Thursday, January 14, 2016
Downton Worthy: For Mrs. Patmore
While Mrs. Patmore (she of the infamous "Do I look like a frolicker?") is suspicious of newfangled kitchen equipment, now that she is considering buying horseradish in a jar, can a Marsh cabinet be far behind?
DL found this original Marsh cabinet in pieces, in a dumpster. I wasn't with him at the time (he is occasionally allowed to sojourn without me), so when he came into the house to tell me that he had found something in a dumpster, I was leery.
The enamel top was gone (probably scavenged for another project at someone else's house), but the windows were intact and the hardware was there. I was thrilled.
A tabletop from that time DL bought the 12,000 random pieces of wood makes a great top and adds some rusticity. The case got a coat of black semi-gloss for easy wiping and there are off-white accents. The original Marsh medallion was re-affixed, and new wheels were added to the bottom. A brand-new back was put on (that was the missing piece) and everything shored up and squared. (One door is still a little wonky, but not terribly.)
If you read my Downton stuff on a regular basis, you may recall that at the end of last season, I predicted that Daisy and Mrs. Patmore would move to Mr. Mason's farm and write a cookbook together. I like to think that they would enjoy sitting here with a cuppa, discussing lemon curd.
Stay tuned for my recap on Sunday, and another Downton-related post next week!
I'm at Silver Pennies.