I had planned to show you the lovely vintage bits that I received for Christmas and my December birthday before we headed into 2012 but the last week of the holidays has just flown past so I’m more than a little late – my apologies :o)
My favourite colour is green, (not the neon shade that I wore as an 80’s child), the 1930’s shade of green that is found on enamel kitchen wear. That is why I was more than a little happy to receive this lovely item…...
Of course it won’t be used for its original purpose. Relegating it the kitchen would be awful so it’s currently on the top of my bookcase full of wool!! I actually knew this was on it’s way having been with my parents when they bought it at the Deben Events vintage fair on Ipswich Waterfront. On Christmas Day, it was presented to me wrapped in a beautiful golden ribbon and contained not only this lovely green bakelite pot……..
|Think I may have photographed this upside down......oops!!|
but this much hoped for bakelite wool holder………
They also didn’t disappoint on my birthday and had managed to track down this red bakelite wool holder……
Now for some smaller vintage bits.
My husband is very good at finding the brooches that I collect and this year was no exception. My favourite is the one in the final picture – it makes me think of Victory!!
In relation to the history of these brooches, my 87 year old neighbour was kind enough to take one of my brooches to her pensioners lunch group and the consensus there was that they were made by the Italian Prisoners of War held in
With Christmas over and the decorations down (I’ll no doubt still be finding pine needles in August!!) normal routine begins again tomorrow and this means mornings spent home schooling my girls and evenings spent knitting! I have lots more orders to complete over the coming months as well as lots of knitting patterns that I want to share with you :o)