While I'm here at my parents home packing up some of my mothers things to drive north...I have been poking around and thought I would share a few pretty and well loved family antiques...
I have always loved this pretty hand painted sugar bowl that I first remember seeing in my Grandmother's china cupboard...She acquired it from her sisters in law...my three great aunts...Nani, Fifi and Mimi. They volunteered at a thrift store in White Plains, outside of New York City back in the 1940's and 50's and brought home many treasures back then that eventually became some of my grandmother's most prized possessions.
This mother of pearl and tortoise calling card case belonged to my great grandfather... William B. Huff ...
The calligraphy was his own...
The base of this old kerosene lamp was in the farmhouse when my grandparents moved in as a young couple in 1924. The brass was refinished in the 60's and the globe was replaced.
And isn't this the sweetest little mustard pot with blue forget me nots? Oh, how I remember loving to use this tiny porcelain pot as my Nana always set a pretty table.
This old wooden box was handmade by my Grandfather in 1910 when he was in high school in Brooklyn, NY. He hand carved the decoration on top and today, one hundred years later, it sits proudly on my Dad's dresser. I just love that!
This metal pin was in my Mom's jewelry box...tiny pearls are wired on it. I don't know where it came from and don't think it is particularly precious but... ... I like it.
And here are the pretty pink Hollyhocks as promised. They were on the side of an old barn in the Adirondacks last week and I stopped to snap a picture or two.
My grandmothers both grew hollyhocks in their gardens...
So pretty! So old fashioned!
Still traveling ... I have scheduled to link up to Pink Saturday this week... To see more pink pretties visit Beverly at How Sweet the Sound!
To live content with small means.... To seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion.... To be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich.... To study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly.... To listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart.... To bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never.... In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common.... ...........this is to be my symphony.
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