That's what happened the second I saw these vintage puzzle blocks, sitting high on a shelf behind the counter in a local charity shop.
They made me think of my Granny. She had some in the toy box she kept in the kitchen for all the grandchildren - I remember they were covered in farmyard pictures. All a little tatty and worn like these ones, but that's what I like about them.
Six different scenes telling the story of Snow White, and not quite as easy to assemble as they look..
Usually the things I pretend to buy for the kids don't get much attention - five minutes of feigned interest at most - but my daughter has been playing and playing with these, and when she's not, I'm keeping them on the mantlepiece; with the large metal fish and the clown skittles.
Seems a shame to put them away.
This was also a bit of a nostalgic buy, and I do love a tin.
Couldn't resist this, just kicking myself for not buying the little dog dish that was there too - it had a tiny chip, but was only a pound. Isn't it always the way? I've put mine on the window sill by the sink for rings and things.
Bought these on a whim..
..two bags of wax flakes and some wicks - as if I really need another project! My sister has been making her own scented candles, and all the stuff was just sitting there in the Oxfam shop for £1.50. Maybe I'll have a go…maybe I'll give them to her…
Suppose I could have had a go this weekend seeing as we didn't venture out much, but instead spent a fair bit of time making things out of egg boxes, including a new addition to the homemade Zoo...
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