Amidst all the vintage flowery, fabrics and china, I am aware that I am outnumbered as the only girl in the house. I have been working on some boy inspired designs for my embroideries - note; more designs started not finished...doh!
The beautiful boy does his own style of vintage. Amongst other things, we seem to have lots of veteran car glasses and china, fabrics and books.
This picture, one of Grandpa's original book illustrations, was a birthday gift the year after Grandpa gave him his first proper railway set. It is the boy's pride and joy and sets the bar very high for how he wants to be able to paint one day... which is no bad thing!
This is another picture which lives on the beautiful boy's bedroom wall. It shows daddy around the age the boy is now on a visit to a Steam Rally.
And that is how we finished off our family week together. At Weeting Steam Rally. Favourite family outing for many many years.
There is something so awe-inspiring about these wonderful machines.
The engineering and, lets be honest, the pretty coloured paintwork!
I love these rallys and country fairs. Sit me down near a field of vintage tractors in the sunshine and I'll happily watch them chug up and down in their ploughing competitions. It's all just so right somehow.
But the bit I really love is the steam powered saw mill. The slow steady work, the sound of the engine, and the smell. Mmmm. Warm wood shavings - love it. But do you see that fearsome blade?
Mr Health and Safety still seems to be allowing these events a last hurrah. I wonder how long it will last.
The boy was torn as to which of these two vehicles he wants to add to his birthday list..... yikes!
And he rediscovered his love of climbing by whilstling up this terrifying wall in a heartbeat. Not my heartbeat. My heart paused as I waited for him to return to solid ground!
A quick bit of colour therapy to recover. Don't you just love the colours of a vintage fairground? That pink, red and blue combo is just edible! Just splash on some yellow and green! Perfection!
All in all a visual feast of a day.
Today was a bit more hectic. Poor hubby is back in the office so we beetled over to granny's to play ! Another fun week ahead. Hope you're all enjoying a bit of freedom. t.x