Friday, 25 January 2013

Friday Find

No 3 - a vintage tinware grater

This little beauty was picked up for 30p from the regular Monday flea market that used to take place in Sheffield back in the early 1990's. It's a fantastic bit of kitchenalia and the detailing is really lovely. It's stamped with the Tala brand and probably dates from the 1930-40's.

It has a little compartment behind a sliding panel on the back for storing.....



It lives on the knife rack next to our cooker and gets used regularly. Especially in sweet potato mash and buttered leeks!

I love things that are interesting, beautiful and functional. Don't you?

K x

One great shade of grey

I love the dark grey wall in our conservatory.

For the first few months of its life it made a fantastic backdrop for simply arranged flowers, mostly brought in from the garden and dropped into an assortment of jugs, jars and other useful receptacles. 

It also worked well with Christmas greenery.

I'm really looking forward to fresh little posies of Spring flowers taking their place in the coming weeks.

K x

Friday, 18 January 2013

Friday Find

No 2 - First Aid cabinet

This week's Friday Find is part of my cupboard collection.

I have a bit of a thing about cupboards. Expect to see more as the weeks go by.

I found this lovely wooden First Aid cabinet on a car boot stall in Chesterfield back in the early 1990's.

I asked the chap how much he wanted for it and he said "Fifty."

I said I thought that was too much, and he said "OK, forty pence."

I gave him the full fifty.

K x

Friday, 11 January 2013

Friday Find

I was rubbish at blogging in 2012.

I plan to be better at it in 2013. Let's see.

I figured a routine could help, so here's the first of my Friday Finds. Images of the things that clutter my house and make me happy. Things I might use, or may not want to part with. Treasure I've collected over many years. Muck hoarders. Things of beauty. The stuff of life...

No 1 - vintage button cards