Saturday, 13 March 2010

Once More Into the Breech Dear Friends..

Today, I've been back in the van unpacking more boxes. One of the first boxes I opened, contained my melting pot, etching tool and my finished food miniatures and works in progress. Now I knew I'd made some other bits, but I thought they were already in another box that I've been able to get to.
It was quite a discovery opening each little draw, and seeing what was hiding in there after nearly five years. I used to make loads of stuff and then put it in these drawers, to use on different projects as I was making them.
Nikki, can you see all the Cheese? Did you also notice the little newt sausage rolls.
Another little drawer contains lots of my miniature Knives, Rolling Pins, Spoons etc,.
I also found this beautiful Miniature Solid Silver Basket, that my Dad brought my Mum at one of the Fairs they attended together. But for the life of me I can't remember who the maker is. Any help on that score very much appreciated.
I also found my Miniature Conservatory from Ikea. Which was going to be turned into a Teddy Bear Shop. There's lots of Mini Bears in the bottom. Then I opened another Box and found a Dolls House Kit, another thing I'd forgotten about. I'm sure Casey, has one of these on her blog somewhere, so will be going over to have a look later.
The van is in a total mess at the moment, but at least I'm getting somewhere.
On the home front, Ben had a letter today from Aberystwyth University. A few weeks ago he sat a Scholarship Exam, although he didn't win a Scholarship, he did get an unconditional offer and a Merit award of £1,000.00 towards his first year at University. As you can imagine we are all as pleased as punch for him. Congratulations Ben, your off to Aberystwyth in September. What a Mother's Day present... xxxx


Norma said...

What fun this journey of re-discovery is Debbie - I turned a particularly sinful shade of green at the mention of the silver piece, and the 'lots of mini bears' ;)

Hearty congratulations to Ben!!

Jill said...

Congratulations to Ben! You must be so proud of him!
Such fun little goodies-- I love that drawer full of cakes and sweets!

rosanna said...

Never dreamt even in my wildest dreams to have so many goodies to play with.Must be like heaven ! Have un with your discoveries and with your van. Congrats and a big hug to Ben who deserves every bit of it. Well done Ben!! Hugs to you all Rosanna

The Old Maid said...

Congrats to Ben and you! You are surely proud of him!

Glenda said...

Debbie, you're inspiring me to break open my hoard - but there's certainly not as much lovely stuff there as you have though!!

Jean Day said...

My goodness, you are finding the greatest things, so nice to go through things after a few years, they always seem so new!! Great news about Ben!

Caseymini said...

Good for Ben! Is there no end to the treasures that you have hidden? Wonderful!

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Congratulations, Ben!!!!

Oh, Debbie, you must have a pirate's chest of minis!!!!


Peach Blossom Hill said...

More treasures unearthed! I am so envious! I literally have dreams like this occasionally that I stumble upon a little dollhouse shop brimming with goodies. You actually find them.


julie campbell said...

Great news about Ben :0)
Hope you have a happy Mothers day Debbie !
I love seeing your treasures, all that food is fab, I bet it comes in handy for lots of projects too !
I used to have one of those ikea boxes,I gave it away but it was fun decorating it :0)
I also have a similar kit,mine is the orchid and it will be a haunted house one day when I have the time!!
I look forward to seeing what you do with your buttercup :0)
julie xxx

miniacollection said...

Congratulations to Ben !
I love the silver basket.

Debie Lyons said...

Happy Mothers day Debs. So chuffed for you and your family about Ben's news and his universtity place. All those goodies, oh my.
Debie xxxxx

Sabiha Barkey said...

Dear Debbie,I have missed some off your latest post,but just did some catching up to read them! I would have been thrilled to help you with sorting out all these wonderful and so many little treasures!!!!!

How are you doing? your condition still the same,or are you feeling a little bit better?
I hope you do just fine!

Congratulations to Ben...and to you too,as the proud mother you must feel!


WendiesMiniWorld said...

WOW all that lovely stuff! bet it felt a bit like xmas !!
Congrats to Ben too, a great mums day gift to feel such pride :o)

dale said...

So many treasures!!!

I simply adore that silver basket. What is the marking on the back of it?

Silversmiths often have their own mark to place on their works, you can probably search silver marks on the net. You might find the maker that way.

Congratulations on your son going off to college.

My daughter just left to go back from spring break. I'm going to miss her!

I too, hope you are feeling better and that your condition is improving.

nikkinikkinikki72 said...

Finally i'm here!
Yes, can see all the cheese, lol.
Love the newt rolls, lol. Fab idea.
Some great finds again today too.
I had one of the Ikea green houses too, and wish i had not thron it away, they were fab those!
Well done to Ben to and well deserved for the lovely person he is!
Happy Nothers Day too!
Lots of love to you, Nikki xxx

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