Sunday, January 9, 2011

Shirley's Collections - Part 1

My aunt is simply the best. She always has plenty of collections to show. Today i'll be bringing you to her home for some amazing antique collections.
Enjoy!

Printed on this Lock "Chubb Detector.
Makers to his Majesty. 28 Queen Victoria St. London. S151.


Tea pot?

Shirley's great grandfather's stuff. One for smoking opium and the other one is for spitting.

Unknown object. For storing opium?

Bronze ornaments.

Charcoal iron.

Weighing scale.

Shirley's great grandparent's traditional set of marriage lamp.
The right one looks like the Aladdin lamp :D

Pewter canisters with chinese wordings.

Antique China frames.

Abacus - calculators in old days.

Have an beautiful Sunday.
Come join in the fun!

10 comments:

Tete said...

What fun things to have! I have seen the opium items in movies but never knew anyone who had found them!
Thanks for sharing!
Hugs- Tete

Ann said...

Now those are some different antiques...thank your aunt for sharing them!

Nanniepannie said...

I bet all those treasures have great stories that go along with them. I hope you encourage your aunt to pass them along to you.

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Wah so many nice treasures.

p3chandan said...

Old is gold, I would say! Well, thats what they are worth nowadays if you sell them..but I guess those old treasures are a reminder of sweet memories or days gone by for the keeper. I have a few too kept for the memories of my mom..

Rosey said...

Very cool!
I love the pewter cannister best!
You are lucky to get to take pictures of such unique items!

Rosey said...

Very cool!
I love the pewter cannister best!
You are lucky to get to take pictures of such unique items!

Mary said...

They are all unique!

We have an old black iron simular to your aunt that also belonged to my husband's aunt. They are probably from the same era.

Malar said...

I have seen the carcoal iron too in my parents house!
Your aunt really have some good old collection!

Autumn Belle said...

These antiques are really a treasure to have. Very precious indeed.