Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Sad News

This is written by Zani, Elizabeth's daughter.

After several months of ill health, Elizabeth passed away peacefully on the 18th August 2016. She loved her blog and her textiles. Thank you all so much for your friendship and support.


  1. I am so very saddened to hear this news, but thank you for letting us. I send my deep condolences to you and your family.

    What pleasure your mother brought to many folks like myself who were fortunate to have connected with her via her excellent blogging posts. Although I never met her in person, I feel that I have lost a good friend.

    Best wishes.

  2. I am so sorry to hear your sad news and send my sincere condolences to you and your family. I have long followed your mother's very informative blog. I did have the pleasure of meeting Elizabeth at the last Rag Market she held in Bradford on Avon in June 2014. She managed to squeeze me and my textiles into a last minute space in the Mason's Hall. It was lovely to meet her at last and be guided through her vast collection of textiles in.the wine cellars of her home. I hope that you wiLL leave the blog up for a while at least as I would like to revisit many of her wonderfully interesting entries. She was such an inspiration. With best wishes , Cecile.

  3. My deepest condolences. I enjoyed Elizabeth's blog and her love of textiles for several years. She will be missed.

  4. I am so sad to hear of the news of your Mother's death. I never knew her but she seemed a wonderfully active and interesting woman. I am sure this will be a difficult time for all of you but hope in time smiles will come as you remember so many of her adventures and buying trips.

  5. Please accept my deapest condolences at Buffy's passing. She was a good friend and inspiration to me. A huge influence in the world of Interior Design, she will be sadly missed by many.

  6. Thank you for letting us know about your mother's death. I found her words interesting and inspiring and will miss reading them. She expanded boundaries and introduced us to new worlds, past and present. Bless you.

  7. Dear Zani,

    have just read your post with much sadness,I was lucky enough to spend numerous happy visits with Buffy both at Freshford and Bradford with particularly fond memories of a lunch with her and your father. Her passion and knowledge will be sorely missed and I will treasure my many fond memories of special visits which always resulted in a collection of lovely finds all of which continue to make our home so inviting. Our thoughts are with you all.

  8. Thank you for letting us know about your mother's passing. I have followed her blog for some time and especially enjoyed hearing about her visits to France and her many textile finds. I have always liked ticking fabrics and she had a nice collection it seemed. Her Rag Markets always sounded so interesting, also, and were something I had wanted to attend, but never made it to. My condolences to you and the family.~Christine

  9. Very sad news. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Your mother was a wonderful woman. I have very fond memories of visiting her and your father several times at Bradford. She provided beautiful curtains, impeccably made to measure,for my home and lovely toile de Jouy. She was an inspiration and will be dearly missed. Irmgard

  10. Dear Zani,
    I am so sorry for your loss. As a fan of your mother's blog, I will miss her terribly. All the best to you and your family.

  11. Oh so sad, I loved her stories about the beautiful textiles she loved also.
    I remember when I first came upon her blog post. She had a wonderful time with her textiles also according to her blog.
    I would love to have had some of her textiles she came upon .
    I miss her stories and events she went to

    My condolences to you and rest of her family


  12. Dear Zani,
    I hadn't gone on your Mother's website for a while, so didn't know til now she was gone.
    I loved meeting her at her home many years ago when in England. We drove from London to Bath then shopped by telephone and email. She would take a wheelbarrow to the post office with all the upholstery & drape material.
    I thought her a most amazing person.
    My heart goes out to your family
    Julie Payne, Los Angeles Ca. USa

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  15. I'm so sorry, but thank you so much for making the post. I stumbled on another blog a couple of months ago where the lady had been quite active ... then nothing. I suspect she passed as well. Sympathies on the loss of your mother. She seems like an awesome womman.