I know there are many things we have missed over the last few months but I hate to admit that it is the antique fairs, bazaars and shops that I have missed most of all. At least I have discovered more auction houses and antique sites on line which have enabled me to rummage in a different way. The art postcard collection has certainly grown, the Limoges brooch collection too. One or two more paintings have also found their way into the gallery section of the library.
The best thing about collecting is very often the memory that is attached to the discovery. This pretty but otherwise insignificant cup and saucer holds one of the best memories for me. Found in a brocante in France it was, looking back, one of those unforgettable moments when everything was perfect.
I am delighted this new website is ready for me to showcase my collections of rose memorabilia. The previous Rosarian Library site focussed mostly on the books but this one will include the Library, Gallery and Museum.
I am hoping many of you, who also love roses, will enjoy my Snippets and Stories as well as the images of the collections.