Thursday, 6 November 2008

Vintage Thingies Thursday 6

It is Vintage day again! Lisa, the Apron Queen is hosting this fun game and you can find the links to participating blogs at her place here.







This week I will show you something I enjoyed doing already when I was a child. These jigsaw puzzles are from the childhood and youth of my mother, 92 next week. Most of them were packed in little handmade boxes like this:






The pictures are magazine illustrations glued on thin plywood or thick card, and the pieces are sawn by hand. This little puzzle is called Dog Friends:





And this morning I put together this



to make this, The Swimmer Girl:




This was all for today, pop over to the Apron Queen to find other vintage treasures! Why not join in?

13 comments:

  1. These are terrific! Just think of the work to make them. I bet that was a lot of fun putting that together this morning. I have always loved jigsaw puzzles too. GREAT treasure!

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  2. It's been ages since I've put a puzzle together. These are great. I especially like the Swimmer Girl.

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  3. I like to do puzzles with a group of people, because I'm not that good at it. I love these images!

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  4. I haven't done a jigsaw pizzle for such a long time. You have just made me yearn to buy one!

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  5. Very cute puzzles. I must confess, I don't have the patience for them. loved yours however.

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  6. Sorry Ulla ...
    I mixed in my head, I realy hope you are not offended..
    The puzzel are wonderful. Take care Ulla and have a nice weekend comming!!

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  7. These are wonderful-both as puzzles and as illustrations-even the box is pretty.

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  8. Cool puzzles and thanks for putting
    the swimmer puzzle together so we could see it! Fun!

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  9. How wonderful! I love old wooden jogsaws they were really made to last. My fav one of a Molly Brett little animal picnic illustration left a lasting impression on me. I still love her children's books. I wish I still had mine too.

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  10. Aren't they wonderul. Imagine sawing them by hand. Todays 'throwaway' world just doesn't compare with beauty and care of past times. Thanks so much for sharing these with us!

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