We saw some old metal camping shelves/racks being used for display in a shop window a while ago (in Bridport, where else?) and I remarked that I liked them and what do you know? Mr HenHouse says he just happens to have some stashed away in the attic with all his camping gear! It really is quite an amusing little quirk that we never realised when we first met, but we both do love vintage/old things. My flat which I lived in at the time, was actually very modern in style (but in a Victorian building) and I do still like a lot of good modern design. Mr HenHouse, ever the practical male, usually likes vintage things because they are well made (British made) and actually still jolly useful and better than any modern counterpart you could buy. Whilst I admire all these points, I would be lying if I didn't confess that aesthetics come first with me so the main reason I love them is because they look nice! The rest is, of course, a bonus.
So, yesterday, Mr HenHouse appeared in my den with the vintage camping racks and they're a lovely shade of blue (nicer than the orange ones we saw in the shop window). I will be taking them to the fair to use to display items but as they appeared yesterday, I just happened to find the perfect spot for them in front of the fireplace (having just moved the firescreen out, that's a whole other story) and then proceeded to stash various items on them. Hmm, that looks rather nice I thought to myself. And so today, with the rain washing down outside (actually, it's sunny now, very strange weather), I thought I'd play a bit more. I am finally living that childhood dream to play shop!
They probably won't look like this at the fair but it gives you an idea of some of the goodies I'll be taking.
Vorey is looking distinctly unimpressed with all this faffing going on in "his" room!
A bit closer?
The product of the last couple of days...
On the subject of the Fair, Jayne and Michele have been working away to publicise the event so that many more of you can come and enjoy our wares (and cakes)! A very good article has recently been published in the Western Daily Press. Being the un-technical person that I am, I have failed to load it up here (I did try!) but if you would like to follow this link to Jayne's blog, you can have a read there.