Attractive Handmade Decorations for the Home

Copycat, Copycat!

Yes, that’s what I am!  A couple of weeks ago I saw a brilliant idea at one of the National Trust properties we were at.  It was an old wooden shelf type thing with a ‘roof’, and on each shelf were lots of terracotta pots lined up and planted with pansies.  I commented to hubby what a lovely idea it was and then didn’t think anything of it………..

A few days later, my own set was born.  Hubby had busily been beavering away using his many pieces of scrap wood and made me one.

Tra la…………

I’m not sure if I should have painted it pink though, but I think once the bedding plants have flowered, it’ll look fine.

Back to the weekend – all went well and was jammed packed.  It was hubby’s birthday on Friday so we spent a nice evening in – my parents came round and we had fish and chips, birthday cake and a couple of bottles of wine.  Saturday saw us doing lots of lovely jobs in the garden, including planting up my new shelving, and then yesterday we went to Shepton Mallet as they had the giant flea and collector’s fair on.

The weather was dismal and I felt sorry for a lot of the stallholders who had stands outside and had to keep covering, putting away, and bringing back out all their wares. Nevertheless we managed to pick up some sweet pieces including this clock –

It dates between 1930’s and 50’s.  When we bought it, the man explained that the ballerina did go round but not brilliantly, the switch was dodgy and there were a few other minor problems.  Hubby came up trumps again, took it to pieces and has repaired everything.  When the ballerina goes round a sweet tune comes on.  The clock keeps perfect time and the switch now works.

My shelves will now be groaning with yet more china, but reasonably priced.

This 1930’s maid is an egg cup and at one time she would have been holding little salt and pepper pots, but they have long since gone.

All in all, a jolly good weekend.  I hope everyone else enjoyed their’s too?

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