There are no raindrops on roses but if you look carefully further down you will see whiskers on a kitten.
There used to be just one brass bell that belonged to my Grandmother. When I was younger it was the “sick” bell. If you were sick in bed you rang it to pieces if you needed a glass of water or a piece of toast or just some general attention. A few years ago I found a second one in an antique shop. I think they make a nice little pair.
Little explanation needed here. This is Harrison cat. He has spent the day lolling on the spare bed which just happens to be in the sunniest room in the house.
This is indeed a dangly thing with a bell. I can’t remember where I got it from. I think it was a gift. Or maybe it was a gift I bought for myself. Either way, I like it and it hangs on my china cabinet.
This is in my china cabinet. It is a jam jar from my childhood. I imagine my parents got it as a wedding present. There used to be two others. One had bees on it and the other had plums. We used to use them in the olden days when my mum bought her jam in tins (yes TINS!) and she would empty the jam into the fancy containers. She was going to throw this out. Can you even imagine!?
This is a pirate with swords sticking into him through his plastic barrel. My brother brought it back from Japan in memory of one of our favourite, terrifying childhood games. It was the same as this except there was a plastic knight at the top of a castle. And then there were lots of plastic swords that you took turns slotting into the outside of the castle tower. One of them ( a different one each time) would trigger a mechanism that would make the knight pop out of the top of the castle. Sort of like a jack in the box. It was very tense and we would laugh like drains every time it gave us a fright.
This is my ruler collection. The one on the left was a gift from my parents in memory of my childhood predilection (before my brother was born so I was no more than two) of using Dad’s 3 foot collapsible ruler as my “sister”. The ruler used to come shopping and all sorts of things. I found the tiny one in another antique shop and the one on the right came from my Grandad’s shed. I have actually used them to measure things too.