Thursday, 31 May 2012

I don't fancy their chances.
Thank you very much.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Beloved readers, after extensive restoration, (well a bit of Briwax and some woodworm killer), the rare and very important shipwrights work bench is completed.
 Just look at that shine...
 Doesn't it gleam?
 You could almost eat your dinner off it now, (rather you than me).
Thank you very much.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Here beloved readers we see a fine example of a Victorian shipwrights workbench...
 Look at this mighty vice....
 Ooo! Look at this mighty vice too...
 Isn't it magnificent?
 What a gorgeous drawer...
 Solid Mahogany..
 And here's his tool chest..
 Mr L.P.Ayres..
Would you hotfoot it to Spitalfields antiques market this Thursday to purchase them?
Well don't bother because we won't be there. Thank you.

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Her we have some new finds, starting with these splendid 18th century soldiers

 Aren't they a jolly bunch boys & girls?
 Next a delightful pussycat, (we like pussycats).
 A charming bathroom cabinet...
 And lastly some poncey 60's Italian bits....
Ciao Bella.
Gentleman, do you have a boring mundane sort of life? Then why not.....
 Or convert to....
Yes, lets meet the girls.....
 Starting with...
 Sue from East Kent is looking good....
 And here's cheeky Jane from Cornwall....
 Carole's always a favourite....
 Cor blimey!!
 And last but not least the lovely Sharon.
Thank you very much.

Friday, 25 May 2012

This foot beloved readers, is all that remains of Jumbo the Bugle elephant, between the years of 1922 & 1944 he paraded the streets of Bugletown advertising your favourite read.
 And this is the very gate he would stand at on a lovely sunny day, whilst his adoring public would feed him banana's, sticky buns, pork pies or cold sausages.
And this is the very gate that on April 31st 1944 our local bobby Corky left ajar whilst he was warning us that tinkers had camped on the village green, and were dealing in illegal clothes pegs.
What followed is now history, but poor jumbo strayed onto the road and was involved in a tragic accident between a lorry,a steamroller and a spitfire.
Jumbo we salute you! Thank you very much.

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Hello again boys & girls, carrying on from yesterday here are some more splendid finds. These all come with the most wonderful provenance....
This enamelled shade is the actual shade that one glimpses in the railway waiting room when Trevor Howard shows Celia Johnson his new undergarments in the romantic 40's drama, "Briefs Encounter".
 This rather camp table lamp is the actual lamp you can see on the french armoire, just before Bette Davis force feeds Joan Crawford budgerigars in the chilling drama "What ever became of Baby Jean".
 These candlesticks can be clearly seen in the rather run down flat belonging to Peter o Toole in the wartime drama "Low rents in Arabia".
 And lastly these are the actual kitbags belonging to Sir Ralph Richardson, Sir Lawrence Olivier, Sir John Gielgud, Noel Coward & Jack Hawkins in the sparkling musical comedy of 1942 entitled "Five matelots go for a glass of ale in their local hostelry and have a thoroughly splendid evening"
More soon. Thank you very much.