I hope you've had a great first week of 2016 and you're looking forward to a fun weekend. For today's Friday smile I thought I'd share something beautiful and also a book that made me smile and rolled back the years to happy childhood memories :)
The shopping pad and one of the bookmarks both have an image of one of Vettriano's most famous works. It's called The Singing Butler and the original piece shows a couple dancing on the beach with their butler and maid both holding umbrellas to try to shield their master and mistress from the elements. It is breathtakingly beautiful and I so love it. The beautiful image on the other bookmark shows a graceful couple dancing and is called "Dance Me To The End Of Love" It's another of my favourite Vettriano works. We have a framed print of each of these works upstairs and I never pass them without smiling.
I love, love, love Jack Vettriano's art honeys. His paintings are mesmerizing. We were blessed to attend an exhibition of his paintings in 2013. Once with our friends Francine and John (hello honeys xx) and again with my dear brother in law a few weeks later. I'll never forget the experience of seeing those stunning paintings in person. It's a memory I'll always cherish.
Back for a visit to my younger years then honeys, back when dinosaurs roamed the earth :) While grocery shopping I spotted this...
You can imagine then how thrilled I was to see this large hardback book celebrating this fantastic world created by Enid Blyton. I read through this wonderful annual and grinned so much my face ached :) It's chock full of original artwork and felt like a window back to my childhood. Happy, carefree days :) I found this book in Home Bargains where it was only £1! Yaaaay!! I had a look and it's listed on Amazon, where it's possible to look inside the book too.
What's making you smile today honeys? Did you ever roam Kirrin Island with the Famous Five as a child? What were your favourite childhood stories? Till next time dear ones, huggles always xxx