Found Objects #2 – The Airing Cupboard

IMG_1371In the main bathroom, the one we currently don’t use, there is a large airing cupboard.

IMG_4634It has original hexagonal Bakelite handles.


IMG_2727In the bottom half of the cupboard is the hot water cylinder and a tangle of copper pipes.

2013-09-23 13.21.47In the top half was loads of stuff that the house clearers had obviously missed because the cupboard was so high. There were orange chenille bedspreads, old curtains, an unused insulating cover for the hot water tank, everything just pushed into the cupboard with no organisation. I think it was probably the last refuge for things that the previous owner thought “might come in handy one day” or “are too good to throw away”.

2013-09-23 13.21.53There was also an old enamel shaving bowl with razors and other bits and pieces. There was even a gaudy roll of yellow toilet paper.

2013-09-23 13.33.35There were also one or two things that provided a little too much information about the previous occupants but still had a retro curiosity value. A bit like the contents of an accidental time capsule. I bagged everything up and threw it all away.

2013-09-23 13.34.18One thing I couldn’t throw away though was a boxed, unopened vintage bottle of Head and Shoulders shampoo. It still had the original price sticker of 55p and apart from being a bit dusty, would be a perfect specimen for a collector of such things, if they exist.

IMG_1369A ‘remarkable shampoo’. Judging by the typography and the hairstyles, I would date this bottle to the late 1970s.


One thought on “Found Objects #2 – The Airing Cupboard

  1. everyone knows that cream is used to reduce puffy eyes/wrinkles. KateMozz probably buys the giant size when she has a gig after a big night in the recording studio

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