Monday, January 9, 2012

Scissor Love


Does anyone else out there have a vintage scissor collection?
Maybe you all do!

 Anyway...

two weeks ago while browsing
 the after Christmas sale at Anthropologie....


I spied these two pair of scissors from the Sibella Court collection.


vintage...looking!


And at 50% off the sale price...


...it was time to buy them
 and bring them home to add to my collection.


One of these days... if I get it all together...
I will share my vintage scissor collection...
...or have we already done that? 


So, it turns out that yesterday's post was my 800th....
...It just doesn't seem possible! 

In any case...

Time for a Give-Back!
Time for me to show you all how much I appreciate
 all the feedback, comments and support you have given me.

Gee, I'll have to think about this.
What kind of blog loving give aways are your favorites?
Any suggestions?
 I'm open to ideas!
What sort of give-back would you like to see on
52 FLEA?
:)

47 comments:

Shug in Boots said...

Scissors?! I'd have never thought to collect scissors ... ooooh, fun!

Mary Ellen said...

I have often thought about starting a scissors collection. Having sewn since I was an early teen they have been a"I cannot do without item" I love the old stork handles, pearl handles etc.

SueBee said...

I have a few and now you have inspired me to get them all together. I had the Anthropologie scissors in my hand and put them back...why?
I'm sure I would love anything you choose to giveaway!
Happy New Year my friend!

Gracie's Cottage said...

Love those scissors. I bought another pair of scissors at an estate sale today but most of mine are vintage plain janes. I'm more about the function; I love having a nice sharp pair in every room!

Jan

Gracie's Cottage said...

Love those scissors. I bought another pair of scissors at an estate sale today but most of mine are vintage plain janes. I'm more about the function; I love having a nice sharp pair in every room!

Jan

Cottage and Broome said...

I don't have a vintage scissor collection but after seeing this I think I should! Laura

oldgreymare said...

Everything you do is thoughtful and beautiful, I have no doubt your give back will be comment massive so count me in early OK before I am trampled. :D..and no fair! My anthro had no scissors! : (
xx
z

manon 21 said...

800 posts BRAVO.
Continue comme cela,si tu as toujours de l'inspiration,mais quand on est collectionneuse ,on collectionne aussi les idées...

Merci ma chère Laura.

Amicalement,

manon

manon 21 said...

800 posts BRAVO.
Continue comme cela,si tu as toujours de l'inspiration,mais quand on est collectionneuse ,on collectionne aussi les idées...

Merci ma chère Laura.

Amicalement,

manon

Anonymous said...

I love already the one you normally have on 52 Flea Laura! Specially if i'm one of the winner!!! Back to real Life after junking in Uk! Much love W. the antiques Lovers!

Barbara Jean said...

Sweet!
And love your watch faces on the piece of wood too.

blessings
barbara jean

Dorthe said...

I love your driftwood, with the old watches, and the scissors are wonderful- I do not have a collection-only a few old embroidery scissors.
Congratulations on your 8+00 dear Laura.
hUGS,dORTHE

Christine said...

Love the scissors...

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

Nice scissors, anything vintage is beautiful! I think anything you giveaway would be great! You have great taste!
Susan

Renee from Where the Grass is Greener said...

These are cool and your photos are fabulous.

Barbara said...

I only have one vintage pair of scissors I took from my mom's house. They are rather plain, but have great patina. As for your give away, I am sure anything you decide on will be wonderful. I am judging from the things I see you buy at the flea markets and show on your site.

amyd said...

mmmm...never thought that others would have scissors collections too! yours are so dainty - most of mine are large dressmaker's shears...but anything metal and with great patina is a winner!
congrats on 800 posts!

Di said...

I have scissors too, small, from my aunt and sister-in law, med and large old metal rusty. Love anything you come up with for a giveaway. I love ironstone but you have such good taste, love the clock parts too! Di from Cottage-wishes
Wishing you continued posts onward and upward!

jeanne@juNxtaposition said...

great scissors...i LOVE odd collections !!
(is there a place to see what number post you are on?)

ariadne said...

These scissors look so old!
Whatever you decide to give away I am sure it will be great!AriadnefromGreece!

Angela Grasse said...

I love scissors. I only have a couple of pairs of old ones though.
You are always so kind and generous with your give aways so I am sure that no matter what you come up with it will be great. Congrats on 800 posts! Very impressive!

Katey said...

Handmade giveaways are the best!! I collect antique sewing items so have several scissors. I too bought the Anthro. scissors. They are lovely! So happy to have just found your blog. It's like coming home.

summersoul said...

