Recently, last week, I got our new showcase built. So, all our items that were stored inside, came out in a much organized way. I'm going to share here some interesting objects that have been with us for as long as at least I can remember. Some are my very dear ones. From the tiled - gabled - roof above we get natural light through glass tiles. I love natural light.
I made the clock from an old 'rosewood shield' that probably was my grandfather's trophy. The clock is Ansonia almost century old and still working. The chairs on the left are old and the ones on the right are newer. I bought the latter set from a friend a few years back.
On the top left is a set of wooden toys probably >70 years old, painted with lacquer. That apple also probably belongs to that era. Others seen are relatively new. Bottom right, 3 objects are not wood.
They were gifts to our home from my grandfather's close friend and also relative who went to Japan in the late 1920s or early 30s. He had got them from there and after his daughter finished playing with them, he gave all of them to us. They have been here for as long as I can remember. They are yet another of my favourites. I've stuck them on a piece of glass so that they wont topple over often. That way they are easier to clean with water and handle.
Some of my sportsman-grandfather's trophies from 1919-1950 or so. Still shining. Those little medals he won in various events like high jump, obstacle race, cricket, hockey, athletics, one-mile race, tennis [famous in this], billiards, golf, badminton [not much]... He was amazing in his hey days. He died at 80 when I was 18. My favourite person. My hero. My silent guide. Great personality all over. Complete all-rounder! I have avoided to keep my trophies because they are modern, ugly and pale. They have lost their sheen within one year! Look at them still shining!
Full view of Case No.1. Some bronze and brass toys are kept above the porcelain items. The flower vase you see there was done by my 14-y old daughter about 10 days back. It's a clay pot painted. You can see a Concorde plane there on that same shelf. I made it about 35 years back. The objects up there in the centre were made by my late aunt using little beads of different colours. I've posted them in a separate thread in the Crafts forum.
A fantastic collection! I particularly love all the celluloid animals. I've never seen so many. You must have played with them very carefully when you were small. And I think it's wonderful that you've taken such good care of your grandfather's trophies and medals. I'm sure he watches over you and is very proud. I have to go back now and see what else I've missed! You are a talented craftsman also.
Thanks bigbubbles. First time we are meeting perhaps?? I say hello to you.
Yes, the toys have been taken care well and I was not a mischievous child but one that loved to open things up and look at them what's inside!! I never broke. My younger daughter too is like me. More of this later as I have to leave for office now.