As promised in my previous post, here amongst other things is the early plastic (probably early twentieth century) cameo brooch I bought at the antiques/collectibles shop at Haddo.
It is dark brown, detailed and gorgeous! Didn’t hurt that it only cost a few pounds too
In other pictorial news, a few months ago I tracked down a children’s story book by Lavinia Smiley, also signed by her. For those of you who don’t know, it was Mrs Smiley and her husband that donated the castle to the nation.
Another nice bonus was a little book about Sir Thomas Lawrence the artist (bit of scandal in there too, yay!) and a little oracle book, which looks like it was printed in the 1930s. For those of you that also didn’t know – I collect oracles.
Please see the pics below, I have left some as thumbnails, and some give a closer view. I have an update regarding the Mum’s knitting and creative projects, but as there is quite a lot to catch up on, it will follow in another post.