Saturday, 14 March 2015

A Good Sort Out .. And Back To It ..!

Hello there ...

Well we seem to free of the germs .. at last .. 
and feel more like joining the hurley burly of everyday life .. gosh what a nasty flu like germ-y thing it was ..

As you can see (above) we have had a general sort out at the unit ..
 'Clara Bow' has had a change of outfit .. 
I rather think she looks like she is attending a Wedding.
She welcomes customers at the door.

In between sniffles .. Hubby P .. being Hubby P .. 
and fighting these germs with a vengeance .. 
not giving in .. not giving an inch .. 
and certainly Not collapsing on the sofa with a hot water bottle...
 (like most of us would/did)

He decided to work in the workshop ...
 hammering and banging and hum 'swearing' .. just a little bit.
He rebuilt a little old dresser ....
 it came to us rather in bits .. 
so it suited him to fiddle about and remake .. rebuild ..
 a bit of Make Do and Mend ...
helped to take his mind off the sniffles.

He painted it a rather nice blue colour .. and gave it a protective wax and polish.

 And guess what .. it fits into our kitchen .. just beautifully!

We had to take some cupboards down off the wall ...
 and it will mean we need to re decorate .. 
but the kitchen .. quite frankly is in dire need of a freshen up anyway.

 The photo's are not great I'm afraid .. 
we have just sort of plonked it in place .. 
but you get the idea.. 
lots of handy .. warm wooden shelves.

 And quite the cutest Deco style knobs ..
 Ooh .. a Girl just loves a nice (cupboard) Knob ..
 could have been quite rude then .. 
and Shocked you all...!

Anyway enough of that sort of thing ...
Had a good old de clutter of the house whilst I was at it .. some old friends are off to the sale.

 I've had this little mannequin for ages .. 
sweet as she is its time for a new home. 
She is an infant/small child size .. and shape .. made from plaster .. very shabby chic I suppose.

 I've loved these egg boxes too .. they date from before the war and are in such excellent condition..they were used to transport eggs. Just recently they have been pushed to the back of the shelves gathering dust.
Someone will appreciate them.

And Tins! 

Really ... just how many tins does a Girl need ..?
I've had a good thinning out .. and .. hard as it is too let go .. it does feel better .. the house feels lighter ..
that's not to say I wont go about filling it up again....!

But that's the joy of collecting .. treasure hunting .. seeking out the old and quaint .. 
the wonderfully shabby and interesting ...
 the cast aside .. 
the sad and unloved ..

So much more Thrilling than a trip to the High Street.

Don't you agree ...?

Bye for now x