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

Monday, 18 July 2011

Rain stopped play ...

They wanted to go to the beach, to fill pockets with pebbles, throw lines out to sea, forget the week’s troubles and muse trivia.   They wanted to cook silver scaled mackerel and lie back, warmed with plum brandy, to watch a fiery sun swap places with a heavy moon.  Their plans were thwarted by gunmetal clouds and cold, poking rain.  They would not be beaten and so friends came with food and the simple picnic was eaten around the table of stories and they listened and they were sure they heard them … the waves, the gulls.

The next day they were desperate for fresh air and so they took the little man to play a strange game of golf …  it was crazy.  He loved it and beat Mr who became more competitive and determined to win the next game … and did.


For treasure festing, it was not good, but a handful of good things came home with them, to hopefully be sold and put some more pennies in the purse.  A few made it to the camera ...
 
Some heavy, ornate roses

 
Lovely wooden box with bent wooden handle, originally black with grime but now lovingly restored to a deep chestnut colour



… and just look at the mirror, made by Grandpa, from an old half porthole window …

… it perfectly matches the full porthole window he made for them a few years ago.  He made it for her to sell, but she thinks it may have to stay.

The olivewood stanhope rosary adorning the mirror was a present to her from Mr many years ago and if you peek long and hard into the stanhope viewer you will see views of Paris (she has to look very long and very hard as her eyesight is not what it used to be!).

She has been living a life filled with buttons for days and the last of them are now filling jars to the brim, adorned with ribbons and buckles and haberdashery frippery.    




She has her fingers crossed for some good news this week.

15 comments:

The Pea Pod said...

Your post is crammed with lovely, interesting bits and bobs. I especially like the wooden items.

As for crazy golf, although I'm absolutely rubbish at it I do love it! x

Liz said...

What a lovely post and great photos! The little button jars are just beautiful! Thank you.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

greenthumb said...

Wow look at all the things you have collected how great. Love all the jar with buttons.

Stef@ said...

Beatiful pictures!!!!!
hugs
Stefy

ted and bunny said...

love those button jars- just ready to be loaded into the little trug for display!
Have a lovely week and stay warm!
xx

A Treasured Past said...

Oh, I love this post, you sure have a way with words. I hope you get the biggest and best news this week. Thinking of you all, Tam x

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Marina:
A post filled with delicious goodies which makes us feel rather like children in a sweet shop just wondering which of the many gems for sale we shall choose. Our eyes were instantly taken by the wooden trug. The wood looks to be so beautifully polished with a most appealing depth of colour. Clearly you have given it much love and attention.

Hoping that you have a very happy week filled with wonderful news!

Anna said...

Che meraviglia!!! Baci,Anna.

Rose H (UK) said...

Wonderful things! Sigh, THAT TRUG - is marvelous :o)

Michela said...

Ciao Marina! Thank you for taking the time to leave me a comment! I wish I could you send you some sunshine along with a bunch of Sunflowers and make you smile!
Hope you get some good news soon!

Jane The Booklady said...

Hello Marina, Thank you for your comment on my post, we might have met!!! I love your button jars and wooden baskets. Jane x

The Cloth Shed said...

Beautiful finish on your trug Marina and your quirky playing card label is a great addition.
Your creative talent is obviously hereditary, I love the half and full porthole window mirrors made by Grandpa...
Julie x

Gypsy and Nell said...

Beautiful words, I think you are a wordsmith, lucky you....love all your finds
see you soon, keep chin up xx
Sophie xx

Primchick said...

Ahh thank you... good to be back!! :o)

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Just look at all of those wonderful treasures!!! Fabulous:)
~Debra xxx
capers of the vintage vixens