What's it been? 3 minutes since my last nostalgic ramble? ...Well blame Kid for this one, he requested it!
Right, back in 1985 when I was aged 6 we moved
into our brand new house and I was allowed to pick my own wallpaper
(a big responsibility!)! My Buck Rogers in the 25th
century wallpaper was but a distant memory as I carefully perused
through the pages of the children's wallpaper sample book mulling
over what was to be the theme of my brand new room, It was a serious
decision and I eventually settled on this gorgeous Wind in the
Willows design (sorry about the camera glare). Produced by Cosgrove Hall in conjunction with their
animated adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s classic story. Ok, it
didn’t go with my He-Man and the Master of the Universe bed spread
or The A-Team curtains that I had but I loved it all the same, its
glorious details meant there was always something new to find during
the five years it adorned the wall. That was until the addition of a
baby sister resulted in the bedrooms being switched around. My
brother and I were relocated into the larger room so the Wind in the
Willows paper was replaced as my old room became my parents bedroom.
My request to have a section of it saved went unheard and I
(frustratingly) had no memento of that wall paper. That is until last
year when my parents clearing out the cupboard under the stairs found
(to my utter delight) various rolled up lengths and off cuts left
over from 1985! I was so pleased that I now have it hanging in a 7x6 frame in the
studio, aside from it reminding me of my childhood its also a
glorious piece of art that in my mind and deserves to be hung up! Did
anyone else out there have this on their bedroom wall? Drop me a line
in the comments section and let me know if you did!
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