I wasn't affected by road blocks or anything, which I'd feared. We're being warned that the killer is likely to strike again, and I guess we can only pray that he is thwarted and caught before he can do any more harm. We aren't terribly scared - perhaps we should be, but life has to go on and we can't be crippled by terror, just cautious and prayerful.

10 comments:

Alix said...

Thinking of you - but you're right to try to get on with things as normal. Not to do so would make each day such a trial...
x

Jane and Chris said...

I have a Chinese collection too the designs are very pretty and 'cheerful' somehow.
God bless you all in Toulouse.
Jane x

Nina said...

My thoughts are with you.
I believe like you that life must go on, we must not give up or become so scared and then we give power to hatred and violence.

I love the chinese collection, it is beautiful.

Warm hugs and kisses to you and your family.

Angela said...

Praying for you - and may God give you the right words to comfort any anxious children who come to you for reassurance.
blessings x

wayside wanderer said...

My prayers are with you. I hope surrounding yourself with the beauty of these lovely dishes, and the memories they must bring back, lifts your heart. The colors are such a feast for the eyes.
Hugs from Texas,
Leslie

Elizabeth Rimmer said...

From the news it sounds as if the emergency might be over soon - I hope so. Thoughts and prayers!

Gill said...

Thinking of you all - take care!

A Trifle Rushed said...

The news sounds hopeful, the police seem to have found the gunman, I hope that no one else is hurt.
The Chinese bowls remind me of my childhood in Singapore, my mother stll has a lovely collection in her loft.

polkadotpeticoat said...

Thinking of you....these are beautiful examples....you displayed them so perfectly!

Nancy McCarroll - Arts, Crafts and Favorites said...

Love seeing your pretty china. Thanks.