Friday, 14 October 2011

Keys and a Haircut

I saw a key box in a charity shop.

It wasn't the box that attracted me it was the old keys that decorated the front.

Someone had sewn the keys onto some fabric. The fabric was stained and not a pretty sight, so I took the keys off.

While I decide how best to display them, I thought you might like to see them:

Obviously one is to a clock, but the others are quite delicate. I imagine they were used for cabinets or boxes as they would snap if used for anything as tough as a door lock.

On a completely different subject, Elsie had her first bath and haircut on Tuesday.

I couldn't believe underneath that mop was a Welsh Terrier.

It's probably just my imagination but she seems better behaved now all the fur has gone (apart from chewing Dad's slipper, of course).


Andi xx


  1. Ooh, I'm interested to see how you will display those keys. Elsie, btw, is adorable.

  2. Oh Elsie,you are just sooooo cute! Love the old keys.Are you going to put them in a frame and diplay on the wall maybe? :0)

  3. I love old keys. I think it's the history behind them. I have a small collection.
    Cute furry baby. I just got my Yorkie groomed. She looks like a totally different dog.

  4. The keys are gorgeous, as is Elsie!

  5. Those keys are beautiful, they are so delicate.

  6. Oh very smart Elsie. Have you seen Johns 2 welsch terriers here

    Love the keys Andi, I wonder what you will do with them?

  7. Oh just look at Elsie, they groomed her well, the puppy look is cute but it can't bet the beautiful dog under all that hair, I can't wait to have ago at Tess ;)
    Lovely set of keys to.
    Have a good week
    Jan, George and Tess xxx

  8. love those keys...and that little "proper" terrier!

  9. what a cracking name for a welshie
    I love PROPER names for dogs so our welsh are called meg and william
    they are delightful dogs

  10. Loving those keys. They would make wonderful necklaces. And how sweet is Elsie. x

  11. Thanks for popping by to see the view. Elsie is totally adorable!
    Jane x

  12. Love the keys! I have some on a ring that I set on top of the latch of a decorative box, they look good on it. Mine are not antiques, just copies that look like they are, but the effect is great!
    Your pup Elsie is adorable! My dog always seemed to have a new spring in her step after being groomed! It's wise to get them used to being groomed early in life so they can handle it and not stress out about it!
    Thanks for coming by my blog!

  13. Love those old keys ... Cute pup.. !!

  14. beautiful little girl you have there.

    Thanks for popping by and commenting I appreciate that,

    Gill in Canada

  15. lovely keys, very ornate.

    I don't think i'll ever part with the alfie books either. We have lots of them - mostly second hand. I remember reading them when i was a child. I think my favourite is the christmas one xx

  16. I also love old keys. I associate all kind of mysteries and romance to their past. Elsie is absolutely gorgeous before and after the haircut! LOL Hugs and wishes for a lovely day

  17. These are very pretty keys! I don't think I've ever seen such delicate ones before.
    Your little Elsie looks very cute.
    Have a great day!

  18. Wow! those keys are fantastic.
    and Elsie is the cutest doggy i have ever seen :o)
    thanks for your sweet comment, i hope you son is settling, it is such a big step for them, and us
    love jooles x

  19. I collect keys and oh my word your little collection is gorgeous, as is Elsie.


  20. those keys are to die for. I had a little selection sitting around and eventually tied them to some small bunting hanging in the kitchen. It works!
    nice to see you over at mine - and thanks for entering the giveaway!
    happy weekend to you
    fee x


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