I’ve got the 21st century breathing down my neck

Today’s thingys say "picnic time!" to me.  Both of them came from my aforementioned visit to Savers this morning, so they are fresh outta the thrift shop!  The fabric is about 2 metres worth and I’m guessing it’s from the 60’s/70’s with a selvedge marked "designs exclusive by Caesar Fabrics, Australia".  A Googling showed me that Caesar Fabrics are now a fabric importer in Marrickville NSW, so I’m thinking this fabric was made for them back when things were still made in Australia.  If anyone has a better idea of the fabric’s era, I’d love to know.

selvedge

The other item definitely is a picnic one : a set of anodised drinking cups in a leather holder. Another thing proudly marked Made in Australia ("Carribean beakers"). This is dear to my heart as my family had a similar set of cups during my childhood, and HP’s parents still keep a set (except theirs are just plain silver aluminum) in the glovebox of their car.  They’re a bit well loved, but they’ll proudly live in the glovebox of our station wagon (which used to belong to HP’s parents and was the home of their set) …so I think that’ll make the car happy. 

beakers and fabric

Further Thursday Thingys  here.

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4 Responses to “I’ve got the 21st century breathing down my neck”


  1. 1 Claire Falkingham Thursday, August 7, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    Oh I must speak frankly Mr Shankley!! I was just about to call a post ‘If you’ve got 5 minutes to spare, I’ll tell you the story of my life’!!

  2. 2 CurlyPops Thursday, August 7, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    Love the op-shop finds…the beakers are fantastic!

  3. 3 Lara Thursday, August 7, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    Oh my gosh those anodised beakers – yes!!! Such strong associations with my childhood too – we had the coloured ones in a leather holder in the glovebox of our old Nimbus. I’m sure they’re sitting in my folks car somewhere right now too :)

    Ahh memories :)

  4. 4 The Apron Queen Friday, August 8, 2008 at 8:06 am

    The fabric would make pretty aprons! :)


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