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Thursday, 6 October 2011


Doris was found lurking in a corner of Watson's Auction House and nobody else wanted her! We had spent quite some time deciding how much we would pay for her and were worried that we might be led into bidding too much in our eagerness to bring her home. But one bid was enough. She has been moved three times and now seems to be happily settled in the corner next to the door. She is really Doris-the-Second on account of there having been a previous Doris in DJ's life. She will do nicely as a hat stand and will hold a few scarves and such in the winter months. She fits very well with the settle, which came from the same auction, into the new porch. The settle has a lid and will be used to store shoes. It has been lovingly and energetically re-polished. A grand entrance awaits visitors.

A previous auction purchase has been re-framed and now adorns the wall above the fireplace...

...and Cockie, one of my earliest auction treasures has been given pride of place in the sitting room because there's only so much "wow factor" that one room can contain!!!

Cheers Gillian


chillsider stitching and opinions said...

Doris Is Delightful, as is the rest of the house.

carol said...

Hearty agreement with Chillsider here. Doris is rather marvellous. What a catch!