Saturday, 19 May 2012

Watership Doom

I can't have it said that there's no charity shopping on a blog called Faith Hope and Charity Shopping, so whilst second-hand finds have taken a slight back seat to crafting recently, a few bits and pieces have made it over the threshold.

Another cantilevered sewing box - needs some TLC

I need to replace the hinges and reattach the feet and handle, and then it will be a home for all my jewellery making junk. It came with the original contents - wooden reels, various buttons, rusty tins full of pins and some alarming salmon pink stuff called 'hose darn'. [Seriously, you should see it. Thank God for the 21st century and 120 denier black opaques]


Glass coypu? iguana? rabbit jelly mould. I've been after one of these for ages. 

It does look a little like an orthopaedic shoe in this photo but it is a rabbit - look at it from the front.

 "There's something very queer about the warren this evening..." 

Apparently it's the law that the rabbit MUST be made in red jelly, giving a result rather horrifyingly like the flayed ones you occasionally see at farmers' markets or posh butchers in Chelsea. 
{sorry vegetarians}

I've got a brand new combine harvester...

Can you spell myxomatosis?

On the plus side, his years in the lab had made him very popular at techno nights


Vintage annuals - £1 for the 2

Vintage expanding coat rack
The lovely Sophia hangs her necklaces off hers, which is an idea I intend to shamelessly steal.

And yes - I know, all these posts so close together. Why - I'm almost prolific!

Hardly worth asking if you saw my Retro Sweets giveaway - the comments have gone mad. I could write any old crap and you wouldn't flamingo, you're only in it for the pink shrimps!

Lakota x

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57 comments:

  1. I want a wobbly rabbit please :o)
    I too have one (err actuclly two!) of those fabby sewing boxes and have never looked back. I love mine a whole lot..hhhmm I might need some therapy!
    Now, I must go and add my name to your sweetie give-away... xox

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  2. My mam has one of those sewing boxes but on legs - total treasure trove of goodies!

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  3. It looks a LOT like an orthopaedic shoe - probably scare the pants off Peter Rabbit.

    I like your sewing box - and I love rifling through those old boxes and discovering all the peculiar old goodies they used to have - I have bought a few at auctions and have tins full of weird stuff I'll never use (but no salmon pink hose darn.) When I die whoever goes through my sewing things will be in for a shock. Or the anthropological find of the century.

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  4. I have one of those sewing boxes! My mum bought it for me years ago. I'm going to find it tomorrow. You'd think I lived in a mansion the way I lose stuff in this house. It had legs once, (the sewing box, not the mansion) but they've long gone.
    xx

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  5. Nice box! You seem to find good storage stuff when you need it.
    Guess what? (you're gonna pity me forever when I tell you) I NEVER had a rabbit jelly at any of my parties. No one. Deprived or what?



    I have a challenge for you, Lakota. I want to see a nail/ring and RABBIT JELLY matchy-matchy post. CAn you do it? All kinds of edible glitters available....

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  6. You're on a roll today! I've never seen a mold like that. Fascinating! I was trying to think of a color that wouldn't look like a dead bunny. Maybe blue? Of course blue bunnies aren't really appetizing. Can't wait to see what you come up with because you KNOW you have to use it and show us!

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  7. I have a sewing box like that got it for a fiver in a charity shops a few years back. I love mine!

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  8. I have a couple of those sewing boxes, ver useful! The rabbit jelly looks like a hippo! ha ha ha, I cannot stop laughing! Might be the morphine but pretty sure it is the jelly hippo!!!

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  9. weirdly I bought one of those cantilever boxes earlier in the week, I need to sort out my sewing stuff. My friend made one of those jelly rabbits a few years ago, it looked perfect when it came out, but then it slowly and almost perversely started to split in half. We all went EEEWWWWWWWWW!!!

