Tales of walking, eating, watching and playing. Vintage treasures and simple pleasures ... the things that make her happy.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Found ...

A few treasures (to me - maybe trash to others!) for upcoming fairs ...

It's seen better days, but as far as I'm concerned it just adds to its charm.  Heavy, original enamel sign - I love the colours.

Hudson's were the first company to sell soap flakes for laundry (mid 1800's).  Prior to this, housewives had to grind their own from solid bars of soap.  The product was extremely popular and Hudson's rapidly expanded, due in part to their strong advertising campaigns, which included bright posters and enamel signs, designed by professional artists (they were one of the first companies to use these enamel signs, before Pears and Lever Bros).  

Gorgeous little painted iron bassinet on wheels.

Very heavy head!

Little gold painted cast money box to celebrate the Queen's coronation

Perfect 1930's crinoline lady teapot

More pretty linens in need of a launder and a blow in the wind.

Hope you are all having a good week.  Bad news today has sent me reeling.


Rose H (UK) said...

Your head looks like bronze! I can remember a Hudsons sign still being on a building when I was a little girl - sadly both the sign and the building are no longer there. I love the sign though :o)

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Marina:
You have included some very desirable and highly collectable items here and, like you, we find the Hudson's Soap sign most attractive and appealing, not least for its really bright colour.

Reading your final sentence, we do so hope that nothing too untoward has occured.

*Maristella* said...

Buongiorno Marina.
Che meraviglia questi tesori...teapot with Crinoline Lady....Lovely!!!!
Un caro saluto, *Maristella*.

Fading Grace said...

Hey...Gorgeous finds.....hope everything is ok

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Lovely things. Like the sign and the teapot.

Liz said...

Particularly love the teapot - I have never seen one like that before - fantastic! Hope all is well.

Gretel said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your bad news - sending you warm thoughts and hugs.

Alix said...

Lovely finds, especially the cradle. Hope you are okay...

A Treasured Past said...

Hi Jane,

fantastic finds, I like the sign a lot.

I hope everything is o.k., supportive thoughts across the pond. Tam x