Tuesday, 4 October 2011

I'm Wasted!

Yay, excellent news, today we sold the monks bench for £90 - our very first sale!  Check out my hand stamped tags with our stag motif. Next up, the 1940s school desk. Ben has been busy sanding and tomorrow the first coat of Greek Blue goes on. Continuing with the 1940s school theme, we have recently purchased a complete boxed set of  Eileen Soper school prints on Ebay. If like me you went to a primary school that was built during the early fifties, you may remember seeing some of these charming relics still hanging about on corridoor walls.

Eileen Soper illustrated many Enid Blyton books and also created some Nature Plates to illustrate Blyton's lesson plans for use in infant schools (a world away from the lengthy planning I have to do now for literacy!) They are totally gorgeous and we are thinking of selling them alongside our furniture, framed. They would look amazing in a nursery or make gorgeous birthday/christening gifts.

We have decided to keep number 60 (the Christmas tree scene) for ourselves which will look just great at Christmas!

Inspired by the 40s school theme, I'm planning on rocking a Miss Jean Brodie (in her prime) look tomorrow-i'm thinking horsey-tweed-jacket-with-elbow-patches and sensible shoes. Excellent.

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