Monday, May 30, 2011

Monday's Treasures Pass The Sugar

From this week's Monday's Treasures, I decided to show you the collection of
cream and sugar sets from my father-in-laws never ending attic of surprises. 
I love this cobalt blue glass. It is from the 1940's when they first got married.

This sweet set each has a single rose and is rather petite. 
 I found out by researching, that this is a colored milk glass.
It is the prettiest shade of coral.
 This very unusual sugar bowl was made in Japan shortly after WWII.
This creamer is actually gold plated. Also popular after the war.
This is a souvenier set from Canada, my husband said belonged to his grandparents.

This is a very unique little set. It has a shaker for sugar or cinnamon,
a cup for cream and a sugar bowl minus the lid.
This cute little milk glass sugar bowl has lost it creamer.
I bet it is still hiding in the attic.
Too bad I like my coffee black, I never knew it could be so much fun to
collect something to put the cream and sugar in.

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Monday's Treasures - Vintage Aprons

Whoops, it's Tuesday morning and I am just now posting Monday's Treasures. I have been completely lost in my basement for days and days. I am painting furniture like a crazy woman and rearranging my sewing and craft area in between posts.
I am so excited to show you the collection of aprons that came from my in-laws attic. I know aprons have become very popular again, but these are the real deal from the 50's and 60's.
Of course, my favorite first. This turquoise and purple half apron with flowers in the checks is so cute. I love the rick rack trim along the edge.
This lovely pink half apron with deep floral pockets is the most feminine one in the bunch. I can truly see my mother-in-law wearing this.
This cute yellow apron has a matching bib and pocket. It is very faded so it must have been a daily favorite.
This cute apron his and hers set is decorated with a kitschy 50's print of food and kitchen sayings.
A close-up of the cute print.
His apron to match. How cute these would have been to wear while hosting a casual cook out.
( Yes his is on my girly maniquin:)
Here is a fancier hostess apron. It is made of black tulle with pink satin ribbon and rick rack trim.
A little hard to see, but there is a cute black poodle on the side. I never realized how hard it is to photograph tulle. And last but not least it a very special Christmas apron. It is a sheer red with flocked wreaths and candles.
I hope you enjoyed seeing this fun collection. I love them all. I will be sharing at the following parties: Apron Thrift Girl
southern hospitalityUndertheTableandDreaming

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Chic Memo Board

Ok, I realize this is the lousiest picture ever. This was actually a mirror frame and the mirror was missing. The big black glob in the center was the glue that held the mirror to the backing. I think I have had it around since last summers garage sale. Oh, how quickly I get my projects finished. This looks a little better, right! I think so,too. I painted the frame with gloss black spray paint. It can take a lot of paint to get in the little grooves and details of these fancy frames.
Next, I disassembled a cork memo board from the thrift store and cut it to fit in the oval frame.
Of course, I had to recut it twice to fit. After I wrapped the ivory burlap around the cork board, I had to cut it down a little more due to the thickness of the fabric. Third times a charm.
I love all of the detail of the frame. It looks so elegant. The look and texture of the burlap brings it down to earth.
What a cool way to leave messages. I think it would be so cute in a teens room or a frenchy kitchen or office.
It is headed to the Lone Elm Antique Mall on Saturday. I hope somebody who just loves it will wander in.
Linking to the following parties: PhotobucketHookingupwithHoH
Organize and Decorate Everything
Redoux >
A Marvelous Mess

Monday, May 16, 2011

Monday's Treasures Vintage Hats

I remember so well getting all dressed up for church on Sunday morning and my mother donning her favorite hat. Those were pretty special days. Nowdays, I go to church in my jeans. These hats belonged to my husband's mother and grandmother. They were obviously quite stylish in their day. I wish I had some pictures of them wearing these hats, they would be so fun to see. The first three hats belonged to his conservative grandmother. Definitely on the proper side.
A lovely navy velvet pillbox with a grosgrain ribbon and bow.
Velvet is so difficult to photograph, I wish I new how to get the true texture of it.
This hat is also navy. It has layers and layers of tulle with a slub wrapped around the hat very tightly. No bow, no embellishment. Very conservative. This cute red straw number with the grograin ribbon and bow must have been her fancy hat. I was going to take pics of these on my own head, but my hair is long and I think you really need shorter hair or an updo to carry these off. The next three hats were his mothers. As you can see she definitely wasn't afraid to show her style. She loved flowers and feminine colors. I had the pleasure of knowing her for about 15 years before she passed away. She loved to dress up and she loved pink and turquoise. She even had a pink bathroom with turquoise accessories when I first met her back in the 1980's. So feminine with pink flowers and tulle.
I love this turquoise one. The flowers are so delicate.
The most exciting hat in the bunch. Individual flower petals cover
the entire hat with whole flowers around the brim. What a special Easter bonnet this must have been. I can't show you all of these beautiful hats without sharing the hat boxes they have been kept in. They are so sweet. I love hatboxes! I haven't decided if I will keep these hats or take them to the antique store. I don't really wear hats, but they give me such sweet memories of my mother-in-law. I think I will hang on to them for a while.
Thanks for visiting. I love reading your comments, they make my day! Linking to the following parties:
Apron Thrift Girl
Flea Market Finds

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