Sunday, 23 November 2008
When we were wee, we had quite a few of these dishes; we had trifle in them, Instant Whip (remember that?!!), tinned fruit salad, ice cream, etc. At the tip on Friday whilst I was looking about, a woman came in with several boxes of dishes and plates. To be honest, I was very restrained - I could have brought the lot home for a couple of pounds LOL. I chose 4 small ones, 4 larger ones (all different patterns) and the two pink ones. Nostalgic gorgeousness at its very best. Talking of which, I needed something to carry the dishes in so they arrived home safely. I found a rather nice sea grass basket, quite big, rectangular, dark brown with good elather handles, like a shopper-type basket. I loaded my spoils into it (included a plumb bob (I might just need one one day, it's just a lovely old functional piece of brass) and a rather nice glass topped tray which needs attention, but will appear on here at some point soon, I'm sure); the smell was pure nostalgia and took me right back to my school days. The late seventies were quite hippy oriented for a lot of us at school, and the "in" bag to carry your books in was an over-the-shoulder basket, with long handles, made of plaited sea grass; this basket smelled exactly like that, and transported me right back, there and then in the middle of the tip LOL. They say smell is one of the greatest triggers of nostalgia - maybe they're right. That and music for me.
This was my other treasure for this week:
Cost - one British pound. Be honest, you wouldn't have left it there for that, would you? LOL. We (Bean and I, we share) now have 5........
One Singer treadle on proper table and treadle; one very old hand machine, needs further investigation, kept in loft for now; one old German machine; one 1940s /50s Jones; this one. I should be able to find a date for it, it has a unique number on the front, so will look into that this week. It seems to work fine, and there are a good number of bobbins (round, like a modern machine) in the side box, along with lots of attachments, reels of cottons, etc. I haven't looked underneath at the spool holder yet, but hope to get to it this week. Looking forward to having a go with it soon. Soem say you can never have too many handbags; you can guess what I say..............LOL
Posted by MrsL at 19:31