Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Vintage Home

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I love antique treasures from the old days. Do you see the charming pink typewriter in the above photograph? I love it! I would love to decorate my kitchen with more vintage charm. These kinds of treasures can be found in thrift stores, yard sales and estate sales. We have several antiques we've acquired at an estate sale we attended when we bought our current 150 year old house. I have antique sewing machines and sturdy old furniture.

Years ago, we purchased a little old farmhouse. It was on the property beside our store. It didn't seem livable but we wanted the land and the dreams that came with it. We kept it, hoping to expand our store sometime in the future. This never happened and we ended up selling it a few years later. But while we had it in our possession, we enjoyed it very much. Mr. White went through the attic and found all kinds of old things. He gave me a special present. It was a little, delicate box full of vintage ladies gloves, letters and newspaper clippings from the 1940's and 1950's. I cannot even tell you how delighted I was with this box!

These treasured items we gather into our homes will bring alive a history of our nation. It will bring a history of family and culture into our daily routine. These types of items cannot be found at the mall or at a department store. We must seek them. . . and take care of them. . . and become the keepers of our very own museums in our homes.

Mrs. White

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Claire said...

What a sweet post. I love things with a history.


Our Life and Journey! said...

I love this post! I just recently found a Rodgers & Bros. silverware set(era 1952) in it's original blue felt mahagony box for 20.00 dollars at our local flea market.I will be posting some vintage jewelry from my grandmother as well. I love the charm in these "old" but new finds! Your right the history is well worth it!

Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

Love antiques! My daughter loves them,too. She just acquired an old typewriter and camera. :)

Katharine said...

No wonder you were delighted! I love that everything has a story!

Jayna Rae said...

What a fun and romantic gift. My husband and I have always had a love of vintage items. We just love thinking about the people who have touched and used the historical pieces of life.

gengen said...

history is a memory of the past...Nice post. Happy PS! mine is up...

My Crafty Little Page said...

I like that - keepers of old things. I'm doing my part way too much but like you say - we're on a mission! xo Nancy

Pat said...

The pink typewriter and ladies gloves are wonderful keepsakes. Happy PS.

Southwest Cottage Designs said...

I LOVE the pink typewriter! Besides the pink, that typewriter looks about like one I learned how to type on...many years ago. Sweet story of the farmhouse and vintage treasures you found.

Cat & Cricket said...

Ahhh... I think you and I are soul sisters! Love your pink typewriter and collection of treasures!
Have a great wseekend!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Happy Pink Saturday
You have no idea just how much I want this pink typewriter LOL!!!

LV said...

Wonderful vintage treasures. I have used a typewriter like this. Just not in pink.

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