It was YELLOW!
I am 'The Custards' after all!
Here are the clues:
1. I mentioned (in blue because yellow doesn't show up against white!) that sometimes I was doubly a cross stick - this was feeble attempt at a pun: A DOUBLE ACROSTIC. Groan....my childhood was spent listening to 'My Word' on Radio 4...
2. This would have naturally (!) prompted a review of the blog text and there it was: spelt out down the left hand side of the blog the word: YELLOW (in bold at that!) and again in lower case (in bold at that!) at the end of each of those same lines.
3. Martha and Arthur offered sage words of wisdom and asked that you go back and 'See what was in front of you' too. Thank you to Martha and Arthur for their input but sorry if they then misled you into thinking that my words were all a double/treble bluff and that the table was actually the colour of the photograph!
Go back and have a gander if you can bear it....
Did you ever read Masquerade.............or tried to solve it...
Sorry again - I do feel quite bad about it all!
Flower frogs are the handiest of things - if you go to your local charity shop now you will find one, for about 20-50 pence I think. I use others for: incense, little twiggy arrangements and for pencils...not custard
Martha: ' 'Tis the most obvious place for kettle keeping Arthur - please keep up'
Arthur: 'She is a bit odd isn't she...'
I am sure that most of you keep a kettle under the table - I am not alone with that one.
This room faces directly south and gets very sunny - so I have to be careful. Just like The V&A I have to keep the sun out to protect fabricos (not really - but I have placed it on the facing wall to try and minimise the sun).
Since taking these photographs I have painted (NOT yellow or blue) the other Ercol chair that I bought for £2 from'The Shop that opens more often than it used to' shop and plonked that in here too. The room is filling up nicely - just some more shelving to fit in and the embroidery flying formation!
Can you see that the table is getting 'full up' here. Oh I wish I could keep things neat and tidy but I cannot. Things just creep in. I will take better photos but you might be able to see the old wire stationary trays on the table - back in the summer I bought three of them for TWENTY PENCE the lot. TWENTY PENCE!!! They are ideal to keep even more bits and bobs in. Also can you see an Easter Egg? It is particularly old one from the 1930s I think - bought from the same stall but they were asking FIFTY PENCE for the egg - the price hike was due to the fact that within the egg were nestled two other eggs! A bit like a Faberge one I think! (Arthur: 'I've always said that it is best to buy Easter eggs at Christmas time - always.')
So - in summary - we have: 'Mary' from Mr Langfords, two Ercol chairs from Rodney ('The Shop that opens ...you know the rest!'), table from next town shop, old desk from where I used to work many years ago (free), big chair bought as a teenager (decades ago then...), sample book of 50s wallpaper bought for £12 via t'internet stuck on the wall and stuff from years of not throwing out!
If you have read this blog over the years you will see that all posts have been building towards this day!
Careful curation creates completeness.
Dom very kindly wired up one of those industrial light fittings for me to complete the scene.
The light bulbs are pricey and - a word of warning here - the light they give off is rubbish!!!!
However these bulbs look very nice I think! I will do a very little post just about the light bulb another time
It took a bit of sifting to get the correct entries sorted and I am feeling quite bad that I made it so tricky (I might have to do a special embroidered purse giveaway sooner rather than later in order to make amends!). For those who guessed the right colour but not which purse they might like |I then put in both vintage hats and hoped that I would not draw their name out twice!
Bronte selected one winner and Maille the other. The winners are:
For the coin purse: BoBo bun - I do hope that is ok as you had not specified which you might like but I thought that this might be your preference when you name appeared.
For giant doll purse (!): Ada Bea from The Vintage Sheet addict was also pulled out of the vintage hat
I will call in on your blogs to let you know but if you see this beforehand please email me your contact details (bank account number, PIN number, passwords etc) and then I will post as soon as possible.
Thank you again for all of your entries - I will not make things so complex next time! Maybe......