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Saturday, 24 January 2009

Saturday PhotoHunt - Chipped.


In 1990 we packed our family of five children aged (12 years down to 5 years) into a minibus for the two-day journey from Wales to Ireland. We were in the process of moving from a Welsh council estate to an almost deserted island just off the shore of north-west Ireland.
We travelled with sleeping-bags, many changes of clothing, favourite toys and treasures, food, drink... We also had unbreakable enamelled plates, bowls and cups.
Most of these utensils no longer exist, but I still have two cups.
The enamel is rather
chipped.



More chipped photos can be found by visiting TNChick's attractive new pages. Why not come and join the fun?

Happy Hunting!

28 comments:

bingskee said...

oh, those utensils! love them. but i do not see anything like them today.

Mrs Mecomber said...

Great photos! I love enamel dishes but hate it when they get chipped!

I did Photo Hunters today, too. I hope you get a chance to visit.
http://newyorktraveler.net/photo-hunters-chipped/

JC said...

What a trip that must have been! Those are great camping mugs and the chips look like they belong!

Aileni said...

Nineteen and a half years since we bought them - survivors.

Alice Audrey said...

I love enamel ware but it drives me nuts the way they chip.

June said...

It's been a long time since I've seen enamelled mugs!

Jientje said...

Still they are happy memento's you should not let go of easily!

jmb said...

A blast from the past Dragonstar. Enamel dishes are not used much these days.

Happy weekend to you.

Sammawow said...

What a wonderful memory! I love those enamel cups! Great choice for the chipped theme!

CherryPie said...

I am wondering if you still use them?

Carin said...

Wonder where I have seen such chipped enamel before. Nice pictures. It must have been a great adventure to move to an almost deserted island!

jams o donnell said...

They have seen a lot of use over the years I bet! Happy weekend

DARWEN REPORTER said...

Happy Days then. Life was so much more simple and kids easier satisfied.

KISSEDALOTATOADS said...

Great photos and good camping mugs.

A. said...

A wonderful reminder of your big adventure, regardless of chips! I used to have a couple of mugs like that, one blue one red. They probably ended up being used for cleaning paintbrushes in the end.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

A great souvenir of your trip!

Leslie said...

What an adventure that must have been!

Good post for this week! :)

http://lesliesmyers.blogspot.com/2009/01/photohunt-chips-in-italy.html

sammawow said...

You were right about the two guitars looking like they were played by different people. I hadn't even noticed that! I got the answer from my left-handed husband R and he said that the red bass is for a right-handed player however he has the strings set up as left-handed. When he bought the black guitar he had it custom-made to be left-handed.

Dr.John said...

Great photos . Right on theme. We had pots like that. They all got chipped.

YTSL said...

Ohhhh, so both you *and* Aileni are Welsh! D'oh... now I really understand your love of dragons! ;b

Poopsie aka Blue said...

What tales those two mugs could tell!

Carver said...

Those are great choices for chipped. I like that kind of dishes.

Liz said...

Enamel has to be chipped really, doesn't it? For that authentic look. I'm sure it's made chipped.

Biker Betty said...

We've had a few enamel cookware bought for camping and they all eventually got chips in them. Great post for the theme. Have a great weekend :)

Catherine said...

Advebturers children need resilient kitchenwares !

Babooshka said...

I have a green enamel mug I won't part with. Never use it but it hold memories. Homely images.

stan said...

They r indeed a rare sight. Thanks for visiting!

Easy Dessert said...

Great photo! :)