Sunday, November 29, 2009

Vintage Christmas Monday

Hi everyone! I'm joining in with Joan of for vintage Christmas Monday. Here is a set of Christmas angels that I had in my home from the 1950's. They are stamped Japan on the bottom. (yeah, I'm old) lol
I remember my mom would put these in a little shadow box that was built into the wall of our home in the dining room. A few have a chip here and there, but I love them just the same. My mom wrapped them in tissue, and I loved unwrapping them at Christmas.
These little guys I picked up at a yard sale for .25 each! I found a shoe box, and started rummaging through it, and the woman said "oh anything in there is .25" . I was thrilled when I found these. I wish there had been more like them. thanks for stopping by! See you next week!
Don't forget to stop by and check out the other particpants to see their vintage Christmas goodies!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Teacup Thingies Tuesday

Hello, and welcome to another Teacup Thingies Tuesday hosted by Kim of Thank you Kim for being are hostess today! The first item I am sharing with you today, is a miniature bone china chintz tea set. I bought it from e-bay many years ago. Isn't it adorable? There is no markings on it, but the pattern is like the teacup in the second picture. This teacup is in the pattern called Bethany, and is made in England. The pattern is the same as the little tea set only the blue flowers are not as vibrant. You can click on the pictures to make them bigger. See my little tea spoon with the teapot on it? My niece sent this to me for my birthday. I have never seen spoons with little teapots on them.

This is a little Limoges trinket box, given to me by my daughter for my birthday also. It is about 2" high, and is just so cute. I love anything with a teacup!

If you flip it over, the bottom opens up. How cute is that?

Well, that's it for my post today. I have to share some of my goodies for next time. Don't forget to check out Kim's blog for a list of other participants, and to see their pretty tea things. Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Holy Cow, Is This November?

Umm, okay what is wrong with this picture? Mother nature seems to be playing a trick on us. It's November, hello??? The temps has been very mild here in central NJ, 68, 71, 72 the past week. The nights are mostly on the cold side though. So, what is this little green stem thingly popping up in my garden? The spring bulbs are starting to bud!! No, no I said, go back down, it's not time yet! I hope the other ones in the garden don't pop up too, or they may freeze. I am enjoying the rather warm temps, but this is definately not November weather. It hasn't stopped me from drinking hot cocoa, or lighting my pine candles already. I even had the Christmas music on in my car too! But, this is just too wierd. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Memories of Pretty Buttons

What is it with vintage buttons? Why do we love them so much? Here are some I have displayed in a jar on my dresser. I especially love the white mother of pearl buttons. Some are slightly yellowed, and have the prettiest patina. some of these were my moms and I just love them. Finding new ways to display them is so much fun! Here I put them on a sweet little butter dish, with a small candle cloche over them.

Here is a lovely photo courtesy of sweet Dawn over at
She makes the most lovely displays and hand made items. Please stop by to meet her sometime. I love how she displays her buttons in vintage jars on this shelf. Aren't the baby shoes just darling?

Now this beautiful wreath is courtesy of my sweet friend Shari from over at I love how she made this wreath out of some her mom's favorite buttons. Isn't this a fabulous keepsake idea? Please stop over and visit her too! She is a sweetheart!

Here we have another lovely wreath. Look at how those mother of pearl buttons just sparkle! This is what I want to do with some of mine. I love the contrast of the whiter buttons mixed with the more vintage ones, that have a little yellowed patina. These ideas enable us to enjoy our buttons everyday, instead of having them packed away in cans or boxes.

Of course some of us will continue to keep our treasures in our favorite tins. That favorite one that belonged to Grandma that we played with when we were kids. A favorite thing to do on a rainy or cold day. Sorting them by colors or sizes kept us busy for hours. Maybe you had a favorite dress, and just loved the buttons. My mom always cut off the buttons before discarding any old pieces of clothing. We don't do that too much today, with thrift shops, and garage sales, and all of the recycling going on. Do you have any special memories of some favorite buttons? A special collection from your mom or grandma? I would love to hear your stories. Thanks for coming by to visit.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Tea Things Tuesday

Hello, and welcome to another Tea Things Tuesday, hosted by our lovely hostess Kim of thank you Kim!
I fell in love with this darling little teacup and saucer I found at a flea market a few weeks ago. It is about 3 1/2" across. (you can click on any picture to make it larger) See the sticker still on it? $2.00!! It is Salisbury bone china from England. It has the sweetest, most delicate little roses on it, and trimmed in gold. I had to have it!

This is another sweet little cup I found at an antique store for $4. It is slightly larger than the first one. Just the prettiest little roses, and I love the muted shade of aqua mixed in. I don't know what it is about these little teacups, I just love them. This one doesn't have any markings on it, but it is so pretty. This is a creamer my daughter found in an antique store, and bought for my birthday. It is marked Elizabethan, fine bone china England. I love the shape of the spout, and pretty roses.
Well, that is my post. I hope you enjoyed viewing some of my treasures. Don't forget to stop by Kim's and visit the other participants for Tea Things Tuesday! thanks for coming by for a visit.