Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Back to the Future
But it was a trip around Hesketh Hall to look at antiques and then on the Bygone Times brought back the most memories as we found ourselves surrounded by furniture and bric-a-brac from our childhood. It amazes me that no self respecting mantelpiece would be found without horse brasses, a hearth with a pottery shire horse pulling a wooden wagon was essential to the seventies home and EVERONE including me, had a figurine of a wizened old man sat on a bench and an equally ancient but rosy cheeked old lady holding a bunch of balloons - WHY? I never questioned why these were fashionable - I just followed suit! I didn't succumb to the temptation of owning a china shepherdess, nor did I own a lot of crystal - could be something to do with me having four boisterous boys who enjoyed indoor war games and ball sports!
I cant imagine what will fill these stalls in twenty or thirty years time as today's young marrieds don't do ornaments - perhaps they will be filled with retro laptops or ipods and patriotic cushions and Le Creuset cookware - who knows! I do know that it will create the same feeling of 'deja vu' and a sense of nostalgia to those perusing the antique stalls ...and that is not a bad thing!!!