Print Tray, Treasures and Cheesecake

03 Nov

I have spent the morning finding little treasures collected over so many years and have put them in the print tray. They may well be moved again!

My print tray filled or nearly

My print tray filled or nearly

Here I have some of Mum’s thimbles, the ones most associated with Cornwall – two showing engine houses, an ivory one from early 1900’s bought in Redruth in 1981, two made especially for Mum, one in Granite and one in Serpentine and one with a Welsh dragon on it to show my Welsh heritage. There is one of a collection of small brass owls (The owl was the logo of our family – the Wisemen) and three of my keys. I started collecting keys when I was in Primary school but can’t remember where each one came from. There is a tiny green glass bottle that used to hold iodine and which still has the chemist’s label on it. It is from Lytham where my Granny lived her last few years. There is also a pressed Parrot flower brought home from a holiday in Morocco.  Five more segments to show you at a later date………



At the weekend there was a delicious recipe in the paper – Baked Pumpkin Cheese cake by Thomasina Miers. Mine is still in the oven as I write so here is the picture of hers. I hope mine turns out as well!

Baked Pumpkin Cheesecake

Baked Pumpkin Cheesecake


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6 responses to “Print Tray, Treasures and Cheesecake

  1. Our Growing Paynes

    November 4, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    I love those thimbles!

    • mybeautfulthings

      November 4, 2015 at 2:17 pm

      There are 500 altogether! Mum adored them and was always on the lookout for another. So was each member of the family! 🙂

      • Our Growing Paynes

        November 4, 2015 at 2:18 pm

        Oh wow! For some reason I didn’t realise how varied they can be.

  2. nrhatch

    November 3, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    Charming trinkets and charms!
    It’s fun to look at.

  3. grandfathersky

    November 3, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    Looks good – both the print tray and the cheesecake!

  4. Susan

    November 3, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    Your print tray is delightful! I have a cousin who had a table made from one of those, with glass over the top. I especially like your mother’s thimbles.
    The cheesecake sounds delicious!


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