Thursday, 14 July 2011

Preparing to move .........

Every night when I get home from work I’ve promised myself that I will pack a couple of boxes and then at least I feel that I am contributing something to the move! Of course, in the process of emptying cupboards and clearing out the garage I have come across a variety of interesting things that I had forgotten we'd ever bought ~ a veritable collection of vintage tins, some lovely old pot lids and an old steriliser complete with instructions ~ from way back when.  It’s far more fun fondling and playing with all my discoveries that cutting up bubble wrap and paper! My husband and I started collecting tins over thirty years ago and decided to specialise in medical related items as they were easier to display. Naturally, I didn't quite understand the full concept of what this actually meant and my passion quickly led to me buying old kitchen items, I mean, what woman doesn’t need at least thirty mixing bowls in her baking cupboard ........ lol! Then my love for old cardboard meant that I could branch out (just a bit) to old packaging, which I love, then of course you have to have the display cabinets, otherwise the treasured collections complain that they aren’t being cared for properly.  I actually sat down today and cried as I remembered and relived with absolute joy so many happy memories and the pleasure I felt when we added something new to the collection. 

About fifteen years ago I bought a small blue spotted jug and small sugar bowl at a local boot sale ~ this little bargain led me to go on and start a collection of TG Green, particularly Domino and Blue Cornishware and I haven't stopped.  Mind you ~ a teeny bit of yellow stripe mingled in does help to break the blue up.   And so it goes on ........










Oh well I suppose I'd better get back to my packing ~ happy days!

3 comments:

  1. These look amazing, will the new house be big enough I wonder? Love the cold cream pots, covet muchly! Enjoy Shepton, hope you find something else to pack!

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  2. Hi there! Nice blog and collection... thanks for your kind comments about my blog and collections... looking forward to seeing more of your stuff!
    ~Emily from I Love Collecting

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  3. So pleased to have found your blog ! I also have a couple of sterilizer units , one of which I use as container for cupcakes and lamingtons .... Makes a great display in the kitchen xx Ava ( now following )

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