I really made the most of the warm start to Autumn by spending more time in my workshop during the evenings. I started this mosaic pot earlier in the year but a busy summer stopped me from finishing it.
Once the teal-coloured tiles were stuck down I chose lilac-purple tiles to compliment and achieve the Moroccan feel I was looking for.
Once again I chose black grout to really bring out the colours.
After planting up the pot with Purple Flame cyclamen I’m really happy with the result. This is going to give much needed colour to my patio over the coming months.
I can’t believe we’re galloping towards the end of September. Even though we’ve had a lovely summer and last week when I visited Sunbury Antiques Market, where there was little or no shade, the temperature soared to 32°C but I still don’t want it to end.
Having said that, the colours that come with this season are spectacular.
Last week I took a short break to visit friends in Spain. It’s the first time I’ve been there in the Winter and although it was quite warm and sunny we skipped the beach and went sightseeing instead.
The aroma and colours in the local market were amazing.
I couldn’t resist bringing back pots of spices, a bag full of garlic, cinnamon sticks and dried mango
Cool sign at the entrance to a disused circus arena.
Knowing about my love of mosaic I was taken to see an old villa where the owner, Emilio Gallego covered his entire home with broken china (probably in the late 1800′s?)
Unfortunately, the villa is falling into disrepair because of a dispute over ownership.
I loved spotting my Grandmother’s name, Clara.
I do hope that some sort of agreement can be made soon to save this building which is fast falling into disrepair. Apparently the rooms inside are also covered in mosaic and at the rear the garden has a porch made of pillars with Moorish arches which are beautifully decorated with ceramic tiles.