Monday, 29 June 2015

paper things

Let me show some paper things I magpied this month.

A book was bound to be in the mix - one of my Achilles heels when trying to thrift in a disciplined fashion is nice picture books. The one I got is full of stunning colour illustrations of the wonders of nature. The book is from the early 60s and the illustrations are by Rudolf Engel-Hardt.

I've been after a stamp collecting book for absolute yonks, to house the stamps I have waiting in envelopes to be organized. Got this perfect little vintage book that's not full at all - plenty of space for my own homeless stamps - but what's in there already is really rather lovely. Most of them are from the 60s, plus a few older ones too.

Also came across half a block of artist's tear-off paper palette sheets. I bought it to write letters on.

These paper things are for this month's Make, Thrift & Tell theme. (I have not managed the time to do origami at all...this little boy decided that he want to walk so I've been his enabler ever since, both hands full!)

Friday, 12 June 2015

flea friday: one more tick-tock

Once upon a time I rescued a gorgeous green ceramic wall clock from the faded shelves of a junk shop. Its glass dome was missing but that didn't affect its appeal, so it's been ticking away happily on our kitchen wall ever since.

Until now... because we've found another ceramic beauty recently. An off-white one with a little grey detail and some gilding. This time the glass dome is there, but on this one the movement has been replaced. Hence the three holes where the winding would have happened before, and the style of the hands doesn't really go with the style of the actual clock. One day I might get some gold or brass colour hands that have an elongated diamond shape - that would be more suited.

The make is an old Finnish one - Valmet. A company that made (and maybe still makes) tractors, rifles and clocks. Crazy, no?

The green clock has been assigned to have a vacation and is wrapped up carefully in the cupboard, while we are enjoying our new to us timepiece. Together they made too much noise in this tiny apartment...

I'm also on a bit of a vacation too - in my own home, but with my mum visiting. I'll return to here soon with more posts - this blog needs a bit more writing, replying to comments and a bit more attention in general especially that it will be 3 years soon since I began!

Hope everyone is having a nice June! See you later on!

Monday, 1 June 2015

Paper in June | Make, Thrift & Tell

Halfway through this challenge and in the 6th month of it the Make, Thrift & Tell link-up will be all about paper.

Join the chain with your link to anything paper-related, be it thrifted or crafted!

The bundle of vintage rolls of drawer lining paper have been squirreled together by me from junk shops. I'm hoping to make something with them for this time allowing it will either be trying out origami or just lining a shelf as they were intended for.

Let us see - and also what kind of things you thrift / make - as the month unfolds!

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