Things are pretty hectic in the Me & My Shadow household right now.
We have exchanged contracts on our house but unfortunately the house we are buying has been held back. Very boring and complicated, not to mention frustrating, but the upshot is in about 20 days time we shall be homeless!! Well, not quite as my lovely parents will be putting us up, but it has meant that all our possessions are going into storage.
For a person who likes their things around them, you cannot imagine how traumatic this is going to be. We signed the lease on the storage unit yesterday, and put the first of many car-loads of boxes inside.
Add to this the fact that I spent all week preparing for my first ever Vintage & Craft Fayre stall on Saturday (more about that at a later date). I was hoping for some vintage loveliness to spend my pennies on, but it was sorely lacking. Then, on Sunday, rather than strolling around a delightful car-boot sale which would have been my choice, I spent the day watching a group of over-weight, middle-aged men making fools of themselves at a football tournament (do boys ever grow up?). All this means I have very little to show you this week.
So I thought I'd share this little gem I found a while back (before it too gets wrapped in bubble-wrap and condemned to the dark cold storage unit).
I bought this for £10 - a little on the steep side for a charity shop purchase for me admittedly. It was 'in the cabinet', which always adds a certain frisson to a find!
I've tried to research it online, and have seen them variously described as scrimshaw solitaire sets, or faux scrimshaw. To be honest, I hope it's not real - I don't really approve of whaling as you can imagine.
I adore the intricate detail on it. I also love the fact that it can sit on my coffee table and give the impression that I spend my free time doing improving pastimes and reflective games - rather than wasting hours on end watching drivel on the telly or talking drivel on Twitter, which is the reality.
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