This is my lovely Gran beside her display cabinet which was her pride and joy. Every now and then (if I was really good), I got to open it, empty it out and dust everything in it. This took me ages, I was so careful not to break anything! Perhaps this is where I got my love of old bits and pieces of china.
|wish there wasn't any reflection and I could see everything again|
The next picture shows my brother and I with my Gran. Yes, for those of you with good memories, this is the same brother who broke Pauline's arm (its OK, Pauline was a doll - read the sorry saga here)! This photo was taken in the early 60s - look at that wallpaper!
Anyway, I digress! A few weeks ago I was rummaging in one of those charity shops which sells furniture, when I came across a lovely little cabinet which reminded me of the one my Gran used to have.
I dithered and pondered - too long - it was gone next time I looked! A week later the same one turned up in a different charity shop, very reasonably priced - how did that happen?! So I dithered some more!
Argument with self -
I could do it up.
I didn't need more furniture.
It would be beautiful if I painted it white.
Where on earth would I put it?
I could store all my china in it - all in the one place.
I don't need more furniture - I should be downsizing.
That very same day I visited the lovely Sophie's blog - Fading Grace - and guess what, she had just done a lovely make-over on a wee cabinet very similar to the one I had been looking at!
So, that was my mind made up! Next day I bought the little cabinet, and now its all mine!!!! Its a bit tattered and has seen better days, but come back in a few days and see what I've done with it!