Monday, 13 August 2012

Wood turned lamp number two, using drift wood.

Someone has been working hard turning odd wood into something usable in their shed again.

Everyone has seen this one.

Now there is a slimmer version, looking just as good. The new lamp is made of cedar, pine, ash wood, some salvaged from the beach that Freya normally walks then left to dry out before being turned on a wood lathe. The lamp has yet to have a matching shade like the first, I couldn't wait to have it up and working. Both very one off lamps and I love them.
So do our kids, orders are being taken. I think Freya has to scout around for more drift wood on the beach and the Soggibottom Carpenter is going to be in his shed a little longer than he intended during the coming weeks.

There are so many good things in bloggers gardens that I see on blog posts. These are from our apple tree this year. I believe they have been counted and there is a joke with our next door neighbour, just how long her reach is.

Caroline from Uniqart and Soggibottom still have an ongoing tomato competition.
I have yet to tell everyone Caroline beat me fair and square this year. This is Caroline's first tomato, quite a while ago, well before Soggibottom's  were ready to pick.

There is always another chance to win next year.

The day after I mentioned Dolores and gave a link to True Blue Canadian, a surprise parcel from Dolores came through the post. A new book to read and my very own Moose.

Dolores also knows how much time we spend in our garden during the Summer.

Soap, book and a moose button from British Columbia. Thank you Dolores.

The next day, the postman delivered another parcel. A beautiful candle that perfumes the whole cottage. Thank you Sue. You can find Sue and her Portuguese water dogs Here  Sue always keeps me in hysterics with her blog and pack of tweeters and woofers.
Thanks guys for all your kind thoughts.

As usual, Freya Rose Blossom is over at the Catflap Cavalier. Her first yearly visit to the vet for her jabs and she is in perfect health. Just as well because she has some wood collecting to do on the beach over the next few weeks. 


Old Kitty said...

Beautiful Freya!! Good job gathering these driftwood!! Look at the transformation!! These lamps are wonderful!! Yay!

Love the garden growing competition! LOL!! You are all winners - such amazing fruit n veg!

My goodness! You now have a Moose! LOL!! What a sweet package from Dolores! Enjoy your book. Take care

Joanna said...

Of course your kids want those lamps; they look great. That cottage is filled with talent. Love that moose, too. Such nice gifts.

renae said...

love these pics and your cavalier is so dang cute. Every time I see her she makes me smile and giggle a bit.

Thanks for your nice comment. It means a ton!

WoolenSails said...

What a wonderful lamp and love the smooth look with the variations in colors. My tomatoes are still green, I got them in late, so hope they ripen before the fall.


Dolores said...

Love those lamps and the shades. I guess Freya doesn't have to be trained to sniff out driftwood from the sand. Thanks for the mention but you didn't have to.
Any ice cream for the gorgeous little pup after her clean bill of health?

Chatty Crone said...

I enjoyed seeing your lamps - very nice! And I love tomatoes. And that dog is a cutie! sandie

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Those lamps are just beautiful and worth so much more than anything you could buy in any store. See, Freya Rose is a very good worker:)

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Jo's World said...

Loved the lamps, they are most elegant!.


Jo, Stella and Zkhat

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh my gosh- those are the most beautiful lamps we have ever seen!

Sandee said...

That Soggibottom Carpenter is definitely a keeper! Lovely lamps!
And what sweet gifts from Canada!

Christine said...

Midge those lamps are so pretty! I can see why everyone is wanting one. Those apples on your tree are looking quite yummy. Nothing better than a fresh apple.

Houseelf said...

Great Soggibottom produce both wooden and edible. I'll be taking a bag of windfall apples down to Oxford- the cooking tree has gone mad. Sorry about the tomatoes. Perhaps she uses Growmore? :-)

What lovely kind gifts. Hope you weren't disturbed by the storms. If so, then you've got a gorgeous candle and a good book to see them out.

Caroline B said...

I really like the new lamp - you'll be setting your carpenter up with a little cottage industry before long!
Shame my first tomato was not the beginning of a glut - I've only picked three since then - another bad year for the toms I'm afraid.

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Love those lamps! Well done Mr Soggibottom!

Mary Ann Tate said...

Those lamps are lovely. What a great idea:)

Christine said...

Soggibottom cottage is bursting at the seams with talent!
Love the lamps - good work Freya too!

Sue said...

What a lovely post with tasty treats and nice smells and lots of wonderful crafty things and even a moose. Enjoy your weekend, dear friend.
Sue and the Pack

Sparky said...

Yep, my lamps on order :-) x