Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Monday, 19 December 2011

French antiques, - an eclectic display of 'objets vintage and antique'.

A mish mash of French vintage and antique objects displayed on a stand in an antique centre in Abernyte, nr Perth,  Scotland. Formica kitchen chairs c1950, zinc lanterns, metal bottle carriers, 18th century pottery plates, and rustic country jugs mingle.  A large antique French flag stands in the foreground.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Antique English tile with snowdrop design.

A 19th century English tile with attractive snowdrop design. This type of tile was used extensively to decorate fireplace surrounds, this one is c1890 - 1900. 

A lovable dog, a 'heinz 57' variety waits for his master in Paris.

A lovable dog, a Heinz 57 variety waits patiently, tied to a waste bin.  This  photograph was taken  in the 5th arrondissement  in Paris!
Another view of the above! taken November 2011.

Friday, 9 December 2011

Gelatine, advertising recipe booklet.

Gelatine is a strange substance derived from the collagen inside animals' skin and bones. Since approximately 1997 there have been fears about using gelatine because of the potential risk of transmitting animal diseases, especially BSE, and since 1997 the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have been monitoring it.
The above recipe booklet of c1940 contains recipes for savouries, salads, milk puddings and ice cream.  

Monday, 5 December 2011