The Washerwoman

The Washerwoman

Friday, 18 February 2011

Paper fancies from the past


This week I was a lucky girl! I bought these delightful paper items from the Honiton Fair. I am an absolute sucker for old ephemera, toys and images from the early to mid 20th century.


There were a number of these crepe party hats in several designs and colours......


Then there were these 3 paper and card storage containers that must have been filled with sweets and gifts.



All in amazing condition considering their age and fragile construction.


 Just love this little chap on his own personal ski slope!


 Then there is this little gem. Oh to have time to make fancy dress costumes out of crepe paper!


I will be keeping and enjoying these for a few weeks. They will then need to come with me to one of the many fairs that I am selling at in the next few months. See the blog sidebar for details.

20 comments:

hensteeth said...

Oh my word Lizzie...I'm hyperventilating here...what gloriously gorgeous pieces. I bet you had a big smile on your face when you bought those. x

BusyLizzie said...

I know, aren't they just fab! xx

ted and bunny said...

well I think that we should all make crepe paper costumes to wear at the fairs!!
xx
they're SO gorgeous aren't they!

tracey @ the vintage bothy said...

Oooo isn't the mushroom Mabel Lucie Atwellesque?!
T x

The Vintage Knitter said...

I love old ephemera too and haven't you struck lucky - do they have that nice old crepe paper smell to them?

P.S. I've noticed the Dig for Victory banner on your blog, I haven't heard about this event before, but will don the gladrags for the day and pay a visit as its not too far away from me.

Country Cottage Chic said...

They are utterly charming! Just up my street too!

Jayne

Jelly Jam said...

Oooh I love the toadstool and the skiing boy. Not seen anything like them before, how amazing! Nice to see you in Sherborne last weekend. I'm looking forward to a calmer weekend hitting the decorating and unpacking a bit. Hope you have a good weekend whatever you're up to.
Ellie
x

Donna ~ Love.Hope.Craft said...

Oh how lovely :0)
I adore the little toadstool and the little ski-man, they are so gorgeous :0)

Have a lovely weekend. x

jane and the happy crow said...

Oh Liz I am so jealous of that little toadstool! Wish I had got to Honiton although I bet you would have beaten me to those bits. xx

Vintage Sea Muse said...

Lovely. I remember making costumes out of crepe paper when I was a child, much cheaper than buying lol!

Shirl x

Menopausal musing said...

Just how wonderful is that toadstool????? :O)

BusyLizzie said...

Thank you for your lovely comments, so nice to know that others appreciate the weird and wacky things in life! Have a great weekend. Lizzie x

OhSoVintage said...

Isn't it amazing that paper items can survive and in such good condition too? I was interested to read about your experiences with magazines too.
Ruth x

Jill said...

Crepe paper whats that!! lucky finds I used to love making things from crepe paper especially at christmas!
Jillxx

Fading Grace said...

Isn't it amazing that they have survived all this time, I totally love the toadstool x

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Love the toadstool and dressing table...Great finds Liz!
Niki x

BusyLizzie said...

Thank you Niki & Sophie, my fave is the dressing table! xx

the upholstress said...

Love the winter sports......so wheres your Mad Men Avatar....good fun isnt it ?.......see you Sunday....got any good fabric for chairs ?....

BusyLizzie said...

had a phone call halfway through the mad men thing & haven't had time to get back to it! Yes, will be at le flea on Sunday.. not sure what I am taking yet! Lizzie x

Kitsch and Curious Elaine said...

I'm in love with those little dolly containers! How sweet!!