Sunday, 27 January 2013

Scrappy Dogs and Cats

This box of paper scraps certainly brings back memories.  All of these are my own from when I was a little girl in the 60s.  I'm so glad I kept them.

This Yardley soap box was used for a variety of bits and pieces before it became the home of these lovelies.  If you look carefully you can see that I've written Bunty on it somewhere - so it probably housed my Bunty comic dressing up paper dolls and clothes - remember them?  It also contained my threads once upon a time too. 

But today I'm going to show you some scrappy dogs and cats.

Isn't he a handsome fellow?




 This poor cat looks as if it has been in a real scrap - part of its ear is missing!


Oh well, enough cuteness for one day.


Love, Liz

Welcome to all my new followers!

26 comments:

Anne said...

I remember Bunty and used to love the paper dolls and clothes.

Paulette said...

Gorgeous illustration of the cats and dogs. I just love seeing ephemera from days gone by!

sky-blu-pink said...

My Mummie's friend Sylvia lived in Germany when we were little and would send us pages of scraps, which we loved, And I eagerly awaited my Bunty each week to discover what the Four Marys had been up to! happy memories!

Emma Kate at Painted Style said...

They are utterly charming! Will you use them for something? x

Mrs. H said...

Gorgeous scraps and beautiful box too
:-) x

Frocktasia said...

I used to collect Victorian paper scraps as a kid. There used to be a Victorian themed little shop in the old town of Stockholm that sold them, I wonder if it's still there? They also sold rock candy on sticks, brilliant. It's really nice to go though a little stash of childhood memories like that, well done you for keeping them...x

The Barefoot Crofter said...

Love popping in here - it's like my childhood. Great scraps and had forgotten about the Bunty dress ups. I moved over to Mandy when it came out x

fabriquefantastique said...

I'm glad you kept them too.

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

What lovely little snippets from your childhood, I had bounty too! :) x

June said...

Just gorgeous. Love those scraps!
June

Louise Mc said...

What lovely little bits, they would make fantastic card toppers.

Pickworth said...

Helllo,Liz!It has been a long time, but much water under the bridge these past few years. I am still following your blog faithfully and enjoy it very much. Have seen a couple of posts from you on other blogs and so pleased you love Dutch Sisters as much as I do ... I have begun quilting and plan on making two this year ... great plans! Hugs,Patricia

Kylie said...

I remember these too LIz - some of them even had glitter on them. Did you know you can still buy them now (reproductions, of course) I don't know where, but a friend sent me a sheet of them...I think they are made in Germany(?) My Mum used to stick them on out pads when she covered them for school x

Linda said...

Aww! Liz so cool that you kept these! I used to love cutting up my mums old catalogues xx

Marjorie said...

What a lovely find.

Vix said...

I haven't seen any of these for years, how I love them! I started revamping a Victorian screen as a teenager and it's still at my Dad's, 30 years later, in an unfinished state. I really should get on eBay and track some down! x

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Bunty ... gosh, that's going back a bit. But yes, I remember :D

Lovely scraps Liz :)

Rebecca said...

Very cute little scrappy bits and the Yardley box is beautiful too x

Elisabeth said...

Lovely scraps Liz. I used to love Victorian style scraps like that when I was Little...I wonder if there is a box like that still at my parents house? :) xx

Antiques And Teacups said...

Nice to meet you! I have heard from several that attended Burns night in the USA, UK and Australia. Thanks for visiting! I love scraps...so cute!
Ruth

pastcaring said...

These illustartions look oh-so-familiar yet I haven't seen any for years! And yes, of course I remember Bunty! I nearly bought a Bunty annual at the flea market today but it was in a bit of a bashed state so I left it. Memories... xxxx

Ann, Heather and Sheila said...

Thanks for visiting my post. It was lovely seeing yours -- makes me homesick for a place that was never my home, but always felt like it.
Heather from Friendship,Life and Style blogspot
Scottsdale, AZ

Miss Simmonds Says said...

I absolutely love these Liz! Looking forward to seeing more.

GardenofDaisies said...

I especially l ove the little kittens asleep in the basket. That is exactly what they do.

The Vintage Bazaar said...

These are beautiful Liz. By amazing coincidence I bought some in Honiton yesterday at the wonderful Fountain Antiques Centre! Lizzie x

Catherine said...

Well done you for keeping them Liz! They are particularly "nice"scraps though, I do have to say. Just a thought, if ever you wanted to use any of them..I have sometimes had some of my favourite postcards colour photocopied on to a light card that they call "silk", they come out so perfectly & that way you can keep the originals safe & sound yet use your prize scraps for making cards, decoupage etc. Much love Catherine x0x0x