Happy New Year, everyone! It’s been over a month since my last post and my husband and I just returned from spending the Holidays in England with the fam. We’re now back in California and the routine of the new year has just begun.
While in England, we visited charity shops (i.e. thrift stores/opportunity shops), but were disappointed to miss the much anticipated local car boot sales, which were canceled for the Holidays. These are markets where goods are typically sold out of car trunks, swap meet style. We woke up early last Sunday hoping to experience this firsthand, alas, we were greatly disappointed to find it closed (aka, no cars).
My brother-in-law and sister have visited several since their move to the UK. Some of their more recent finds include a box full of old clock gears, some bits of old wood and a stack of black & white photographs.
My brother-in-law may be working towards his PhD in Electronics Engineering, but he also has a creative bone or two in his body. With a nail here and some soldering there, these old photographs have been repurposed into unique works of art and home decor for their recently inhabited abode.
I not only love the rustic look, but also that a few unnamed family portraits are kept alive.
Just this morning my family across the pond went to the car boot sale in Wincheap (open for the new year!) and sent me this photo to reference.
Meanwhile, I’m wrapping up this blog, my husband is off to three estate sales and I’m encouraged that this might just be a great year. HAPPY 2013!!