‘Majik’ Table, Baby Leg Warmies and Clematis Buds

09 Mar

1   We’ve had very welcome help today moving the furniture out of the dining room prior to the lovely Mr S sanding the floorboards. (For those who know about the mini flood, we’ve decided against a carpet and are opting for beautiful floorboards!)   The extending dining table has been taken apart and exposed this interesting little ivory stamp.

Majik mark and number

Majik mark and number

I looked it up and found this delightful advert for a table with similar action though the legs of ours are very different.

1930s oak 'Majik' dining table with patent extending action, by Perkins Bros, Leicester

Advertisement for 1930s oak ‘Majik’ dining table with patent extending action, by Perkins Bros, Leicester

2   I finished the very little Leg Warmies just in time for them to be taken home by L. Thank you so much to Alana from NevernotKnitting for the pattern.

Baby leg warmies

Baby leg warmies

3  When our daughters had left after a delightful 24 hours of enjoying their company, we had a walk around the garden and discovered buds on the  Clematis, Montana Elizabeth.  We have bitter winds forecast ( temperatures of around 0* but with the wind chill factored in feeling like -10*!) so we hope they will survive.

Clematis buds

Clematis buds

Yesterday’s Birthday Dinner was lovely and this morning we did Birthday Breakfast and used our beautiful Tree of Life bread-warmer to keep the croissants warm.


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8 responses to “‘Majik’ Table, Baby Leg Warmies and Clematis Buds

  1. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    March 12, 2013 at 9:27 am

    I love old ads, I really do.

    We had a magazine article recently (can’t remember which magazine) and it had old ads. One which had me really think about things was something like ‘Mrs Jones enjoys her tipple of (can’t remember what) at the end of the day!” – something like that, if you can understand. And I thought about alcohol and how very very ingrained it is in our society to mean “relax” and “your time” – for decades, it has been.

    Lovely “things”, as always, Sally 🙂

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 12, 2013 at 9:37 am

      Thanks again! It’s so lovely that you are visiting!

      think the same about alcohol. ads and how it infuses everything. We have a very long running radio soap called The Archers and frequently people make comments like, Come for a drink, you deserve it or I’ve had a bad day, make mine a double and you are right, it is so ingrained in our culture and yet it is not really so good for us!

      All the best to you and Daniel 🙂

  2. vanecktharien

    March 10, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    Nothing better than freshly sanded and varnished wooden floors!

  3. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    March 10, 2013 at 2:27 am

    I walked around a little today… a few tulips peeking…and daffodils just peeking also…small buds…and tomrrow 70 degrees…Spring is trying… I just love the clematis vine… I would love to have the deep purple…Mine is white and the smaller flowering type…still pretty…So…was your dining table from the 30’s??? or just that make???

  4. djdfr

    March 9, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    I have seen signs of life on our clematis also.

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 9, 2013 at 9:58 pm

      That’s good – hope yours are free from frost too. 🙂

  5. on thehomefrontandbeyond

    March 9, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    love the leg warmies and I hope you do not lose any of your buds


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