|"Here's lookin' atcha, kid!"|
I have made time for a boot sale and some charity shop browsing though - old habits die hard!
Look at this gorgeous door handle that I picked up at the boot sale for all of 50p! Its so 1950s and I've decided to fit it onto our pantry door once its been repainted.
The boot sale and my recent charity shopping have turned up some colourful kitchenalia finds, starting with these Gaydon Melmex plates which match the cups I have already - you can see one in my blog header; closely followed by some dinky Little Forks. I love vintage melamine as its so practical, especially with Monkeychild about! There's definately a nostalgic thing about Melmex too, as we used to have a brown set in our 1970s family caravan, some of which I still have and use on our camping hols.
|The plates cost £1 and the Little Forks £1.75|
I've had one of these ceramic Nutbrown rolling pins on my wishlist for a while now and found this one lurking on a back shelf in the charity shop. I nabbed it straight away and paid £2.50 for it. The woman on the till even admired it and there might have been a tiny bit of "I wish I saw that first" going on! The jug is also a chazza shop buy, as I couldn't resist those roses.
I also fed my Beryl ware addiction by buying some more dishes for a couple of quid:
This patent leather and suede lined handbag was a boot sale buy that I snapped up for £1; the boot saler had a few Mrs Thatch jokes lined up for that one!
These handbags remind me of those wielded by the grannies who would charge the ring and the bash the stars of Saturday afternoon television wrestling in the 1970s and 80s like Kendo Nagasaki and Giant Haystacks, with their handbags - classic family viewing. Mind you, if the sharp corners of my handbag are anything to go by, a sound handbag thwack from one of those grannies must have hurt like hell, especially if it made contact with bare flesh.
As Lakota commented on the chocolate machine in the above photo, I thought I'd post a proper photo of it. Husband brought it years ago at the long departed (sob!) Gloucester Cattle Market car boot sale; it was love at first sight and he just had to have it. We've found that Club biscuits fit it perfectly and we've also accumulated a stash of old 10p coins to work it with too.