Monday, 27 June 2011

Mantelpiece Today Part 2 - On Monday

This photo is here for several reasons: This morning Lakota of Faith Hope and Charity Shopping
posted her mantelpiece photo, and a link to Estelle's Fortune Favours blog which is running a mantelpiece-on-Monday feature here: So I'm joining in!

Also, I started one of my never-get-past-part-one series on my own mantelpiece here: last month. Today's pic is what happened when hayfever kicked in and everything had to be dusted. And of course, re-arranged.


Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

The dolls! The clock! The random orange egg cup! (which I remember my mum owning). Love this - especially the last lady on the right.

trashsparkle said...

I'm a total sucker for wooden figures - they have to come home with me when I see them. Think it all started with the set of russian dolls my aunt gave me in the 70's. Which, strangely, are on the landing. Perhaps I should promote them in the next revamp...
Ha - "random orange egg cup" indeed! Found that for something like 5p in a junk shop in Eastbourne - we'd started the day in Brighton and stopped in EVERY cs and antique place inbetween. 5p was a refreshing change!
I've got to learn how to do these links properly, so s'cuse the clumsiness!
Thanks for doing your post, and pointing me in the direction of Estelle's fab feature. x

Estelle said...

I love that timber mantel, the wood has a lovely patina (lordy, I think I just ousted myself as a complete wanker, lolz)

Wooden dolls are always awesome, I hope you find many many more on your hunting travels.

thanks for joining in, it's always nice when people play along and get into the spirit of it.

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

The small wooden figures are such fun, all standing to attention on the mantlepiece. And, the colours are so reminiscent of the 1950s, very much a retro look in our eyes. Lovely!

Lyndel said...

oh cute little wooden objects, ♥

Vix said...

What a fabulous array of kitsch! I love those wooden figures, they remind me of the Indian carved dolls my Grandparents used to buy me from hippy shops back in the 1970s. x
PS Hope the hayfever's subsided a bit.

trashsparkle said...

Hi Estelle - well, thank you for kicking off this whole thing! The patina - ha ha. I can only dust the mantelpiece in one direction, otherwise splinters come up; not sufficiently sanded, apparently. Although I tried to flatten them all down with oodles of clear shoe polish wax:)

Jane and Lance - thank you. I see what you mean about the fifties colours, with the teal and the red. I was going to wind the not-at-all-mantelpiece-sized clock up everyday (but keep forgetting, plus it takes getting used to with the ticking)

Hi Lyndel - thank you. Will have to round up a few others scattered around the place;) I love the do-everything mantelpiece-cum-bookcase that you've posted. Proper mid-century!

Vix - you couldn't help loving India with pressies like those from your grandparents. A long lineage of cool folk in your family! Hayfever, or whatever it is, is 'orrible first thing but once I've necked the meds its gone til the next morning. Unless its a newly-developed allergy to dust or paint - in which case god help me!

Tabbyroo said...

Linked to your blog via Fortune favours, and I see you have a bottle of Aqua Manda on your mantlepiece, nobody I know remembers it, is it a full bottle? I used to love it, made me nostalgic Linda:)