Thursday, 20 December 2012

Just like Christmas

Christmas may only be a few days away, but yesterday it came early for me when I was given a whole load of goodies from my fairy Godmother of vintage (aka, Clare from Second Hand Rose).
Just look at it all....

First up is a bundle of sewing and knitting patterns....
A bounty of booklets and leaflets to dress the kiddies in...
My favourite of these has to be the romper suit- how cute and what an amazing curly top he has!
Probably the best knitting pattern of all. I adore pigs and I'm going to knit him as soon as I find 2oz of 3ply in pink.....
Yay patterns for adults too! Some super patterns for warm undies- can't decide which one I like the most.
The mannequin in the top left is one of my favourite models of the day- to me she is perfect. I would love to know who she is....
And to the sewing patterns
Again, some very lovely patterns for the kidlettes.
How cute are the rompers ( I must have a thing for rompers!) and the little outdoor set...
And last but by no means least...
 ...some patterns that Tupney can wear (Hurrah!). I can't wait to get started on the 1947 teenage dress (bottom left)- Will be a lovely style for the summer, don't you think?
And if that wasn't enough (I know, how lucky am I), I was also given number of old packaging too.
This does mean though, that I now have to reorganise my display cabinets (oh what a hardship!!!), as I hate having all this stuff and not being able to see it all....
I think this gal looks a bit like Anna Friel.... or is it just me (probably).
I shall be using this, but won't be looking anywhere near as glamorous in it, I'm sure!
I love old packaging- Tarso- pads for Callouses and all...
 Lovely is the Lipstick blotting paper packet... notice I'm not asking is you agree, I'm telling you it is!
And how cool is this- A Wartime quality pack of cookery parchment!
Got to love a bit of wartime packaging- I'm lucky enough to own a few bits, so this is a most lovely addition. I don't know about anyone else, but I never look that serene when I cook!
(Might come in handy if I ever rival the Wartime Farm team- I doubt it, but you never know!)
I'm planning on archiving my collection for real next year, so expect to see a bit of the packaging that I have collected of the years on this olde blog! Though I can't quite decide if I should set up another blog just for that sort of stuff or not? I can barely keep this one up, so perhaps I shouldn't... hmm, we shall see.
Oh I bet you can hardly wait... well I certainly can, because it's not going to be easy- must be done though ;)
Once again, Clare if you read this(?) THANK YOU so much!
Well TaTarrr Folks
Tickety xxx
P.S.Tomorrow is R.A.F Friday and I have a few things lined up especially for the Christmas edition (Just need to find them). 


  1. OMG you have a Fairy Vintage Godmother too!!! OMG! I have two actually-they are wonderful friends, great vintage sisters, and two of my biggest supporters! Such a blessing isn't it??!!! I love your package! I cannot wait to learn how to knit! I know when I go to the UK again I am going to want to shop til I drop bc I hear the shopping is AMAZING! hehehe Happy Christmas sweetie!! xox Bunny

  2. What a fabulous load of goodies, those knitting patterns look great. I am always on the lookout for them! Lovely early Christmas present!

  3. What an absolutely amazing array of vintage lovelies. Ohhhh, it's too hard to pick a favourite, I adore them all, and will be amongst those who are very eagerly awaiting future posts devoted to your vintage packaging collection.

    Merriest Christmas wishes, dear gal!
    ♥ Jessica

  4. Fabulous. That pink coat and hat you can just see in the sewing pattern, on the little girl. I had something very similar as a toddler! I think it still lurks in the loft of my family home.

  5. wow so many patterns but the pig is the cream of the crop! I cannot wait to see him knitted up :)

  6. Ha! I totally have that 1947 teenage dress pattern! Small world:)

    xox Sara

  7. I have just found your blog are the most authentic follower of 40's fashion i have ever come across and i've been doing 'vintage' since the early 70's ...Fabulous darling I can't wait to delve deeper as i to have a little bit of an addictions to all things sewing , knitting and anything else with an 'ing' on the end . Mrs Bee ( fb page Mrs Bee Vintage )

  8. Oh, Tupney, I am SO jealous! ;) Those ladies sewing patterns are to die for!!! Can't wait to see them all made up!

    The Middle Sister and Singer


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Tickety Boo Tupney xxx

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