Thursday, June 12, 2008

Vintage-thingie Thursday

This is my first time participating in one of these ... see Confessions of an Apron Queen for how it works, and others' vintage items.

This character/Toby mug belonged to my Nanna; I remember it sitting on her kitchen dresser, and and now it sits in our kitchen dresser. It is Kelsboro Ware and the character is "Mr Winkle" from Pickwick Papers. Kelsboro Ware was apparently manufactured from the 1930s to 1965.
The yellow/black/white plate behind belonged to my Gran, I have fond memories of it on her lino-covered kitchen table. I love the silhouettes around the edge. I think perhaps the little gravy jug was Nanna's, but I'm not quite sure. I love the way the yellow lights up my dresser! (the little green bowl is a hand-made original by my sister-in-law and not vintage LOL.)


The Apron Queen said...

What a neat mug. It's even more special that it is fromn your Nanna. Thanks for playing! :D

For your daily dose of vintage goodness & a bit of silliness, stop by Confessions of an Apron Queen, the home of Vintage Thingies Thursdays.

Charlotte said...

This is my first time to participate in this "Thingie" too. The mug is so cute. It's so nice to have items that have such sentimental value. I hope you will visit me.

Emily said...

Hi! Great Vintage Thingies! I especially like the plate and gravey bowl. What great treasures to share! :)

Elizabeth said...

Love the Toby mug and thanks for giving us some of its history! It's great to enjoy items of which we have memories, and maybe build a collection around them, isn't it?!

Grand Life said...

Love your mug-- seems like I have seen reproductions of similar items. Also like the color of the dishes. Just replaced bathroom carpet just about that color. Have a great week.

Lidian said...

Fiona, It all looks so good together, but I havew a real soft spot for the gravy boat - it is beautiful.

Mr. Winkle is quite a looker too! :) (I think he was the dandy of the Pickwick Club, he looks it, doesn't he?)

Jewelgirl said...

The Toby mug is so neat. Thanks
for sharing your treasures with
us! Jewelgirl :)