Friday, 5 September 2014

IT’S GAME TIME and a chance to win a prize!

Hello there!
Thanks for stopping by.

Friday’s blog a private peak....

so today I thought we’d play a game of

Can you guess what it is!

I’m going to reveal part of something, 
and I want you to guess what it is.

Ready?


Is it from a Victorian Shower Curtain Rail?
Are they from a set of Pre-war Austrian Skittles?
A Thai Back Massage aid that Mark picked up for me on his travels?
Antique Indian cricket bales?
Long John Silver’s spare parts?

All I will tell you is that this item has been in the family for a long time.
So here’s how it works:

You leave your guess below.
When we reach 100 messages from 100 individuals -
not Sam Crowe firing 100 ideas at me!!!
No family members allowed and not Paul Church either!!!

Then I will post the rest of the picture.
And the story behind it.
Oh. And if somebody gets it right, 
I will send them a gift voucher for £25.

But I must fly. My hair needs tending to!!
(mmmm....could that be a clue?)

have fun!

much love,

132 comments:

  1. Could it be what the older ladies used to do the lace? Still can find some in France.

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  2. Were they used to make ringlets in hair. Wrap round whilst hair damp and remove once dry?? Xx

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  3. Or could it be that sort of game? http://jcn54.c.j.f.unblog.fr/files/2010/09/sp26029.jpg
    Sorry I have to put a link but don't know the name of that game.

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  4. Lace making bobbins was my guess. Cannot wait to find out what they are. X

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  5. Could they be stair banister spindles and you play a game to see who can keep theirs balanced/standing up or spinning for the longest. Really, really hope that you are NOT about to have them wound into your hair. Have a good day x

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  6. Looks like cot spindles to me, like a baby crib my parents used to own years ago

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  7. Spinning wheel spindles maybe or part of a cot?

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  8. My guess would be that they are the legs of an old chair or stool that you are in the process of restoring. Maybe you have a space ready for it in your beautiful new art room. Xxx

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  9. My first thought was bagpipes.

    Jan

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  10. Hi Barb,
    When I first looked at them I thought they were lace making bobbins. I know my grandma used to have some and they were very similar to these. Love Alison xxx

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  11. I think it is bedposts from an old bed, or legs from an old chair, as you said - item as in singular Bx

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  12. Old Lace bobbins perhaps German in origin.

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  13. Hello Barbara,

    They look like chair legs to me too, lol, although I know this is the wrong answer! I have no idea.

    Love, Roz.x

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  14. Hi my guess is that they are chair spindles.

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  15. Antique wooden brayer handles.

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  16. My guess is banister spindles. I'm a lacemaker, and while the shape is similar to some bobbins, the wear on them isn't right. Where the thread goes, it usually looks a lot cleaner. By the way, one of them has a bad case of woodworm.

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  17. I cannot tell you exactly what they are ~ but they are wood, turned on a lathe, and you have woodworm holes {so I hope they are treated!} From your clue, I'd guess some sort of early wooden hair curlers? ~~~waving~~~

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  18. I think they are the back of one of those arch shaped dining chairs x

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  19. My first thought was bagpipes and then I wonders if it was something to do with lace making but look a bit big for that in the photo! X

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  20. I think chair legs but am assuming it's not that simple since there is colour variation ,sun damage, will have to wait to see what they are.

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  21. MONTESSORI Wooden SPINDLE Box 45 SPINDLES MATHEMATICS & COUNTING Educational Toy Watch

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  22. Some warm.....some cold......come on!!!

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  23. Crib spindles porch spindles high chair legs or back chair back rocking chair x

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  24. Good morning, I think they are for making lace. when you weave them over each other, and separate the threads with pins they make hand made lace. ??
    Hope your feeling better.

    Maria Moloney

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  25. old cotton spindles is my guess. x

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  26. Hi Barbara. What a great game, thank you for coming up with this one, I love it (probably won't be close but still love it : ) I will be back later with my guess when I have had a think. Take care.

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  27. So far not a clue or a cat in hell's chance of guessing. Bye for now - off to Craft Club.

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  28. I think you are doing up an old fashioned mirror that stands on a dressing table and these may form part of the base. But I could be way off probably am x

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  29. Devices for making ringlets....lovely to sleep in...not!! Preferred to rag myself!!

