I bought this up-cycled cabinet the other day just to hold "stuff", you know stuff i don't really need just want! I think i am right in saying that it is/was a 50's style china cabinet. They have gone entirely out of fashion so you can pick them up for not very much. I've seen lots of them in charity shops etc. Anyhow i decided that as lovely as it was i needed to customised it further so i purchased a vintage map, ( you know the kind with fabric backing, designed to last!) ironed it flat, cut to size and spray mounted to the back of the interior. Et voila!
You'd be forgiven for thinking that a strange alien pod had landed but in fact it is just a conker, the seed of the Horse Chestnut tree. It's that time of year again when children collect theses pods, peel back the fleshy outer coat to reveal the hard nut inside. They then drill holes in them, attach string and play "conkers". They take turns hitting each other's conker using their own. One player lets the conker dangle on the full length of the string while the other player swings their conker and hits until it breaks It's a sure sign that autumn is here, (that and all the rain).
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I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night - Galileo
I don't own a cell phone or a pager. I just hang around everyone I know, all the time. If someone wants to get a hold of me, they just say 'Mitch,' and I say 'what?' and turn my head slightly. - Mitch Hedberg
Books to the ceiling,/ Books to the sky,/ My pile of books is a mile high./ How I love them! How I need them!/ I'll have a long beard by the time I read them. - Arnold Lobel
"When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew." Arrigo Boito
I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart. - ee Cummings
I like an escalator because an escalator can never break, it can only become stairs. There would never be an escalator temporarily out of order sign, only an escalator temporarily stairs. Sorry for the convenience. -Mitch Hedberg
Ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put. -Winston Churchill