Vintage Thingies Thursday, 4…

This week’s vintage thingies Thursday is a bit of a mixed bag.

This is a gorgeous little Victorian era chainmaille change purse that I picked up at an antique fair last year.  It’s the sweetest little thing – a nice old age patina to it.

I found these vintage hair curlers (flapper wave clips) in a secondhand shop; the bloke gave them to me along with my other purchases. As soon as i saw them I had this feeling of nostalgia, remembering how my grandmother used to use them in her hair. She’d sleep with them on, her head covered in a sheer scarf. They took me back to the house I grew up in, with its high moulded ceilings that looked like a wedding cake, and the beautiful garden my mum and dad spent much of their spare time working on. Such a lovely diversion…..

The third thingy is a vase that I grew up with, and that my mum gave to me a few years back. I always loved those big glazed pansies and the simple, clean lines of this vase. It’s such a sensible shape, and is the only large vase I own, so it comes in handy when spring flowers are in bloom.


Spring has just arrived in Australia, and I’m so looking forward to the warmer weather and more hours of daylight.

Thanks to Confessions of an apron queen for VTT!

Published in: on September 18, 2008 at 8:23 pm  Comments (5)  
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  1. WOW…I can’t believe it I’ve got a bag just like yours (almost identical) which I bought in a dingy little shop in Richmond in the early 70s….mmmm I wonder where I’ve hidden it!! Oh and I remember those curlers too hehehe!! Love that pansy vase…great colours!! xx

  2. Love your treasures. Your bag is darling. Thanks for sharing….I had never seen clips like those before, in metal I mean. They look like the ones the girls used to wear a few years ago to go out, a plastic counterpart? Now I’m wondering how you would use them to curl your hair…hmmmm….

  3. Can’t wait to see what treasures you’ll have for us this week!! xx

    I’ve tagged you on my blog 🙂

  4. What a gorgeous purse! My grandma had clips like those, too. She put them in the front of her hair and slept flat on her back!
    Hope you’re participating again!

  5. Snap! I have a purse like that too. I have it hanging on the wall in my hall way along with other bags in my handbag collection.

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