Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Vintage Goodies from Home

We are selling my mom's house, and last week I went home to help clear things out.  I purposely didn't drive the 1,000 plus miles so that I wouldn't load up on a bunch of stuff I don't really need.  But I did decide to ship a few vintage goodies home, much to the dismay of my ever-patient husband.  Here are a few of them:

Awesome green glass cookie jar with original label
Enamelware from my mom

and maternal grandmother
Metal basket
Two rag rugs made by my maternal grandmother over 60+ years ago
The colors are still vibrant!

Old coal scuttle and shovel from my paternal grandmother's house

Love the blue paint on the handle
Wavy glass bottle from my uncle's wine-making ventures...
which coordinates with this huge (1969!) bottle I scored for free earlier this year

Two vases: White hobnail milk glass...

and cream art pottery from the 1940's--LOVE!

Original oil painting by my aunt (8x10 inches)
And a piece of copper from the Copper Country in its heyday

I'll miss my old home, but having these reminders of people I loved and days gone by cushions the blow a little.  I love using things that my ancestors cherished.  I hope that future generations feel the same way about some of my earthly treasures.

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Gypsy Heart said...

Hi Vicki,
This is a difficult process and it really is difficult not to keep a ton of least it was for me. You chose some really nice items with lots of history and that's always important I think. Amazing that those rag rugs are still so pretty! Enjoy your treasures ~


bj said...

OOO, if we lived close, I would so ARM WRESTLE you for that amazing Depression glass cookie jar.
All the treasures you chose are awesome.
xo bj

Jami said...

You have more will power than me!! I would have driven with a trailer!!! Your keepsakes are wonderful!


Oh so luck you! LOOOOOOVE the cookie jar!


Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

That cookie jar is great. Nice that you brought home a few things to remind you of the past. Thanks for linking up at Mod Mix Monday! said...

Oh these are wonderful finds! And even better that they belonged to your family.

Bella Grace Home said...

I love vintage have so many beautiful treasures!

:) Jen

The Café Sucré Farine said...

Hi Vicki, how bittersweet all of this is, saying goodbye and yet remembering a thousand wonderful memories........... How fun for you to have these sweet reminders!

scrambledhenfruit said...

That's such a tough thing to do. The things that you chose though will surely be full of treasured memories. I love the enamelware especially- It reminds me of my grandmother. :)

Grammy Goodwill said...

Those are wonderful items on their own, but knowing they belonged to family members makes them priceless. I'm glad you were able to keep them.

Barefoot Pregnant and In The Kitchen said...

I love the hobnail milk glass vase and that depression glass cookie jar! I have so much fun collecting vintage/anitique items for the home. Especially bakeware I love any of the milk glass or any jadeite pieces I find here and there.