Thursday, 17 April 2014

And Knickers To You ...!

Hello there...
Hope you are all having a good week...
Busy as always here .. getting new stock ready for Easter Weekend trading.

These pretty blankets should make a nice splash of colour on the stall.
Ideal for summer picnic's .. or just snuggling on the sofa ... I sell a lot of blankets.

I really do like this colourful crocheted blanket ...
I am sorely tempted .. but really ...
how many blankets does a Girl need!

And speaking of Girls .. and all things feminine ...
 hows about these for a pair of knickers ... 
bit draughty what..!?

Yes indeedy ... Victorian 'Gutters' ...
 or crotchless knickers ... 
once upon a time ladies didn't wear panties or knickers or anything much .. 
then the Victorians came along with their discreet attitude to everything ..
 and everything had to be covered for modesty's sake.
The problem being that when you are wearing a crinoline hoop and yards and yards of fabric .. you cant lift the whole thing up to ... well get yer knickers down basically.
So these were the answer and when you wanted to 'go' .. you simply 'straddled a gutter' .. (roadside drain etc) and piddled.. or whatever the ladylike Victorian word would be.
Thus .. they were known as Gutters..

Think I would feel a mite undressed in these flimsy things.

Now these are really chunky and fit for purpose ...

I just loved the whole chunky .. warm .. sturdiness of these 
shooting socks .. 
and the colours are just fab ...
just the thing to go with your plus fours.

Another era altogether .. and a splash of colour ...
curtains for a retro look .. a Francis Price  design called Overtures.
I never ceases to amaze me what comes in ..

Hubby P has just this minute bought home a wonderful horse hair settee (sofa) with little bun feet .. and a Victorian oak crib... and whole lot of other bits and bobs..

He's been so busy this week .. mostly trying to get this finished for a client.

This lovely old wardrobe has been with the family a long time .. it came to us in pieces a bit the worse for wear after being stored in an outhouse for a while. Our client had bought a huge chest of drawers from us ... finished .. as this is now in this french grey.
She asked for restoration of the wardrobe and this finish .. so the pair could furnish her daughters new bedroom.
I am pleased to say she is very happy with her wardrobe .. so its on to the next project for us.

At least the weather is fine .. and its a pleasure to work outside.
I noticed today the first of the seeds are showing .. and the trees are leafing up ...

'how does your garden grow?'

I hope you lot over the water are seeing signs of the snow going .. its seems an awfully long winter for you.

Bye for now x