One of the best things about exhibiting at the Patchings Festival this year, was plugging into a creative community and making new friends. One night I met another stall holder Lyndsay and had a nice chat with her. Fast forward a few weeks and I’m welcoming her to tea and cake and she’s bringing in these boxes.

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Shall we see what’s in it?

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Wow!

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Lyndsay and her husband used to collect vintage teacups and amongst other things used to put candles in them to sell.

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Their business has evolved now and they have a loft full of unwanted teacups – unwanted teacups! Is there ever such a thing?!

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After she’d seen my paintings, she knew she had found both an appreciative home for them and someone who could put them to use.

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I oohed and ahhed constantly as we unwrapped the box – Christmas and birthdays for a lifetime all come at once!

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I’ve got enough inspiration here for a winter full of painting once all the flowers inspiration has died down.

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This bright blue teacup set is a leading favourite.

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They do say “There are no strangers, only friends you have not met yet”. Lyndsay – a thousand thanks x

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You can find Lyndsay’s lovely homeware here on her Pretty Beautiful website and on Facebook here.

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