Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Vintage Tchotchkies

Happy Thursday, all! I hope you're all geared up for another day of vintage goodness with our hostess Suzanne at ColoradoLady! I look forward to visiting all of you and seeing what cool things you are sharing this week. Before I show you my vintage treasures, I need to announce the winner of the vintage style notecards from last week...Ta Da! Random.org picked #6, BJ from Sweet Nothings!
Last week I shared my awesome 2-tiered table, so this week I thought I'd tell you about what I display on it.First up is my pink Depression-era fish dish, filled will pink, orange, and blue marbles from the 1930s, that were once my dad's. The marbles were found a few years ago in an old can from Prince Albert tobacco! If you are a Pink Saturday participant, you've probably already seen my fish dish.This small sewing basket was my maternal grandmother's and she kept it on this table, too. There was never really anything in it.I keep these wood 3D puzzles from the 1970s in it. The puzzles were discovered in...you guessed it, my dad's basement! They were probably something he got as a grab bag gift at work. They were still in their original plastic hang bag.On the top of the table I have a philodendron in this Chinese-style planter that was also my maternal grandmother's. She kept it in the kitchen. So, that's my vintage grouping for this week. I hope you liked it.
Do you have any family items that you use or display the way past owner's did?


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25 comments:

Postcardy said...

I don't have any old family things that I display.

I think I still have my old marbles in a candy jar, but I don't know where they are now.

CC said...

I love treasures from the past and yours are wonderful. I really like little basket and the marbles.
Happy VTT..have a lovely weekend.

SueLovesCherries said...

Sorry, I lost my marbles a long time ago! LOL!
What a great assortment of goodies you have to show this week!

Jewelgirl said...

Antique family photographs are about
all I display. Your family things
are always fun to see. Happy VTT!

Coloradolady said...

I always enjoy your post about your family treasures. Oh, how I wish my own family had kept things like your family did. I enjoy so much seeing all the things your family saved for you....great post...I loved the marbles in the fish dish...so cute! Have a great VTT.

Mrs. B. Silly said...

That basement is a treasure trove! How cool to have your dad's marbles.

Amy said...

I love your depression dish and the marbles are cool!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Happy VTT and you still have your dad's marbles! oh man.. that is so cool! great goodies you got here!

Marie Reed said...

Snap! Sue got to use the 'losing my marbles' comment first:) What a gorgeous way to showcase these very special marbles!

Fiona said...

My husband loves those kind of wooden puzzles, we only have the cube one, I never saw an elephant before. I look the new look of your blog (haven't visited for a while)

Miri said...

Glad you let the marbles out of the Prince Albert can! and that you haven't lost them! :)

Love the family treasures displayed on your beautiful table! The fish dish is wonderful.

A Thrifty Mrs said...

How lovely to keep your family objects on display.

Dorte H said...

Tchotchkies???
Not at all sure how to display something I don´t know what is :D

The Raggedy Girl said...

What wonderful treasures. I can't wait until my little ones can be trusted not to swallow the marbles, smile!

The Raggedy Girl

Bea said...

So that's how you spell it! I could never use the word *tchotchkies* because I couldn't spell it correctly to find it in the dictionary.

Love the fish with the marbles. I've never seen a piece like that.

Susan said...

Such a charming way to display your family treasures, Elizabeth. I used to play marbles during recess at school; I had a bag full of them. Lost track of where they are and they could end up in a Prince Albert can of my dad's. I would love that!

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

You have some really lovely treasures! Thanks for sharing with us all! Stop by and see my table setting, if you like what you see, be sure to subscribe to my blog by clicking on "Follow" in the right hand column. This way we can inspire one another frequently! Be sure to stay a while when you're there and enjoy the experience!

LV said...

Wonderful family treasures. It is a same we did know to save more.

ClassyChassy said...

Enjoyed the pics today - I've seen sewing baskets like the one you have - I wonder how much use they really got, as the ones I found had nothing in them much....But cool, just the same!

viridian said...

Thanks for sharing! I have a wicker sewing basket with lots of old thread from my grandma.

Sherrie said...

Hi Elizabeth,
Got an email from Kim about us being partners for the blog improvement project. So thought I would stop by and take a peek at your place. I love your background! The way it's centered with the pretty rick rack. I'll pop over again tomorrow and look some more, OK. Have a great evening!

Sherrie
http://sherriesbooks.blogspot.com/

Patty said...

Hey, Elizabeth, do you have Prince Albert in a can? Oh, I crack myself up. I always love seeing your stuff. It's so nice that you have all these treasures that belonged to your family. Those marbles are really cool.

Neabear said...

Fun stuff! I remember when those wooden puzzles were popular. The marbles look cool in the fish dish. Happy VTT!

Becky said...

I love it all!

And i never really thought of this as vintage but I have a philodedren plant that was my Grandma's. It has many babies too. But she kept 'em in plain ol white plastic pots - nothing as lovely as your planter.

Jesmi said...

Great post. Marbles are cool! Thanks for sharing.