Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Multiples: another Vintage Junky Party!




today i'm joining in on another great party put on by Vintage Junky: the Multiples Party, in which we show off what we "can't get enough of", to steal her words.



here are a few things that i can't get enough of (but probably should)...






fans:: it was addiction, i mean... love...at first sight when i found my first fan (the little silver one to the right in the photo above) in my inlaws' basement several years ago. at present i own seven fans, which is a bit much for our little home. though i dearly love them all, the four shown in these two photos are the ones i've decided to keep. the other three will be going into my shop very soon!

silhouettes:: they are proof of a time other than my own. they lived and laughed and cried and picked flowers and loved and ate ice cream. and now they really are silhouettes sitting patiently behind the fragile veil of time. we see just enough to know of their existence, but not enough to know who they really were. it's a shame, really.

suitcases:: i would love to know where these old suitcases have travelled! the largest one (and my favorite) still bears the remnants of a U.S. customs sticker, holding on for its dear life.


and finally, i've got this dream of collecting lone vintage china pieces at thrift stores until i have a complete mismatched set (at which point a tea party will be a must). i always feel so bad when i see a little saucer all by its lonesome that no one wants, that i just have to bring it home. these creamers and saucers are the beginning of my collection....i haven't found any dainty little cups yet.

and now, if you haven't yet, you MUST get thee over to Vintage Junky to see her amazing goodness, enter for a giveaway, and see the other party goers' multiples!

20 comments:

Vintage Junky said...

Okay, I don't know what I love the most...your silhouettes or your fans!! And, pretty please invite me to your mismatched tea party! I will wear my unmatched socks (drives Mr. Hughes crazy!) Thanks so much for coming to the party!

SMiles!
Michelle

Anonymous said...

I love your idea about collecting lone china pieces! Just think how beautiful it will look when you have a "complete" set. I just might do that myself. I have a couple of nice teacups and saucers that I really love, so maybe I'll add to them! Brenda

Embellished Bayou said...

What lovely collections, I love the vintage charm! Isn't this a fun party?

common ground said...

I just love ALL of your "multiples"; fans, silhouettes, both hard to find around here. The mismatched china is dear to my heart, as I feel like you. It makes me so sad to just see a lone little piece. Great Idea for the tea party, (you need to have a "blog mismatched tea party") I'd love to come too!
Debra

Thrifted Treasure said...

LOVE the mismatched tea party idea! Your fans are just fab, I only have one but love it dearly!! I think typewriters are my weakness!

Jane said...

Love your "multiples". I have one fan and I love it. Now vintage suitcases....I have nine and they are some of my favorite pieces. The silhouettes are lovely...they look so great grouped together!
Jane

Happy Nester said...

What a great collection of multiples. Love those fans.

Christina said...

Great collections, I love the fans!

briannelee said...

I also collect vintage suitcases and teacups.

I want a vintage fan so I will have to check out your shop :)

Nancy said...

Love your treasures!!! Very neat!

Nancy

tara said...

oh goodness girl, we have some of the same obsessions, I love suitcases, I counted the other day and have 9, eek! I also love fans, I have not found my perfect one yet, but I am checking back to your store ASAP...! great post! yummy treasures.

Jennifer@ChesterAndDonkey said...

The suitcases are my favorite, but I've always loved those vintage fans. Very nice collections!

cindy@cottage instincts said...

Suitcases! That's about all I can say. JEALOUS!!!

Tracey said...

I do believe I love all of it!!!

:) T

Jeanneoli said...

I love all your collections. I am especially fond of your silhouettes!!! Just gorgeous!

the wild raspberry said...

love the fans....and adore the suitcases! can't have too many of those....

apriliniowa said...

I clicked on your little silver tray button on Rebekah's site and found you. Love those silver fans so much. And, of course, the silhouettes and your snippet about their pasts. I've slowly been collecting vintage sepias and never stop to wonder if the person in the photograph enjoyed ice cream. I really should though. :)

Rebecca said...

Hello
Thank you for stopping by and leaving such a kind comment, it is so nice to meet you
I love your blog!
The multiples post is amazing, love the fans
Have a great weekend
Blessings
Rebecca

littlebyrd said...

Love your obessesions...errr...collections! lol! there are many of us with this affliction :)

That Hooligan Girl said...

I do love your collections, and I am a fellow collecting suitcase kinda gal too!

Your fans are so nice, and you know, they're really popular right now.

Tina ^^