Friday, 21 February 2014

Oh no! Not another RAF Friday!

Hullo Kiddies!
Today I bring to you my latest acquisition. It’s a real corker- obviously; otherwise I wouldn’t have come home with it! (hehe, because we all know I have impeccable taste…. *cough*!!!). I splashed out with the Christmas dosh. I probably spent more than I should have on it, but it was just too super to leave behind. Anyway, that’s what Christmas money is for, right? It’s there to splash out on the special things that you really desire, and not the mundane everyday purchases that usually deplete the pennies in our pockets! Well that's my thought on the matter. No doubt I would feel a little different if I had bills to pay. ;)
Anyroad, I have now gone way off course- back to the purchase….
Fancy a look?
I have decided to take loads of close-ups and leave you guessing what it actually is until the last snap, then all will become clear!
Ooh, so it's embroidered....

...Hmm, a crown... could it be a Coronation cracker or another military crest to add to the collection (remember the RAF crest mammy found?)…


...Oh, so it has the words ‘Peace’ and ‘Victory’ embroidered too- must be wartime related then... First World War? Or perhaps the second???


..."War Ended.", definitely war related then! 

...I say, is that the RAF ensign I see top right….

...3rd September, 1939.
Ahh, its from WW2 then.  Oh and look at the Wings! I know someone who has a thing about those ;) ....

...Starting to take shape but I think something is missing....


... EEEK! A dashing airmen! Everything can be improved/ enhanced with the addition of an airman- especially if he has a nice haircut like the one above!

Sanzzy, eh?

♥♥♥ And here it is in all its glory! ♥♥♥
Such a gloriously romantic piece of history, don't you think? I wonder who made it, and I wonder who the young chap is? Just things I will never know I guess. :(
I can't tell you who worked it, and I can't tell you if he survived the war or not , but one thing I can tell you is that whoever made this must have been so proud and loved this chap very much. ♥
Welcome to the family, young man. Hope you like your new home and guardian! Don't worry old bean, I'll get you a new frame with glass in it as soon as possible! ;)
Here's to a wonderful weekend,
Your Tupney
RAF Fridays so far...


  1. That is absolutely stunning!

  2. That is incredibly awesome!!! My eyes grew wider and wider until they were the size of china saucers as you shared each new snippet of what was to come, photo by photo. Amazing find and slice of history. There's no one better suited to housing a RAF gem like this than you, sweet dear.

    ♥ Jessica

  3. What a wonderful thing to own, I am so glad it has found a good home, especially as there seems to be more and more vandalising done these days of antiques, books etc.
    I would like to think that he made it back home, I certainly hope he did. What a pity there isn't a name. I think that there's something about the design that suggests he might have...or is that just wishful thinking?

  4. Wow! Is there anything in his uniform that might help you identify him? (rank, insignia etc?).

    Like LollyWillowes I deplore the vandalism done to antiques and books nowadays. It's so sad when things last for decades only to get vandalised in the name of 'upcycling'. I'm glad the embroidery has found a good home with you.

  5. it's amazing and so emotional !!

  6. What a wonderful piece of history!
    And you never cease to make me chuckle! Thanks for that! Merry from

  7. Beautiful piece of work and history!

  8. What a brilliant find, its so beautiful with all that stitching and quite touching too. Glad to know that its gone to a good home where it'll be cherished.


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Tickety Boo Tupney xxx

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