Jun 21, 2021

Travel memories...

Fridge magnets are beautuful ways of capturing your travel memories...O how I wish to get somemore...

Jun 9, 2021

The Poster City...

Madurai ... the undisputed Poster city of India! No family function, occasion or event is complete unless its publicized with posters!

Jun 7, 2021

The Antique Boats...

These two antique boats have come to my possession from my grandma's showcase. I have no idea of their age or origin. My mum has seen them from her childhood so one can imagine.

Jun 5, 2021

The Little Boy Blue Mug

It was in this vintage mug that my grandma Anne used to give me milk when I was a kid. She had quite a collection of ceramic wares and I loved this mug for its cute picture of the little boy blue! During my college days, the mug slipped my hand and broke down to smithereens..but I didnt giveup. I collected every broken piece and glued them up and put the mug in my showcase. It has stayed there ever since as a beautiful piece of nostalgia...
Little boy blue is a famous English nursery rhyme first published in Tommy Thumb's "Little song book' in the year 1744.

Jun 3, 2021

Chella Aachi...

This is a vintage black & gold carioca 10 color ballpoint pen from Italy. Its probably from the sixties. It was a gift I had received as a kid from one of my aachis (grandma) Mrs Chella Albert ( my grandma's elder sister). Chella aachi is no more but few of the gifts she had given me whenever she visited us have always been special and bring back lot of fond memorise...She was the one who introduced me and my brother to Enid Blyton, Tintin and so many other adventure books. It was always story time in the afternoons whenever she visited..A large part of my philately collection is her contribution. Receiving her letters were also as much fun as writing to her. She was a big part of my childhood memories. Thank you Chella aachi..
Another gift, Bible Quiz- a pack of cards from the 80s
Her letter that came along with my birthday card!
Chella aachi , born 19th June 1912

Jun 2, 2021

The Red Boot house

This beautiful red boot house toy once housed a scented eraser inside , that could be accessed from the bottom sliding opening. It has survived almost three and a half decades and is one of the regular hangings on our Christmas tree.

Jun 1, 2021

The Yellow Duck

Another cute remnant from my toddler days. This yellow duck used to sit as the driver in a delivery toy truck. The toy truck was a gift from a relative abroad and used to be a favorite of mine. Sweet memories!