Friday, March 13, 2009

The Crazie One Went to Market and....

...bought some medieval cool stuff!

I took my camera and managed to juggle it with my crutches (still needed for long periods on my feet) to take a couple of photos.At The Original Re-Enactors Market (TORM) there was everything from dental and surgical equipment - cauterisation ladle anyone? No? Amputation chisel?

to

leather accessories for your Lordship's horse...modelled by some dubious plastercast horse's heads!Careful, LMD, don't get too close!

Some stalls seem to have a lot of knives, and some daggers too........trays and trays of knives for every occasion - except the one I want!

I bought some lovely stuff.......new mugs (two of); on the left is called the sherwood and the one on the right is a basic tankard.oh, and I succumbed and bought some delicious fudge, honey/oatmeal jacks and some rosehip jam.And I splashed out and bought myself a new workbox - look at my lovely box! It even looks good with my new mugs in it - with the new block of delicious beeswax I bought as well (you use it to lubricate needles for leather work). My beeswax smells wonderfully of - well - beeswax....I wish this was smellyvision!
It's such a pretty box - I love it! And so does William.......King of the box! :-)
Why do I think I am not getting my new box back??

cq

15 comments:

CyberKitten said...

What is it exactly with cats & boxes?

kenju said...

My cats like to be up high and they seek out the highest spot they can get to. That's a very nice box!

You know who sent me!

Bob-kat said...

He looks so proud sat on *his* new box! LoL!

Nikki-ann said...

I love your new box! (And no, you probably won't get it back, hehe!).

Jean-Luc Picard said...

That box is a super buy, CQ, although I think your cat has laid claim to it.

NetChick sent me here.

rashbre said...

I had a couple of tankards like the one you've obtained. I think they were from Cornwall, but more recently they have disappeared.

sage said...

What a beautiful box. I'm glad you didn't have to have surgery while you were there! Here from Netchick's.

6oz said...

Hello, Michele NetChick sent me.

mw said...

What an incredible shop - I've didn't know such things existed. Great photos of the box and cat! Thanks!

Here from netchick

Carmi said...

I absolutely love your cat. He has such a spirit about him.

(And I bet he likes beeswax smell, too!)

Mar said...

What a lovely shop and I love your mugs and box!!!
Hope the crutches disappear from your life very soon, cq. Have a wonderful day .

Manhattan Roasts said...

That market is honestly like some sort of heaven for me. Talk about an awesome weekend! I distinctly remember the first time I ever had rosehip jam, and it completely blew my mind.

Here from Netchick!

Solorn said...

I'm popping in here to apologise! I am very very sorry but I think I tripped over you at TORM at the week end. I didn't mean too..I was totally distracted by some very shiny things on a stall further down the aisle. I'm glad you had a good time and isn't that fudge just amazing?! I must admit that I spent way more money than I should have at the dried jerky stall..oh for a de-hydrator..*sighs happily*

MorahMommy said...

What a gorgeous box and kitty!

netchick sent me your way!

Michelle said...

Good post, but got a little confused as to why a cat was on a box, cute pictures though :)