Monday, September 12, 2011

Around the House........

This past week I've been (way) under the weather!  Most of it has been spent in the bed trying to recoup from whatever this is. It's not been fun and it's put me way behind in everything from housework to blogging!  Since I didn't get any new photos taken, I'm going to show some of my favorite things from around the house that I have saved, they are all thrifty treasures except for the quilt, but, since it was free, maybe that counts!  Hope to be up and running at full speed soon!

I love this tiny little riding hat, it was the start of a collection!

This little iron scottie was to cute to resist!

Picked this lock up at the flea

I got this quilt from my grandma's house after she passed away.  She used to let me and my cousins play with it, so glad it survived!  Don't know why I picked it up, I was 19 and not into anything back then.  Later, I had it appraised and was told it was late 1800's and that she had not seen this pattern before.  The closest she came up with was the possibility of  it being a pattern called George Washington's cherry tree.  Unfortunately, I have no idea where she got it.

Couldn't resist this little red drawer turned into a shelf, just right for my trophies!
Picked it up at a consignment shop.

Picked this primitive gold box at the same consignment shop.  I use it to hold the vintage 1960's  Old Miners Day buttons from  celebrations held every year in Big Bear CA,  where we spent a lot of time as teenagers  at my Aunt's cabin.


These are a few of my vintage tablecloths that I put out and use in the fall.

Till next time......

Partying ( I promise not to contaminate anyone) this week at:


Revi said...

What wonderful collections! I love your trophy display, and the padlock is so cool!
Have a good week,

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

I love all your nifty thrifty treasures!!! ;) And I know what you mean about being sick. I've been that way for about a week now...and yesterday was the first time I really started to feel better. Hang in there & have a marvelous week!


Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your treasures with us.
I enjoyed your recollections of where they came from.

Stay warm, drink your fluids, and I hope you are feeling better soon.

Vicki said...

Hi, Rebecca. So sorry you have been so ill. Hope you are officially on the mend. Enjoyed your post. I'm so glad you thought to hold onto that quote from your Grandmom's house. So special. Take care this week.

Kirsty said...

You're week sounds just like mine! Hope you're feeling better now!
Love the white ladder!

Mel's Designs from the Cabin said...

I like your pictures of your thrifty finds...I've had my first cold this season, it's gone now...I'm up sippin' coffee, bloggin' and drying clothes for my teenage daughters....hope you are well...Mel

Betsy said...

I love all your vintage goodies. Your grandmother's quilt is so precious. I really like that old box and the lock. Thanks for sharing your treasures:-)
Hope you're feeling better soon.

Happy Homemaker UK said...

Hope you feel better soon! How cool is that quilt?! Your newest follower, Laura

Kelly said...

I wanted to stop by and thank you for your lovely comment on my lamp makeover! I have enjoyed browsing your blog... Full of fun finds! I'm also a huge fan of Sarah's House/ Sarah 101!! I am now a follower. Thanks again!

Kelly@The East Barn

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh, I had to look at your trophy collection. I hope to find some affordable one day. I sure hope you feel better soon. Thanks for joining Wow.

abeachcottage said...

Lovely collections! Thanks for sharing them at Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays. Hope you feel better soon.

Michele Smith said...

Beautiful collections, I love that quilt and your shelf with the trophies.
I hope you get feeling better soon!!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Love your trophy collection and the quilt is beautiful! Thanks for joining the Open House party and I hope you feel better soon.

Blondie's Journal said...

You have collected some really pretty treasures. I love the quilts...especially your grandmothers. And the trophies are awesome displayed together.

I hope you feel better soon. I have a cold that I am trying to ignore! lol!

I'm not sure why you were getting that yellow thing on my Follow button...I hope it doesn't keep happening.

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!! :-)


Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

You have some wonderful treasures. Hope you are feeling better and up and around soon. I very much enjoyed discovering your blog.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

LOVE your collection of velvet show helmets! And the trophies...gorgeous! LOVE your header too.

Noe @ ADELLA AVENUE said...

I"m loving these bits and pieces.. The quilt is such an amazing treasure. Especially so since it must remind you of your Gram. Lovely!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Gorgeous treasures!! They are all just lovely! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday and sharing them! Hope you are feeling better soon!

Sherry said...

Hope your feeling better! Love the trophies.
Thank you for linking up with Home Sweet Home!