I need to start another collection almost as badly as I need a hole in my head. But those scissors will certainly make me consider it!

MC

Fresh Vanilla For C said...

HiLaura~~ Love the scissors. As far as a giveaway, you have done so much for me I really couldnt say, but I know whatever you do will be great:)
Have a great day:)
xo~Cheryl

Sarah said...

800 posts! You are a productive lady and I've no doubt you'll select something charming for your give back. As for scissors ~ I would have snapped those up too. I've been a stitcher since childhood and scissors have collected about me for many years. Most of mine are small stitching scissors, some vintage while others are just interesting. Friends have given me scissors, but most I've purchased when I see something different. I've thought about creating a post on scissors too, just haven't gotten around to it. Now you have me wanting to head to Anthropologie. ~ Sarah

Priscilla said...

800 - It has been a long time.
You have such excellent taste that I'm sure anything you would chose to give away would be treasured by the recipient.

Andy's Attic said...

Congrats on 800 posts!! The scissors are lovely. If you can believe it, I have never been to an Anthro store. No real good reason.
I'm sure anything you choose to "give back" will be wonderful.
Annette

Auntie Bliss said...

Lo and behold...I do have the old version of
the wicker ones...yours are convincing! I think we
are supposed to be trimming our roses with them LOL not sure :)
Congrats on the celebration!
Chocolate is always fun ;)

Fete et Fleur said...

800 posts! Wow . . .
Congratulations!!

I want to wish you Happy New Year too. I don't have a scissor collection, but these scissors sure are tempting. I especially love the string wrapped handles.

Hugs!
Nancy

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

O.k Laura my dear...its no secret I love all your posts...but this one ...I ADORE!!! I too have a well,thing for old scissors...I can not pass up a pair they just call my name and thats it!! Going to set one of your photos as my background!!! x0x0x

Blessed Serendipity said...

I would love to see your scissor collection. What an interesting and useful collection.

Danielle

Anonymous said...

Oh boy - anything you want to share is perfect with me. What you post just warms my soul.
SuZeQ ~ kosec@sbcglobal.net

LizlovesVintage said...

Laura,
Very Vintage looking. I would have never thought that! No, I don't collect Vintage scissors. Just pin cushions. Funny this gal can't sew a stitch but, collects pin cushions :)
Go figure.
Have a great week,
xxx Liz

Donna said...

What a cool thing to collect! 800th post! Oh my goodness! I can't fathom... congratulations Laura!
And as far as give-aways...everything you do is pretty amazing!
Have a great evening
Donna

ceparie said...

I like the clock faces set into the driftwood--almost Dali-like. As far as giveaway ideas go, it might be nice to give back by giving to someone who really needs it, like maybe a charity or something. Here's an idea...

Mystica said...

Congratulations on the number of posts! thats a lot of diligence and hard work.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

WhoooHoooo! Is there anything better than finding new love @ 50% off the SALE price? Good for you.... and they're just too darn cute. Two pair of vintage scissors here......does that even count as a collection? One vintage Wiss flower snips... embossed.... and pretty cute. And, my grandma's HUGE tailor scissors. :-)

Happy New Year!!
Spence

June said...

Laura the scissors are way cool. And your photos in this post are gorgeous.(in every post)!
800 posts is amazing Laura, and a lot of work, so thank you for the time you give to share.
hugs...

Christine said...

Hi 52 Flea,
I do not collect scissors but I do have fond memories of my grandmother and her scissors.

GardenChic said...

Congratulations on 800 posts! That's a lot of love and dedication to do something you enjoy. Love your blog.

Love, Jody

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

800 posts! Congratulations! I cannot imagine! The scissors are wonderful...I've never really thought of collecting these...but these are so lovely, I'd never pass them by!

Lisa Gatz said...

This made me think of the movie, "Dead Again" with Kenneth Branaugh and Emma Thompson. Has anyone seen it? :-)

I have a couple of old pair. I just love that they last forever. Just keep sharpening and oiling.

Giveaway...I would love anything that you presented.

Shambora Studios said...

Well, now I think I must start a scissor collection!
Congratulations on 800 posts! That's quite an accomplishment!
Jackie

AshTreeCottage said...

Great vintage looking scissors. Congrats on 800 posts!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Alice said...

I like those scissors.

Anonymous said...

That is funny, because I just bought a pr. of old vintage scissors a few days ago. I am confused are the ones you bought old or copies of old ones - since someone above said they bought them too I thought they must be copies.

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