Friday, 11 February 2011

Do you know what this is?

Anyone know what this is? - It's about 8 ins square -


Presumably given away with a mag called Modern Home? - in 1929 -




I got it from a flea market, along with this lovely old 'Illuminated Scripture Text Book' -

Not in good condition, sadly - (?paraffin oil) -

But lovely inside -




And I've been playing with my blocks! -



Whilst having a cup of tea -



and thinking about restoring this old sewing box - I've started (after this photo) painting it, but it's not easy to paint!! -



Have a lovely weekend!

23 comments:

  1. What a lovely work box, I have a couple similar and you have made me think about doing them up!

    I love the willow pattern thing - lovely x

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  2. Gorgeous book, knew those blocks would look good..

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  3. Gorgeous finds, my hubby would love to know if the illuminated scripture text book is for sale please?? You find some gorgeous things.
    Jo xx

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  4. Hi, Jo - yes, happy to sell the book - but it is in poor condition. The back has come off completely and many pages have the ?oil stain. I'll pop to your blog / see if I can email you.... Abby x

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  5. Hi Abby
    My email is hestanesta@hotmail.co.uk. Andy is a collector and loves illuminated manuscript books just for the work that goes into them. He doesn't mind the condition. Speak soon.
    Jo xx

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  6. Whenever I read your blog, it always makes me want to collECT things. But I never do, because I'm such a terrible thrower-away of stuff and completely ruthless.

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  7. Like Fran, you inspire me to collect too. That book is wonderful! xxx

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  8. Great items.....where to start your little booth is going to be a hit and hard to keep stocked with such wonderful items...you have an eye!!

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  9. hiya- I had one of those cloths once, and was told it was to go over the top of a pudding basin whilst steaming.
    Don't know if thats correct, but I rather liked the thought of it!

    Love the building blocks
    have a great weekend
    xx

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  10. What a fabulous book even though it is damaged and yes I have painted one of those baskets before....never again....too bloomin' fiddly!
    Julie x

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  11. I have a dark wood box I'm going to do something with, but not paint :)
    the little cloth is lovely are you going to frame it ?
    cate x

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  12. I think the willow plate would be great with some embroidery embellishing parts of the pattern and then framed...

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  13. When I saw your linen cloth I imagined it over a steamed suet puddding - as ted and bunny has mentioned. Lovely sewing box and book:)

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  14. You do dind some lovely things! xx

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  15. Fantastic finds, I love these kinds of books. And the cup is beautiful, too. Tiziana

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  16. Happy Valentines Day to My Lovely Bloggy Sweetheart! Love Annie ♥*:•.♥

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  17. A hankie?

    Love the old sewing box,

    Nina x

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  18. Just came over to wish you a happy Valentine's Day my friend. oxxoxo

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  19. ooh that book is a treasure. The linen not sure but is it the willow pattern ?

    Painting the sewing box does look fiddly & time consuming !

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  20. Yes, the linen has a willow pattern on it. I doubt it's a hankie - too coarse. I like the idea of it being a pudding basin top! Forgot to ask mother-in-law at the weekend - must ask her next week. Finished paiting the sewing box now - it looks much better - labour of love though!

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  21. Look at all that gorgeous stuff! Yes, I think pudding basin top is the right way to go.
    I love that sewing box and am very impressed that you took on painting it!

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