Which reminds me...
For some time now, the sweet shop in 'downtown N.A.' has been displaying
the most lovely jigsaws in their window....all made up
and depicting stunning vintage scenes.
About three weeks ago, there was one in particular which caught my eye.
It was entitled, 'Bucket and Spade'.
The picture above in no way does it justice..it was simply fabulous
'in the flesh' and just how I remember my childhood at the 'seaside'.
Much of my childhood was spent at the beach, either going upline to Dawlish
or downline to Paignton or Goodrington...dragging my
metal bucket and spade behind me.
Occasionally, we would venture further, say to Weymouth.
Those were the days!
So...back to the sweet shop in town:
In I go, to enquire:
''Please could I buy a jigsaw like the one in the window''
''No you can't, it's discontinued''
''Can I have the actual one in the window''
''Cos it is all stuck down on the card''
Well, I wasn't going to be beaten!
I came home, a woman with a mission!
Eventually, after two refunds from various places ( it was just as the sweet shop lady
informed me: 'discontinued'),
I found yet another 'Bucket and Spade', on ebay.
This time my luck was in!
Two days later,it arrived.
That done, I start to browse the world of Gibsons' jigsaws!
(Like I've got nothing else to do!)
Lo and behold, here is the very next jigsaw that I found!
Anyone who lives in Newton Abbot will immediately recognise this
as Newton Abbot Railway Station!!
The trains in this jigsaw are Plymouth bound and I used to sit on the wall
and watch such trains, when I was very little.
(That's when I wasn't posing at the beach in my latest swimwear! LOL!)
I have no doubt that this is where my love of steam trains originates.
I browse further.
This next one is entitled, 'The Evacuees'.
Spot another steam train!
And then it gets a tad scrummy!
I'm into this jigsaw business now...bigtime!
Sweet memories of the 1940s...
The village shop...
Toy Box 1940s...
And so that was my little escape into the world of jigsaws, with the vintage flavour!
I have never been a huge jigsaw person...
I am now!
I'm off to my little domain at the bottom of the garden,
where more vintage loveliness awaits... and also a jigsaw is there
waiting to take me to the seaside! ;-)
Hope the sun shines for everyone this weekend!