Sunday, 31 July 2011

Shopping as it used to be

My 1/12 scale 1950s-style haberdashery department, soon to become part of a shopping emporium, is looking quite sweet.

Creating the scene brought back some lovely memories of Binns, Sunderland's department store which sadly closed in the 1980s. Binns was a shopper's delight, a real department store with wonderful displays, dedicated staff and stocked full of quality merchandise. Sadly, proper department stores of its ilk are becoming rarer.

I've now to fill one of the cabinets with wool and bolts of fabric, then it is ready for display with the other 9 departments in early September. Photos of the full display will follow.