Sunday, 31 May 2009

No. 53

underneath the 'stuff' , a 'part' hat stand, wig stand or...knob on a stick...

Saturday, 30 May 2009

No. 52

a totally hand embroidered all over, vintage bag bought for £15 in a little vintage shop in a vintage shop street in Glasgow, a strange/interesting/unusual opening mechanism...

Friday, 29 May 2009

No. 51

a tiny keyhole surround 2" high...naturally verdigris...sent to me by Séan who... 'found a pock marked, filigree key surround, tumbled out of an old cottage, lost in the rubble strewn around the skip', and who attached it perfectly to a sweet note...(below)

thank you...

Thursday, 28 May 2009

No. 50

my 50th post...shall i make the hundredth? i am not sure...
this one should be something special i feel for my little anniversary...mmm
, lets go with a shelf.

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

No. 49

a pile of pink, ecru & taupe quilts...most aquired cheaply due to fraying edges, huge holes and threadbare fabric...o to be rich what sumptuousity i should have...

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

No. 48

a terrible photograph i know...but practically impossible to get right (for me anyway) and yes, i should have removed the bowl of lemons...and the chair...and the whole kitchen. despite this i had to showcase it...i love it! a mirrored glass sign saying 'canteen' would you believe... probably from an old canteen.

Monday, 25 May 2009

No. 47

an old ledger i use to write my lists in...

Sunday, 24 May 2009

No. 46

old tickets...i might use these in some way for the labels on my new collection (yet to be made of course)...the colours are lovely.

Saturday, 23 May 2009

No. 45

my crackly 70's radio, it sounds terrible...

Friday, 22 May 2009

No. 44

the letter 'k'...
with a chunk out of it.

Thursday, 21 May 2009

No. 43

a pile of books...regularly plundered for pages...don't worry i saved them from mass destruction...
p.s. if i spent as much time as was actually required on photoshop i would be here all day :-)

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

No. 42

a delicious door plate/ key surround...attached feebly to a random old cupboard... the crystal knob is not bad either.

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

No. 41

on a theme...a miniature electric sewing machine ...fabulous, bought in scotland for a fair price (read as...bargain) . it produces chain stitch on the under side so a multitude of possibilities...

Monday, 18 May 2009

No. 40

an old sewing machine...a sews beautifully but i cannot figure out the bobbin...yet

Sunday, 17 May 2009


a roof slate...wall a set of 3...

Saturday, 16 May 2009

No. 38

tin trunk...every home should have one...

look at the colour inside ...mmm
been to Rangoon too :-)

Friday, 15 May 2009

No. 37

a stopclock that stands very nicely next to the press on my kitchen windowsill... many of my students will recognise it... used extensively to time drawings in class.

Thursday, 14 May 2009

No. 36

a press of some kind, not sure what it was originally for...beefburgers? i use it for pages... small ones... carboot 50p

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

No. 35

an antique shell, from an antique shop, beautifully mellow... is a shell not an antique by its very nature anyway?

Tuesday, 12 May 2009


a huge (3ft) kneeling statue of Joseph... sadly decapitated but if he wasn't i wouldn't have been given him would i? (from the holy father).

Monday, 11 May 2009


servants bell, though no one comes when i ring it...ditto comment made on doorknob (number 30)

Sunday, 10 May 2009


an arrangement on a shelf... chandelier wall lights - gift from stephanie (thanks!).
tip of the day; you don't
have to mount wall lights on the wall, just rest them somewhere!

Saturday, 9 May 2009

No. 31

my bedroom door knob; not as neatly painted round as i would wish...but hey, you can't have everything!

Friday, 8 May 2009

No. 30

a victorian (probably) pincushion...a present from my sister, housed in a perfectly sized box from TK Maxx...serendipity...

Thursday, 7 May 2009


a very tiny bird (cake) decoration; worn and cast aside...until i found it of course...

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

No. 28

my most recent irresistable bunch of 50's pegs (ebay)... twas fate that found them as i cannot imagine typing 'pegs' into the search box! handmade, smooth in the hand; some pitted, mottled and rusted with age...delicious; beautifully bound with bands of metal and all individual with certain character, as a group - divine...

Tuesday, 5 May 2009


a very old souvenir from Lourdes... the particular beauty of this is that it plays Ave Maria when wound, perched upon a shelf...precariously...

Monday, 4 May 2009

No. 26

a small bunch of keys, with a random lock, hung together on a random wall

Sunday, 3 May 2009

No. 25

a pair of limbs 1" in length...from an angel...

Saturday, 2 May 2009

No. 24

a ribbon receptacle...bought in an old bookstore in the village next to Peebles, Scotland...for a paltry £2 (empty though cork stopper intact).

Friday, 1 May 2009

No. 23

no, you can't have it.