I haven't brought much chazza shop stuff recently, apart from some clothes for Monkeychild, but I recently picked up these two books which are right up my street:
The Good Housekeeping book dates from the 1950s and is packed with domestic info. I can see why these books were a popular gift for a young bride!I love looking at the interiors photos like this one; the majority of the furniture, what is now termed as 'mid-century modern', wouldn't look out of place in a magazine such as Home & Antiques or Living etc.
|Very much like today's open plan living|
...although I'm tempted to knit these for Monkeychild out of some cotton yarn that I've got in the stash somewhere.
By the way, here's a glimpse of some of the cake stands that I've made so far...
...I'm getting through my china cupboard and its been a bit difficult letting go of some pieces, because of my hoarding nature. However, I've decided that I'm going to keep this plate as I like its shape and simple decoration.
And finally, did any of you watch last night's Upstairs Downstairs? You can't beat a good period drama on a Sunday evening and I hope it'll be as good as the last series. I reckon it did have shades of Unity Mitford in the storyline though, what do you think?