Those of you who guessed it was a cocktail bar were correct! The word I was looking for was cellarette although narrowly it means a wine bar, it now is a term used to apply to many of these smaller home art deco bars. Popular in the 30's through the 60's. There are still beautiful examples of them floating around in mahogany, teak, burl walnut, rosewood and some fabulous blonde woods like birch. When you pull the top door open the lid also pops up and a light comes on inside.
Our light is not working. This one from the England has the original light and fixture but the wiring has been cut as per UK regs for antique electrics. We'll be changing it over using a small gallery light like those used for paintings. For those that might be interested in one for themselves or some other wonderful English small or antique, let me give a shout out to Antika in Seattle WA. Meridee and her husband Fevzi are a delight to deal with. Prices are EXCELLENT and shipping costs very reasonable. My little bar came UPS in a wardrobe box and packed so perfectly not thing was damaged.
Now for the drawing winners. Anna, winner of the yarn and Thistle Rose, winner of the pattern! Ladies, I'll be contacting you for addresses or you can contact me if you read this.
Congratulations!! I hope you like your respective prizes. Thank you everyone for the comments and participation. :)
Now, onto Lucy news! She is settling into her new home and well on her way to becoming a much loved and appreciated family member. I am told that along with the great hunting instinct she also has that terrier drive to dig and is going whole hog with it.
She is not missing the cold and snow here and snuggles down in bed, under the covers (where all proper small terriers believe they belong) with her new person nightly. Hooray for Lucy! And no they did not keep her either of her names but picked a new one.
The thaw has continued, the Jeep is back in happy service and our driveway has been groomed to almost perfect. I am still hand carrying hay to the Cooper and Dandy and we stage a bale of hay up by the donkeys but it takes no longer really than to use Bob. That part of our farm just has too much snow for the Jeep to do a good job. A lot of it is plowed but Bob is small and the way narrow and slanted and kind of scary getting a small tractor turned around on such a funky slope as it is.
There is now a group of 7 or 8, and my lame old hen is with them.
I didn't see the young Tom, but he may be with a boy bevy!
We are expecting rain and snow tomorrow and into the evening. This will be the first storm we've had this season that everything we need is working. Gene worked on getting our generator back together today also. It runs!!!
Shall I pose?
Okay, I'm over it.