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  10. Your jello rabbits cracked me up. I have one of those vintage expandable racks in my craft room with sticker packages hanging on it. I've bought 2 more that I want to put in my laundry room to hold vintage tablecloths - maybe.

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  11. Traffic light jelly rocks!

    C
    xxx

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  12. Oh Mixy the rabbit is adorbs crouching in her bed of "lettuce", waiting for the harvester so patiently. Twinkle returns woohoo!!!! If had known they existed when I was 8 I would have thcweemed and thcweemed and thcweemed until my mum said " oh stop it you're not getting it!" xxx

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  13. Red rabbits oh my! Reminds me of that Ghostbuster movie where everything is covered in red slime. Those coat racks are the best for hanging necklaces! I just found another in my closet, just in case I expand my collection.

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  14. My Mom had one of those sewing boxes my whole childhood. I was always sneaking in it to look at her button section. *lol*

    I need a rabbit jelly mould!

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  15. That rabbit made from red jelly is both awesome and kind of revolting! We have a brain jelly mould and an anatomical heart one too - never a dull moment in our flat;) I love that coat rack you're going to use for necklaces, I've wanted one for a while, but I just never seen them about.

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  16. mum had one of those jelly moulds when I was a kid...wonder if she's still got it?

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  17. Oh I brought a sewing box like that many years ago and every compartment was filled with old buttons. It was just heavenly.
    I too have a bunny jelly mould somewhere, you have inspired me to make some bunny jelly!!! Yay thank you.
    Love v

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  18. Oooh what fab thrifty finds!!! Love 'em!!! x

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  19. Too blody right I'm only in it for the shrimps! I want that glacky, stuck to the top of my mouth feeling only a shrimp will give. I like the finds...those boxes are getting rarer by the minute. I have a bunny mould too. I make a jelly bunny and a blancmange bunny and I eat most of them myself!xxxxxx

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  20. I love the coat rack and if I came across one I would definitely, use it as a jewellery hanger, lucky you!

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  21. I don't know what to say, except, you made me laugh, and I'm now a follower..and who wouldn't love a plate of jelly rabbit!

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  22. very funny post and I am crossing my fingers for a coat rack too.

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  23. I thought of you on the IOW as there was a charity shop called "faith hope and charity". Great finds chick esp the jelly mould however those red rabbits look a bit mean for my liking ;o) Scarlett x

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  24. I agree with Scarlett that rabbit is mean looking but I bet it was delish! Just saw your quiz it's hilarious! Am I only the vintage blogger who despises tea?? Will I be kicked out of blogland now? xxx

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  25. Don't you think the rubbish that you find in the bottom of the grubbiest sewing boxes is facinating.Its always there. In fact, I felt obliged to throw in a whole handful of sewing peculiars into a refurbished sewing box I sold recently. Including a handful of matchbooks from the eighties. Toyed with the idea of chucking in a tuna sandwich but i'm glad i didn't because the lady who bought it from me was very pleasant.

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  26. My mum used to have one of them rabbit jelly moulds when i was a kid it was always used for partys pink blamange (sp?) for the rabbit and green jelly for the grass hehe brings back some memories ;)

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  27. It was a banana flavoured Brown & Poulson blancmange rabbit for birthdays when I was a kid...mmmmmmm! I do like the techno rabbit and love Lucy's suggestion of a mitchy-matchy nail/ring rabbit. I can't wait for Ta-Dah Tuesday if you do. x

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  28. Mmm, nice rack! :-P

    P.S. Yup, I'm only in it for the pink shrimps, you retro sweet pimp!

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  29. Good findings L. I'd love one of those sewing boxes but they're always extortionatly priced at the oppys here. The wabbit is cute but tell me does the jelly just slip out ir do you have to coat the glass with something? I have a ceramic mould which we turn upside diwn and eat out of like its a bowl cause i cant get the damned jelly out!

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  30. I thought the law said that rabbits had to be made from strawberry blancmange, surrounded by chopped lime jelly...

