Thursday, 16 September 2010

Dainty little piggies

dainty little piggies
"dainty"

my inchy for the new challenge at inchybyinch
each week there will be a new word

the "thruppence" is for scale

I always wonder in whose pockets this thrupenny bit may have travelled
during the war (and since) until it found it's way to me
It's been in my sewing box for more than thirty years!

I could touch my toes in those days ...



Things I love Thursday
and "little piggies" means little shoes
for the flickr group TILT

Things I love Thursday
well worn baby shoes, buttons, vintage treasures and altered art

1. Doll shoe collection 2. Ruler of Fairyland 3. The Mary Jane 4. Baby shoes 003


... thank you to all my flickr friends and faves
whose tiny little shoes are featured here ...

all textures are from playingwithbrushes

Hope you have a great weekend
Carolyn


ps. Jackie's comment and the Ruler Fairy in my mosaic have brought back a lot of memories for me. I am old enough to remember "old" money. I remember, in 1971, when decimalisation came in and at school one of the lessons in my school book was to draw round the "new" money and do lots of sums with the coin shapes. I was nine years old in 1971

It was also in 1971 that I got told off for rocking on the back legs of my wooden chair. I fell backwards and the back of the chair broke. I got a rap over the knuckles with a wooden ruler from Mrs. Thompson for that! I bet this reprimand would not be tolerated in school nowadays!

34 comments:

dosfishes said...

Could have been my Dad. He was in Norfolk during WWII flying in the air force. I love that you wonder about ordinary things like where that tuppence might have been. Cute baby you. xox Corrine

Fiona Whitehead said...

Love your inchy Carolyn - is that really you - how sweet - makes you think about the money - if only it could talk.x

artymess said...

Adorable photos ........i loved thru'penny bits when i was a little girl .......Thanks for your birthday wishes for my Dad ..i had to tell him as he hasn't got a computer ( and he was flattered )....xx

Jill said...

What a great post - it is years since I have seen a thru'penny bit. And what a cute inchy you make.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Cute little piggies indeed! I don't think there's anything cuter than little baby toes.

Jo said...

Those inchies are SO CUTE! I love the look of them, as though they've just been taken out of a photo album, with all the corner staining. So sweet, so dainty.

x

mano said...

the little piggies (what a cute name for baby toes!) are so wonderful. I bought one some years ago (unfortunately there was only one!) on fleamarket and it is a little treasure for me. thanks for the pretty pictures!

Irish3 said...

I love the dainty little piggies, fantastic photos!!

ju-north said...

These pics bring back so many memories and the textures are just right!

La Dolce Vita said...

darling little piggies!! and your thursday things are just wonderful, always fun to come here and visit you...

Pom Pom said...

Oh, Carolyn! How sweet and meaningful - little footsteps.

Lisa said...

your inchy is adorable as the photograph..

The passage of time always amazes me when looking back through photos and momentos..so precious yet sometimes sad. Where did it all go I wonder...

missy k said...

What a delightful post! See, I knew you had always been a real sweetie!

ps love the background bit of your mum (?) and that lovely embroidered pillow.

Have a good weekend.

Love Karenx

Jackie said...

Is it really thirty years since we used thruppeny bits? No...Oh goodness...I've just worked it out. Its forty. Weren't they lovely? There was nothing nicer than the weight of two of them in your pocket..because that meant you had sixpence to spend.
Of course I'm sure you don't remember them.

Diane said...

I can tell that its you in the phot - same gorgeous eyes!!

Chris Gray said...

Lovely post Carolyn...and you look soooooooooo sweet in that photo!

I remember decimalisation happening too....and that I seemed to lose out quite a bit when all the halfpenny sweets suddenly cost a NEW halfpenny (which was twice as much!!)

I still have a habit of converting back into "real" money...and moaning "Good Grief...that's thirteen shillings and eight pence! Ridiculous!!!"

..makes me feel old :-o

Julia said...

Beautiful post Carolyn, especially like your inchy and the pictures of you, so very sweet!

Sending you love
Julia x x x

Sea said...

The teacher would be accused of assault these days. Although the H & S peeps don't want accidents...you have to be careful how you tell the pupils.

Gina said...

I'd forgotten about those lovely chunky thrupenny bits. Cute little piggies!

Riki Schumacher said...

What a lovely post, thanks so much. Your blog is just beautiful. Take care, Riki

bad penny said...

sweet dainty little piggies & all the dear little shoes.
I loved three penny pieces or thruppenybits as we called them. They were so chunky & had a lovely shape. My brother kept a lucky sixpence.
I remember decimilisation very well - I was eight ! There was a jingle on TV -" one pound to a hundred new pennies - a hundred new pennies to the pound " !

I have a lovely set of 1963 currency and an extra 1963 penny a present on my 21st from a coin collecter.

I still talk in pounds & ounces, pints and inches, feet and stone - never could quite get the hang of modern !

Thanks for the trip down memory lane

Cathie said...

My Grandma (and Mom) used to tell me, "put your piggie cases on!" In that sense "piggies" were little feet. To this day I call Sabrina's feet piggies and her shoes piggie cases. I often wonder where certain sayings or words came from that my Mom or Grandma used to use. My Grandma was German. On another note - (probably gonna get a lot of flack about this) - but I wish they still did give "raps" on the knuckles and butts in school when deserved - especially at home. As a former high school teacher about 90% of my students could use a daily rap - or two!)
XO

Ticking stripes said...

Great post - brought back memories of my mothers use of the ruler to keep us in order, also raps on the knuckles from the piano teacher!

Cathy said...

What a lovely post Carolyn. Loved the baby pictures. I have some old thruppences somewhere. I really liked the chunkiness of them.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Carolyn, Lovely post. I also lke very much the baby photo. I love old photo allot. A very neat inchie. Hugs Judy

layers said...

there is something so precious and loving about baby shoes-- brings back so many memories.

Jenny Crouch said...

Hi Carolyn. Just to let you know I have nominated your blog for A Lovely Blog Award back on my own blog, Enchanted Moon. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful creations with us!
x x Jen

Jenny Crouch said...

Hi Carolyn. Just to let you know I have nominated your blog for A Lovely Blog Award back on my own blog, Enchanted Moon. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful creations with us!
x x Jen

Debrina said...

Before I got my 2.5 year old off to bed tonight, I played with his little piggies. He tried to play with mine, but kept skipping the littlest piggy and tickling my knee instead.

silverpebble said...

Hello Carolyn, I just popped in to enjoy your beautiful images as ever and saw your post from Saturday. I'm thinking of you x

meandering pearl said...

how lovely!!! the shoes are so precious!!!

libbyquilter said...

CUTE~!!~ post Carolyn~!
nothing melts the heart like baby shoes and the piggy's that reside within.

~!!~my oh my you were one beautiful baby~!!~

:-)
libbyQ

daisy said...

Such a sweet inchie xx

Aino said...

What a lovely cute little princess.