9 February 2011

junk findings

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a few bits of junk recently procured from the boot sale.
I bought the two above just for the frames, but im quite liking the flying geese pic!

love this donkey painting, someone must have really liked donkeys a lot

old straw hat and apron for when i feel like being a Walton.

and amazingly, in amongst the junk we bought were some old newspapers, this one is from 1940 and has lots of hilarious stories! the one that says 'Susan Jennifer thanks Hitler' is about a small girl who had some teeth that wouldn't appear, one day a bomb dropped in their garden, and the parent found the child gnawing at bomb shrapnel and thus her teeth miraculously appeared! Hmmm...suppose it good to look at the bright side of things.

Proof that Chocolates ARE health food. and some Valium for your cat & dog, i think if there were bombs dropping on my house, I'd be guzzling down that bottle myself!

There was also a moon landing pullout special from the Times 1969 and some others from 1980. How odd! but they make fascinating reading

14 comments:

  1. I have to say, I really like both of those paintings in the first picture! Those newspapers seem fascinating.

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  2. Fabulous finds. I love all those paintings.

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  3. I love the donkeys! (and the geese - keep the geese)

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  4. the donkeys & geese are great!
    and you're a lucky duck finding those newspapers, it's crazy what difference 50 years can make

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  5. great finds. I especially love the straw hat! i want one like that.

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  6. Great finds as usual. I do envy you your car boot sales. Australian ones just arent the same. Those flying geese are gorgeou. They look very swedish to me. In fact, as I write, I am wearing a Swedish flea market skirt and it has flying geese across it!

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  7. Those newspapers look great! I looked through loads from the early twentieth century for my uni dissertation - I was looking at the portrayal of the Suffragettes, and some of the articles really were written in strange language and completely sexist! Fascinating! Are you going to do anything with yours?

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  8. Love the geese painting! The blue background colour is lovely.

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  9. Love the geese painting - think it's the blue of the sky, very 50's! Great finds..

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  10. there is an award for you on my blog x

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  11. The air raid sedative ad is priceless!

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  12. I love those newspapers, it must be fascinating to read. Its strange when you think about it, that todays paper will be fascinating to someone else is a few years time. Makes me never want to throw anything away

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  13. Ha- I love the donkeys, too! I am an archivist-in-training, and my current project at work is going through a bunch of files filled to the brim with old newspapers. They're all really amazing, and often my favorite articles or ads are on the back side of the article I'm salvaging for the file. These are great!

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  14. That newspaper is an awesome find! I went to Eden Camp last week so finding that would have thrilled me to bits!

    Just found your blog and it's lovely.

    xx

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