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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Vintage Thingies Thursday 2/19



It's time for Vintage Thingies Thursday, hosted by Suzanne @ Colorado Lady. Be sure to stop on by and see who else is sharing their vintage treasures.






This week I'm sharing the vintage treasures I have the privilege to enjoy every day and every evening. I like to surround myself with items that have history and character. I seem to find great comfort in knowing that "they" have survived through time to be enjoyed and cared for, yet again, until they are passed on to another who will treasure them as I do.

A vintage lady's mirror. My father found this when I was just a little girl. He used to work construction and he was at a dig prepping the ground for new construction. He came upon this mirror buried deep in the debris. I can't help but wonder who it belonged to and the stories it could tell. I often imagine a lady preparing to go out in the evening, eyeing her reflection in the mirror. Touching up her hair, checking her powder and hoping for a grand time to be had...

currently it makes it's home on the vanity in my bedroom. Which is actually another vintage treasure
My hubbs gifted me with this vanity when we were just starting our lives as a married couple. He was out working some overtime one Saturday when he came upon a yard sale. Lo and Behold, this beauty was there, just calling to him. He phoned me, said he had seen something he thought I would like and suggested I drive down to meet him. I got there and we purchased it right off. The simple fact that my hubbs knows and appreciates my love for such items is a treasure in itself and believe me, I know "he's a keeper".
In the mirror you see our bed. These are some vintage pillow cases I was fortunate to find on Ebay. I love, love, love Ebay!!!
Our bed "dressed". Don't worry. Hubbs is the best. He always takes my "pretties" and places them on the wicker chest next to our vintage chair. I told ya' he's a keeper! lol!
Another Saturday when hubbs and I were out and about. He'd seen a sign for an Estate sale the day before, and we decided we'd take a chance to see if there was anything left that "we" (really I, lol) would like. He found the chair and again it was a perfect fit to me and my taste.
Thanks for spending a bit of your Thursday with me. I hope the rest of your day is GREAT!!!

27 comments:

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I do beleive you have a keeper there. Love your bed room and all your special reasures. Thanks for sharing, the chair is my favorite, but the pillow cases run a close second.

Susie Homemaker said...

Rechelle...you have the prettiest pretties...I love the vintage linens...and eBay is the best isn't it?

Blessings,
Susie

CC said...

I love all your pretty things..the pillowcases are my favorite..but they're all beautiful.

^..^ Corgi Dog Mama said...

So many pretty things to look at!
Thanks for sharing. Really, very nice items. Bet you love them!

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

I love that mirror and all your other vintage thingies..love the quilt on your bed too :)

Miri said...

Love your vintage-pretty bedroom. The maple vanity is just so beautiful-I love both the style and color!

Just A Gal... said...

I love it all... I have spent the redecorating a guest room, I will have to share once it is done...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and sharing a smile... I hope all is well!!!

Just A Gal...

Heidi Pocketbook said...

Those are special treasures for sure. Your dh certainly knows your taste as well.

Have a good day ☺

Bea said...

Rechelle, what a beautiful bedroom. The chair is fab! Lucky us to have husbands that share our interest in special things. I too tithe to eBay. =)

Pieceful Afternoon said...

Lovely things - I too love the pillowcases and ebay - yippeeee.

Great vintage music too.

Neabear said...

You definitely have a keeper there. What fun it has been for you two to furnish your house together over the years. Everything looks lovely!

Dawn said...

Your husband is a keeper! What lovely things he has found for and with you! Your bedroom is quite charming. My DH will just throw the pillows he's not sleeping on on the floor!

take care,
Dawn

Carrie said...

Your treasures are even more so because your loving husband picked them for you.

Raggedy Girl said...

Sounds like a great hubby! I love the lamps so much and the dresser makes me think of my Gramma's bedroom, really beautiful.

Roberta Anne

Susan said...

Sounds like your DH is your most valued treasure. The vanity is a very nice piece. And I love your vintage pillow cases.

Coloradolady said...

Sounds to me like your husband is the best of the best...he is a keeper, mine usually groans when I drag him to an estate sale, if he suggested it, I would think he was up to something....love your vintage post today, everything was wonderful..and that mirror...a dream. Have a great week.

Jewelgirl said...

I love E-bay too. Your mirror is
beautiful, ever thought of having it
re-silvered? It would be stunning.

Jennifer said...

Very nice things. You know, I wonder if my husband would constitute a "vintage treasure". Te hehehe! Have a spectacular day.
Jennifer

AllyJo said...

Gorgeous. I will house sit for you if you ever need me. :) I love being around pretty things too and I like your purple accents.

LADY JANES' EMPORIUM said...

I'm new to your bloggy home..BEAUTIFUL! Love all your vintage"treasures" ! Sounds like that dear hubby is your best treasure!

Elizabeth Ann said...

Beautiful vintages! I love the dresser and how you've arranged your treasures on top. And in the kneehole, a lovely grouping with the candles, bear and I think I see a pic of you and "the keeper"!

Thanks for sharing.

Tracy said...

Your bedroom is so pretty. I really love your vanity. My husband found mine for me too, it was a keeper but unfortunately he wasn't!

Threeundertwo said...

That husband? Keep him!

Love your beautiful things. Have a great weekend.

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

WOW! Your home is filled with lovely vintage treasures! I love them all!

Have a great weekend!

SueLovesCherries said...

Very nice! I do like that chair best!

Amy said...

are those two tiffany lamps I saw in the first photo? you have some lovely things there :-)

Angela said...

OMG! I used to have that same vanity in my bedroom years ago! My dad brought it home for me when I was a teenager. I absolutely loved it. I am now looking for one for my preteen! lol Unfortunately when my parents divorced when I was 25 for some reason it just couldn't stay there anymore????? I sure wish I had it now!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Angela