I know she's from Stafford so I googled old advertising images from Stafford. Not much I could use. Until I found this image...
Nice fonts eh?
So I tracked down the fonts and printed them out. I positioned them on the box with tape and traced round the letters. It's like graphic design for simpletons.
Instead of painting the letters, I used a Sharpie. Colouring in is very therapeutic you know. Not that I'm suggesting you need therapy.
If you're going to try this, it's worth testing an inconspicuous area as with old dry wood, the ink can bleed over the lines.
I sanded it very lightly with fine sandpaper for a worn appearance...
I stuck a plant in it. I think white hydrangeas are my absolute favourite flowers.
Now here's the freaky part.
This was her milkman growing up!
I hope the mothers amongst you are being spoilt today and my thoughts are with those who have lost their mothers.
Connie was clearly very excited and came into bed with me at 6am with the best card ever.
The resemblance is astounding.
One to treasure. She gave me daffodils as is the Mothers Day rule in this house and a delightful butterfly necklace from Poundland. She always does her present shopping in Poundland. She's no fool.
Sorry I've had to turn on the comment verification thingy. I haven't got the time to be deleting 90 odd spam comments of a weekend. I'll try and turn it off again when the spammers have forgotten all about me.
Back soon with a really fun secondhand score. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.