Whilst on a stroll to the local pub, down an alley way I spotted this set of abandoned furniture up against a wall. The lighting was really filmic as they were under the glow of a streetlight. My friend wondered where I was skipping off to and why I was leading her down there, but it soon became clear when she saw the chair. It must be annoying to walk anywhere will me when I stop to take photos. Saying that most people have learnt to keep walking and I soon catch up.
Nicky at work sent me this wonderful sofa (Thank you!), which made my day however there is a sad story behind it.
‘It’s an old family sofa. It started life at my mum and dad’s house for years and then moved to my brothers house for a few years before it took its last breathe of life!
My brother then stored it in a garage for a couple of years and never moved it, so big sister (me) took charge and arranged for it to be moved to my front garden and it is currently waiting for a council collection and it will be removed from our life forever.’
It really is amazing how many memories furniture and objects conjure. I think this sums up why I am interested in discarded furniture really well.
My first day in Woodhall Spa has been a real treat; from abandoned buildings, to cats on soft tops and discarded armchairs, what’s not to love? It has been no less than brilliant and has such a friendly feel (except right next to the Conservative club, which is slightly bleak). We had a wonderful gold teapot full of tea and a scone, raspberry jam and cream at Janet’s Tea Rooms, which is a visual treat for the eyes as you are surrounded by fantastic bric a brac delights. This was welcome after a 7 mile walk down by the river and round about.
This chair was found at the end of a lovely walk through Moseley bogs with my family. It is a great place to walk, rain or shine as there are raised walk ways. There are lots of points where you have to choose the direction and sometimes the wooden walkways just stop. Whilst we were there, a jogger got stuck behind us and did an hilarious impatient jog off the pathway through the bog, splashing with every step. It really made me giggle!