Thursday, January 28, 2010
Antiques in Petworth
I had been to Petworth House, an incredible collection of artwork, on an outing with Consuelo but today's adventure was all about the antique shops in the village of Petworth. It is not an easy place to get to ..... First, we met at Victoria Station in London to catch the southern rail to Pulborough. We had to sit in the correct car because the train split half-way. Rita had arranged a Taxi/Van to drive 8 of us to the village and she scheduled our pickup for later that afternoon - after the driver made his school runs! The day was cold but perfect for browsing and we enjoyed a bowl of soup and a cup of tea for lunch before returning to purchase the things we could not leave Petworth without.
You know me, I am attracted to small oils, especially ones in beautiful gold frames. This little strawberry caught my attention when I walked in the door but it wasn't until I turned it over and read the inscription on the back that I knew it needed a home. This is what it says on the back;
To Dear Diana (Lady Diana I'm sure!)
Happy Birthday 1988
Love from Lee X
NOT TO BE GIVEN AWAY!
Who do you think gave it away? This could be the start of a great romantic novel!