Sorry to have been quiet this week, but it's been another busy few days here. Tomorrow I am off on the train down to Southampton to stay with my best friend. It's her birthday this weekend, so I wanted to try and make it extra-special for her.
We bought a few more things at auction yesterday and this morning I was cleaning a couple of pieces up:
I'll admit that this metamorphic high chair has seen better days. I gave it a good scrub off with soapy water and was in the middle of taking the old rubbish off the back,p rior to putting some new and decent wipe-clean oil cloth in its place. Behind the chair are two WWII gas masks and a big Naval spotlight in a box. No room in the Unit at the moment though so I need to juggle things around in the house or it will look like Steptoe's Cave!
Not a very good photo, but enough to show that it's an old spinning wheel, long past its best. We will clean it up, renovate as far as possible, but it will just be for display only.
This one looks better already as it's been tarted up a bit in the past. I think these are probably European, but I love the fact that they have been used for generations and this 2nd one has such a lovely design.
All of them needed treating for old woodworm holes, a precaution only as there was no live worm evident. I'd rather they were hole-free but hey-ho, it's part of their history.
Anyway, see you early next week.