I know, I know, I'm just too good to you. Brace yourselves, dear readers, this is going to be so exciting.
Habadashery. Don't you just love it? Grandpappy had three of these 1950 needlebooks in the most wonderful nick. Between you and me, I doubt he's done a great deal of sewing in his time.
Aren't they gorgeous? The insides are pretty wundebar too, if you ask me. Take a look:
Glorious. As is this folksy ribbon:
Grandpappy can't remember where the ribbon came from. Probably Greece or Italy we think.
I love these bird scissors. Heavily tarnished but still so pretty:
The other tupperware box contained.....keep calm, dear readers, I know what you're like when confronted by..........a whole load of.........BUTTONS:
Look at this one. It's nearly as big as my hand:
I love these flowery ones:
OK, that's enough excitement for one post. I'll just show you the tapestry deers and flowers made by Gladys, grandpappy's mum. Not only was she a genius at quilt making and painting (see post here), she was obviously a dab hand at tapestry too:
One last thing. Little Miss J and P took a secret pic of this bar of unopened bar of Knight's Castile soap in grandpappy's cupboard. She couldn't quite get over the half pence.
|Half pences were taken out of circulation in 1984|
Do you have anything lurking in your house that's way past it's best? Don't be shy, do tell........