I've had to store all this china in the pantry up until now, but am pleased to find that Dad's shelf fits the bill perfectly and I can put the remainder on the other shelves in the kitchen.
Friday, 11 March 2011
Out of the Cellar
No, I'm not referring to the Out of the Cellar album by '80s hair metal rockers Ratt, but that free storage space that comprises my parents' cellar. I was having a root around in there this week and came across a shelf that Dad made for me back in the early 1990s. I had seen a Shaker style shelf in an interiors magazine and as it was too expensive to buy, I asked Dad if he could make his own version of it. Being a child of the make do and mend era and an inveterate scavenger, Dad retrieved from a factory skip the carcasses of solid oak packing cases that had been used to import engineering machinery from the States, which were otherwise going to landfill (this was the non-recycling 1990s remember!) and made the shelf from these cases. I knew the shelf was down in the cellar somewhere, but it was still a nice surprise when I came across it - and now hung up on the kitchen wall, I've put it to good use storing my utility china collection...
Posted by The Vintage Knitter