Last weekend's trip to the local tip yielded a number of treasures, among them this lovely 1930s water colour of the Northern Ireland Coast. Having spent many family holidays in Northern Ireland it was instantly recognisable to me. It is an original water colour in it's original frame but unfortunately I don't know who the artist is. I love the yellow and green tones which look lovely with the other two 1930s pictures I have on my wall.
The next picture is my favourite. It is an original 1930s watercolour of the Lake District by Frank Sherwin who was one of the artists who painted the wonderful railway posters. I found this in a charity shop some time ago and thought it was just a print but loved it. Some time later on closer inspection I found it was actually an original.
The next picture is a limited editon print again of the lake district and the
same era . It is signed in pencil by the artist W H Cooper.
On the same trip to the tip I bought this sad looking set of shelves which I then painted in Farrow and Ball and backed with the remains of my favourite Cath Kidston wallpaper. I used this to decorate my bathroom and still have part of a roll left.
I then used the same paper to line another old suitcase found at a car boot sale some months ago. This was quite fiddly as the insides of the case were very wonky but it was worth it as I now have a suitcase that will be great for displaying things.