Have I been getting a bit off topic recently? It seems like it's been a while since I posted any of my finds, which might explain why I have a HUGE pile of things on my desk, all demanding your attention.
So I'm going to remedy that right now - have a gander at this little lot..
Tins - gotta love a nice tin. I am a little compulsive about them. The snazzy alligator one that has 'Turnright's Assorted Dainties' on the inside of the lid, belonged to my great Grandmother.
While I was poking around the family archive, I found the aforementioned tin and inside it were a few treasures.
A camera - I'm going to try it with some film.
A panorama viewer for slides, bought in 1974 according to the box.
And my favourite thing, some woven name tags with my Great Grandmother's initials on them. Her surname was Van Sertima. I really quite fancy taking it as my own surname.
Some tap shoes for Iris that are too big, but which are still irresistible, especially it seems, for walks in the woods*.
A sweet little jumper - too small for Iris (and me of course) sadly.
Then some kitchenalia, an enamel butter dish in a fetching shade of red.
And a Nymolle cheese board, although I think this is more of a decorative piece.
Nice illustration though, eh?
Of course, there's more. Lots of books, including one called Jacky's Trip To The Moon, does anyone know it? It's from 1977. It's wonderful.
I have also been very busy with some new fireable decals, which means that some of my plates can be used for pretty cakes as well as hung on your wall. I'll do a grand unveiling soon. I'm very excited.
* No, I did not let her wear them for a walk in the woods.