Joyous find at Hexham Antique Fair on Tuesday ....
A box of Irish linen thread in many colours from Henry Campbell &Co Ltd, Belfast, Ireland.
Unused and bundled together in 1/2 oz knots
Mirrors and chairs too have been painted in off-whites and my new colour of the moment...duck egg blue.
As I have never seen anything like these before, I was wondering....what were they used for originally?
I could use them for tying gifts, or threads for my labels instead of string....or by engaging my creative side, make delicate strings of tiny vintage keys, buttons, paper ephemera to just hang and look pretty.
Other buys included these lovely 19th century clock faces,
Hand painted with a faded makers name, however, I think someone decided to start cleaning the rose one, then gave up... A little patchy, but still shabbily attractive.
Fabric pictures made and the usual decorative Cloth Shed pieces all packed and ready.
Little gold cherub candles in fluted, pastry tins should help things along, as we all know it is the start of "The Silly Season"