My last Fair before Christmas is tomorrow at The Rheged Discovery Centre, Penrith, Cumbria....so more painted furniture on its way...a 19th century bedside/ pot cupboard with reeded legs and castors, a small pine corner cupboard with a door and another one without.
A couple of big picture frames...and some more Kate Forman cushions, which are selling as fast as I can make them at the moment.
Vintage silver plate...a Mappin and Webb ice bucket and a Walker and Hall bowl will hopefully be gracing a new Christmas table in a few weeks time.
These old pieces of silver plate from well known makers just smack of quality. Why would you buy a modern copy when you could have an original piece for the same price or most probably less?
This old letter with the remains of a seal is an apology from W. Haward, Oxford Street, London to Mr Burroughs at Mr Crofts in St Martins Lane...dated 9th November 1763.
I ordered my clerk to be with you by 9 o'clock yesterday morning-
As you have signed a ........?
I expect him to pay the loss of it
as it was his neglect and therefore I hope you will take a Guinea for
the loss, that he may take more
care for the future, your
compliance with the request will oblige Sir....
Your most humble servant,
The start of the Christmas decorations has begun at the front door today...in the form of a wonky wreath....
And the temporary log store by the door is going to have be emptied to accomodate the big tree that will be arriving next weekend....
Poss tubs make great Christmas tree containers, watertight obviously.... and with the help of a few logs to wedge the trunk in place......deep enough to stop them falling over.
Now, what would my Granny have to say about the new use for her old washing tub?
Bye for now....back soon,