Monday, 16 March 2009

Ooooh Matron!

The sun is shining, I am feeling brighter - and just to speed my recovery, a nice little gifty parcel from Twiggy! How thoughtful is that, and the card is just so Me! I have been overwhelmed by all you nice get well comments, what have I done to be blessed by such kindly friends!
Such goodies from Twiggy - lots of crafting goodliness and sweeties - the sweeties didn't even make it onto the photo! they made me feel Loads! better!!!

I have decided I quite like yellow - its so fresh, bright and breezy! Lots of it about too at the moment.
Just look at these pretty nodding daffs making such a show of themselves!

First day out on Saturday ( feeling better, and a bit stir crazy!), Hubby P took me to an indoor carboot sale - just for a look you understand - silly man! I'm never too ill to spot a bargain, I can't pass an intriguing Vintage-y item!
Just look what we found! An original Red Cross Nursing screen - just like they have on The Royal, or Carry On Doctor!
Hubby P keeps leering round it crying 'Ooooh Matron!' Who remembers the delightful Hatti Jakes as Matron, and a delightful Barbara Winsor in the Carry On films.

A friend of ours had bought a Red Cross trailer (a kind of portable field hospital/assessment rooms - thingy!) and these screens were in it, plus all the old bandages and whatnot. I did buy it for a purpose - I have altered part of the house to make a kind of quiet corner, with an old metal framed bed and lots of comfy cushions - its an ideal restful/reading corner, plus its extra space for visitors to stay. Well I had planned to have a large curtain to draw to make it a more intimate space - then I saw the screen!

The screen came with very tatty fabric drapes, which I took off carefully and washed, it is a quite pretty, faded print - maybe I can do something with it - hate to waste anything!
I found this pretty orange floral fabric in one of my boxes, I think it as originally an old vintage sheet - pretty I thought! And vintage looking enough to suit me!

I have got one screen panel done - there are four in all, hopefully it will all look ok.
Richard and I curled up behind it the other night, chatting and being cosy - it reminded me of Story Corner at Playgroup, that same cosy safe little world. Hubby P said he thought we were being very silly - and up to no good!

We had a ride out on Sunday too - some exciting news - maybe about a new car! Wont say a lot yet - don't want to jinx it! Hubby P has been to have a test drive (that means him taking it round the corner and virtually taking it to bits/checking it over!) today.
Suffice to say - Its a good enough reason for a new hat - or two!

Just couldn't walk past these two little gems - from the 1930/40's, and in such good condition - wearable condition! Just need a nice car now to set them off!
Ta ta for now, take care xxx