This Saturday, more little things from my hallway - to view the first third of this letterpress tray in detail, click your way here.
Again, I'm taking a very freeform left to right - top to bottom approach to these little treasures.
- A small rusty pulley wheel
- Vintage darning threads (maybe my paternal grandmother's, but I may remember wrong)
- A set of absolutely lovely Little Reminders - 20 Helpful Cards for the Tongue-Tied - purchased from Field and Sea in 2008
- Kusudama flowers I've made from old book pages (instructions here)
- A white pottery shard found in a field
- A snail shell - a gift from a friend
- As previously, all the wooden spools here come from either of my grandmothers, who may or may not be their first owners
- The skeleton keys come from my father's side of family
- A folding metal ruler and pencil - also from my father's side
- An orange painted bird made out of wood and cardstock, losing its tail - quite likely a Christmas tree ornament originally, but I've never seen it anywhere but hanging from the ridge of the roof of my dollhouse (held in place by a thumb tack) and later from a doorframe in my room. I'm not sure if it came with the dollhouse that was on loan from my older cousin (for like 25 years, until she wanted her own daughters to have it) or not, but I kept it in any case. For some reason this is one of the few items from my childhood I really love. I can't remember caring much for cuddly toys at any stage, though I had plenty.
- A stone from my maternal Grandfather's collection, it has Marea Negra, Eforia 29.3.81 written on it. I'm sure things looked a lot different there in 1981.
- A pocket knife - belonged to my paternal grandmother
- Another one of Grandfather's stones. Island 2.7.1988.
- Below it - an amethyst crystal - gift from V's mother
- An odd Q-shaped piece of metal, found in a field, I think. I love it. I have no idea what it is.
- A horse carved from a piece of wood by the rock-collector Grandfather. He was very talented, in many ways.
- A matchbox full of handpainted and drawn illustrations from a penpal, 2000.
- Two coins: one token marked Eurocoin London (with an eagle, worth absolutely nothing), one a real 5 pfennig coin (German, 1993, also worth nothing)
- A pewter rabbit cardholder not holding a card - from squirrelnuts
- A photo of a place unknown
- A loupe - Achromatic Lens 10x + case - from my ex-father-in-law
- A handcarved and burned wood sculpture - from my ex himself
- A floral victorian scrap - most likely belonged to my maternal grandmother
The rest we'll save for next week!