We were looking for a wall cupboard for our treasures when we saw this one in the corner of an antiques warehouse. Early Victorian it said…..too expensive we said…..about £400 too expensive so you can see how inflated the price was! But we took a photo and its been sitting on our desktop, haunting us as it will never be the cupboard in TheBigForest hut! We fancied something like the cupboard in a storybook – open the doors, touch the items and be transported to other places and lands. We have some beautiful shells picked from english beaches during our travels, an old mocha wear pint mug from the beginning of last century, a battered toy 1960’s camper van, faded sepia photographs of long dead relatives enjoying tea on a summer day, a tiny beautiful blue leather-bound book, a bubble-glass bell from the 1930’s and a Hornsea pottery owl from the 70’s. We imagine our cupboard to be lined with faded 1950’s Festival of Britain wall paper and smelling faintly of musty books and Mitcham lavender.
So the search goes on and we will find some thing in the end and then we will say ‘Im so glad we didn’t buy that cupboard in Dorset as this one is so, so much better’!
We will tell you when we say that, promise!