I have so many wonderful collectibles acquired over the last 80+ years. Some were gifts, some were part of my life growing up, some are inherited, some were purchased at antique malls and thrift stores – all are precious to me. Some items are kept up year-around while others are brought out seasonally and on holidays. Unfortunately, many priceless-to-me objects go undisplayed and unseen for years. Each week, I’m going to pull out an item and post COLLECTIBLE OF THE WEEK.
A vase usually with a flat back for attachment to a wall
I have a small collection of vintage wall pockets that are displayed year-around. Three of them were gifts from my daughter …
…and one pocket I bought about 25 years ago because it matched my 1952 wedding china.
These pockets hang on one part of the overhang in my kitchen.
Another pocket from my daughter is another horse/horse shoe combination that hangs over my living room door …
I’ve heard some people say the horse shoe should be pointing up to hold in all the good luck and others say it should be pointing down to pour forth good fortune. I have one of each, so I’m covered either way.
On Friday, I pause and remember a single, wordless moment from the past week – inspired by The Warden’s Log.
I wasn’t going to buy another building to add to my crowded village, but who could resist a barn with horses looking out?
When I came out to breakfast this morning, I found an early Christmas gift on the kitchen table. My oldest daughter had been up until 3:30 AM making this miniature pyramid tree for me. She had been inspired by a tree we saw at the Taft Museum (Cincinnati) which was similar to this one from 1883.
The original German trees were made of wood, but she made this one of flower pots painted a rustic red and gold. The tree stands 14 inches tall, so each figure is very tiny.
After all these years, she never fails to amaze me with her talent and creativity.
Thanks to two talented daughters, I have a lot of Christmas handiwork to enjoy. Over the past couple of years the oldest daughter has made primitive Santas….
…an embroidered picture and a handpainted apron….
…a kitchen wreath with vintage cookie cutters and decorations.
The youngest daughter made some craft decorations when she was a teenager …..
…and later, an embroidered picture ….
…and just this year, an afghan that looks like rows of Christmas tinsel and snowflakes.
It’s so nice to look around the house and see all these beautiful things that the girls have spent so many hours making.