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A Useful Tool

I cant believe that I have not shown this little kitchen tool that I picked up while visiting the Isle of Wight on holiday with my family, back in August on my blog yet! Oh yeah, I just remembered why – because it is not that interesting! I bought it for £1 in a charity shop,…

Two Vintage Cookbooks

I mentioned on here ages ago that while celebrity cookbooks have their time and place, I much prefer the old school tried and tested cook books. I also enjoy reading vintage cookbooks for their comedy value, and have recently discovered there are food blogs out there who road test vintage recipes – amazing! Here are…

Im Hornsea

Im Hornsea, Hornsea, Hornsea, Hornsea, so Hornsea, Hornsea, Hornsea, Hornsea. Sorry this song always pops into my head every time I see a piece of Hornsea! You know how it is – you spend weeks, nay months going to boot fairs and browsing around charity shops, hoping to find some vintage treasures but in reality…

Jelly On The Plate

Look what my mum found and gave me! A vintage rabbit jelly mold! She found in the wardrobe while having a sort out, and I remember this used to make appearances at birthday parties when I was a kid. It is something of a family heirloom as it used to belong to my great grandmother…

A Plate

My mum frequents the chazza shops more than I do and she always keeps an eye out for vintage knick knacks for me. While she was on a weekend break in Eastbourne she picked this up for me for a pound. Is it a plate or a serving platter? Who knows or cares? I like…

Trex Cookery Book

I mentioned previously that I like vintage cookery books. This is the latest addition to my collection, the 1966 Trex Cookery book. I won it from eBay for the small fee of £2.19 including postage, and I am quiet pleased with it as it is pretty good condition. Now Trex is nasty stuff in my…

My Best Ever Find

I struck gold, I had a once in a life time lucky find. I found a Cathrineholm  kettle in my local charity shop back in summer ’11. Do you want a blow by blow account of what happened? Whats that you say? Well tough – here is what went down on that magical sunny day.…

Twhitt – Twhoo!

I can’t believe I googled “owl sound spelling” for the title of this post! I love owl paraphernalia, I have an owl cushion, an owl t-shirt, and owl knick-knacks galore. So when I saw this embroidery in my favourite charity shop, it caught my eye. I ummed and errrd over it though, as its not…