I found this lovely little brochure in a second hand book
shop recently.Its entitled "The
Rob Roy Country" and was issued by the Bailie Nicol Jarvie Hotel,
Aberfoyle in the beautiful Trossachs.
Guests could on trips to the surrounding countryside -
although I think this vehicle looks a bit overcrowded! Love the driver's outfit! Wonder if the little cart following on behind is bringing the picnic?
There are some fabulous advertisements - look at the price
of this chair from Reynolds, McCulloch & Boyle, house furnishers of Glasgow
- £7! Furniture of personality, eh? Hope its not truculent or has sociopathic tendencies - prefer happy furniture myself!
Rob Roy (1671-1734) was a Scottish Robin outlaw and folk hero whose
exploits were made famous in a novel by Sir Walter Scott.He lived at Inversnaid on Loch Lomond (just in case you were wondering!).
I found this vintage Sunday Strand book from 1901 in a second hand
bookshop while I was on holiday.It is
made up mostly of religious stories and moral tales.
It has some fabulous illustrations - with equally fab
Don't like the look of those rockets!
Not really the kind of question a lady should ask!
This is from a series of strange doll adventures - one of them
involved bull fighting!!!
I love this Louis Wain illustration of cats.
I have to thank Mrs C at Crivens Cottage for sending me
this lovely little lavender heart with Shortbread and Ginger sewn on - it
smells lovely.She also included gorgeous
postcards and some lovely trimming - I'll have to think about what I'm going to
do with it.Isn't it fabulous to receive
such thoughtful gifts!
Isn't it great when you actually find something you have had
on your wish list for ages?!I got this
vintage wooden sewing box in a local charity shop and, best of all, it was full
of sewing goodies! I blogged about some of them here.
Of course I couldn't just leave the box the way it was, so I
got hubby to take it apart for me and after a couple of coats of Annie Sloan
Chalk Paint it was transformed!
The little drawers had been lined with this wonderful 70s
wallpaper, but I decided that something a bit brighter would be more effective
after I had painted it, so I chose this pink and white polka dot paper.
I have to admit that it was a nightmare to paint - all those
little bits and pieces.I would not do