Autumn, Fall, inspiration

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11055513_1553788894894913_1064716191_nOlives from the beautiful tree in our garden this Autumn,

inspired these pictures with vintage teacups and rose petals.

1889202_309368345905001_1145253987_nA darker muse with pears

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A French inspired home

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Our home and collections

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Raffles the cat, in memory of

in memory of rafflesour dear old friend…

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High tea, Giraffe style

Wondering what the stack of teacups photo shoot was for…

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High tea, Giraffe style:)

Cards available from Mulberry Muse

 

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Shattered tea cup, photo shoot blooper

Sometimes photo shoots do not go as planned,

this one ended in disaster with one of my precious tea cups broken,

I tried to build the stack too high and it fell over:(

Wendy Paula Patterson teacups

Very sad loss, it was a French vintage Haviland hand painted teacup

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Vintage images reborn, Marie Antoinette before and after

Wendys artworkMany of you may wonder where I find my Marie Antoinette and other

 lovely vintage characters for my artwork and designs.

Well, most are readily available as public domain images in their original form.

However they undergo dramatic facelifts and costume changes in my hands,

working with photoshop and sometimes original watercolour and gouache.

Many hours of work goes into their transformation.

My goal is to achieve a visual harmony with the past and present

adding exquisite detail and charm.

I love to transform beautiful new characters from the old,

sometimes very shabby vintage images.

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Mulberry Muse for delicious paper confections

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vvvFor delicious paper treats visit Mulberry Muse on etsy

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Marie Antoinette vintage tea party

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New card from Mulberry Muse by Wendy Paula Patterson

Marie Antoinette high tea card

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xxxRaspberry and pistachio mousse, home made:)

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Birthday cake for Nanny

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a special cake made for Nanny’s (my husband’s Mother) 83 rd birthday

The cake is a gluten free, sugar free chocolate cake

recipe from Spoonful of Sugarfree

Decorated with rose petals , pistachios and figs with each layer held together

with delicious sugar free cherry jam from St Dalfour, France.

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Teacups

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cake cooling ready for decoration, recipe from Spoonful of Sugarfree

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Chocolate cake, gluten free, sugar free deliciousness

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I made this lovely cake as an experiment for a birthday cake, it really is yum.

Thank you Spoonful of Sugarfree!

No sugar, no grains, made with nuts , cacao, dates and coconut oil.

I can recommend eating it with fresh berries and a sprinkling of your favourite nuts.

Recipe from Spoonful of Sugarfree

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