80. Through the collectable keyhole... again

Collectables
Collectables
Collection of blue & white ceramics
Collection of blue & white ceramics

I really enjoyed going through the photographs taken at my mothers last week and sharing them in Through the Collectable Keyhole, and I loved the reaction from readers too. It seems that I'm not the only one with a love for the old, and unusual. It never ceases to amaze me how hard one's memory can be jogged by objects that once had a place in your own childhood. Objects  that are triggers, you see them, there's a mental click and suddenly you are bombarded with a stream of related memories, the smell of your grandmothers house, an old friend, the imagery in your mindspace of the the tall foxgloves in a garden. It's a beautiful thing, and so I'm making this a series, a regular feature.

Batman Viewfinder
Batman Viewfinder
Batman Viewfinder
Batman Viewfinder

So today I take you back to my mothers dining room and a few of the gazillion objects within (and no, that's not an exaggeration). My personal favourite has to be the Batman shaped Viewfinder - how about you? Maybe you have a fondness for a Frister & Rossmann sewing machine...

Frister & Rossmann Vintage Sewing Machine
Frister & Rossmann Vintage Sewing Machine
Sewing box
Sewing box
Frister & Rossmann Vintage Sewing Machine
Frister & Rossmann Vintage Sewing Machine
Frister & Rossmann Vintage Sewing Machine
Frister & Rossmann Vintage Sewing Machine
Old school books
Old school books
Corination Mug
Corination Mug
Vintage Milk Cartons
Vintage Milk Cartons
Vintage drinking straws
Vintage drinking straws
HMV Toaster
HMV Toaster
Vintage food illustration
Vintage food illustration
Retro advert
Retro advert
Vintage Advertising
Vintage Advertising
Collectables
Collectables
Vintage pastilles tin
Vintage pastilles tin

I leave you with this - How gorgeous is this butterfly illustration? Part of a cigarette advertisement. Not photos of rotting lungs back in those days...

Vintage butterfly illustration
Vintage butterfly illustration