One very satisfying aspect of my life is finding uses for things discarded by others - furniture, books, fabric, craft things, for the garden - anything really. Much nicer than buying new, the things already have a history attached to them, worn in and used/loved, and I am happy and priveleged to give them a new home. Recent acquisitions have been a wash stand and fabric. I bought the little washstand at the tip - cost 10.00; the most I've ever paid for something there! I knew I'd regret it if I came home without it, so here it is. I'ts Edwardian, and I was told it's lost a lot of its value as it's been painted, but I'm not interested in monetary value, I just love the little thing. The towel rails ( would have been either brass or wood) are missing fromthe sides, but I don;t need them. I will remove the top, though, as it's not original, and will fit better under the window, and I'll paint it in a pretty apple green I think, and treat it to some new knobs on the drawer. The cupboard has keyholes, but no handles/knobs, so will have a look at what can be done there.
These fabrics came from the scrap store; there is enough of the brown to make a skirt and possibly a jacket too - the picture here doesn't really do it justice. Then there are two small pieces of linen, with naive/Medieval style animals and plants on - destined for a small cushion ocver I think. The rest is to go into the stash cupboard for patchwork/quilting.