What’s been happening in Tupneyville? (Ta Paddy for that one!)
Well, I thankfully managed to make up for last weeks missed flea fair, which was a devastating affair indeed as I never miss a flea….well, apart from when I’m on Holiday- I will even venture to one when I’m quite, quite ill, but the migraine overruled this time and it saw me well and truly laid up in bed- gah, nasty things. Anyway I made this one, so all is dandy… smaller in size it may have been but quality prevailed, and I saw lots of things to covert and unfortunately lots of things I had to leave behind. Luckily for me my Burglar Bill swag bag was still filled with many treasures- Knitting patterns for one (I’m always a happy bunny if I find some knitting patterns!), a preserves pot with a green plastic inner to add to my growing collection of similar tat, a rug maker, a rather limp, saggy swimsuit that needs re shearing and a 30’s novelty oddity (more on that in another post!).
|Upton House from the rear!|
Anywhoo, once all the shopping possibilities were exhausted at the flea, the Tickety clan ventured to a Millionaires House Party! 1937 was the year and Upton House and Gardens was the destination … well in my head I had decided upon the year of ’37, and thats the date I printed when the butler asked us to sign the guest book!
I went with full intentions to find myself a millionaire, but the event was sadly lacking in the eligible bachelor with a reasonable bank account balance department- I checked every room possible- even the wonderful silver bathing room, and not to mention the gardens- however beautiful they may have been they saw no presence of such a chappy… a bit off don’t you think as the event details stated it was a Millionaires House party… so....pray tell me where were the Millionaires?
I shall now stop my chatter and leave you with the pictures....
|Different parts of the Garden...|
Gardens designed by Lady Bearsted and Kitty Lloyd Jones.
|Little Fishes in the Pond-y thing!|
|Some lovely bits n bobs on display- I LOVE the 20's dress bottom right!|
|The most beautiful embroidered 30's gown- I could have whipped off with this one- I'm sure it would have fitted too!|
|The wonder bathroom with Aluminum leaf walls... yes silver walls and was actually more expensive than real silver leaf!|
the most modern/ art deco room in the entire house... a real marvel! Not so sure on the loo though...
|Anyone for tennis? Serious trunk envy too...|
|one of Lady Bearsted's bills from Elizabeth Arden! It looked as if she was quite into her treatments and make up!|
|A Radiogram and a half in the bedroom... not sure if it would house my collection of 78's though!!!|