Thursday, October 29, 2009

Vintage Tea Set for Vintage Thingies Thursday

Another Thursday to share our treasures. My home is full of treasures of my family, from pictures to letters. Vintage glass, china , plagues proclaiming their belief in God to a Guardian Angel watching over us.

Today for Vintage Thursday Thingies I am sharing a tea set that belong to my mama when she was a child. One year at Christmas she gave this to me as my gift. How I treasure it and have it sitting out on a shelf so I can see it daily.

Mama was born February 1922 so this tea set is probably from the late 1920's

I hope that you enjoy seeing this treasure of mine.. have a great day.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Orphan Photo # 22 Larry or Parry Dye of Nebraska

Another forgotten photo from the past. This handsome young man was from Broken Bow Nebraska. Photographed at the North side Photo Galley. Came from an old photo album I bought. He was identified as what looks like Parry Dye or could be Larry Dye.

So sad these photos get separated from their family.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Orphan Photo # 21 Vintage Cabinet Photo Olney W Morrell 1900 Darling Boy Dressed in Sailor Outfit Ohio

Tonight I am sharing a wonderful vintage cabinet photo I bought some time ago. It is of an adorable young boy dressed in a sailor outfit. His neat hair cut is so cute. Photographer was Zweifel of Dayton Ohio.

Back is identified as Olney William Morrell ( I think)
On 3rd birthday May 30 1900
For Aunt Lydia

So sad that these get abandoned by family members.

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Treasures In Old Letters From Family Members

Some special treasures are old letters. Tonight I am going through old letters from family members.

There are letters my dad's mother wrote to him. She will get cancer and pass away within a couple of years.

There are letters written by my mother to her mother. She is sharing she is not feeling well and is scared. There is polio going around. This is in 1952 and she would get polio.

Letters that grandma wrote home while visiting my mom after she got polio. Included was a letter I wrote to her husband, my grandpa. Of course I am 4 years old and it is not possible to make it out what I wrote to dampa.

Along with these letters are the envelopes with addresses, this way we can see where my mom and dad were living in Texas during this period of time.

These treasures are from the 1940's to the mid 1950's. I am putting into mylar pages and including the envelopes. This will keep them safe for future generations.
Always sad to see old letters, cards and postcards thrown away or sold at estate sales. This if great family history that should be treasured.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Orphan Photo # 20 Baby Posing for the Camera Wisconsin

This has to be one of the cutest vintage photos I have come across.

This darling child is posing with head resting in hand.
From the hair style I am guessing it is a little boy

Photographer was Harry H Park of Watertown Wisconsin

Sadly there is no name telling us who this baby is

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Vintage Thingies Thursday Wonderful Family Albums

For Vintage Thingies Thursday I am sharing another of my priced treasures. It is vintage family photo albums. I have a total of three but will have to share with my sister and 2 cousins. They are not completely full but do have some wonderful pictures of family.

This one is the prettiest of the three. The pictures are from my mother's mother's side of the family. I have not worked hard enough on searching and recording this side of the family so that is a project for the near future. This side is very difficult. I am at a dead end of my grandma 's father. All I have is a picture and a census of who they may be. The other side of the family came from Ireland in the 1850's so am stuck at that point.

Hope that you enjoy seeing this album , they are available in antique stores but are expensive. Watch for them at small estate sales , eBay or local auctions to hold your vintage pictures

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Orphan Photo #19 Racine Wisconsin Lady

It is so sad to find wonderful old vintage photos with no names on them. This one is an older lady from the Racine Wisconsin area.

Back of photo has photographer's name as Thomas , College ave between twelfth and thirteenth Racine Wisconsin.

Her dress appears to maybe be 3 pieces, a skirt, blouse and looks like a vest over the blouse. There are a light color or white material at sleeve edge and neckline so probably another piece of clothing underneath. Around her neck is a thin tie with white trim in the middle to probably match the collar and neck line. She is wearing a small ring on her left hand.
Sadly this is all I know from this photo.

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Treasures We Find At A Thrift Store

Saturday hubby and I did one of our favorite things. That is to go searching for treasures to sell on the Internet. We have sold on eBay for years to supplement our income. Well I think that I found a couple of fun items.

First one is this retro Ice Bucket/ Tub in a gold / yellow color. It is made by Thermos and is in the shape and design of a drum.

Appears to be in good shape with no cracks or chips. Light soiling. Great addition to a family room or bar area. Also would be fun for a 50's to 60's party theme.

Cocktail parties were very popular during that time. Rather than hanging out in a bar or a club you would have your friends over for drinks, snacks and games.

Always a thrill when walking through a thrift store and finding something unusual on a shelf.

I will be telling you about another treasure in a day or so. Hopefully I will find some one looking for this retro item for their home.

Have a great week and thank you for stopping by. Grace

Friday, October 9, 2009

Orphan Photo # 18 Bearded Man in CDV Photo

Here is another wonderful vintage cdv of a handsome bearded gentleman dressed in his best clothes. Wearing a coat or a long jacket over his vest.
Standing very stiffly holding on to a chair.
Sadly there is no name or photographer so we do not know where it comes from.

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Orphan Photo # 17 Vintage Thingies Thursday Sweet Child From the Past

For Vintage Thingies I am sharing another of vintage photos of children.

This one is an old Tin Photo and the child is just adorable.

Dressed in a small patterned dress with big collar. Short hair with what looks like a curl in the center. Beautiful big eyes.

So sad that there is no identification with the photo.
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Thursday, October 1, 2009

My Guardian Angel Watches Over Me Vintage Thingies Thursday

For Vintage Thingies Thursday I am sharing a Vintage Framed Picture titled " The Guardian Angel. "
This picture belonged to my Great Grandmother Katherine. I am told it hung over her bed.
This has been passed on to me and now hangs over my bed.
It is in a beautiful vintage frame and is one of my priced treasures.
I am adding a picture of my Great Grandmother Katherine and Great Grandfather Appleton.
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