78. Through the collectable keyhole

Vintage Kodak camera lens
Vintage Kodak camera lens

I snuck off one day during half-term to visit mother, to catch up and take some photos. My mother is a collector, a collector of everything vintage, retro, collectable, you name it, the chances are she's got it squirreled away somewhere. 98% of everything originated at car boot sales, with a savvy head for 'what's what' she can spot a complete bargain at 500 yards. Her home, and garage, is chocked full of collectable items, here's her dining room...

Collectables
Collectables
Collectables
Collectables

You see that big dresser? It's got something like 20 drawers in it, all crammed full of goodies, vintage tins filled with other vintage tins or smaller items - no space is wasted. This post has just a few photos taken during the 2 hours where we scratched the surface of what's in this room (oh there are many other rooms), I'll be sharing more soon. It was just fascinating to open drawers and explore what's inside - a bit like that Christmas morning feeling you get when you don't know what's inside the box but you know it's going to be good. Items I didn't recognise, others that stirred memories to my own childhood. Magical, simply magical. Enjoy...

Viewfinder and slides
Viewfinder and slides
Retro toys
Retro toys
Alice in Wonderland vintage slides
Alice in Wonderland vintage slides

I will do a whole post just on these Alice in Wonderland Lantern Slides at some point - delicate, intact and beautiful.

Alice in Wonderland vintage slides
Alice in Wonderland vintage slides
Alice in Wonderland vintage slides
Alice in Wonderland vintage slides
Tate and Lyle vintage sugar
Tate and Lyle vintage sugar

That's a HMV toaster in the background - I had no idea they ever made toasters, colour me enlightened.

Vintage ceramics
Vintage ceramics
Manchester Transport vintage Time Table
Manchester Transport vintage Time Table
Vintage Minature McDougalls Flour Tin
Vintage Minature McDougalls Flour Tin

Miniature advertising memorabilia may just be a new love of mine after seeing these

Vintage Players Cigarettes Miniature packet
Vintage Players Cigarettes Miniature packet
Vintage Bryant and May match boxes
Vintage Bryant and May match boxes
Prazisa Rangefinder
Prazisa Rangefinder
Vintage advertising collectables
Vintage advertising collectables
Vintage advertising collectables
Vintage advertising collectables