Vesta Tilley (we have been calling her Tilley - quicker/nickname) has now been out at the guru's place in the country for one week. He has not only torn out all the peeling vinyl, but also all the strange bubble wrap as well. Thank goodness for his thoroughness - he found leaks. Lucky for us it has been raining here recently and he found exactly where they are....and he is going to fix them for us. He is a man of many talents. We love him!
While Tilley has been in his care, we went to a place of great evil. A place of great temptation. A place of many many pretties..... Lee Valley Tools. http://www.leevalley.com/ We are very lucky that we live in the same town as the main and original store and yet unlucky because we are not millionaires and able to buy everything that they sell...oh well...one can dream.
Tilley originally came with wooden knobs on every cupboard and drawer door. Blah! It's not that we don't adore wood, but for knobs there are so many fantastic options. We picked up some new ones that reflect our style a little better.
Luckily for us we were buying with a generous gift card we received at Christmas, and had been saving knowing that we were going to buy a trailer this year and that we would be doing a steampunk interior. After picking our lovely handles and knobs we also found two 'necessities' that will be added when the interior is finished.
Although we made a very good dent in our gift card, we still have a little for future pretties. There was an old style barometer and a wonderful small clock that need a good home....