Display shelf for miniture treasures
(All courtesy of my clever sister-in-law again, thank you!)
Or, tatty, shabby,printed things:
These are various bits of sewing ephemera. I particularly like the Wool and Nylon mending thread in Clerical grey! I have visions of an aged priest darning his socks. (Wasn't that Father Mackenzie in "Eleanor Rigby"; maybe clerical grey thread was Lennon and McCartney's inspiration!)
Some of the printing would not have even been seen until most of the product had been used; like this symbol for Northern Ireland where this carpet thread was made.
As for old adverts; well they are a whole lot better than today's offerings I think.
Anyway, off now to carry on sorting out my stock for the Cotswolds Vintage Fair on 27th. Can't wait!