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Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Found this week ...


Pretty tray
... and little box
Front of the box reads -
"A Wish ...
I do not wish thee grandeur,
Nor yet a store of wealth,
I wish thee greater treasure,
Contentment, peace and health".

And inside ...
Diddy little anvils (downsizing grandpa's overflowing shed!)
And ...
... an early 50s toy Hoover washing machine
The wringer folds away, just like the real thing used to,
so that you could push it back under the worktop.
The grooved metal top prevented splashes
 and fixed to the side of the machine afterwards 
to hold the wet washing after wringing.
All of the above will be at upcoming vintage fairs.

And finally, a little present VJ bought for herself ...
What's inside the little case ... ?
a dinky little sewing machine, in working order.


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North Cadbury Vintage Textile and Rag Market,
this Saturday, 9am-3pm.

35 comments:

ted and bunny said...

I'm in the sitting room staring at the mountain of stuff I've sorted for Saturday and wondering how I'm ever going to reduce it in order to fit it in the car...so much stuff, so little space!
Looking forward to seeing you Saturday, I love all the things you've bought
x

Maria said...

~ The vintage cotton box is special..I love the verse in side. ~ I wonder what you will do with the 'dinky' Hoover washing complete with mangle? hehe... What a find and so glad YOU are keeping that mini sewing machine, a specially as it is in working order! ~ Good luck with the Vintage Fair on Saturday! WISH I could come too! ~ Love Maria x

WILLIE........! said...

The washing machine....The washing machine...Goodness...Had one back in 73, when returning to this country. The adult version though, the Daddy.
Had to fill it up, with bowels of water, soap powder, plug in....Sit on it, to stop it creeping across the floor....HeHe! :).
Lasted a couple of years..Then packed up, never replaced it, to this day. Hate washing machines...Horrid things, ruin cloths, colour and all....
Anyway, l live near a river...!!!!!

haggiz said...

Love the tray and cotton box. Don't blame you keeping the sewing machine it is really special. Julie x

Hazel @Cupcakery said...

Oh my gosh! That dinky little sewing machine is just the cutest! :)

*Maristella* said...

I Marina.
Wonderful things ...
I'd love to be there ... sigh!
It is shortly... :):)
Hugs, *Maristella*.

thriftwood said...

Wow, what a lot of loveliness!

Great finds xxx

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Love that little wooden box......and the sewing machine, wow! :) x

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

I goshed and wowed at everything! Fabulous finds as always. xx

Willow said...

The little face on that tray is exquisite, I love everything about her. The saying on the box beautiful!

Greenorchid said...

Great finds... mmmm Hoover... mmm diddy sewing machine!! Cx

A Normandy kitchen said...

Hello Marina,
Great finds, really like the sewing machine, not seen one so small but looks wonderfully solid - always loved the sound of my mum's old singer sewing machine!
Ivan

gillyflower said...

Wonderful stuff! I love that sweet box, and the vintage mini washing machine and sewing machine are real treasures.
Have a great day at the market Marina
Gill xx

miz-bag said...

i can remember my mother using a mangle in the back garden...i love your ladybird books,a few years ago I bought the cinderella book for 25p and promptly sold it for £25 when i realised how much they go for....that was before i had grand daughters...how i wished i had kept it now x x xx thank you for your comments on sidmouth poppy, its nice to know there is someone out there listening to my ramblings!!!!

Maria Glazacheva said...

Bonjour Marina,
je vient de retrouvee votre blos il est MAGNIFIQUE !!;0)

vous avait de lachance d`avoir tous ca ! ;0)

j`espere que vous allee aimer mon blog aussi !!

bonne semaine!!

xxx Maria xxx

freckleface said...

Oh wow, that toy washing machine is amazing as is that tiny sewing machine. What great finds! xxx

Plain Jane said...

Where to start! The verse inside the sewing box is beautiful - you don't get touches like that at Hobbycraft! And as for the sewing machine - I don't think I've ever seen anything like that before - what a treasure. I remember having a washing machine like that many years ago - the mangle was always fun! Good luck at the fair x Jane

blackenpot said...

Oh, I have the same little sewing machine in my kitchen. Wonderful to see what you found.

Thank you for sharing.

rusty duck said...

Oh you've got some great things there..
And I don't blame you for keeping that dinky sewing machine either. It's beautiful!

YeamieWaffles said...

There's something about the girl on the plate that's pretty mysterious Jane, I absolutely love these items, great selections!

BusyLizzie said...

looking forward to seeing you on Saturday! Lizzie x

Vintage Tea Time said...

The tiny sewing machine is great - well found! Good luck at the Fair! x

June said...

Love the box and tray - lucky finds! That sewing machine is cute too!
June

nilly said...

I wonder if anyone would still uses a wringer - or what about a mangle? Very good for upper arm muscles!

Angy is my name. said...

I know what I want for Mothers day... a taxi fare (to the airport) a plane ticket (to the UK) a train fare (to the fair) and some pounds (to buy some treasures and eat cake and drink tea) ... that's not too much to ask for is it? ♥♥♥

Flaming Nora said...

If you bring any of that home I will be very surprised! Have fallen in love with the Hoover washing machine, but really what would I do with it? Where would I put it? Could I cope with the looks on the rest of the family's faces if I did bring it home? But some one will be more resolute than I! And your present to your self, Fantastic.

Cuby said...

These are all such great finds but if I had to have a favourite then it would be that dear little box with the delightful writing on the front. Have a good day at North Cadbury.

Husmannsplassen i Hidlesundet said...

What a lovely sewing machine!! so many nice things you have found.

I wish you a lovely springtime.

hettie brown said...

you are such a good finder of treasure, love it all, will see you tomorrow, very excited xx :-) xx

Miss Simmonds Says said...

you always find the most interesting objects, the little anvils, the box, it's all so interesting! x

Jen said...

The sewing machine is fabulous! You always find the best things. I love the toy washing machine.

demie said...

Hello Marina!

These are some really cool finds : )


lots of love xoxox

Countryside Tales said...

Hi! Thanks for following my blog. I love the sewing machine in your post, it reminds me of one my grandmother had years back. I hadn't thought of it in ages and am now wondering where it went....

Auntie Bliss said...

That tray is the sweetest!!

Kelly-Marie said...

Oh how lovely! I have the exact same little sewing machine but in Green and I had no idea that it would have once had a beautiful case.
You always find the most amazing things. xx