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

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Little things ...

I had some lovely finds last week; lots of little things ...
The tiniest pot of castor oil pills from Stotherts Ltd of Atherton.  And, guess what, the little pills are still inside ...
A delightful pair of painted wooden figures ...
Glass swizzle sticks ...
1950's Balenciaga Quadrille perfume in the smallest 
 bottle, measuring just 2cms.
Atop a 'Book About Roses', sits the Quadrille, a 'Friendship box and a teeny 'Huntley & Palmers Superior Reading Biscuits' tin.  So sad that it has lost it's lid.
A Friendship Box.  Decorated with Lily of the Valley ...
A Greeting
Every wish a friend can give,
My friend I send to you,
May you be happy whilst you live,
Your trials brief and few.
Leather stud box - "A stud in the hand is worth two under the bed".  Several cards of linen buttons.
A pair of beautifully decorated pink and gold plates, Swan place card holders and two teeny enamel painted dishes.
Dear little electric flat / sad iron for lace and finishing work.  The coil at the back points upwards as the electric cord would be plugged into the ceiling light fitting.  Pretty painted darning mushroom.
Spong's bean slicer.  This reminds me of standing in my grandmother's scullery slicing bean after bean after bean ... cranking the handle round and round, eventually becoming totally lost and absorbed in the stories in my head.
And a lovely pair of legs!

Also, bought lots of wooden cotton reels to add to my collection, more buttons(!), more sweetie jars (thank you M!) and much more.  Need to get everything ready for the upcoming Christmas Fairs.  One of my favourites, the lovely 'Treasurer's House Christmas Shooping by Fairylight' Fair is this Thursday so plenty to keep me busy this week!

Hello to my new followers and have a good week everyone.

19 comments:

A Treasured Past said...

Hiya, I love all your little treasures, the perfect size! And what lovely legs you have..haha. Enjoy your week too, Tam x

Rose H (UK) said...

What super small finds - the best sort if your home has as much in as mine! Hard to choose a favourite, but the little wooden figures are too cute!
Have a brilliant week!
Rose H
x

Nelly said...

How great were all your finds.Looks like a dream haul to me.

Jen said...

Sweet finds!

vintageandart said...

What a great eye you have...lots of lovelies there. Specially love the castor oil pill jar and thanks also for showing me a bean slicer, something l never knew existed.

Kris said...

Hi Jane,

You certainly found a lot of sweet little things. I've never heard of a bean slicer? What kind of bean did you slice? The castor oil reminded me of the cod liver oil my grandmother use to give us...It was H-O-R-R-I-B-L-E! It always gave me the shivers. LOL

Have a wonderful time Thursday at the fair.

Kris

Fading Grace said...

Lovely little things, I was given 2 bean slicers last week!! how weird, first sweetie jars now bean slicers! xx

greenthumb said...

You always seam to find great things, I think my mum has some of those swizzle sticks, must have a look for them.

Liz said...

Fantastic finds - but I wouldn't try any of those pills, though!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

VintageVampalicious said...

Those legs came up a treat wow, you have a well trained eye m'dear, love the swizzle sticks too. I must try & get along to the fairylight fair, it sounds fab.

OhSoVintage said...

Love those legs, I've not seen any like that and would have been thrilled to find them myself. How funny the motto on the stud box is!

Am Bothan said...

I want those little wooden figures!
Jennie

minnie said...

I love reading what you have been up to and like another person I love the legs xxx

Dial V for Vintage said...

Amazing finds, lucky you! They're packed with history :).

*Maristella* said...

Hi dear Marina...che nostalgia dell'Inghilterra!!
Lovely thinghs!!
Hughs and kissess!!!! *Maristella*.

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, what wonderful treasures you found!!!

Mimi and Tilly said...

Ooh, lovely finds. These are real treasures. I particularly love the legs, and would love to know the story behind who wore them... Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. Em x

sarah-jane down the lane said...

How lovely to find so many tinys! I should like a new pair of pins very much! As for the Quadrille - it's MIL'S favourite but I suspect she would like a splash more!

Sarah x

Dawn M said...

What lovely finds, just the sort of things that I would fall for!
Dx