Monday, November 7, 2011

Sweet and Sour and breeding lockers.

Everyday there is something I am organising or cleaning that makes me stop and go ...."Oh that is so sweet!"
Like when I was cleaning this suitcase and I found the key's inside with a tag that reads "Key's for Betty's Port". Who was Betty ? I love the name Betty and Nan has a favourite childhood doll with this name, so naturally this little tag made me nostalgic.
Then I stumbled upon these post cards.... They look sweet,  
but are definitely not so sweet.
They are from a series called "Please Miss Give me Heaven" and the first reads:

Papa I am so lonely sobbed a tearful little child. Since dear Mamma's gone to Heaven, Papa you've not smiled. I will speak to her and tell her that we want her to come home. Just you listen and I'll call her through the telephone. "
I know...I couldn't believe it when I read morbid, so sad...who would you send them too? Why would you collect them ? But wait there is another one....

"If you please Miss give me heaven, for my Mamma's there. You will find her with the angels on the golden stair. She'll be glad it's me who's speaking, call her, won't you please?
For I want to surely tell her we're so  lonely here".......

Just so dreadful aren't they ? I tell you oldies go on about the good old days but please they were a morbid bunch. So in totally unrelated matters I'll show you the lockers and metal storage cupboards that are taking up my driveway. I have plans to give them a face lift. But like with all plans they may or may not happen.

These ones above are not that old but with a repaint I think could look really good in a kid's room or
a sports room etc.
These ones I do love they are much older and I think I want to keep some of the rust look but make them a bit cleaner know how I have a thing for rust.
They don't look much in the photos but wait for it...
Te dah!! Look at the cute storage inside. It would be perfect for shoes or in an office...what about as a TV stand with room for DVD' many uses.
Some one left their marbles behind...something else for me to find sweet.
Oh and I cleaned this office chair. It along with some other goodies will be heading over to the WAC and Garden Centre in the morning. I love the industrial feel it has.


  1. Oh dear...those post cards are queer. Such a thing wouldn't exist today because you'd be put through to a call-centre in India and the calls would be monitored for quality assurance!

    Those lockers are cool, Katherine. I can see them repainted in bright orange. xx

  2. Those cards are very morbid. I too wonder who you might have sent them to.
    I love the last locker, it'll be amazing when cleaned up a bit. The old chair reminds me of an old family friend who used to collect them to sit them around the campfire. I always thought it was a little odd, but then he also collected broken photocopiers :)

  3. I love "nanna's" handwriting & that she used the word port. All of my Victorian friends look at me strangely when I use that word. As for those cards, well I suppose your prospects of a long healthy life weren't as sure back then.

  4. Geez, thats horrid! How depressing. Lucky you also shared some piccies of those beautiful metal cabinets......that cheered me up

  5. What amazing finds! Those cards remind me of the RI (Religious Instruction) cards we got in Primary School.... They put the fear of God in us!!!! Love the rusty locker.... it would make perfect storage! Happy week, dear! X

  6. I think by the look of the keys, and the word 'port' they are for a portmanteau which is a large suitcase.

    1. Did you try them, did they work?

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