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

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Bits and Pieces ...

... of this and that, keeping her busy last week.
Found ...
Late 1950s Mettoy Typewriter in working order!
Turn the wheel to the required letter and press down the red bar ... 
time consuming but fun! 
Miniature desk/dressing table and stool ...
hand painted with Mt Fuji scene
Army Bureau War leaflets
Pretty fabrics ...
Sugary pink glass basket ... 
Hand decorated plates ...
Cigarette tin and large counter display 1930s Blue Bird Toffee tin
John Bull printing set ...
"Watch the birdie" ...
Gorgeous old US Eastman Kodak camera and tripod ...
Manufactured circa 1900
A lovely photo of a very dapper bunch of ladies and lucky gent!?

Melting soy wax flakes ...
to make cup candles ...
from an odd assortment of abandoned cups
Making more cards ...
and beautiful Tulips from her wonderful mum ...
... heralding the arrival of Spring!

Have a great week whatever you're doing, wherever you are ...


24 comments:

Grunge Queen said...

Cool finds. I love the camera! It will make a neat display piece. The war pamphlets are a rare find too, aren't they? Xo

Things and Thoughts said...

Great finds Jane! I like the glass basket and the lovely tins.You must be very satisfied with your little treasures!
Hugs Olympia

Liz Smith said...

Great finds - love the plates and the old camera is amazing!
Liz & Shortbread & Ginger

Hesta Nesta said...

I love the old camera, what a stunning display piece. Hopefully see you at Frome if you can make it, I will be in my normal spot.
Love
Jo xx

Vix said...

The camera is fab, Jon's a sucker for those! x

YeamieWaffles said...

I really love the typewriter and the old war leaflets too, some amazing finds here Jane, very interesting stuff indeed.

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Beautiful tulips, I remember those typewriters although not from the 50's! :) x

KC'sCourt! said...

I remember my friend having one of those typewriters.
Julie xxxxxx

rusty duck said...

You do find some wonderful things.
Impressed with the candle making too. I keep meaning to find out how to do it.. I've loads of empty votives I'd like to refill.

Rosemary said...

Blue Bird toffee - its lovely being reminded of these long forgotten delights when seeing the old packaging and tins.

Alessandra said...

beautiful findings!!! I love the typewriter!!!!!
xxxx Ale

haggiz said...

You have found some wonderful things there. I remember every Christmas an aunt giving us a tin of Bluebird toffees, I wasn't fond of the toffee but loved the tin. Sadly I never kept any of them! Julie x

A Treasured Past said...

Lovely finds. I have the same typewriter :) I do very much like your camera and the flower advertising board behind it. I hope you do well at the fair. xx

p.s the aquarium photos are just amazing! It looks like a great weekend away.

Greenorchid said...

Wow great finds... where do you get your soy wax flakes from from? Cx

June said...

Great finds - love the camera and the typewriter!
June

elegancemaison said...

You always have great finds Marina. I only just stopped myself enquiring about the camera!

Yes, I will be at the VB in Frome on Saturday. Top of the hall to the right of the stage. Please do come and say hello!Cx

freckleface said...

I love that tiny typewriter, what a great find. Making the candles looks like fun too! xx

freckleface said...

I love that tiny typewriter, what a great find. Making the candles looks like fun too! xx

A Normandy kitchen said...

Great finds, the camera is lovely! I love the cup candles, I should do that with all the bees wax we have!(thanks for the wick tip!). Have a good weekend!
Ivan

nilly said...

How clever you are - I think I'd call that an eclectic collection (if it didn't get my tongue in a twist!)

Miss Simmonds Says said...

I'm a bit fan of that typewriter! Love it. The tin and desk thingy are great too xx

Madelief said...

Wish I could have joined you! Great finds!!!

Happy weekend,

Madelief x

LaPouyette said...

Charming! Love it!
Now searching for Oskar's "twin" friends :)
xk

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Love the camera, that is stupendous!! And making candles is so much fun xx