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

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Withdrawal Symptoms

Twitchy, headache, missing something, but can't quite put her finger on it ...
She hasn't been out a-hunting for treasure for weeks!  Sets out with basket in hand and comes back with ...
The minute that logo was spotted she knew she had to have it ...
Dinky ply box with three little drawers ...
... pull out to reveal a few cotton reels still sitting in one.
A little rubbed and age worn, but what a find!  Logo on each end too.
Sylko box Sold
Puffy velvet and chiffon marshmallow confection.  Shimmering creamy peach.  Amazing as new condition - perfect for a vintage wedding
Gorgeous chestnut brown straw hat adorned with grosgrain ribbon and oversized, blousy, creamy white flower. 
Sweetest soft brown velour number with ribbon and button trim.
Beautifully elegant brown felt hat from Christys of London
Dapper fellow in waistcoat and bow tie, stepping out in search of Easter.  Looking for little foil wrapped eggs to fill his basket. 
Bunny is Reserved
And lastly ... she couldn't leave these behind.  Fabulously funky barkcloth curtains.
Perfect condition.
Curtains sold.
All available to buy.

Fire is lit.  Frosty, glittering glass shards covering the garden this morning.  Scudding cloud.  Geese in formation, honking as they cross the sky. 

Slow winter wending it's way closer to us.

Stay warm.

Have a great weekend. 

21 comments:

Fading Grace said...

I think I've turned green,,,, with envy, I have wanted one of those sewing boxes for ages.....you keeping or selling Mrs vintage Jane??? :-) xx

Alix said...

Oooh - lovely finds! I love the all three of the brown hats and the little bunny - how sweet! It was nice to see a frost this morning - I've been wanting some proper cold weather for weeks now!
x

'odd and old' Linda Dacey said...

great finds
kinda frustrated
here in spain
not like france
for the brocantes
great finds gal
x
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Liz said...

Fantastic finds - especially the thread box!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Rose H (UK) said...

Love the thread box - I saw one a couple of years ago now, but I'm afraid it was too expensive....

mrs cheese said...

I love the thread box.
I have one but it's nowhere near as beautiful as yours (mine's very battered and faded!)
The frost was lovely this morning
xx

Miss Simmonds Says said...

wow wow wow! I love them all

A Treasured Past said...

Ooh, cotton reel box is an amazing find. Love the little rabbit too and the brown hat with button trim, gorgeous. I am sure they will go in a flash!

Jelly Jam said...

What a lucrative haul - lucky you. I do love Sylko drawers but never have enough cottons to fill either of my sets!
Ellie
x

Flaming Nora said...

Ok I know I'm going to regret this as I'm broke and have not a spare inch of space in the house, but if you are still selling the Sylko drawers, how much?
Twitch twitch, fidget fidget, shh don't tell the family I'm asking!

Nelly said...

Oh wow they are awesome scores for someone wth wothdrawel I was oooing and ahing when I saw the cotton box and 1st hat and al the goodies kept coming.Well done

carrad said...

Amazing stuff - what a treasure hunter you are! xxx

Greenorchid said...

Great finds Jane, I've not been up to treasure hunting for a while and really miss it.
I just love the rabbit...

Am Bothan said...

Lucky girl, getting out treasure hunting. I'm suffering from those symptoms too! Love the sewing box - great find.
Jennie

Helga! said...

Eeek!
The threads!!!OH! how darling!
The hats! OH!
fabulous finds!X

Ivy Black said...

Ooohh..love it all especially those curtains.x

Anne said...

I love the sewing cotton box too.I used to go in a haberdashery shop when I was little and there was always one like that on the counter.X What a lovely find.

Rachael said...

You were so lucky finding that thread box, it's lovely x

The Vintage Knitter said...

All wonderful finds, but my favourite has to be that 'Sylko' box. I'm green with envy, as I've been after one of those for ages! Lucky you!

YONKS said...

Love the thread box, what a great find!
Di
x

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GOOD MORNING THERE! I am very glad to meet you and I thank you kindly for coming to visit me! I see your daydreaming HAS PAID OFF; your wares and images are stunning and I SO LOVE WILBER! I had to click on his pic because i have a story about a terrier as well.

SO NICE TO SEE YOU! Anita