Monday, October 15, 2012

Sentimental Journey


Since I didn`t get my thrift fix this week, I decided to take a trip down memory lane and show you some of my favourite vintage items.

My mom gave me this lovely dish, wish is currently decorating the side of my bathtub. I love the sweet old-fashioned girl.




And, of course, the boy as well.



This vase is larger than it looks in the photo. I bought it years ago on the Locke Street antique store strip in Hamilton. It says W. Germany on the bottom.


I have a number of treasures that came from my mom`s mom. This vase is the only thing I have that belonged to my dad`s mom. It is much prettier in real life, when you can really see the bubble effect.


This cream and sugar set is one of the goodies I have from my mom`s mom.



This big shell was always around our house growing up. I`m not sure where my parents got it, but I was (and still am) convinced I can hear the ocean in it.



Lastly, my childhood H.R. Pufnstuf lunchbox. I know...it`s awesome!



It still has the piece of tape with my name and address on it stuck to the top.

What`s your favourite sentimental treasure?

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20 comments:

  1. Lovely Post ♡

    Have a great Start in a amazing Week! xoxo

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  2. PUFNSTUF!!! Too awesome-- & love the Gainsborough Blue Boy & Pink Girl set-- you have phenomenal taste in decorations!

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    1. You're sweet Tabetha. I don't know if I should take the credit. My mom gave me most of the stuff I have! :)

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    2. Oh and btw Tabetha, I didn't know it was Gainsborough's Blue Boy and Pink Girl - so thank you! :)

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  3. Love your lunchbox!! I have mine too - Popeye.

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  4. I don't have my old lunch box, but it was Snoopy....and the start of a life long love of all things Beagle!

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    1. Very cute. I never had an interest in beagles, but somehow I ended up with a beagle mix dog! :)

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  5. oooh the lunchbox!!!!
    I remember loving the suitcase I had for school, back in those retro days when kids could take suitcases to school.

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    1. I never took a suitcase to school. That would be awesome!

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  6. Nice things. I love the big seashell and the story to go with it! One of my favourite sentimental treasures is a brass bell that's shaped like an apple. I had given it to my paternal grandmother for Christmas when I was about 12. I remember feeling so grown up because I used my own money to buy it. After my grandmother passed away a few years ago, it was amongst some things my aunt had given to my parents as momentos, so I ended up getting it back. Now it sits on a shelf in my room.

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    1. What a great story. Nice that you have it around as a sweet reminder. :)

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  7. Oh that lunchbox! So awesome.

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    1. I just need to figure out how to display it! :)

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  8. Great treasures, I have just a few serving dishes from my mom that I treasure, but most of my stuff is on the newer side so not so many heirlooms (although maybe they will be someday!).

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    1. Yes, we have to decide how much we keep for our kids. ;)

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  9. I love those first two!

    Amanda Rose
    http://sewmuchtosay.blogspot.com

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    1. The pictures are pretty, aren't they? :)

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  10. I remember and loved Pufinstuf. Fun to find your blog.

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