Sunday, 20 January 2013

A Birthday gift...

I thought I'd share with you one of the gifts I received for my 21st Birthday - I couldn't wait to photograph it. My mum and dad picked up this vintage card game called "Pit" from a charity shop in Ludlow, the reasoning behind it was purely for the nautical influence as you'll see on the cards. I love everything about it; the tattered box, the illustrations on the instructions and the fact that it could be over 100 years old. It's amazing to think how many people have played with it. Take a look.








I'm still trying to work out the general gist of the game, with a bit of help from Wikipedia I gather that you bid for commodities and depending on how old the version of "Pit" you own is, the commodities differ. Never the less, I think it will look lovely sat on my shelf, or just placed on a white chair for the next person to open.

Have you guys ever played "Pit", or do you own any vintage games?

Harri 

xxx

24 comments:

  1. i have actually played pit before but i think it was from either holland or canada, few years and and i remember it being confusing for ages. really thoughtful present

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    1. Ah amazing to hear other people have played it, I'm sure it'll take a while for me to grasp! x

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  2. such lovely photos and i love the illustrations on the cards :) looks like so many people have played it haha ox

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  3. lovely photos. i've never heard of this game before.

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    1. I hadn't either, still working out how to play it though! x

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  4. I've played it, or heard of it but the cards look beautiful. What a lovely present :)

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  5. Just found your blog and am already obsessed. I lived in London for 3 months and just moved back to the US, so I'm a little homesick for the UK. Bonus: your pictures are beautiful and you seem to like all things lovely.

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  6. Stunning photos, such a lovely gift. I hope you had a lovely 21st x

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  7. What a cool gift. I love how it's truly vintage!

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    1. It is really cool, I know to own something that old is amazing! x

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  8. I'm in love with this. I love all things nautical and vintage. So this was pure eye candy for me.

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  9. what a neat game! i want to see pics of you playing it! great photos!

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    1. Thank you, I'm sure I'll get some soon (once I've worked the game out) x

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  10. I've never played that game, but I love the look of it aswell. So beautiful!

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  11. This is such an interesting piece, so beautiful :') and happy belated birthday!!

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  12. Awesome photographs! Yes, I've played pit and my mom actually has a vintage set from when she was a kid :)

    xo
    summer

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  13. Beautiful photos! xo

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  14. It looks so vintage nd cute l

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