Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Vintage Thingies

Treasure from Mom's Dresser. Last week my Mom decided we should sort the things in her dresser. It was like a treasure hunt. There was a small stack of hankies; including one that was mine. I had totally forgetten about my hankie with the yellow flowers until I saw it. I didn't know she had an Eastern Star ring or that she had been in the VFW Auxillary.














I remember watching her get dressed to go out and thinking that she looked so fancy with her sparkly jewelry. In her dresser was the fabulous pair of Rhinestone clip on earrings. And the red tin was something she used to hold sewing pins when I was younger. It originally held "Madame Butterfly Brand Pure Silk Ribbon" for an IBM tabulating.




Here is the link to Colorado Lady's blog if you are interested in checking out more vintage thingies.

31 comments:

toners said...

Hankies were a regular in our house :) I remember getting them as Christmas gifts some years, too!

Barb said...

I always look for hankies. Great for laying around, crafting, and i am going to make some baby hats out of them now.

blessings and thanks for coming by.

barbara jean

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Jennifer said...

Wow great treasures! I really like the tin! :)

Keetha Broyles said...

I am totally loving these treasures from your mom!!!

Diann said...

So pretty, all of them!

Kathi Fly said...

What wonderful treasures and stories! I've often thought that I should photograph all the little treasures and stories I have from my family and put them into one of those photobooks you can buy online to save for future generations. Wouldn't it be fun to preserve and read the stories!

Sarah C. said...

What awesome treasures - the goodies and the memories. :)

Postcardy said...

I love that little red tin!

racheld said...

I DO love old linens of any use, and your hanky is a real treasure.

LV said...

I loved all you vintage things today. I have several hankies that belonged to my mother. These are treasures you should keep.

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Debbie,

Thanks for coming by to visit me. I love vintage hankies too. Nice treasures.

Debbie

Carrie said...

What eleegant and delightful treasures!

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

I'll take the fun earrings! Thanks for sharing!
Living it up at Lakewood,
Cindy

Beth said...

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Elizabeth said...

I love those earrings. You could use them as hairclips, too.

~~Carol~~ said...

I think it's so wonderful that you got to know a little bit more about your Mother, while going through her dresser! That ring is beautiful, and so are the earrings and the hankies. And that tin is spectacular!
Happy VTT!
Carol

Coloradolady said...

I love vintage Hankies....I have several and always look for them when I am treasure hunting. Have a great weekend and a wonderful VTT!

viridian said...

The lace edging on that hankie is lovely.

Jeanne said...

Hi Debbie, my mom's dresser drawers always had treasures in them. Little things she tucked away for who knows when. She always had lemon soap in her drawers and they always smelled wonderful.

Your mom's hankies and the ring is so sweet. The memories they bring to you is the best thing of all.

Hugs, Jeanne

Allison of Dominant Hands said...

The red tin is beautiful!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

My daughter collects hankies. Some are so lovely. I'm just getting around to visiting the VTT blogs. It's always so fun to see what everyone is showing.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

mannequin said...

The clip on's are beautiful. I've tried to wear my grandmother's before and they hurt so badly, I couldn't. How on earth did they wear them?

Linda Beeson said...

OH! My mom had stuff like that and it brings back the best memories.

Lisa said...

Beautiful old things!

Melissa B said...

I have a half dozen hankies from my grandmother and they are so precious to me. She embroidered violets or sayings on some of them too.

Thanks for visiting the Quimper blog. The faience colors are strong and beautiful, just what attracted me in the first place 30 years ago!

Miri said...

Beautiful hankies...I too remember my mother's rhinestone jewelry-such glamour!

farmlady said...

I know what these things mean to you. They will mean even more in a few years. Hold them dear. They will make wonderful memories.
Gorgeous earrings....

Becky said...

It's great when Mom or Grandma opens up the treasure chest isn't it? The hankies are adorable and those sparkly earrings! [gasp] Beautiful!

Patti said...

what wonderful treasures - & that your mom is still here to share the meaining & memories...

JEWELGIRL said...

What wonderful thingies you shared today,love the jewelry and those
lacey hankies so pretty!