Restoring my vintage childhood chrome table and chairs was a labor of love. This sweet mid-century Formica and chrome set has been in our family for many years.Continue Reading
Do you have a favorite food that has been in the family since you can remember? Just the thought of it stirs up happy memories? Aunt Lydia’s coffee cake was my mother-in-laws signature dessert. Hazel served it at every backyard barbecue, and get-together, which in her family, happened frequently.Continue Reading
Though I never met my mom’s mother (she passed away in 1950), I cherish these vintage crochet hooks that were once hers. Not sure how this mom of eleven children found time but I know she enjoyed working with her hands. I still have a few tiny pieces she created using these hooks.
I am usually not a collector but I do hold dear my very sweet, vintage postcards and ephemera. Sharing a collection of vintage postcards from the early 1900’s with lovely flower, bird and holiday designs and sweet messages in a beautiful script.Continue Reading
Isn’t this the sweetest baby face! The softness. The large inquisitive eyes, rosey cheeks and chubby hand. Do you remember this sweet print from long ago? This and more adorable prints are the work of illustrator Frances Hook.Continue Reading
Softly muted pink and lavender flowers and a poem of love to Mother. This was a gift from my mom to her mother. Vintage and Framed, My Dear Mother Print and Poem have the name, M. Black and is embellished with muted shades of daisy-like flowers, circa 1945.
Did you have a charm bracelet when you were a young girl? They were popular with American teenagers beginning in the 1950’s through the 1970’s and a lovely way to mark important events and meaningful things in life. Continue Reading
Here is a sweet little book I picked up long ago.
The Language of Flowers jacket flap excerpt reads:
Father wanted to give Mother a present on their golden anniversary; instead of buying her a brooch or bracelet, he hit upon the happy plan of writing and illustrating a little book for her called The Language of Flowers, which has now been resurrected from some forgotten drawer and published. ♥Continue Reading
I am sharing my collection of vintage books filled with sweet poems by the prolific poet and journalist, Edgar A. Guest. Edgar was well liked for his poems and quotes about home, family, patriotism and country.Continue Reading
Over the past several years, I have done extensive genealogy research on both my father’s line and my husband’s father’s line. It was hard work but very rewarding as, piece by piece, a clearer picture of our ancestors emerge.Continue Reading
What were your favorite toys as a child? Chances are if you are a girl, dolls hold a special place in your memory. Liddle Kiddle dolls were some of my very favorite toys from childhood. So tiny with the cutest little faces. I still find them endearing.Continue Reading