Monday, 8 October 2007

Ij Hallen - October

It's that time of the month again, beloved Ij hallen. A quick ferry trip over the river Ij with a nice bunch of people this time, we all set off to find our treasure. I had quite some themes going - vintage illustration, flying and type. Some of the things I picked up as I trawled though the junk: this kid's letter-set game, very cute.
Loved this mum, over the moon to receive a box of handkerchief's from her kids. My brother, sister and I use to give my mum hankies for her birthday so this was more a sentimental purchase. Fabric: a tea towel with a Dutch saying, 'the soup is never eaten as hot as it's served'. And a striking geometric tablecloth. Looks brilliant on my dining table.
Back to type, and there tiny little lead block stamps were a must-have. I do like to decorate my snail mail so... And some really wacky illustrations. Sadly this book was not complete, but the 3D set up images are fabulous and so I had to have it. The strings holding up the spaceship as it flies can be seen in many of the images, a really charming book.And a classic, the story of Dumbo in vintage Disney (Little Golden book style illustrations), the only Disney I will have in my house.
And finally, I couldn't walk away without at least one ceramic item. I am addicted I know, but at least it wasn't another vase! These black swallows will look amazing flying across one of my walls. And so ends another successful rummage. Until next month.


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sweet stuff!

Aga said...

Ha ha ,the bear in space thing is a Polish cartoon I watched when I was about 7. Loved it.

Aga
xxx

Aga said...

here is the clip, his name is Coralgol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RnioS45fNs&mode=related&search=