Isn’t this a gorgeous old screen …?
It has little brass hinges at the top that let it fold inwards or outwards. The wood will be glorious once I have given it a bit of a rub down, clean up and polish. And just look at the fabric - all original - with beautiful Kingfishers and flowers in wonderfully muted blues, greens, creams and rust, threaded on at the top and bottom with a strip of blue. I have taken the fabric off this morning, gently washed it and it is now drying on the line in the gusty winds that we are experiencing here today.
I so wish I could keep this one but a severe lack of space sadly means I can’t. I already have a two-fold fabric screen in our bedroom which is perfect for hanging some of my vintage lovelies that are too good to be hidden away in the wardrobe. If that should fill anyone’s head with ideas of burlesque style shenanigans, draped stockings, saucy negligees and the like … forget it as there is no room for shimmying behind my screen - it is also a brilliant way of hiding clutter, of which mine is doing a very good job!
I brought home a huge pile of Punch magazines too. I love looking at the adverts in these.
Couldn't leave this lovely box behind. Inside is a perfect set of French children's blocks with four different puzzles.
Love this one - 'IVROGNE' ... 'the drunkard'!
Some hat pins, a napkin ring, cherubic little baby figure, several hand painted fashion illustrations and a lovely little tray that I have revamped with some vintage fabric. All will be coming to the next fair with me.
I also managed to find some more Ladybird books and a couple of Observer books for just 10p each! They are staying here with me. Another brilliant find was this fantastic old printer’s set which will be perfect for card and label making and I’m sure I’ll be able to find 1001 other uses for it too. At just 50p I’m sure it will soon earn it’s keep!
Some 1980’s Beano comics came home with me for little man. He has just discovered Beano and loves it. He has never been a keen reader, so I was amazed when he read his first Beano from cover to cover, silent (apart from the odd chuckle), engrossed and still for over forty minutes!
I am going to use one of the fashion illustrations to make a birthday card for my mum. She will be 70 next week! Talking of which, my Mr will be 50 on Friday! He’s not one for parties or a big fuss so hopefully we will just be having an informal gathering at the beach on Saturday (please, please shine on us Mr Sun – we haven’t seen you for a while and we are really missing you now!).