Now heres a brand name thats been around a while!
The story goes like this: On the floor of the Salvation Army store there was an old domed lid with crayon marks all down the side. It had a sign on it saying 'for display only'. But then I saw the word 'Singer'! I lifted the lid and found this:
After enquiring about the sign on it, I discovered that they meant that it didn't work, but WAS for sale! (Apparently it had been there a while - probably because it had a sign saying 'for display only'!) So I snapped it up for $20 (!) And once home, had to give it several wipe overs to get rid of years of grime.
I've discovered it was made in Kilbowie, Clydebank, Scotland in 1955. So not as old as I thought it would be. But it'll be a great display piece for the dolls to sit with!
These two are having a think about that!
Also on my travels this week I found a couple of mirrors. This is a magnifying mirror (which is a bit scary to look into!).
I hope everyone is having a peaceful ANZAC weekend. When we talked about it yesterday, our little one remembered that Great Grandad had had a piece of metal in his side when he was in the war. We were surprised that she has recalled this, as she was 18 months old when he passed away. It just shows that talking about people and things that have happened, keep the memories alive.
For more Flea Market finds head over to the lovely Sophie's place!