...wrought iron, that is! Anyone who has read my blog regularly knows that I just love anything of wrought iron. Every once in a while, you stumble onto a piece of it and know you have to bring it home with you. This happened while we were staying at Cranberry Cottage the week before Easter. We went to a tiny village called Warffum to visit the open air museum and walked past this blacksmith shop. You can see more of Ron Caspers' work here.
Seeing all those beauties outside pulled us in to ask about buying something that caught my eye. But then once inside, it was pure pleasure to discover this wonderful work space.
Did I bring something home with me? Yes! I spied this old rusted piece of possibly a fence or balcony railing. I am not sure that the smith did not think I was nuts as he seemed not used to selling any of the old left over bits from his restoration work but this is what I wanted. Just look at the beautiful detail!
Jos sunk an old piece of post we had and laid a few bricks under the area where the gate would fall. I now have an eye catcher at the end of my new little herb garden. There are two valerian plants just on the other side. This herb grows to a good height and the gate will add stability plus give it a nice backdrop. I just love it!
Thank you everyone for your comments on my last post. The response was very touching and much appreciated! I have been to see the specialist here at my own hospital. He is running some tests but there is a good chance we will never know what made my body react as it did. The length of time for the reaction could mean it is not food related. I will know more in 3 weeks. In the meantime, he has given me an emergency kit with 4 medications to use if it happens again to keep it from getting dangerous before an ambulance can get to me.