My favourite time of year has begun. I'm a bit pressed for time so I'll just give you the highlights from week one:
A nomination for second in 'best finds ever'* is this young gentleman. He positively leapt into the vehicle, several thoughts about how he may end up. I'd love to know why someone painted his face green, and set fire to one knee.
*Best find ever: the church hymn board last year, in case you were wondering.
In the same pic, polo ...um... stick things. I'm going to need 2 horses, and a 'Polo for Dummies' book, especially if my new armless friend wants to play.
50's metal chair, faux wrought iron folding chair, and circular stand in the style I call 'curly'. How could I leave them? TLC required, consider these the 'before' pics.
An electric base guitar, in case, with amp. I'm putting the band back together. The mannequin will have to play harmonica, for obvious reasons, probably not very well.
A vase, English, 1890-ish. Classic Nouveau shape. Sir Christopher Dresser design.
Gotta love Google.
On the practical side, a new awning for the back veranda, to replace the ones blown to shreds this year, another easel, 2 working Dyson vacuums (for friends), a new trolley, and bits and bobs, various. I like the unused chantilly cream maker, like a soda syphon, complete with a full box of gas cylinders. I never wanted to make chantilly cream till now.
Now, I have to put my stuff out, so that I can fit the new stuff in. Lucky I got the trolley...