Those of you that know me share and understand my love of odd little bits and bobs, and there are enough of those in this house to keep my out of trouble for the foreseeable future, here are a few tit bits…
We found this bottle from a long gone, yet local, chemist in the shed. Shortly after we found this little oriental fella behind the heater… Looks like he’s lost a pipe? Both keepers.
A festive find! The Nativity Set, found in a cake tin in the attic, a bit sad as I think of the house once being home to a family playing with baby Jesus, but hey, it’s ours now, and we have the kitchest mantle in town!
They are about 25 cm tall and solid iron. They have a hole in the base as though they once screwed onto something as a finial, such as gate posts? I can’t imagine there were ever gates on this house, certainly not on such a grand scale anyway. Does anyone have any other suggestions?
I recently found this little gem in the attic:
I rather excitedly, thought it might be from the Guest glass factory, as one of the Guest brothers lived here at the turn of the century. I trotted off to our local auction house for a second opinion, but it’s apparently unlikely. It’s local glass, from around 1850, so I guess may have belonged to the Guests, but probably not made by them. I’ll keep looking out for something of theirs, feels we should have a piece in the house.