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  30. Good morning Barbara
    Just wanted to say thank you as my personalised stamp & replacement mount arrived this morning & it's fab! Housework done so now I can play with it. Can't wait for Sunday morning!
    Is it a spinning wheel?
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Love Lynne Lee xx

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  31. I think they might be lace bobbins. Have discovered a few lacemakers whilst doing family history research. Mags

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  32. Good Morning Barbara!

    My guess is wooden lace making bobbins xx

    They could be old fashioned hair rollers - but am favouring bobbins

    Can you get my hair done too!!!

    Much love
    Kimx

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  33. They look a bit like my lace making bobbins but much older or is it part of a spinning wheel?
    Jackie

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  34. Spindles from a Chair perhaps.

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  35. Victorian shower curtain rail parts - not sure how that would work though :-?

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  36. Have no idea! They could be cricket bails. I notice thedarker one looks bigger. Have a fun day. I'm putting off my cleaning. :)

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  37. Hi Barb,
    This is better than Charades!!
    I think they are old dining chair legs with woodworm.
    Hope you're feeling much better. xx

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  38. They look like legs of an old chair!
    Tease!!
    XxxRuth

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  39. I think they are spindles from a baby's cot - maybe you're getting it ready for the new baby to use? x Can't wait to see the answer!

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  40. Hi Barbara,
    these are definitely bobbins for lace-making (deutsch: Spitzenklöppel) - one with a woodworm. Your mother made sweet lacehats for little baby Barbara.
    Have a nice weekend
    Rolf x

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  41. I think they are part of a rocking chair......love guessing games. xxx

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  42. They do resemble lace bobbins but it say's 'this item' which suggests it's singular and goes together somehow. I am going to go with legs from a stool! Can't wait to see what it really is x

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  43. My guess is a Spinning Wheel, have a lovely weekend Barbara xxx

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  44. Stair spindles is my guess. Looking forward to the show on Sunday. Happy Friday abd a good weekend Barbara.xxx

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  45. I haven't read any of the other guesses, so if I am repeating a guess, I apologise. It think it is the family cot, and I hope you have sorted out the woodworm.

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  46. I think they are table legs as I have an old table with the same contours. XX

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    1. Actually. I think it is the table you have in your new craft room, it was up one end of the room. Xx

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  47. Hi Barbara hmmm I don't think they are lace bobbins as they look a bit big and not quite right and guess what there's a set of bagpipes sat on my lounge floor at the moment that my daughter bought in Scotland to learn to play !!!! So similar shape but still not quite right. I think they might be the spindles at the back of a rocking chair which is going by your window in your new room. Have a great day love Diane xxx

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  48. I think is something to do with getting animals hair ready for a show maybe horses their tails or mane happy crafting xxx

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  49. My partner thinks it's a wig maker if it's ok to enter him in the guessing game xxx

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  50. Hello, I think they are part of some sort of shelf unit?

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  51. It's a part of a chair rest

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  52. Back massage you got from mark xx
    Love June

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  53. I think its from a very old rocking chair.

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  54. Hi Barbara

    The first thing I thought of was spindles for stairs. Looking forward to the big reveal.
    Bye for now.
    SandraP xxx

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  55. I guess dressing table legs, I've got an old one with legs just like that including old woodworm!
    This guess might sort of fit with the hair clue if that was really a clue as you'd use it to do your hair
    Jane x

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  56. I think that they're lace making bobbins too

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  57. Mmm I think they are used in the making of wigs - the type the legal profession wear or to keep the curls in such wigs.

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  58. Hi Barbara,
    uummm - could be bagpipes but I'm wondering if it is some sort of German equivalent, either that or chair spindles that need repairing. This is good fun...
    Beverley W

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  59. Hi Barbara - no idea but perhaps from an old rocker cot or a nursing chair?
    Elaine

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  60. I would say legs from and old chair.xxx

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  61. Hi Barbara
    I think they could be hair curlers, before plastic was discovered.
    Ann xx

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  62. Mmm this is difficult, is that paint on I see on one? Something to do with hair? Well I would have to go with parts of a mirror stand..... Anyway look forward to finding out soon. Happy weekend everyone, looking forward to C&C from 9 am Sunday 'stamping with Clarity' more happy crafting with you Barbara, enjoy and don't work too hard.

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  63. I think they are antique wig stands. They are cool whatever they are and obviously have an interesting history! Have a fab day xxx

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  64. I think they are some old fashioned curling tongs. Don't laugh if I'm being completely ridiculous. xx

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  65. How about a milking stool? I'm thinking out of the box, and also out of the hair salon!

