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Monday, 29 September 2014

Boxes and bits ...

Teeny little unused flat packed boxes ...
Orlox - beef suet and rice flour ...
"A teaspoonful of 'ORLOX' in a glass of hot milk, taken at night, 
will prevent and cure coughs and colds".  Really??!
"Waste paper is a vital war raw material.  Please save it!"

A lovely version of a classic party game ...
It's that poor old donkey again ...
The lovely big board measures ... 21" x 28".

And another pile of gorgeous old fabrics to sort through ...



14 comments:

Kizzy Von Doll said...

Those are great boxes and I love all the different fabrics too :) Hope you have a great week my dear xx

Vix said...

I've got my Mum's childhood donkey game, its almost identical to yours and still comes out at drunken gatherings! xxx

kate steeper said...

Orlox boxes, i once bought a suitcase at a sale and it was full of these , literally hundreds of them, it was many moons ago

KC'sCourt! said...

They look interesting. Love the put the Tail on the Donkey
Julie xxxxxxxxx

Alessandra Poggiagliolmi said...

that donkey ….. love it !!!!!
xxxxxx Ale

Madelief said...

Such beautiful things Jane! Those fabrics.....

Madelief x

Things and Thoughts said...

Those fabrics are pretty and precious,I love them so much! It's difficult to find this kind of things where I am.And the boxes, cute and funny!
Wish you a great week Marina!
Olympia

Amy at love made my home said...

Lovely finds! The boxes are funny, as there they are all these years later, all that potential waste paper and it was never used!! xx

Jen said...

I adore these. Looking at them made me happy!

Busy Lizzie said...

How funny, like Kate I also purchased dozens of these little boxes many years ago! x

Rose H (UK) said...

I love the Orlox boxes - never heard of it before, I think I'd suffer a cold though ;o)
Pin the tale game looks in beautiful condition - Great finds!
Love
Rose H
xx

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Those boxes are so neat!! Such cute graphics on them too! LOVE your pretty pile of fabrics! Those are gorgeous!! xo Holly

Barbara Fisher said...

The fabrics are very pretty, and I love the pin the tail on the donkey game. I remember mum giving me 'beef tea' and 'hot dripping' when I was a child, it was supposed to cure all ills – but it didn’t :-) I did and do like an Oxo cube in hot water with bread and butter on the side!)

the linen cloud said...

Lots of loveliness here. The little boxes are cute and I love those fabrics. Bee xx