"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

Thomas Moore

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Heritage Day...

A couple of weeks ago Mr E and I spent our Sunday wandering through our city's Heritage Day display.
Loving all things vintage I was truly in my element amongst the memorabilia and costumery that filled a local park.

Remember these in your kitchen growing up?
Being a military town (we have the largest army base in Australia) there were quite a few WW1 and WW2 displays...
There were rows and rows of vintage cars everywhere...
...and members of the Historical Society wandering the park dressed in ye olde finery to greet us.
The horse and cart tours through the old graveyard adjacent to the park were very popular...
 ....as was the wonderful Scottish bagpipe and drum entertainment.
After such a long hot and dry spring/summer/autumn it was welcome relief that the skies were overcast for the day and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves!
I'm looking forward to next year's celebrations...

hugs

17 comments:

  1. Wow - I remember a lot of those things...especially the wringer/washer. We had one and eventually used to play in the two wash tubs on hot summer days!

    I've been doing a lot of hand stitching lately and love looking at all your pretties!

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  2. Yes I do remember the kitchen utensils and the stitchery of the little Dutch boy and girl brought tears to my eyes as my Mum had stitched those for my PJ bag when I was little.

    sew many wonderful displays, thanks for sharing.

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  3. That looks like a lot of fun !!

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  4. What wonderful photos! Some lovely things on display. Mum still has grandma's old beaters and they work a treat.

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  5. What a fantastic collection. It looks like a great day out :-)

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  6. Yep, remember some of those, especially the old wringer/washer. We had one at a flat I lived in. Long time ago!

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  7. I'm sentimental towards old things. The dish towels make my heart do an extra pitter patter. Thanks for the pictures. Janita

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  8. Thanks so much for taking us with you on your outing. Love the photos and the displays of vintage kitchen items!

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  9. I love your blog and today's story on your city's Heritage Day, especially the display of kitchen 'memorabilia' in this post.
    However, and hopefully I am not offending you, but I would have been happy with a picture of Australian military memorabilia over a display of SS stuff from WW II.

    Sending greetings and a big hug from The Netherlands,

    Jeanneke.

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  10. I love bagpipes, and I'd give a lot to have one of those old Jeeps! What a wonderful day this sounds. Thanks for sharing pictures. I do remember many things similar to the kitchen items you showed. It made me think of the match holder my grandmother had above her stove.

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  11. Fun day out, some for the guys and the gals!

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  12. What a fun day you must have had. Wish there was fun stuff to do around my home, would have loved to have been there.
    Carol O

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  13. Que fotos tan maravillosas Jenny ,gracias por compartir con todas nosotras ,yo tengo familia en Australia ,en Melbourne
    Besos.

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  14. Jeanneke, you have not offended me at all...I think it is I who offended you. I shall remove the photo of the German war artifacts. There wasn't a lot of Australian army things there, and the jeeps all came from the US who were stationed here during WW2. Bless you so much, dear lady. xxx

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  15. Well I was going to comment on the pic of the motorcycles, but I see you took it down...that looks like a really fun day and I loved your pics!!!

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  16. Jenny, thank you so much for your understanding and removing the photo.
    Blessings,

    Jeanneke.

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  17. What a wonderful day...Love the photos of all the old vintage items..I remember a lot of that stuff.

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