Tuesday, 6 May 2014

A Unique Present From Marc

You may remember, way back when, that when I went down to London to meet Marc for the very first time (can it be almost two years ago?),  we went mooching in all the vintage/second hand shops in Portobello Road and we found this battered old satchel which he bought me after a little haggling, and that I repaired when I got home.
Handpainted satchel 2http://itsallfiddlefart.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/my-satchel-off-marc.html
Handpainted satchel 1Originally I wanted to leave it as it was, and then more recently I thought that I would like it to be even more special and absolutely unique and so asked Marc if he would put one of his designs on it ……..
Handpainted satchel 3
……. so that, with all the satchels, in all the world, I would be the only one with a totally “Marc” original.
Handpainted satchel 4
Marc has called it Indian Summer and I just ADORE it, it reminds me of when I used to go to London about 30 odd years ago and the smell of patchouli oil and burning incense filled the air and Marc was doing his designer thing for the rich and famous!!!! Naturally, it will now be my bag of choice from now on, especially on my next visit to London at the end of May to celebrate Marc’s birthday.
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But Marc, being Marc, as I tidied away the wrappings something else dropped out of it …..
jewelled lizard brooch
…… this beautiful and very large lizard brooch …… what is he like?????  He knows me soooooooo well and what will make me go oooooooo and ahhhhh with pure delight!
waving solar powered queen
I will wear him often, but for now I thought he would look perfect languishing in the sun on my kitchen window sill under the shadow of my solar powered waving queen, another gift from Marc ……. don’t you just love him xxxxx

5 comments:

Silvia said...

Helen:
This is a beautiful picture!! I can see some of your garden and a slight reflection of you taking the picture!! If all of the elements were not on purpose, what a great coincidence!! I can't believe you'll have three posts this week, how lucky can we be?
Silvia
(from Kansas)

Cheryl W said...

Marc is definitely a treasure, and it's fun to read about and see pics that show the way you hold each other in a special place in your hearts.

Mrs B said...

Hi Helen. How lovely, Marc is certainly a talented man. The lizard looks lovely too. I will be back tomorrow to see what you have for us. Take care.

marc said...

glad you like it it will send out rainbows when you walk in the sun i did not over bling it but a few good crystals to catch the sun i could not help but put on and i destresed it to make it look old so happy you like it big love marc

Maddy Herbison said...

Fabulous! I've really enjoyed catching up with your blog posts. You know that's Maggie right? Xxx