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Thursday, 6 August 2015

A NEW VINTAGE LARDER


It all started when I spotted a vintage larder in Addison's very last auction sale. It was lovely but too small for my needs. So I checked out ebay and lo and behold, there was one just the right size in Scarborough and I measured up carefully and decided it would fit in the back of the car. It had been in the same family for sixty three years.
So I bought it and we had a drive out to fetch it.

At home, food had previously been stored in the original built in larder so it was all moved into boxes...

So that the old larder could be washed and painted...

and then filled with the china and cookware ...

which had been at the bottom of the old pine dresser...

which had to be moved to make way for the Scarborough larder...

The Scarborough larder was brought home and deposited in the yard to be scrubbed and whitewashed. Sixty three years in the same family had not done it any favours!The inside was then painted white and the shelves lined with "contact". The outside was painted cream.
The doors were all removed and the hinges taken off and dunked in paint stripper for the night. Then it was allowed in the house. Gradually it was reassembled...


lined...

and filled...

The drop down counter was repaired and glazed doors re-aligned...


It sounds as if we had a great time doing it up but we both agreed that if we had known what was involved we wouldn't have started! It was only at the end when it looked like it does now that we were happy with it all.

To complete the cycle, the old pine dresser is on ebay to find a new home and all we have to do is remember where everything is.

Cheers Gillian

2 comments:

Blogger said...

I have just downloaded iStripper, and now I can watch the hottest virtual strippers on my taskbar.

Sue said...

Hi Gillian, long time no contact. How have you been. I didnt know how else to contact you so hppefully you still read comments from your blog. Just letting you know that my partner Paul passed away 3 weeks ago from a long illness. I still think of you from time to time and hope that your relationship is going strong. I hope you still visit Australia. Regards Sue