Friday, December 30, 2011

Treasures Only Footsteps Away

I hope you had an amazing Christmas full of good food, good company and lots of lovelies. After a hectic day we have enjoyed the solitude of our home, preferring to stay indoors eating leftovers, reading, watching TV and playing games. Yesterday was the first day that I ventured out, as it is Kade's 10th birthday on Sunday and this year he wants a few surprises. We will have a little gathering on Sunday to mark the day and have his party once he is back to school.

Today we were called over by our next door neighbours who has been clearing out an estate to have a look at a few tools and the like (I really should not have worn a white t-shirt!). We came home with a few new (and very dirty) treasures that you can see below.



Green wooden toolbox, vintage tin megaphone, creamy bucket, leather saddle bag, pump, garden tools...





Bits and bobs....



Vintage chisels, door locks, old leather dog muzzle...



I grabbed this tin for my sister, be it a bit ratty...aren't the graphics cool...







My chisels and scissors in an old cup...



A closer looks at the smalls. Can you see the metal tag at the bottom? It is marked No 396...



and on the back it is marked with the Coat of Arms of Canberra, dated 30th June 1945...its an old dog tag and my favourite find!

I've masses to share with you but I will leave it until after the new year. The pizza oven has been built and is in full swing, we received our box that we posted from the UK, found treasures aplenty, its all happening.

Please drive safe over the holidays, we have already had one fatal accident up the Kings Highway from us on Christmas Eve and then another head-on yesterday....another good reason not to be on the roads.

10 comments:

Vintage Sweetheart said...

That looks like a lot of what came out of my Pop's shed when we had to clear it out. I love that dog tag, I hope you make good use of your many finds!!

xx

Kylie said...

Love your latest finds Tam, but what I REALLY love is that paving and gorgeous outdoor setting I can see a glimpse of in your pics. I've got some old dog rego tags too, our dog wears one from 1933 on his collar.
x

vintageandart said...

Geez....so much happening at your place, firstly please wish Kade a very Happy Birthday and congrats on making double figures.
Lovin' all your rusty gold Tam, l too love the dog tag and what l also love is the pic of your chisels in a cup and the apricot halves tin..they were selling similar with a wire handle in an upmarket interiors shop here for about $25.00 bucks, lucky Sis.
PS We have extra people staying over at the mome so that megaphone would be REAL handy...
Happy Happy New Year !!!!

Annie said...

Hi Tamara,it sounds as though you have had a lovely relaxing Christmas. Your assorted treasures are great I love the apricot tin and the tag, what amazing finds.THe Kirstie Allsopp package you spotted on my post is a set of scented drawer liners. They are from Marks and Spencers and she has designed a range of home wares for them , all very pretty.
Ann x

VintageBirdGirl said...

Oh don't you just love old tools! I am always drawn to the red & green ones. Love the old chisels. Wishing you a very Happy New Year for 2012! Xx

Liz said...

Love the dogtag too - unusual and interesting. Have a great new year.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

polkadotpeticoat said...

You lucky little duck!!! what amazing treasures....to the Happiest New Years to you Momma!!

Scarlett said...

How interesting is all the bits you found! I adore the graphics too on the tin, the green toolbox also would have come home with me :o) Happy new year hun, Scarlett x

Bella said...

There is a garden centre near Lacock which sells vintage garden tools for A LOT of money. Your find reminded me of some of the items they had for sale.

I was wondering if you are handy with a welding torch? These could be made into a fabulous work of art.

Send my birthday wishes to Kade.

*Maristella* said...

Buongiorno cara Tamara.
Spero che l'anno che verrĂ  sia magico come queste immagini!!
Ti auguro uno strepitoso 2012 ed un abbraccio forte forte, *Maristella*