As I go for my regular dog walk around the neighbourhood, I am always checking out the goings on re renovations. Because I'm a sticky beak AND there maybe stuff being thrown out that I can use.
Yesterday, on my evening dog walk, sure enough I spotted a big pile of this blue patterned lino all ready for the tip. But, as Chester is my Lino sniffer outer good luck charm, how could I miss it!It would have been a lovely Oriental Linoleum Rug . A bit like these....
My pocket of the world has predominately free standing late Edwardian bijou weatherboard houses (real estate speak) in varying stages of renovation. And when there's a renovation going on, there is generally a polishing of the floorboards! So what often comes up (but mostly ends up in the skip) ? Yep, layers of old Lino circa 1920- 1950.
Here's my neighbour's house BEFORE their reno. Originally owned by the charming Fred who sadly passed away a few years ago aged 100! The lovely new owners kept rooms of vintage lino for me when they polished the boards and pulled out the kitchen cupboards.
Here's my studio window at the front of my house(which once was a verandah and is the mirror image of Fred's house).This morning I did a photo shoot for this publication, and I had a piccie taken standing right here. Orange winged owl isn't always sitting there....he was just a prop. Because you need props in photos!