Friday, 4 April 2008
Show and Tell Friday over at Kelli's
Today I've been taking photos of just a few things from my kitchen, which is full of beams, just perfect for displaying things on.
(Click on photos to enlarge, and please try not to notice the cobwebs!)
I have quite a collection of jugs. Some of them battered and chipped, but once they are hung up you don't notice! This is one that is crazed all over from age, but is such a beautiful colour - the photo doesn't do it justice as it is the most beautiful jade green. It is a Victorian dresser jug.
This is a big copper poacher which hangs over the Inglenook fireplace. As you can tell, I haven't polished it recently!
This is an old hand-made Victorian copper frying pan. The handle is blacksmith-made, with twisted wrought iron straps supporting the handle. This too is over the inglenook.
A copper dipper, down to the tin now, with a bunch of sage for company.
This is a big copper ladle (a Welsh one)I found at a Car Boot Sale many years ago. It would have been used in the Dairy. You can just see the tinned interior of another old ladle opposite it, but that is French, battered, and came from an Antiques Shop in Suffolk. In between them is a bunch of Lady's Mantle flowers I dried last year, and the stripey "thing" is a jumper which is hanging to dry on the "Betty Maid" - an old-fashioned indoor airer. We have two of them.
This I DID polish this week! It is an old miner's lamp from a mine in Eccles, Lancashire. My husband's father was given this after delivering a (posh) car to the mine owner back in the 1930s. My late m-in-law passed it on to us, as she had been hiding it under her bed, for fear that a burglar might find it and do her to death with it!!! She had a vivid imagination . . .