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  66. Hi Barb, with your background I am going with Pre war Austrian skittles, but reading some of the other answers I am not sure whether we have to guess at what it is or pick something from your suggestions Lol! Sorry, just confusing you as well as myself lol! My other guess would be old wooden curlers used for your hair? Sorry I am hopeless but look forward to seeing the full picture.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  67. Hi Barbara, well trust you to come up with something so out the box!!! I thought they were stair rods when I first saw them! As they've been in your family for years I now think they could be from a chair or a mirror. Can't wait to find out the answer and hear the story behind the pieces. Have a lovely day xx

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  68. It's already been said but I think they're curling tongs Heat them up in the fire and let the frizzle begin!

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  69. How about the legs from an old high chair you are doing up for the new generation? xx Maggie

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    1. I did have another idea but you have already told Sam Crowe she can only have one go! xx Maggie

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  70. I think they could be stair spindles. If you know what I mean. I can't remember if there is a proper name for them.xx

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  71. Guessing but what about part of an old fashioned drying rack

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  72. Well when I first saw the image - I thought curtain rails but then I realised the "bulge" was not at the end, so then like a few others above thought spindles but not being able to judge the size, I have no idea if they are stair/banister spindles size or baby/child high chair size.

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  73. They look like the old hair curlers my granny used, mind you I do not think hers had the woodworm holes

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  74. Funny question. I believe their are legs of a chair xxx

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  75. I'd say they are hair curlers... one's even got solution on it! Ha! xx

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  76. My first thoughts were bagpipes or banisters! Can't wait to see! :)

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  77. a gadget for putting in ringlets in a child's hair perhaps

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  78. A high hair that needs a bit of fixing , those aren't woodworm holes int it are they?
    Lynne T.

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  79. I was thinking they might be like some sort of hair tongs to make your hair wavy.

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  80. Victorian haircurles for oldfashioned wigs perhaps?
    What a great blogpost...wondering what it will be!
    Greetings, Alie

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  81. I think spindles for a quilt stand. Funny idea you! Off to Canyonland National Park

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  82. Mmmmm.....I wonder.....has anybody worked it out.........

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    1. Well, come on. Barbara, tell us who, if anyone is right. Put us out of our misery. xx Maggie

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  83. I really love the idea of Long John Silver's spare parts, that really made me chuckle, but I have to go with chair legs not his legs!

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  84. The back off an old rocking chair!!!!!!

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  85. Parts of a spindles. Like in sleeping beauty.

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  86. I think they are bobbins for lace making. Hummmm ..................... intriguing! XX

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  87. Hi Barb, I think they are Bagpipes

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  88. Hi Barbara, I think they are handles of some vintage lino cutting tools you have found, hee hee.
    Michelle XX

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  89. The obvious one would be old hair curlers/rollers for your hair. They kinda look like the poles on which you wrap scrolls like a legal proclamation. Anyway hope we find out soon!
    Cheers me dear. Karen

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  90. Liebe Barbara, ich könnte mir vorstellen, dass es sich um Klöppel zum Spitzenklöppel handelt, den englischen Ausdruck dafür kenne ich nicht,
    Grüße aus Deutschland Karin

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  91. Bobbins!!
    I'm not saying you're bobbins of course!!!
    For those of you not from Up Norf bobbins can be used to say something is not very good. It comes from the old cotton mills where the empty bobbins were discarded as useless!
    I was saying the items you have are old bobbins!
    Please put us out of our misery and tell us what they are!
    Love and hugs xxx

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  92. I think bagpipes too. Must be very old though got a nice bit of woodworm. You do set us some puzzles. xx

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  93. Spindles from the back of a (tall) chair?
    x

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  94. No laughing Barbara but bagpipes !

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  95. Are they parts of a magazine/book rack?

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  96. i thought bagpipes as soon as i saw them xx

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  97. I know I had a stupid guess earlier but have been thinking about it all day and I believe they are something to do with spinning wool. Are they called dollies or bobbins?

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  98. Ha ha as I would - I reckon it's table legs?? Ok easy to say after the event eh! I don't know where I have been or why I am this far behind with your Blog?? But I am here now. Xxx

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Thank you for your kind messages and I hope you get inspiration from my ramblings.

Barb x