Well here it is , the before and after shots of my favourite purchase from last Saturday's Vintage and Home Made fair here in Northampton. Mr C has put it on the hall wall for me and I enjoyed spending some time last night finding all my little bits to fill it. I have resisted putting anything on top for now. It isn't quite finished as it is still waiting for it's new brass catch but I am afraid I am rather impatient.I did decide to take off the plastic doily edging as I thought it might detract from the things on the shelves. Even my lovely girl didn't moan about it which surprised me, although she did ask if I was going to paint it because the paint was chipped ! Oh well I guess she will learn.
This was another of Mr C's finds last week, we have quite a collection of Vernon Ward coastal prints on our landing now.
I found this little wooden bench of characters in a junk shop last week and couldn't resist. They match my 'Mr Bartender' and salt and pepper pots.
Last Sunday Mr C and I went out for a drive and by complete accident came across this Railway At War event going on at old Rushden station. We only discovered it because we saw a couple dressed in 1940s clothes walking down a street of modern houses on a quiet Sunday morning. I have to say it was quite surreal. We turned a corner and saw crowds of people around the station. We had to call in and have a look as we have never been to one of these events before. There were people everywhere dressed up, and a great swing band playing and ladies dancing on the railway platform.
There were loads of displays too, I liked the old kitchen cupboard. I have always wanted one like this myself but don't have the room. There were cooking and sewing demonstrations as well as displays of military items which Mr C found interesting.
Of course there were steam trains too although we didn't stay long enough to have a ride.
A table set for tea.
There was also a parade going on outside, note the lovely old green car.