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 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 we're travelling back in time to March 2011, visiting the Fisherman's Wharf Market. These photos were taken with my old Canon Powershot, my first digital camera and have remained untouched. No blog name, no resizing; they are just as I took them.
and quite narrow. What on earth could it have been used for?
a very old fashioned bean slicer. Bundles of green beans were fed in through the slot, while the handle was turned and three sharp blades on the other side sliced the beans neatly.
one of many secondhand book stalls
and another one.
when I found this photo, I remembered I'd planned to go back one day and buy one or two of these colourful quilts. I haven't been back yet! Really must do something about that.
heaven for a three year old boy, or his grand-dad collector.
who out there remembers chamber pots? We had one under the double bed my sister and I shared, but I was never comfortable squatting on or over it, so I navigated by moonlight to the dunny down the back corner of the yard, or held on until morning.
and here is an entire boudoir set for one's morning ablutions. If one was rich enough, a maid would take care of the emptying and cleaning of these items.
old jeans. You'll notice they have strap handles, so they are actually boot shaped bags.
I loved this jade carving of a horse,
and wanted to buy this licorice allsort cookie barrel. I wonder if it is still there?
remember these old fashioned table clamp meat mincers? feed chunks of meat into the top and turn the handle at the same time and minced meat comes out from the open side, with a dish set under it to catch the meat. My mum always fed through a couple of slices of stale bread afterwards to clean any leftover meat from the blades, for easier washing later.
this musical carnival train,
was either ceramic or enamelled tin, I can't remember, but being a musical toy, probably meant for listening to rather than playing with.
who doesn't remember the pet rocks craze from last century?
I desperately wished I could buy this rippled washboard, to photograph with a tub of sudsy water and a bucket of pegs, but the price was a little too high for my budget at the time.