I reproduce this here, since some of you are local.
I bought this church lecturn, not from a vicar with a problem, but from a secondhand shop specialising in curios.
thought this lovely oak lecturn would be BRILLIANT, placed decoratively
in our late Victorian house, holding up the Family Diary - which is the
same as the Bible in our house. You want to suffer for all eternity
with Satan and his little pixies? Then mess with MOTHER'S DIARY.
Just look at it! It is ELEGANT, SIMPLE, and DELIGHTFUL. Really, I cannot say
when it dates from, because it is a simple style; non-fussy, a generous
tilted top, and with a discreet rim to hold your big books; height
measures 47ins up, floor to front, and 52ins up floor to back. About
chest height on a medium sized person. PERFECT.
But the lecturn was too big for the hallway.
This is the problem with fantasy, is it not?
You tour the junk shops and salvage yards, convincing yourself it will fit, if only we move the anchor.
I moved the lecturn into the kitchen, which it immediately transformed into a restaurant. And it still didn't fit.
I moved it to the front room. It stayed there for a while, positioned
elegantly in the front window, until someone knocked on the door
thinking we were something to do with the council and where could they
get new bins?
I moved the lecturn into the children's room -
but whipped it out sharpish when they started using it to hold up
knitting - and I moved it into a corner of nowhere, where it has sat in
the dark feeling sorry for itself.
Now! I bought a printer's box, so the lecturn has to go!
I think it would look very lovely in your home. I'm not peeping through
your windows or anything, just saying I think you are probably the
person with enough style and presence needed to own this beautiful
piece, and have it in your home, holding up your most beautiful and
If you want my lecturn, let me know. I do no deliveries. And I'm not wrapping it up for the post. For collection only.