Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Ring Ring

This is my latest bargain purchase. 

I have been wanting one of this old phones for a while, but everywhere I've looked, they've either been too expensive, or have been reproductions.  I got this one of Ebay for a good price and I love the colour of it.  I do have to say, I get slightly unnerved when it rings as I'm not used to the traditional sound it makes! 

This phone was made in the 70's and is in such good condition - all I needed to do was to plug it in!  I had also forgotten the 'cup' they used to have at the back for carrying them around.  Just think how many were discarded 20-30 years ago, and now they're back in fashion?!

Despite wanting to rebel slightly, I am being sucked into Christmas mode, mainly due to the Christmas orders I'm having to make.  So, I've reluctantly given in and have given some thought to presents this year.

I made this at the weekend -

Peanut Butter fudge (a Sophie Dahl) recipe.  Interestingly, Nina also made the recipe, but put a great topping on hers.  I wasn't a great fan of Sophie's programme, but this recipe is great as it uses icing sugar which worked really well.

I thought I might make this and/or a variation to give as gifts this year.  It's cheap, simple and I think it would make a nice present especially if it's prettied up (and that the recipient likes fudge!).

Despite the temperatures dropping considerably over the last few days, I still have a few flowers also determined to rebel!

Bye for now.


winnibriggs said...

great buy. My DH is an ex BT man and we are fortunate to have one or two black and cream ones like that, all plumbed in. I love them, but the colour of yours is super.
Love the pressie idea and so much nicer than bought.

Vintage from the Village said...

My Mum in law has just bought one of those phones, we were all in awe of it when it rang !
My daughter thought it was a great novelty.
Enjoy it !
Sue x

KC'sCourt! said...

Great those style of phones - we have one ours is Green
Julie xxxxx

Florence and Mary said...

I always remember having a phone like this when I was younger and wanting the push button ones... now my phones have dials again!!

Victoria xx

Tabiboo said...

I want one!! Love the colour and I can imagine how it makes you jump - those ringers are serious things.

Hope you've got some fudge left?

Nina xxx

charl said...

oo i love your phone.. the colours are fab.. we have a repro one which is a lot lighter than the original but it does have that cup that you use to move around with it. and i love the ringing noise.. i get a little buzz everytime it rings!!
i also like to pretend im in cagney and lacey when im walking around holding onto the phone!!!

Serenata said...

Love the flowers...glad they are still rebelling against the cold weather.

I have an old phone as well. You get used to the wonderful ring it makes, although must say I still jump at times.

bellaboo said...

Ooh,Sarah,I'm soooo envious of you phone! Have been searching for one for ages.Mmm,peanut butter fudge..I'll have to try that recipe! Lovely to see a bit of colour hanging in there in your garden. :o)

marigold jam said...

We used to have a phone like that only ours was two tone green! Wonder what happened to it. The fudge sounds brilliant - must have a look at the recipe as anything peanut brittle is right up my street! We also have some snapdragons still flowering in the garden amazing in spite of the chill!


Andrea said...

The colour of your phone is brilliant, just my exact colour scheme! love it. I have today purchased my first Christmas present that was not for Fin or Gabs! I like to have a bit of a panic buy!!! At work today at least 4 people came in and said that they were finishing their last bits!!! Can you believe that?
I love your jars of fudge, a great pressie x

Vintage Tea Time said...

Great phone and cool retro colours! The fudge sounds yummy :) I can't make food for Christmas presents - I just end up eating it before Christmas :( (I'm terrible - I used to have to buy at least two lots of Easter eggs when the girls were young, having eaten the first lot!

Annie said...

Love your phone, we have just bought one very similar in a mustard colour. I love the sound of the ring but like you haven't got used to it yet.
Ann x

Green thumb said...

..did someone mention fudge???!! Mmmmmmmmh...
Have a good weekend!