Warning.... Photo heavy
Below - the living room. Note the flying ducks on the wall, swan on the dresser, tiny knitted jersy on the open door
... and the bedroom - note the slippers under the bed.
even the brown paper dispenser and string.
The 5 cent mixtures (actually in the 1950s it was still pounds, shillings and pence) so perhaps threepenny mixtures lol.
Decimal currency came in on 10 July 1967. Licorice straps, life savers and jars of sweets. Lots of memories there.
The ham is sliced on the slicer and sits on paper on the scales. Recognise any of the groceries on the shelves?
Little loaves of bred sit in baskets on the shelves and the cheese together with wire to cut it is on the bench. (I actually used to cut the cheese with a wire when I worked as a high school student at our local store but that was early 1970s lol). Note the little paper bags on the end of the counter.
The shelf with all sorts of other items for sale from the tiny cake tins (top left) to the meat mincer, pots and pans to brooms.
and last but not least - the storeroom - with the scales weighing potatoes, box of groceries ready for delivery, antique wooden chair, tea chest along with lots of other bits and pieces. The door of the storeroom is the back door to outside.
So Miniature enthusiasts have enormous attention to detail, passion for their hobby and I am sure lots of patience. It really is a treasure.
EMBELLISH IT is having it's last Timaru crop for the year this Saturday 24 November at Highfield School, Rimu Street from 9am to 9pm. Contact Joanne if you would like to join in - it will be a good day and the shop is brimming with goodies.
Should you like to see the Four Square Supermarket in the flesh I will take it to the Embellish It Crop on Saturday. Would be great to see you there.
I was going to share the Thank You cards I made the lovely lady who delivered my shop to Timaru and the raffle organisers but as this is very photo heavy I will post them another day.
Thank you for stopping by today.
Until Next time.....