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  31. I love the two tone jelly bunny! Some fantastic charity shop finds. I never seem to find anything this good. Especially love the coat rack, so perfect for hanging necklaces on.

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  32. Good finds; I really do like the vintage expanding coat rack, could just see that in my hall- will have to look out for one now!

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  33. Love the jelly moulds! I have some too but have never got round to using they yet.

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  34. Those rabbits are truly frightening. Loce the coat rack, I want one now!

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  35. I too have one of those sewing boxes, minus its legs. Flayed rabbit for pudding? Yum! I never had a rabbit-shaped jelly in my childhood, such deprivation probably accounts for my various psychological quirks...
    I have a 1977 Twinkle annual which I'll send you if you would like it. xxxx

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  36. I love the orthopaedic shoe comment, I have never made a jelly rabbit but I think I need to find a mould and give one a go! Love the box too, its very pretty :)

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  37. Orthopaedic shoe! *dies laughing*
    I LOVE IT! Am yet to find a jelly mold- it is my aim in life.
    x

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  38. You finally found a rabbit! I have a glass one and two metal ones but I've never got round to making a jelly in them, they look quite good so will have to give it a go. x

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  39. PMSL.

    I have lots of ceramic jelly moulds but I loathe jelly - vile stuff!!

    He does look kinda cool in techno colours though!

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  40. Hi Lakota,

    I saw this and thought of you! http://www.creatingreallyawesomefreethings.com/c-r-a-f-t-82-tie-dye-nails/

    Go do some tie dyeing!

    Madison xxx

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  41. Oh what brilliant finds! I love the expanding coat rack and the sewing box - but the jelly mould just makes me giggle - I don't know why, but I seem to always go all 'Carry On!' when I see animal moulds of jelly!
    Paula x

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  42. oh seriously a rabid sorry, rabbit jelly mould and then you actually go and use it !! That's not allowed is it ? Love it ! and love the expanding coat rack tooo. You ARE the vintage thrifty queen xx

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  43. That is some serious loot: why can't I find things like that in my charity shops *wails*?

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  44. Great finds, I like the striped rabbit Ive not made a jelly in years!

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  45. Love the sewing box and need one I am forever loosing my needles and bobbins! I'll keep on hunting! Not really sure about the rabbit jelly mold on the one hand I love it as it is so cute but it looks sooo odd when made in red jelly hahaha! Maybe some kind of chocolate wobbly pudding would look good :)

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  46. I bought a sewing box like that a few years ago and it was jam-packed with treasures. Found some gorgeous little hand embroidered pin cushions buried in it. Adore them.

    Loving the rabbit too - makes jelly so much more interesting :)
    Thank you for the doily top idea x

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  47. Loving the jelly rabbits!

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  48. I love the Twinkle annual, and of course the jelly mould is fabulous too xxx

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  50. I have the same sewing box that my mum
    gave me. It's a keeper! I use it to store my buttons and other notions.xxoo

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  51. I have a very old sewing box which needs a little tlc, it too has a missing leg and loose hinges. Maybe that should be my mission for this week.
    The first jelly rabbit look scary! x

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  52. Jelly bunny looks like Hellraiser victims.
    That sewing box is none like I ever seen.
    The Sophia coat hanger idea is fab.
    Besos

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  53. That box is amazing, so much potential and so versatile

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  54. My mum has the exact same sewing box. Down to the missing feet, and dubious contents. The only difference is that I'm fairly sure one of the cantilever "things" has also made a bid for freedom.

    My sewing box is either an elderly M&S biscuit tin (small box), or an even older flowery metal tin that I was given for volunteering in a charity shop for a few weeks, as they'd had it ages with no interest. I got a tin and a massive stash of aging embroidery silks.

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  55. Oh man I'm so jealous of your rabbit glass mould! I've been after one of those for ages too (have found a few at markets but always for a ridiculous price)... excellent find :)

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