"Put Your Dukes Up!"
I found this little boxer doll (complete with black eye) while I was rummaging in our shed for forgotten treasures. I bought it years ago from a country Field Day (a bit like a show but a proper rural one) A lady was selling all the dollies that she used to exhibit in her dolls museum. Sniff. I think it's pretty obvious why I bought him. I'm sure you would've too.
The old wooden days-of-the-week board is a more recent purchase. I saw it and had to have it. A touch of quirk that sits quite nicely with my Ladybirds. It's from an infant school in the U.K. after all - a perfect match. When I'm old and dotty I'll use it to remind me what day it is. I'll sort out all my pills first (in one of those little plastic container thingo's) and then I'll swap the days around. Bingo! I won't be forgetting any senior citz meetings!
I bought this old metal planter
from the same shop (More Than a Stick in Midland) It's for Annabel. She's come over all ouchflower and needs somewhere nice to keep her "babies" (they all have names!) I'm planning to give it a quick coat of spray paint tomorrow.
While we're talking makeovers, this
little cupboard is currently getting one.
(and look, Annabel made her bed!)
"My main thrill in life is makeovers. They give me a sense of control in a world of chaos" Cher Horowitz, Clueless.
Anth bought it from a garage sale ages ago. For less than a fiver. It's those chunky splayed legs that suck me in. And its knobs (a nice knob makes all the difference I've found, and I DON'T mean that in a rude way!)
While it's quite nice as is, it deserves a fresh coat of paint and I've got something special in mind to hide the ply which is in horrible nick, atop it.
I am going to do this
image: projects I'll never get round to - Erika Stolzer (via Pinterest)
What do you think? As much as I love vintage paint-by-numbers, we've got a few, and I know they'll never make the cut as far as getting hung (not enough wall space, gotta be picky). I reckon it's better to use it than to leave it gathering cobwebs, don't you?
I plan to have it all done and dusted this weekend - I'll show it off (or not if it's a flop) on Monday.
I haven't been op-shopping in quite a while and my sojourn on the weekend was just to fill in time between appointments (the girls, not mine), but I think abscence makes the op-shopping heart grow fonder because not only did I find this very pretty dress
which will definetely need a
(look away from your screen Pippa!)
FIVE BUCKS each,
West German Amsterdam vases by Scheurich
(I know, I couldn't believe my beady little eyes either!)