Saturday, 20 March 2010

Have I mentioned...

...the oak refractory table we've got? It belonged to my brother-in-law's father, and they wanted to lose it after it was "renovated", with someone varnishing it with polyurethane; now it's a beautiful pale orange, and very ugly. We know her beauty is under there, it just needs a little persuading to show itself again.

This table will go into the new kitchen, as it's just the right height for me to use for mixing, kneading, rolling, reading, writing, sewing...(you get my idea...), it's going to be the centre and today we found a chair for it, or rather a little settle. Walking through Swaffham from Saturday's market...with fruit pies, hawthorn for hedging, and three primula Victoriana....

...we found a maker in pine of free-standing pieces, and amongst all the new he uses reclaimed floorboards and doors. This is what our "new" settle is...a door and some floorboards! It's dented, has old paint flakes still attached, but it's beautiful, and so much fun.

He delivers it this week...and then you can see...

After that some wax, oil and elbow grease...with a couple of handmade cushions and voila, our first kitchen chair.

Then we came home and I listened to my team's commentary. Another bad day,, and although we didn't lose, we didn't win and listening to it, we found it tough going. This is after it being said it was a "must win" game. To make things worse (if possible), our local rivals can go above us if they win on Monday, when they play second placed Leeds. So, which is worse? A guess a draw would be best...

Also the club sadly announced the death of an old player. Bob Curtis played in the late 60s and early 70s. One of the players I can remember cheering. He had been ill for sometime, but still an unhappy event.

2 comments:

PG said...

Sounds lovely! (Why DO people do that to old furniture..?) Am looking forward to more photos.

Suze said...

It's certainly going to take some elbow grease...I'm just hoping it won't be too much of my elbow grease!