it is going to be really interesting reading people memories as they start the TIF challenge. Two I have seen so far are Julie of Mixed Media and Carol-Anne of Threads Across The Web. Carol-Anne left a comment which brought two more memories back to me, my imaginary friend Millie Belter and the triple mirrors on my mothers dressing table which gave you unlimited people to play with if you angled them just right. It seems I have not quite outgrown this fascination as this is a photograph I had a friend take for me in the ladies of a cafe! Sad!!!
and then there was my doll Poppy..........Stop already!!!!
These are the material things as per the challenge,
going to bed by candle light and brass oil lamps which had to be polished, we didn't get electriity until after the war when we had our own generator.
Flat irons,Carol made a clever replica of one,
blue bags for whitening in the wash(a post for another day),
Clothes airing on a rack on the ceiling and on clothes "horses"
bread rising in a huge brown bowl on the Aga,
triangular bags of sweets which held the 2ounces from your sweet ration and ration books.
Stone hot water bottles like this one
photo from Virtual Victorians,
washbasins and jugs (with matching coap dish),I cry now when I look in antique shops!
Blackleaded fireplaces, and much later our first television with a 9 inch screen!!! There are two others that I think I am going to use for the challenge,more about them later.
Now to the present, later today I shall be slipping into my nightie and getting out a blanket so I can snuggle up with these two young men
and watch the Super Bowl. Everyone seems to think that Brady and the Patriots will walk it but I'm not so sure, Eli has a lot to play for. I love 'em both just hope it's a close game.