It had been previously painted, but not that well, so I set-to with my paintbrush and some 'milk white' paint that we had in the cupboard. I'd like it to go on the wall in our hall, so when hubby next has some time to do this, I'll show it in its new place.
|I've done some more vintage buying...the little hand embroidered tea cosy, napkin and tray cloth will be for the shop. The album of cards are for my friend for Christmas, who loves anything garden related.|
|LOVE these two painting books by Raphael Tuck....I think the cottage printed one needs to be a keeper.|
|Inside there are printed pages to paint and also some blank pages for sketching. I love that a child drew a picture of their radio (below)...really dates the book!|
|These craft pages (probably from the 30's/40's) are wonderful and full of inspiration...|
|A pouffe made from fabric covered tin cans!|
|I had a large quantity of lace from another recent buying trip, that I've laundered...|
which inevitably meant there was a lot of ironing to follow...
|But it does seem more satisfying somehow to press lovely antique laces than it does my hubby's shirts!|
|The padded coat hangers, which had been a WIP, are now complete. I added lace bows to the hooks and a vintage costume brooch to the front.|
Flowers from my daughters wedding - the pink roses are artificial, but the fresh hydrangea heads have now dried nicely.
I had quite a few props left after the wedding. These antique books were used as decoration on the guest tables. I wanted to keep a few of them...
|Another corner of our home...just because.|
|The large glazed cupboard that I mentioned was going to be put up on our landing wall is now in position. Its quite a large cabinet and holds my antique shoe collection and other goodies.|
It sparked a thought in my mind and I am now working on a new photographic calendar for 2013, (as seen in previous years) which will feature some of my collections in this and my other cabinets. I'll let you know if it works out OK.
|So that's it for now...today I plan to make another Christmas cake, finish getting my stock ready for the vintage jumble sale on Saturday and start making some festive goodies for the other upcoming Xmas fairs.|
|Have a lovely day,|