Friday, February 1, 2008

Friday Find































I was cleaning out my tiny studio/room last week and came across this old watercolour paint box perched high on a shelf. I'd saved it from my grandmother's house about 15 years ago, and forgotten all about it. (Guess I'm not the greatest housekeeper!) I've never actually used it and don't know who did last-- it had been in her basement for who knows how many years. (I wonder if the paint is still good?) But I had always loved the retro picture on the tin. It's stamped on the back- "Page" and "London." So, because all items of even passing curiosity in our house get plugged into Google- I came up with this.

Eureka, we're in the money!

12 comments:

Frank Gardner said...

That is a great paint box. I love old stuff like that.

gail said...

Cool!!!

Jennifer said...

Me too, Frank. I'm an Antiques Roadshow fanatic.

Thanks, Gail!

Barbara O'Connor said...

Oh wow - I LOVE that tin!! But don't you dare sell it!! It's awesome....

Jennifer said...

Thanks, Barbara... no fear, I never would!

Elizabeth said...

There is something very charming about this retro paint box. I can remember ones very like it from when I was a child in England in the 1950's.
I think you should paint with it.

Eric Orchard said...

Very cool! Hold out for Antiques Roadshow!

Jennifer said...

Elizabeth- That would make sense, since I think it dates from the 50's. I also found some online by the same company with different cover designs. I think I will try it out, for fun!

Eric- Funny, we often play the "what would we bring to the A.R. if we ever went?" game.

Paige Keiser said...

Oh I love that paint set! Gimme! :0) Thanks for stopping by my blog, Jennifer. I've loved your work for a long time!

A Kite Rises said...

Wow this brought back memories! I used to love those tin watercolour paintboxes. The image is great. Did you get to use the paint?

Eric Orchard said...

.....I just realized the top photo is the paint box....

Jennifer said...

Paige- Thanks so much! And good luck with your decisions. I'd love to hear how it works out.

A Kite Rises- Glad you stopped by! I haven't tried the paint yet, but I will. I'll post about it. (Love the photos on your blog, by the way. My husband grew up in Dublin!)

Eric- Didn't even realize you were confused! :-)