I know that having loads of shit in my attic may be construed as me being a hoarder, but really I am not much of one (in fact I can't stand clutter because it needs dusting), which in turn makes me one of the most unsentimental people on the planet.
Virtually anything that is extraneous to my immediate needs is thrown away. So when I do decide to keep something, it is generally an item of ongoing interest.
Like the things below, I think:
Pic.No.1. A hand-cut crystal bowl
Pic.No.2. Another picture of the hand-cut crystal bowl. It's what Grannies have in their houses, so I am not that keen on it
The item below was not technically from my attic, so I am cheating a bit. But it was an antique piece of furniture from my London house. In fact it was my wardrobe, and it's enormous - so enormous that it won't fit in my house so I am selling it on Ebay (click here to see listing).
Pic.No.3 It is a Victorian (approximately circa 1880 - 1890) triple mahogany wardrobe. I bought it from an antiques dealer who had a really long grey beard and looked like Father Christmas
Pic.No.4 There was hand-carved detailing on the doors
And if that wasn't magnificent enough, I then I found this thing below: A men's grooming kit. At first it didn't seem up to much, but then I realised that it had a maker's stamp on the leather which allowed me to find out some information about the manufacturer.
Pic.No.5 A set of two men's hairbrushes with ebony backs dating back to circa 1900
Pic.No.6 They were presented in a lovely old leather case
Pic.No.7 The makers were 'Reid and Todd' from Renfield Street in Glasgow
After a bit of internet research, I discovered that in the olden days, Reid and Todd were specialists in the field of leather fancy goods and umbrellas and were based in Glasgow.
Pic.No.8 This Reid and Todd advertisement dates back to 1901
Pic.No.9 I found a secondary advert by Reid and Todd which dated back to 1937, but was unable to find any information about them after that date
And then I found a travel guide from a trip I did to the Virgin Islands. It isn't that old, but I like keeping momentos of places I have travelled to.
Pic.No.10 This is a travel guide from when I went to the Virgin Islands
So is it just sad old me that finds this shit interesting?
Oh by the way, my favourite thing that I found in my attic is shown below. And ironically, it is probably worth the least out of everything in this post. But I LURVVE it! Yep, I am a sad git.
Vid.No.1. My comedy cow thing
P.S. So my lovely, what have you been up to today?