Welcome back to Sunday Selections!
This once-a- week-meme was originally begun by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock, as a way to showcase some of the many photos we all take, but don't get around to showing on our blogs.
The rules are very simple:-
1. post photos of your choice, old or new, under the Sunday Selections title
2. link back to me, River, somewhere in your post
3. leave me a comment so that I know you've joined in and can come over and see what you've posted.
4. hop on over to The Elephant’s Child to see more of her wonderful photos.
Andrew often joins in too.
I usually go with a theme for my Sunday Selections and this week I have photos of a few of the things I have collected over the years.
a rectangular Arnott's biscuit tin designed to look like a delivery truck. It now holds bottles of colours and flavours for cakes and icings.
a plate I discovered in another secondhand shop, makes a nice decorative piece and I also use it for serving cake.
my Mum's mini coffee pot. It stands just 19cm from base to the tip of that little handle on the lid. I don't recall it ever being used, it was one of many pretty things that lived in her crystal cabinet.
I filled it with sparkly and pearly marbles.
a tiny friction engine 4 1/2cm by 5cm high, that I picked up in the tourist/visitor information centre at Port Pirie in 2013.
The Centre is attached to what used to be the "new" railway station, built when I was in high school to replace the railway station that used to be in the main street. Now no trains at all go to Port Pirie.
This little engine is one that you pull backwards a bit then let it go and it runs forward on its own.
an owl hand puppet from Ikea, probably the newest thing here.
Mavis, my Kitchen Witch, was a house warming gift when I moved into my previous home.
Here is what is written on her card.
my set of Mickey Mouse glasses that were available from Hungry Jack's (fast food burger place) years ago with purchase of a meal. I collected all four over four weeks, with the idea of eventually giving the kids one each as they left home.
They all wanted Wizard Mickey, so that didn't work out.
The second glass from the left is actually Steamboat Willie, the original character who eventually became Mickey Mouse.
silvery windchimes, the sound is also "silvery" if you can imagine it. I have several differently styled chimes hanging about the house.
a painting on a slate tile, titled Colonial Homestead and painted by "Jeb", I picked this up quite cheaply when walking along the St Kilda esplanade when we first moved to Melbourne in 1981. I think. Maybe it was our second move there in 1985.
braid edged, embroidered, felted starfish fridge magnet, bought from the WA Aquarium souvenir shop when I visited there while holidaying at my brother's home in Fremantle.
This is larger than it looks here, from tip to tip in any direction it is 10cm, (4 inches) across and quite weighty.