Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Vintage Things Thursday

Hello and welcome to another great Vintage Things Thursday hosted by Suzanne of Thank you Suzanne! Today, I would like to share a beautiful bowl I purchased at an antique shop last year. It came with four smaller little bowls. I just fell in love with the design. (Please click on picture to enlarge) They have gold trim, and the sweetest picture. I love Victorian type of pictures. There is no name on the bottom just a number. I would love to have some plates like this. Please go visit Suzanne to see more participants. Thanks for stopping by, and hope you stay cool! It is hot and humid here in central NJ.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Pink Saturday

Hello, and welcome to Pink Saturday, hosted by Beverly of Today, I would like to share some of my pretty pink dolls. This first one I bought many yrs ago from the Franklin Mint. I forget what it is called, but the mother is styling her daughter's hair. The little girl is looking in her mirror. They are made of beautiful porcelain, and I have them displayed in a case that my dad made. It is as big as an end table, and is made of glass with a wooden frame. It has a door on it, so I can take them in and out.

This one is also porcelain. I received this for my birthday from my dad. He always bought me pretty dolls for my birthday, even as a grownup. I love the lace dress on her, and it has a long trail in the back. She is quite large and measures about 1 1/2 ft tall.

Thanks for coming by to visit, and be sure to visit Beverly for other participants.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Pink Saturday

Hi, it's once again Pink Saturday, and Beverly from is having another party! Come and join the fun! Today, I would like to share a lovely sachet Mother Pillow, that my daughter gave me for Mother's Day last year. You may click any picture to enlarge. The saying says " A Mother's love can not be measured. It's a brilliant gem to be treasured." It has the most pretty millinary flowers on it, and I just love it.

These are the most darling strawberry sachets that I bought from e-bay. Filled with the lovely scent of lavendar buds, and they smell yummy! Each one has the sweetest embelishments on them.

I picked up these "no fat" chenile cupcakes at a craft fair. I have them displayed on this plate of beautiful dainty roses. The plate was also a recent e-bay find.

Lastly, some pretty perfume bottles. The bottle on the left is a little bustier. It has little pink crystals on it, and a little enamled butterfly. The bottle on the right was an e-bay find. Supposedly, these survived in a very old factory fire many years ago, and been retrived. I love the pretty image. Hope you enjoyed my pinks for today, and please don't forget to visit Beverly's for more pink fun! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Vintage Thingies Thursday *Got Milk?*

Hi, and welcome to another fun Vintage Things Thursday, hosted by our dear friend Suzanne of Thanks Suzanne! This is always such fun! Today, I am sharing with you some vintage milk memorabilia, that was collected by my dear father-in-law. He belonged to a club back in the 1960's that collected everything you can think of relating to milk. Back then, most people had milk delivered by a milkman, delivered in glass milk bottles such as the one pictured below. Everyone drank milk, it was good and wholesome, and something everyone could relate to. So, began his extensive collection of milk bottles, cow creamers, butter churns, and items with Elsie, the famous cow. This bottle is one of hundreds of bottles he collected in his basement. The shelves were lined with them from ceiling to floor.
Here is one of the many butter churns he collected. He even had the big ones that were all wooden. His entire collection was sold back in the 1980's when he passed away, and mom sold the house. He collected bottles with people all over the United States through this bottle club. It was something like E-bay is now, only much more complex, with letters being exchanged from a typewriter using snail mail. When everything was sold, the grand total came to about $23,000, which was a lot in the 80's.
Pictured here, are thousands of paper milk bottle tops that he collected. They are all organized in this huge album. You can click on any picture to make them bigger. There are tops from cream, chocolate milk, whipping cream, buttermilk, and skimmed milk.

Of course when you think of milk, how can you forget Elsie the famous cow? Pictured here is an Elsie mug, and glass that we kept from his collection.

And, lastly, the hat that dad made to wear to all of his bottle club meetings, and swap meets.
Note the little milk bottle sitting on the top. It was full of milk bottle caps, and advertising buttons. Dad's motto was "Always Stay Grade A". We miss him dearly! Please don't forget to visit Suzanne for more vintage fun!

Stay Grade "A", and thanks for visiting!