Thursday, 19 June 2014

Vintage Find - 1950s Newspaper - World Cup in Brazil

Well you just never know what you might find when you're refurbishing furniture... I'm still hoping to uncover a stash of hidden diamonds or a few thousand pounds of savings.  Meantime I'm happy with this vintage find.  Part of a Scottish Newspaper from 17 May 1950, found yesterday, lining the bottom of a chest of drawers.


In June 1950 the World Cup was won by Uruguay - the first competition since WW2. Uruguay are due to play England today :-D  Current news coverage is that since Brazilian officials confiscated Uruguay's caramel spread, they've been playing really badly... 


Also top news!  Queen Mary's birthday... and on the menu for lunch; strawberry ice pudding - in the shape of a crown no less - and petit fours (naturalment).  The article says at 83 yrs of age, she's the oldest Queen Britain has ever know.  Our current Queen Elizabeth was 88 this year...


And finally, if you weren't dashing off to Rio or invited for crown shaped ice pudding with Queen Mary, you could just chill with a glass of Old Brown Sherry, sounds inviting - but we'll be having Prosecco at the workshop tonight...