Catherine Daniel Ceramics

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Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Hello from Bunts!

Apparently, (and I'm sure you all knew this, but I didn't!), the Communications Officer on a ship is still, to this day, sometimes referred to as 'Bunts'.  This is because, back in the day, he would have been the one to signal messages using the ship's flags, or bunting.  

Yes, it's ceramic bunting time again!  Arrange them in order, above, outside on the garden table, thus making the most of the sunshine.  Then just thread the gingham ribbon through.

Luckily, just enough for three rows of bunting, before it ran out!

Then festoon gaily above the aga to lend an even more summery look to the newly painted duck-egg blue kitchen woodwork.  (Since the 'proper job' ended, I have painted just about everything that doesn't move!).

I am the Communications Officer on the good ship PotterJotter, and I think I have communicated something with my little flags here ....  so it's Over-and-Out from Bunts for now! 

Have you got your bunting out yet?

x Cathy


  1. The bunting is delightful. We're in the throes of redecorating ourselves at the moment, but not yet at the bunting stage...

  2. I have some Hallow'een bunting awaiting my attention...

  3. Oh nice one, Cathy! Love the bunts (and yes, being a Naval family, we did know about Bunts being the wireless Officer), also known as Sparks.

    You are still being very cagey about your new kitchen paint-make-over - we demand to see more!! Lx

  4. They are absolutely gorgeous Cathy! So original! They would look wonderful in my beach hut.xx

  5. The bunting looks great. I love the fun colours and designs. (didnt know about the name 'bunts' ya learn something different everyday!)

  6. Ooh, lovely ... I'd never have thought of ceramic bunting but this is so effective :D

  7. What a fabulous idea. Like the jug on the end as well the one with the long spout .

  8. I think I am in need of ceramic bunting Cathy! Just gorgeous - a great idea!