Show and tell time
When even your tiny little geriatric cat can’t find her way under your bed due to all the crap under there, you know it’s time to clean up. Although admittedly sometimes I like to “clean up” just so I can dig out some of the stuff I’ve kept since I was little or acquired at flea markets, op shops and so on and admire it again, sort of like my own personal stocktake. I like the juxtaposition of junk from every period in my life, and now you get to look at it too! Could you BE any luckier!?
This is an old chipped lacquered bento box from a flea market in Tokyo that I now use as a jewellery box for some of my earrings.
The little ladies with bobbly heads are from.. um.. who knows, I’ve had them ever since I can remember.
And here are two old cats… Suki’s 18 and Sam must be about 33 as I’ve had him since I was a toddler. I hugged him so much that his whiskers are all squashed all over his nose. I’d do the same to Suki but she has only just started to tolerate cuddles. She’s either a bit of a late bloomer, or is just getting too old to be bothered wriggling.
Some Chinese picture books from when my dad thought he could teach me Chinese. I love the graphics, even though they’re probably direct rip offs of Dick Bruna.
Retro-kitschy red porcelain cats from an op shop with a Japanese Vogue beauty supplement as the backdrop.
More kitsch-cute graphics on a bead kit from China that I’ve had since I was 8 or so and still haven’t used… what do you mean, I’m a procrastinator!?
And this has nothing to do with anything, but I seem to have lost a follower.. Clare from Lucky Mia, where are you? You and your blog seem to have disappeared off the face of the earth and I’m worried!
Love that bead kit and lacquered box – it's amazing the stuff we carry around from house to house isn't it?
Fascinating stuff huh!Its always cool to find old stuffs Cheers, B & Livwww.blivbook.blogspot.com
Hello! I'm still here, so is Mia, despite further recent skirmishes with her arch-enemy! Just blog-less – I've abandoned ship for now due to a total lack of creativity and 'stuff' going on this end. I'm still following my old favourites and loving your posts, though! I remember wanting a 'sam' and getting a 'snowy', which everyone thought was a dog. I adored him though!
Cute pictures! I love finding old and forgotten stuff!xhttp://tantrummagazine.blogspot.com/
Really cute stuff you have there! It's always fun to rediscover things in your room
Phew, glad you're OK Clare! My sister had a toy Siamese called Sooty… lots of "s" names! The toy cats are a lot cheaper than the real ones, I've just come back from the vet's $277 poorer thanks to all Suki's old lady cat issues!!
oh no! hope Suki's ok – that's a lot of money! Give her a cuddle from me!
She was certainly very subdued after having a bazillion (well, five) different procedures at the vets… she didn't talk all night and didn't even want to go out or eat or drink all night either. But that didn't mean I got to sleep any more than usual because she decided to curl up dejectedly next to my head for much of the night. *sigh*
wow… I forget how much others hoard things. I am ruthless when it comes to get rid of things, but it means I often throw out things that I later want. 😦
i love your pussy cats!