Tales of walking, eating, watching and playing. Vintage treasures and simple pleasures ... the things that make her happy.

Monday, 26 March 2012

 
 They did it.  She huffed and puffed all the way to school, ran the Sport Relief Mile and ran home again.  Muscles ached the next day ... even her arms!  Nearly a year since she last ran - time to start exercising in earnest again.  
Remember the little case.  It needed some TLC.  A little sanding, waxing and polishing.  Removal of dusty green baize ...
 
A new lining.  Lovely old maps.
 
Sold
 
Saturday.  Awake before dawn.  Car loaded.  Off to Sherborne.  Marvelling at the sunrise.  Low mist layered with crimson blush.  Stopping for a while, standing at the gateway, she watched quietly.  Feeling very small.

A quiet but worthwhile day at the fair.

17 comments:

Jen said...

The map lining looks fabulous! I have a "thing" about maps.

Anne said...

The case looks really good and what an inspired idea to line with maps, just brilliant.

FeltByRae said...

I adore what you have done with the case... the lining is perfect

And running a mile? Woohoo1 I feel exhausted just thinking about it!

Mrs. Sutton said...

Congratulations and well done for running for Sports Relief!
That little suitcase case looks amazing - love the idea of lining with maps - genius! Glad to have found you.

Jelly Jam said...

Oh well done! I don't think I could run to the end of the street.
Love the lined case.
ellie
x

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Marina:
Well done! Such an achievement to have taken part let alone completed the whole course.

And, what a transformation of the case. A brilliant idea to line it with old maps. It gives such a wonderful sense of travel.

YeamieWaffles said...

Sounds like a seriously good day to me. Congratulations on that Sport Relief Mile, well done!

Fading Grace said...

Love the little wooden box,,not surprised it flew. Glad you had a good day sat...and I know you found loads of treasure Sunday! can;t wait to see what you got , have a good week, speak soon x

Vintage Squirrel said...

I'm pleased the fair was better this time for you. I bet that gorgeous box was snapped up, gosh, I'd have been right in there and bought it - probably one of those things you could have sold 10 times over. Well done on your Sports 'Mile'!

Kris said...

I'm happy that the fair was better this time for you. I love the map that you put inside. It made all the difference in the world!

I know I couldn't run a mile if I wanted too. I was walking 3 miles a day and riding a stationary bike for 20 minutes everyday until I wretched my knee. It is going on two weeks now and my knee is still popping and at times it feels like it is out of joint. Oh well, I'm sure eventually it will mend itself then I'll be back on track again!

greenthumb said...

The case turned out really well, good for you doing the run.

Melanie said...

"Stopping for a while, standing at the gateway, she watched quietly. Feeling very small." I love this writing. Your case is brilliant.

Melanie said...

Oooooh, that case looks fab!

Liz said...

Well done - all that running, you must be fit! Love the suitcase.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

demie said...

Bravo to aching muscles!
Thanks for the tip on the case! I have some old suitcases than need to be repaired inside and I was thinking stoff material... more cool with old maps ; )


Amasingly captured sunrise...

blackenpot said...

Such a brilliant idea with the maps lining the adorable suitcase! Pleased things went well at the fair.

Enjoy your weekend.

Ruth said...

A very interesting post, I love your work, so beautiful and creative!