Monday, 11 March 2013

Letter from Selfridge & Co Ltd

On a Sunday I like to get my pj's on early, read a few blogs and watch a bit of TV and last night was the last episodes of  Call The Midwife and Mr Selfridge, I loved every minute of them both.

Last week I went to visit a friend in Easingwold and I always get a copy of the local paper to browse and  I come across this letter from Selfridge & co Ltd to a Mrs Malony, The White house, Easingwold, dated 1921.

The letter reads,

Dear Madam,
Thank you for your enquiry.
We have pleasure in enclosing patterns of materials suitable for blouses, and hope they meet with your approval.
It  goes on to list the departments, description of skirts and prices and one of the colours is called ni**er  brown which we now refer to as just brown! 

See also the telephone number "GERRARD 1"

What a treasure to own.

I'm not a big fan of orange but I love these orange ranunculas which were part of my mothers day pressies along with  some CK hand creams and hyacinths in a lovely pail.

It's snowed heavilly all day today with bitterly cold winds and freezing temperatures, I've been cosied up indoors reading my new mag "Jeanne d' Arc Living" which I got for half price,
 loving this idea of a winter picnic in the snow.

Just imagine been well wrapped up, sitting round a huge crackling fire, eating soup with home made bread and drinking hot chocolate with a dash of bailey's in it while little flurries of snow fall from the sky....

On second thought's I think I'll wait until summer for my picnic!!

Lucey x


Vintage Jane said...

Oh, I am going to miss 'Call the Midwife' and 'Mr Selfridge' so much - it was perfect Sunday evening telly wasn't it.
Lovely sunny flowers on this snowy day! Not sure about a snowy picnic - looks beautiful though!!
M x

Swallow Barn said...

definitely a day to stay indoors I think! Lovely pictures!

Nikki x

WinnibriggsHouse said...

Have to agree about the tele, Sundays wont seem the same now. But as for winter picnics...soup yes, hot chocolate yes...but all in my warm kitchen looking out at the snow thank you!

Knittings Nice! said...

Lovely interesting post.....and sad to see Mr. Selfridge end sigh!!! for this white stuff IWANT poor daffs have dropped there heads and alas I think are no more.

Attachment Mummy said...

What a wonderful find! Love that letter.

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

I've loved those programmes too, Sunday evenings won't be the same, love your flowers! :) x

Carol said...

I didn't watch Mr Selfridge but loved Call the Midwife (despite them "knitting" squares and then producing a crocheted blanket).
At least Foyle's War is returning to briefly fill the gap.
Carol xx