The first thing I do on waking up is to look out of the hall window outside our bedroom to see what the morning has brought with it. Today there was a beautiful big rainbow set against a moody sky. Five minutes later we had an enormous hailstorm, followed by bright blue skies which stayed for the whole day, bathing us in Spring sunshine and a promise of better weather to come.
This week I went to view an auction with my lovely friend Laura. There were some great pieces there
We were both unavailable for the day so we left commission bids on a few items. I fell in love with a pair of painted cupboards, perfect to put fabric in but nowhere to put them (minor detail) so was quite relieved to find out that I had been outbid!
I was successful on one item only, a rather shabby and battered old leather suitcase
A well travelled item with the prettiest floral fabric inside
A closer look?
Lovely isn't it? It makes me wonder why Major West would have such a feminine lining to his suitcase?!
The inside is in perfect condition but the outside is flakey and dry. Does anyone have any tips on how to restore it or is it not possible?
It will be perfect for storing fabrics or quilts in don't you think?