Monday, 18 October 2010
Vintage Alphabet Party - Letters S,T and U
It is such a shame that I only came across the Etsy Cottage Style blog and their Vintage Alphabet Party a little while ago. I missed out on so much! As you can see, there are not many letters left, more is the pity. But I am really pleased that I can at least post a couple of times.
So, without further ado, on to the letter S. Oh the possibilities! I could have picked saucy cards, or shaving mugs, sachets filled with lavender, song sheets to name but a few, but in the end I went with these -
In France you often find these little Salt and pepper glass dishes on the dinner table, rather then salt and pepper shakers or grinders. I have a collection of them in France, but only a couple of them here in England.
I had intended to decoupage these vintage Shoe Trees and make them all pretty and pink and froofrooed, but in the end decided I loved the old green and gold colouring too much to cover it up -
Silk ribbons. I picked these beautiful old French Silk ribbons because they are so very tactile -
This next one is a really quite bizarre thing, a SIMPLEX nasal douche! And no, I haven't tried it out yet, and I don't think I am going to either, lol -
Better get on to the next letter quickly, lol, the letter T. I contemplated tablecloths, tools, toys, treen, teacups, but ended up with this, a rather weird and wonderful Thermometer -
I love collecting Tins, and have way too many, enough to fill half a dozen posts at least. So I just picked one which was staring me in the face as I looked at the shelves, a beautiful round Tin from Lourdes -
Probably the most popular French image at the moment, the TOUR EIFFEL, to give it its proper French name -
And something very dear to my fabric loving heart, antique and vintage French Ticking fabric -
And last but not least under the letter T, this totally crazy, funky, ridiculous, but somehow strangely adorable Teacozy -
Awww, it even has a little tail -
And just look at that expression on its cute little face, can you resist that? I couldn't, lol -
The letter U proved a wee bit difficult, but I managed to find a couple of things. Firstly, there is my much loved vintage Burberry of London Umbrella. The wooden handle is gorgeously tactile -
And what else could I find for the letter U? A bit of ooh la la of course, lol. UNDERWEAR!
I find the Undies from the 1940s and 1950s absolutely fascinating and occasionally I find some lovely, totally unused pieces in France, like these for example -
Can you imagine wearing that last one, the chest flattener from the 20s? Shudder. And all that just to suit the dress style of the day.
Thats it for the letters S, T and U. I am already looking forward to the next lot, although that could turn out to be quite a challenge. In the meantime, follow me over to the Etsy Cottage Style blog and check out all the other Vintage Alphabet posts!