Powder Bowl, Watering Can and Wood Burner

15 Dec

1   The decorating is all finished , the pictures are back on the walls and now the trinkets go back. As a child I always loved my Granny’s powder bowl with loose powder and a fluffy peachy powder-puff inside. She used to puff the powder on my cheeks and laugh and laugh when I sneezed!

Granny's powder glass

Granny’s powder glass

2   I keep little  treasures in it rather than powder. This tiny silver watering can was also my Granny’s. When it is held up to the light,  six little black and white pictures of Morecambe can be seen.

Views of Morecambe

Views of Morecambe

The wood is alight

The wood is alight

3   It is a truly unpleasant day out there today. The storm glass is high and we have lit the wood burner. A cosy evening calls.

PS   Father Christmas is on the case re my camera. This tricky to use one will suffice until then…….


Posted by on December 15, 2013 in antiques, Beauty, glass, photography, Postaday2013



8 responses to “Powder Bowl, Watering Can and Wood Burner

  1. afsheenanjum

    December 16, 2013 at 5:39 am

    Silver watering is so cute 🙂 and the green glass jar is also so beautiful. These things are not beautiful because of there appearance, but because of the memories you have attached with them. These memories make them precious.

    • mybeautfulthings

      December 16, 2013 at 11:55 am

      You are so right. The memories are beautiful and very precious. Thank you for calling in and taking the time to comment – much appreciated. 🙂

  2. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    December 16, 2013 at 12:29 am

    beautiful powder bowl…Mom always used loose powder too and I would sneek in and powder… Although I know she wouldn’t have cared…Just seemed to be her special things…

    • mybeautfulthings

      December 16, 2013 at 11:56 am

      I know what you mean. I have a couple of Mum’s powder compacts which always seemed so personal and precious to her. I must go and seek them out! 🙂

  3. Marylin Warner

    December 15, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    What a wonderful series of pictures. My grandmother also had a powder bowl, and she would lift off the lid–hers had tiny ivory roses on top–dip in the puff and powder my nose. We’d both laugh and hug, and your powder bowl picture brought that all back. She was also an avid gardener and dragged around a huge tin watering can to care for the fragile growing plants in the summer. The tiny charm brought all those memories flooding back as well.
    Thank you for a delightful post.

    • mybeautfulthings

      December 16, 2013 at 11:58 am

      I’m so glad I brought all those memories back for you. Those powder bowls were all very pretty weren’t they and or Grannies had the same sense of fun! That’s lovely.
      Thank you very much for calling in and taking the time to share those lovely memories with me. 🙂

  4. niasunset

    December 15, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    What a lovely little things, I loved them dear Sally, Thank you, love, nia

    • mybeautfulthings

      December 16, 2013 at 11:59 am

      Very glad you liked them, dear Nia. Lovely to hear from you. All the best to you 🙂


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