It’s too dark for pinholes these rainy days and also I’m out of chemicals, so I ended the pinhole season till next summer. I also finished this box of papers I bought 3 years ago, I think, at the flea market. I still have another box of 100 papers, but the matte kind. When I bought these boxes of very nice paper, I wasn’t sure if they will still be ok. I don’t have an expiry date on the box, but the price tag on it is in DM, so obviously they are from before 2002. They were quite expensive, too. But even if they are at least 14 years old, they are great and as the paper is always so expensive, I’m glad I’ll be able to use them for many more pinholes.
I have found this box yesterday at the flea market, for quite cheap. It’s a small size case, with some of the original tools still inside: a metal bottle for turpentine, a dipper and a metal charcoal holder. The palette is not there, unfortunately. There are also some pastel sticks and 2 old brushes with bamboo handles marked Japan. Also some newer pencils. Obviously, this box was used in a really long time span or had different owners using it. It was made by Sennelier Paris, an old and famous art store. Their logo is different now and I couldn’t find any listing of their previous logos, so I could have a definite answer regarding the age of my box. But, I think the box and the original accessories are from the thirties or forties, from the feel of them.
I don’t plan painting en plein air again (something that I was very fond of when I was 15), but it’s a very nice box to store some of my drawing and painting supplies in, while trying to imagine who were the ones using it before me.
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I love old wooden pencil cases. The ones in the first photos are from Belgium, I think, because I have found them in a box at the flea market that had stuff brought from Belgium. I think they are from the forties, maybe? The one with Plumes written on it has a sliding lid and the other one has two compartments that open separately. They were obviously used but they are in a good shape. But my favorite is the third one, that I have shown here before, a Romanian one from the seventies or eighties with white and pink counting beads and an alphabet paper glued inside.
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I’m not sure what to use these vintage phone number notebooks for. I kept the small one a long time in my bag, thinking I’ll use it for something (maybe randomly write down ideas that match each letter) but I never did. The big avocado green one is new in its box, with a leaflet with other office accessories from the same line. It’s from the seventies, I think. I used to be fascinated with these kind of notebooks, you just dial in a letter and the book magically opens at that page, but back then there were lots of phone numbers to write down. For now, I keep hoping I’ll find a use for these and how they pop open at a certain letter it’s still fun :).
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