An elephant never forgets. Neither do women. We store up information ready to annihilate our unsuspecting victims at any given point. My poor Hubby has never been allowed to forget the time he talked me out of buying two letterpress trays, which at the time were a super duper bargain. Clearly he has grown quite fed up of me regurgitating the same story as he surprised me with this beautiful letterpress tray, which he bought on eBay. I think he paid around £20 for it (which I could have got the two trays for back in the day!)
I’ve had hours of fun rummaging around the house for little knick-knacks to fill it up with. I’ve spent further hours re-arranging objects from compartment to compartment. I will no-doubt spend many more hours adding, removing and re-arranging. The display has already changed several times since I took the pictures a few weeks ago.
I’ve managed to include some thrifty finds, such as these Dewhurst’s Sylko cotton reels. I have a jar full of them bought from charity shops, but you can’t appreciate the labelling in the same way.
There are also a few tubes of vintage fabric oil paints. They were given to Hubby by someone from work who was clearing out their mums old house. The tubes and the boxes they came in are rather sweet. I’ve managed to find out more about them through emailing Winsor & Newton direct – a future post perhaps.
Then, there are various wooden printing blocks which Hubby saved from the skip during his departments refurbishment. I also managed to squeeze in some of my sons Star Wars Lego figures….(I couldn’t resist).
So, all in all, I suppose that I can say my elephant-like memory has lots of good stuff to remember that Hubby has done – Credit where credit is due!