Merletto Aqua with Peaches

Merletto Aqua with Peaches

Take black clay and shape it into scalloped plates and bowls. Make deep impressions of artful lace into the edges of the pieces. Glaze in soft, hazy blue and fire. Oh, and make it dishwasher safe, too. Whaddya think? When we first bought the Cape house, I bought a set...
A Symphony of Summer Blues

A Symphony of Summer Blues

It’s still high summer, so time to let the blue hydrangea take a bow. I gathered the somewhat electric blue optic stemware to share the stage. Included are the large water, the smaller wine and the tall, thin cordial goblets. Might as well let them all enjoy an...
Sunsets & Tides Wait for No One

Sunsets & Tides Wait for No One

Tides are the rhythm of the seaside. When we’re in the Cape, the hour of low tide is sacrosanct. That’s when we take an hour-long barefoot walk along the hard sand, the waves rolling over our feet. Each day provides two shots at it,  as the ocean...
It’s a Toile Tale

It’s a Toile Tale

Hydrangeas are in full and glorious mophead bloom in the Cape at present. Hydrangea macrophylla is the formal title, and they come in a whole range of colours. The most common are the blue plants, sometimes with a bit of pink peeking through. You see swaths of them...