Thursday, 17 March 2011

Childhood Memories

I inherited this child's dresser a while back.  I believe it was made during the Second World War and that it is made out of an old drawer.

I  used to play with the dresser on visits to my Nan.  I could play with it for hours.  There was so much stored inside the cupboard doors.  Want to have a peek?
 There was heaps of tin plates, cups and teapots.  Many of the items Disney themed.

I used to love all of this tin ware and would spend ages playing with it and measuring out dried rice and pouring out imaginary cups of tea.

 I used to spend time to get the arrangement on the shelves just right.

There was even some tiny glassware and ceramics which I will share with you at another time.  At the end of the visit I would pack up all the items and place them carefully back into the cupboard to play with another day.


crafty cat corner said...

That's just gorgeous. Most likely highly collectable but Idon't think I could bear to part with it if it was mine.

Puppet Lady said...

What a charming piece of the past. It's easy to see where your love of baking came from.

KC'sCourt! said...

Oh that is so pretty
Julie xxxxxx

Vintage Tea Time said...

Oooh, love it!!! Abby x

magsmcc said...

What a treasure trove- girls of all ages would love a fraction of this to enjoy incessantly! I have just been thinking about you for most of the last hour- making three heart shaped cakes to join into one shamrock one. Failing to conjure green from red, orange and blue colouring. Thinking of posting nonetheless tomorrow as a pathetic Friday Cake Bake!!

greenrabbitdesigns said...

That is so pretty!!
Do you know I had a tin tea set when I was little and I also had a little baking tray for buns, I had forgotten all about them! Thanks for jogging my memory Simone! :)
Vivienne x

Kathy said...

That's so lovely! I'm amazed you still have all the pieces. I have nothing left from my childhood. It's so sad!

Anne said...

How fun to take a trip down memory lane with you.

periwinkle said...

I would have loved to play with that too - lucky you.

Julia said...

Oh how gorgeous - you must have had hours and hours of fun!

Love Julia x

Helen Philipps said...

What a lovely post! I'm sure I played with similar tin tea and baking toys when I was a child too! I love the patterns, it is so evocative to see them. You have quite a collection there - it was lovely to see them!
Helen x

Rosie said...

How wonderful to inherit something that is so full of memories for you. It's lovely. I have memories of visiting my grandma and playing with the drawers from her treadle sewing machine. I loved all the buttons and threads.

Lyn said...

Oh wow what a treasure!

Judy Hartman said...

What a sweet piece to have, with so many lovely memories attached to it!!
Thank you for sharing this, Simone.

Bluebell said...

Hello Simone,
I have been enjoying reading your blog. I have never seen anything like your disney tinware, it's gorgeous. I found the post about the moon especially interesting too.
Best wishes.

Diane said...

Wow! Thats amazing. I love it. xxx

Sandra said...

How delightful!
Sandra x

Julia said...

Just look at that!! Isn't that the nicest treasure trove ever??!!
Oh Simone, how full of memories that must be for you, and such a gorgeous piece of furniture too ~ not to mention all that amazing disney ware inside it! Thank you for sharing this, love it!

Julia x

Louise said...

I read this post the other day, and it got me thinking about times past, and the many hours spent with my grandparents. It is great you have inherited these lovely reminders of your childhood. x

amanda claire said...

What a darling little dresser, and complete with all those plates, cups, teapot and everything a little girl needs... no wonder you had hours of fun playing with it as a child!

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your lovely dresser, the story behind it and the tin~ware are utterly charming.
this is a lovely, lovely post :o)

sending warmest wishes and hoping that you are enjoying lovely sunshine today too xxx