Monday, 9 March 2009


As promised, here are the pictures of the things which my Aunt brought for me last night. There was a huge suitcase to sort through but I only wanted a few things. These have been in my Aunts loft for between 10 and 15 years since my Nan and Great Aunt died.

It started by my saying that I quite fancied taking up crochet and my aunt said she had some hooks that belonged to my Autie Gertie (yes, I said Gertie - my Nan's name was Florence Winifred - lovely old fashioned names!!) To get some idea of their era my nan was born in 1907 and my Aunt Gertie 1905, although some things are fairly new, such as the crochet hooks. I had an apron, a set of crochet hooks, a vintage pattern book complete with patterns for woolly knickers, an unfinished embroidered tea cosy, embroidered tray cloths , some filet crochet lace edging that my aunt made (no picture) and some old knitting patterns for doll clothes.
Next week my Aunt said she would bring some cookery books for me that go back to the war.


rosanna said...

I LOVE old family gadgets. I have some beautiful tableclothes and laces made at the beginning of 1900! they are full of memories and I cherish them.

Pixiedust said...

Lovely Vintagey bits. xxxx

MiniKat said...

I wanted to say hello and that you have three lovely blogs.

Walk in harmony.


Josie-Mary said...

Lovely things, I have my nan's sewing boxes in the loft that I must go through. I put them up there 2 years ago when she passed away 'cos I couldn't face it. I like the idea of knitted knickers!!! :)

Nanna Grace said...

Jayne, I have an award for you over on my blog if you wish to accept it..These are so neat and thank you so much for sharing them with us.. I soooooo enjoy reading your blog each day! Thank You for all that you share.