Is it panic time yet? Do you have too much to do and not enough time before the special day that is December 25th?
Well take a deep breath and appreciate the lovely arts and crafts that Lyndendale Gallery has to show you. These arts and crafts all come from our beautiful southwest corner of Western Australia.
Excuse me if I show you some items that I showed you last time. They are worth a second (or a third, or a fourth) look.
Above is a fabulous glass plate from Chris Elston of The Fifth Element. It’s her piece below too – and peeping through are more examples of Ripple Grove wood – cheese platters made of our own Marri timber.
There are only two of these outdoor angels now. Their candles are battery-operated. How cute would these look sitting on your patio table on Christmas evening?
More art photography from ToniC
Hand-crafted books from Jane Flower of Folios and Fibre near Stratham. The front book is a real collector’s item – Marri timber on the covers!
Marguerite Aberle’s miniature watercolours are beautifully presented in card form. How often do you receive a card with an original watercolour ? These look great in frames.
These little ‘houses’ (they’re less than 10 cms high) are for incense blocks. They’re made by Rie Yamauchi. There are several types – no two the same. Again, collectors’ items.
Local olive oil! yum! This comes from about 10 kilometres away. It has won several awards – these are the last 4 bottles!!
For your verandah! This clay cat is designed to house a pot plant. Imagine the effect with a climber winding up through the spaces.
Two beautiful pieces of glassware from Heather Smith. If you haven’t yet seen the stunning work of Heather and husband, William Elliott, it’s time!
This chess set is beyond description. Each hand-made piece has its own unique character. It is easily assembled as the ‘board’ is made up of separate black and white tiles. You’ll never see another piece of work like this
And look behind at the lovely glass picture from Heather Smith and William Elliott(!)
For charity – Alzheimers Australia is the beneficiary of sales of this book by Sebastian Terry. Who is he? Look him up. He is the most extraordinary person, doing the most extraordinary things.
Every little person should have one of Lee Reynolds’ gorgeous dolls. Attention to detail is amazing. You may have seen some of Lee’s embroidered brooches too.
These postcard- size acrylics from Christine Blowfield would look wonderful when framed. She says,’I paint ’em, you frame ’em.’
A Christmas tree full of anklets or bracelets from Vicki Smith of Dragonfly Creations.
Someone well- known person used to say,’Well, that’s your blooming lot.’ While this isn’t a garden, there is a lot of creativity being grown here so I’m sure he wouldn’t mind me borrowing his words.