Thursday, 28 July 2011

Little Longstone Well Dressing

In summer, the tiniest of villages hold "Well Dressings" where the old wells in the village are dressed with pictures made with flowers etc.

At Little Longstone, there were 2 - one made by the children,
and the other made by the elders.
The soldiers jacket was made of sunflower seeds.
The pretty little church in the village was open for a flower festival - and tea and cakes. So in we went.

Should you find yourself in Sheffield on Saturday , do pop into the Vintage Fair at the Town Hall and say hi to my pail Nicola who is dipping her toe into the Vintage market. You can find her on her "Be Beau " stall where she has a selection of wonderful goodies. Tell her I sent you. xxx

19 comments:

Nic B said...

Thanks for the mention Di- hope to see you there ladies!!! x

Janet said...

Can`t get over how professionally done those collages are -they look brilliant,what a great idea x

Michela said...

Lovely!!! We have something similar in Italy, I think once I showed it on my old blog.
xxx

Kathy said...

We were lucky to catch the well dressing at Tissington this year .... I'd wanted to see it for years. It's such a lovely English tradition.
xxx

Young at Heart said...

wow....how fabulous....wish I was going to a Yorkshire vintage market I once found a Biba poster the same as the one that was on my teenage bedroom wall, in one in Scarbourough!!

John Gray said...

ah I remember going to a few "well dressing" sundays in my time in sheffield!
nice memories

bad penny said...

How pretty those wells look & what a lovely tradition.
Your comment made me giggle as I was thinking of non English Bloggers Googling " Cream Crackered" !
" Miriam had to Google " Blimey " & translates it as " Holy Macaroni " !!!!

Liz said...

I've only ever read about well dressing before, so thanks for sharing your photos! Church looks lovely!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Rosie said...

The well dressings are lovely - I like the one with the soldier and the nurse what a lot of work has gone into them both! The church looks very pretty inside and out and, of course, tea and cakes have to be sampled:)
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Jo said...

Wonderful, there must be a lot of work put in to those. Have a lovely time in Devon, I'll look out for you.

potterjotter said...

Brings back great memories of long ago trips to well-dressing in the Peak District. Lovely.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Those pictures are stunning. Have a great weekend. T'other Diane

elsy said...

a lovely cuppa, a quiet house and a good catch up with your posts diane...better than a good book i say!..enjoy your trip

Gilly said...

Those well dressing pictures take hours to make! The one of the nurse and soldier is very good, but I like the children's very colourful one!

John Gray said...

u ok Di?
quiet for a week?
x

Denise said...

That's just a lovely post Diane. Just popping in from Janet's My Brother Andrew's Blog.

diane b said...

What a lovely tradition. Those pictures made from flowers/seeds are beautiful and the little church is so quaint and ancient.

Dolly said...

Lovely post and I enjoyed reading about the well dressing tradition which I had never heard of...but then such things don't exist in London to my knowledge. I loved the pictures, and can appreciate how much thought and work went into creating them.

Julia said...

Hi Diane

I think it's wonderful that this tradition is continued today, and that the children participate too - what wonderful designs, and the seed one is amazing! I meant to say, met your friend Nicola in our local post office the other day, a chance meeting and a lovely surprise! Hope you're well, much love J x