Saturday, May 28, 2011

Clear Blue Skies and Ice Cold Frost!

Here in Tasmania, Australia's southernmost state, 
we are experiencing beautiful winter days.

They are beautiful when you stay in bed or leave the house after 10am.
Today we left home just before 9am and the car said it was 2 degrees
and we were going to Soccer to stand out in it!

So we were rugged up in coat, scarf and gloves and luckily
it wasn't windy and the sun was doing its toasty best!

It was all worth it though because Mackenzie's team won the game
 and it was so early I got to go see it before opening the shop.

We seem to have had lots of people in this week trying to sell us
bits and pieces.
Its not spring yet!

Anyhow heres some of the more interesting items....

I quite like this piece.... would look great in a bathroom or bedroom....
They are a Personal Weighing Machine by Jaraso.
Circa mid 1800's. Cast Iron and very heavy.
You stand on the top and if you look closely the face is a mirror image. 
The mirror folds out so you can read the dial!! It tells you how much 
you weigh in stones and pounds.
How clever is that?

See the reflection.

This old Church Collection box has two sections - one for
the small coins and one for the large.
Inside is inscribed August 1864.....

Two Antique Riding Crops with horn handles.

Lovely Oleographs of King George V and Queen Mary.

This is one of my favourite bits.... still tossing up whether I should 
take them home!
It is a lovely tin boxed set of Bakelite Domino's!

Full Set.....with Wills"s Star Cigarettes on the back.

Ok now I love Jacobean..... and this isn't Jacobean 
but if you stand with your eye's slightly shut it could be!
It is a Victorian English Oak Dumb Waiter. (Must be the English Oak that takes my fancy)
And I also think Dumb Waiter isn't a very nice name but 
looking it up in my Concise Dictionary of Antique Collecting it means
"movable table, often with revolving shelves, used to serve food"
So here it is! and it is one of the things I would like to take home!!

Hope you all have a great week....

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