Auction Finds – Time for Tea?

A quick post, just to show a lovely piece of ephemera I found at a local auction.

Tea Box

Tea Box

These are actually two sides of a rather battered cardboard box.

Tea Pot Picture

Tea Pot Picture

The sides themselves have been damp in the past, so are warped out of shape. It’s difficult to see what they could be used for, given their battered state, but I think that they show a charming snapshot of publicity material from an earlier age.

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Something for my Kitchen

I’ve had a couple of nice finds for my kitchen recently.

Fifties Kitchen Clock

Fifties Kitchen Clock

This lovely clock is made of blue and cream glazed pottery. It’s got a Deco vibe, but the mechanism is too recent for it to be a true Deco piece so I think it’s from the fifties.

Pepsi SIgn

Pepsi SIgn

Probably from the sixties, this metal advertising sign is jolly and cheers me up every morning. I’m just a little disappointed that it doesn’t take chalk marks very well so my hope of using it for shopping lists isn’t going to happen!

These both came from auctions, and at a reasonable price, so it is still possible to find these little gems. Needless to say, these are staying with me for the foreseeable future.