IT'S always a case of seconds out when Brian Bell pulls
on a Camelon top.
In only his second feature film, scripter-director Bell pulls
off this presentational sleight-of-hand with a humble but marvelously effective illusion of ease.
I pictured all of them living out their days in Cornwall, in a stone cottage with labyrinthine gardens, green velvet bell pulls
and clattering teacups--a colorful menagerie over which the red colobus, dressed like Babar in a very tailored suit, would reign wisely and supreme.
The company's showroom will feature a log cabin-like installation during market week, and shaped rugs, placemats, wall hangings, bell pulls
and kitchen textiles will all be included.
Readers of this volume who have not read Volume 1 need not despair; they need only read the epilogue first where Bell pulls
together the work he has done in the two volumes.
Alan added: "It has so many lovely old features such as the bell pulls
and the fireplace.
GOING WELL: England''s Alastair Cook hooks the ball nicely during his knock of 60 against Australia A ON THE ATTACK: England''s Ian Bell pulls
a boundary during his commanding innings in Hobart yesterday.
They could make beautiful things with rope and twine, intricate bell pulls
and so on, and I encouraged them to teach me how to do it.
Throughout the formal rooms there are exceptional features - individually designed marble fireplaces, gothic windows, wooden shutters, servants' bell pulls
, window catches and rococo ceilings.
The bell pulls
and board, sash windows with shutters and six panel doors are still there, waiting for new owners to give the Grade II* listed property a new lease of life.
Among the licensees for Year 2000 merchandise are Goodwin Weavers (a division of Crown Crafts) for jacquard woven throws, line extensions (tapestry), wall hangings and bell pulls
But even if you know there's no servants waiting downstairs to answer your call, Victorian-style bell pulls
still make a lovely finishing touch for the home.