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Wednesday, 19 October 2011

WOYWW - Howard Carter's Place!!

STILL no desk!! Why is that important you may ask... well see here at the Stamping Ground... However, my wrist is feeling a bit better and I am so yearning to get back into my craft room!!! Perhaps next week... Meanwhile I thought it might be interesting for you to see some of Howard Carter's stuff... some of my photos are not as clear as I would like, but they were taken indoors and we were not allowed to use flash... so here goes...

 Obviously, a typewriter, upon which he wrote his notes and letters...

 This was beside his bed, with little bottles and razors etc... I LOVE this sort of thing, old cases and boxes with jars, bottles etc.

 A wireless, a fan and a lamp... how beautiful they are...

 This is his actual easel!! I was so overjoyed seeing this, as I felt I could paint really well using it...

 Not really sure what this was... but how beautiful all those wires bits and boxes...

 His cooker in the kitchen - but I expect he never used it himself!! Wonder if he could cook??

 No idea what this was but I love it's design... any ideas??

Yours truly sitting on a bed in the house!!! I WAS invited to do so and my photo was taken by the chappie in charge of the room... they all wore white gallibayas- traditional dress... well, the man in charge of this room said I could sit there and he offered to take my picture... it was very soft but was probably not very comfortable.

Tee hee!!! here is the very fragrant Freddie, standing outside Howard Carter's study, and pretending to be the man himself... well, the hat fits the bill as you see below...

These are the great man's actual hats... Howard Carter, not Freddie!!! It was a fascinating place and remarkably cool, as the design helped greatly, with lots of doors and windows, so that what breeze there was could come in and waft round...

Well, thanks for popping by and commenting. I am very grateful for your visit. I will try to write a few more comments myself this week, instead of just peeking!!!
Love and Light
Frankie
xx

23 comments:

Fuchsia said...

Sorry you are having a problem with your wrist hope it feels better soon
the pictures Are fab some amazing stuff there !

ElizabethR said...

Oooooooh fantastic I would love to go there, would have to take Harrison Ford along with me though lol. Glad you are feeling a bit better. Love to all Elizabeth xxx

Bridget Larsen said...

Bridget #28 oooh I love all your stuff,I have never been interested in vintage stuff but through crafting I am converted.

jude said...

Hope your wrist gets better soon and your back crafting.Happy wedensday have fun week
hugs judex16

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Frankies, thanks for sharing all these wonderful photos.

Helen said...

I love all the old vintage technology!! So glad you got to enjoy your holiday before everything else that happened, happened! Hope you can get crafting again soon - we miss you!

Rainbow Lady said...

Nice pics but who the heck is Howard Carter??? off to Google him Love Cynth xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Old technology is fascinating - what people used to make their lives interesting/easier is just as interesting as all today's techno wizardry. There is something hypnotic about gears and cogs - maybe that's why I love steampunk so much :)
Hugs, LLJ #40 xx

Alison Horne said...

What a facinating place, and what a handsome couple.x

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Museum Pieces? Good luck with a fast recovery, takes patience to be not fully functioning like we are use to. Have a great WOYWW

Heavens2Betsy said...

Fabulous post - loved joining your tour! Fancy being such an intrepid explorer and possibly not being able to cook! I, too, love cases. thank you for the story. penny

SueH said...

What fab photos Frankie and some lovely memories to bring home with you. Now I don’t paint, but I can see why that easel would inspire you.

Happy Crafting!
Sue
x

SueH said...

What fab photos Frankie and some lovely memories to bring home with you. Now I don’t paint, but I can see why that easel would inspire you.

Happy Crafting!
Sue
x

Ann B said...

Looks like a great place to visit - hope you didn't come home with the curse of the mummy. All that stuff looked a bit steampunk.

Netty said...

Hi Frankie, popped in to see how you are doing.....you look very comfy on the bed and glad to hear you are on the mend. Thank you for sharing these great photographs. xx

MaggieC said...

Fascinating pictures. Thank you for sharing them with us. Hope your wrist soon mends properly and you can get down to some serious crafting again.

JoZart said...

Really interesting photos, thanks for sharing. Hope your wrist improves rapidly and you can get back to crafting as usual!
Love JoZarty x

Mrs A. said...

The photos have come out fine even without the flash. Love the one of the cooking stove. No idea what the pot thing is either but it is pretty. Hope your backtofeeling like crafting soon. Hugs Mrs A.

Kate said...

The fan, lamp, camera and unnamed item are awesome! Would love to see them in person. Thanks for sharing and hope your crafy desk is up and running soon! Miss seeing your amazing art!
Kate

Julia Dunnit said...

Slow but sure Frankie - the only way to mend properly! Miss D is as we speak watching Downton Abbey set in Highclere, so a coincidence that I should come here to read about HC!! The thing you love looks like an old wood burner/stove to me..we unearthed one yonks ago in France.

butlersabroad said...

Fascinating post Frankie, not sure about the unnamed item, could it be some sort of early projector?? As to the thing on the floor, almost looks like a rudimentary heater, but they wouldn't need heat in Egypt would they, water heater perhaps?

Hugs
Brenda 86

Laura said...

I too think it is some sort of burner to give heat and probably boil a kettle or cook a stew as well. You must be missing that craft room. Glad your on the mend.

Angie said...

I love seeing things from the past ...and knowing they were Howard Carters ...wow.
That unknown thingy looks like a warmer of some description ...maybe to heat oils to keep mosquitoes at bay. ??? but its stunning anyway. Take care of your wrist xx