I've been terribly *lazy/disorganised/scatty/sad/busy/stressed out (*delete as applicable) this week in leaving return messages on blogs that have visited me or I have visited..oh the shame!..anyway thankyou as always for your messages, and I will get round to visiting new blogs as well as old favourites..hmm hope that didn't sound a little pompous..it wasnt meant to!
The sad bit, if you are wondering was losing my dear old hen Mavis..she of the bosomy eggs,to old age. My first rescued hen, she outlived many to the ripe old age of 4 (this is a good age for an ex battery hen) Bless you Mave, you were a real sweetie.x
right, lets get down to business..vintage pretty or shabby?
eeny meany miny mo...
ok lets raid the posh vintage china cabinet!This is an old Edwardian oak bookcase that I painted originally blue then green.I prefered it blue but I think if I paint it once more the drawers may never open ever again. All the china in here is vintage and thrifted, mostly at boot sales and the occasional charity shop..I'm not bothered about perfection..it shows it's been well used in the past to me, so most of these things have crazing or cracks and nothing was really expensive.
I love the colours used from the 1930s and 40s...very spring like and the flowers are always so pretty..foxgloves,roses, pansies or buttercups. In times that must have been hard during the war,to have the table laid for tea with a pretty hand embroidered cloth adorned with pretty china like this must surely have brought a smile to any housewives face.
By the way you'll be pleased to know after my rant about packaging..the whole lot was recycled to post Harrys bike that he sold on eBay.It does seem Amazon are very erratic with their packaging..books arrive in a cardboard sleeve..usually with a bashed corner and then you get so much packaging for a mug it's ridiculous.It wouldn't have broken if an elephant happened to be passing and accidentaly stepped on it.(you never know in Malvern) The White company are bad for that too. I had a box for a lampshade that was sooo massive I could actually get the dog in it..yes we did try..he was ok about it. A treat just happened to fall in the box..and he is after all, a labrador retriever :0)
"I'll get in it.. but only if you give me another treat"