While the building work continues at the cottage, We've kept ourselves out of the way as much as possible. The house is dusty and dirty and builders have taken over every room downstairs, or so it seems.
A walk around the village earlier in the week was interesting, it was so foggy we could hardly see a thing, and we both got absolutely soaking wet in it too!
To keep away from th ebuild here at the cottage I've been attempting to renovate my childhood home, and we intend to rent it out. Removing wallpaper, old shelves and boxes has uncovered some forgotten treasures mostly of the throwaway variety, so I took some photos for posterity. Unfortunately, my phone doesn't have a great camera and the lighting isn't the best so the pics are a bit blurry.
The old wallpapers include the following
The paper above is vinyl and presently a drawer lining, not sure if I can sneak it into the cottage as OH doesn't like old stuff.
I think this paper is lovely, probably 50's? Really pretty and with a toning border too
This flower border was a bit unexpected, it doesn't appear to be with any other papers and this is the only bit I've found so far. Love the Made in England edge of the paper above, just showing in this photo.
Several decades of wallpaper, the middle paper is hiding the previously shown flower border
I also found jazzy Formica covered chipboard shelves, which have now been disposed of at the tip
60's without a doubt. Mind your eyes!
An old Martini box hid a plethora of old food and drink containers
Anyone remember Tree Top?
This skimmed milk tin is full, it might end up on Ebay.
70's jelly boxes
Assortment of bottles
One of my few baby food jars, kept for posterity. I was mostly fed on mashed up adult food
Had to look up nonpareils, never heard them called that.
Did anyone else collect the Stork margarine containers?
I also came across this old Sunblest bag
An interesting old shoe box, which probably held my first pair of shoes
This ladies shoe box, with the interesting non pc colour description
This label was on a really large box I found, it was nappy liner in a roll, for inside terry nappies.
Well, who knows what I might uncover elsewhere in the house, will keep you posted and hope to resume more regular blogging soon, when the builders have gone.