Thursday, 28 October 2010

The Lovely WI Cupboard







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.

The rose tin was a purchase from linda (Tabbyroo) at the fair on Saturday.


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.





23 comments:

a mermaids purse said...

wow soooooo wonderful and if chipped the better hehe...sooo beautiful all your treasures i could spend a week sitting here admiring ;0)...lovely photos x

Hesta Nesta said...

The WI cupboard looks lovely, nothing like a bit of chippy paint work. The Railway at War event sounds interesting, I would have loved to have gone, nothing like that seems to happen where we live.
Jo xx

MelMel said...

Coo!
I love the W.I cupboard, brill find!
the fair looks like it was super fun!xxx

sylviesgarden said...

That W.I. cupboard is sooooooo fabulous!
x

Susan said...

The WI cabinet is a great find!!

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

The WI cupboard looks gorgeous filled with your lovely bits and bobs! The railway event sounds/ looks great - you got some really great pictures!

just to say Amy & I had a fab time at the fair - thank you so much for the great organisation xx

The Vintage Gardener said...

Love the cupboard and everything in it! While at the fair last week I had a look through your posters hoping to find the herbaceous border one, but I can see why I didn't find it, because it is on your wall!!!

tracey @ the vintage bothy said...

You were so right to buy the cupboard.
T X

Miss Creativity said...

I love the display and your daughter sounds like my daughter as I always say when she makes these remarks 'you just have no taste' keep up the good work. Have a happy weekend
Beverley

Vintage from the Village said...

The cupboard is great, I have a WI glass that would look fab in there ! I will have to watch out for one too
Sue x

harmony and rosie said...

Aaah, the WI cupboard. Even better now it's filled.

Lady Cherry said...

I love those tins, and your lovely post has reminded me of a set of wooden egg cups I had when I was a child, that were different army and navy characters. I loved those egg cups with all my heart!!

miz-bag said...

that cabinet if fab!!!! chips an all!

PepperPi said...

The WI cupboard is gorgeous! You find some fantastic things.
Clair x

Amy said...

The cupboard looks great, as does the railway event x

Thecraftytrundler said...

Love that cupboard & I bet you had a great time filling it up!!!
The Rushden event is only about 2 miles from me, & I forgot all about it!!!!

Sharon xx

delia hornbook said...

Ohh i love your new Wi cupboard it looks lovely with all your things in. I have a Vernon ward print as well but its 2 swans taking off i really like his prints. That looks like a lovely day out, i love the 50's wooden larder cupboard they hold so much stuff there amazing. I adore your salt and pepper pots to they very cute. Enjoy your weekend. Dee x

melanie said...

Love the W.I cupboard, I take it it once belonged to a womens institute? xxx

Susy said...

Hello, I just got the small closet,
you had the same idea! come see!
Good weekend Susy

Ticking stripes said...

Brilliant post - love everything Anne! Those re-enactment events are great for taking us back...

A Treasured Past said...

Hi Ann, the little cupboard is fabulous.I love all the little bits and pieces that you filled it with also.

I found a Vernon Ward seagulls print the other week, I should send it over:) hope all is well, Tamara

VintageWantsNotNeeds said...

Cupbaord looks great, can't believe you had the stamina after the show to go to the WW2 Railway at War day, Del would have loved those steam trains, will have to go next year.

Pennyblossoms said...

Aha! The 'famous' WI cupboard!! It is lovely and a perfect setting for all your knick-knacks. Excellent find.
We have one of those larder cupboards but the one at the show is really nice being 'wood' as ours is a bit of an icky blue colour! I now feel valid in thinking about sanding it down!
Z xx