Oh well, that's enough moaning from me. I'm soldiering on, dear readers, to present to you - part 2 in the Mishmash of Style series!
This time, I'm going to focus on the vintage and the ethnic. (It's so exciting isn't it? Isn't it?).
I'll start with some vintage stuff that I haven't shown you before.
I love this clock. Sadly, it doesn't work anymore and our local clock mender type person (so-called) tells me that he can't fix it because he hasn't got the parts. Call himself a clock mender - I don't think so.
This1960s clock is a terrible time keeper and has an annoyingly loud tick tock but I love it anyway. It has an inscription on it which says "Presented by the Management and Staff of the HLB 5 November 1964". How sweet.
This is my Yogi Bear from when I was an ickle girl. Mr J and P is using this picture as his profile pic on Facebook! I think I may have to steal his idea and have it as mine on Blogger.
A family heirloom. A rocket lamp. From the 60s or 70s - one of those decades....
|Ignore the clutter at the base of the lamp|
Lovely standard lamp from eBay. Bought it off an Australian woman who lived in a very posh flat in very posh Highgate (North London) and who was going back to Oz.
Our dresser (not old) which houses, if you look closely (sorry for terrible pic), our collection of coffee pots and salt and pepper sets. (I'll be boring you to death with my collections of egg cups, salt and pepper sets and jugs in a future post - oh lucky you!).
On the ethnic front, I used to have an obsession with all things Indian. All in all, Mr J and P and I have been to India three times (different parts each time). Loved its weird and wonderful ways. Desperate to go back, hopefully when Little Miss is a bit older.
We have a Ganesh in virtually every room of the house. Ganesh is the Hindu God of Obstacles and he's worshipped as a remover of obstacles, although he can also place obstacles in the path of those who need to be checked. I might be driven to praying to him before the next jumble sale in that case!
These are just a small selection of our Ganeshes. This one was a present from Mr J and P's bro. It sure is big and heavy and doubles up as a perfect book end:
I love this hanging papier mache Ganesh atop Garuda (a mythical bird like creature) which dangles from a light in our hallway (bought from Varansi):
Ganesh and another god (I'm sorry to say that I've forgotten who the other god is - Shiva, I think) in our spare room:
This trio of gods are Jagannath, Baladeva and Subhadra - bought from Puri on the east coast of India:
|You can just about see a small selection of my rather big collection of Ladybird books.|
A cute little tin which we bought from outside a temple in Trichy in south India. Haven't a clue what it was meant to contain. Does anyone know?
We have loads of these Mexican tin ornaments throughout the house. I've never been to Mexico, but these were prezzies from Mr J and P's bro who has:
An Indian elephant towel holder. Don't think that was its original use!
Another family heirloom. Great Grandma and Great Grandpappy J and P lived in Singapore in the 1930s. The Buddha lamp base is from there and is topped with an Ikea shade.
Are we still awake?
Well, folks, stay tuned for the next installment in a few days time where I'll be showing you my embellished/ revamped bit and bobs. Oh the excitement of it all.....
Have a great weekend. xx