This week sure went by fast, but I am definitely ready for the weekend! Last week I picked up some family treasures from my grandma and aunt who were moving. I am always more than happy to take home vintage treasures, especially when they are family ones.
One sweet item was my great grandmother's maple seat that held her magazines. My Nana has had it since I can remember, and I have always loved it, so I am so excited to have and treasure it in my home.
It is now holding all my vintage crochet doily and pot holder pattern books, which I think fit it perfectly. And, now that I can see them everyday, maybe I will tackle some doilies and more pot holders! ;)
And, it also holds some old books and candle holder, along with a pretty maple leaf coaster. I was thinking that my vintage aqua rotary phone would fit nicely on this shelf, too!
My aunt gave me a set of hand-painted china that was painted by my great-great grandmother. I love the peachy and cream colors with those pretty pink and purple flowers delicately painted around.
Most of the pieces are stamped on the back France, but that is pretty much all I know about them. The cups and saucers are a lighter weight, while everything else is heavy china. I think they are very romantic and pretty!
I look forward to getting a hutch one day so that I can display them! And, maybe I can start a pretty plate wall, too!
My Nana gave me this large print that is framed in maple that belonged to her mom. I have memories of this in my great grandmother's house hanging above her sofa in the living room.
It was painted by Oliver Glen Barrett, who was a California landscape artist. It is a print and I am not sure when the painting was done, maybe 50's-60's. It is not a painting I would normally pick up, but with family and local history, I think it is a pretty neat piece to have in my home and there is just something about it that I love.
I envisioned how pretty it would be to display it with vintage floral/nature paintings, embroidery, and crewel framed art all around it in a living room, with an antique velvet green sofa beneath. Oh, the dreams! But, for now it will have to be stored in my sewing room until I get that living room space.
And, my aunt gave me this Fenton hobnail milk glass cat shoe that was my great grandmothers, that I thought was cute. I would love to collect the rest of the collection of bowls and vases in the pretty milky blue. So, these are just some of the family treasures I brought to cherish in my home.
Wishing you all a lovely weekend and I will be back next week with a little birthday giveaway!