Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Tuesdays Treasures

Thought I would join in today's Tuesdays treasures hosted over at  Melody's, this sweet little tea set was given to me by my great Aunt Doris.  My grandparents would take me to see her in Forest Hill London in the summer holidays when I stayed with them and I would play with this whilst they chatted.  It was always a big outing as it meant walking a mile or more to Carshalton station, getting a couple of trains then walking at the other end and of course in reverse, a very tiring day for a little girl.  When I was considered old enough to look after it, I was allowed to bring it home and it now lives in my china cabinet with a few other treasures.

The crochet doily was from my Mum's collection of vintage linens and I can remember as a child, a green glass dressing table set sitting on it in her room.  Mum used to enjoy visiting antique fairs and even jumble sales, just looking for bits n bobs and she collected all manner of artifacts, including a little vase for 25p, it wasn't to her taste so she put it in the auction room and received £25.00.  Apparently someone had the other one and wanted the pair no matter what, how lucky was that on both parts.

Off to find something to play with...
take care


  1. What lovely treasures and great memories.

  2. What a lovely story Chrissie and such wonderful memories.

  3. Thanks so much for playing along with Tuesday Treasures this week. It is very much appreciated. Both the tea set and the doiley are wonderful.

  4. what a lovely little tea set... and doily... great to hear of a good investment in the vase...