Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Yummy ~ Yummy!!

A special welcome to the visitors coming over from Lesley's blog, and a thank-you to her for featuring my blog today in her "Yummy Yummy Blog Discovery"!! What a delightfully kind post she wrote!!
Today I'm sharing some thrift finds, some recent, some I've treasured for awhile, such as this little trinket box I bought at auction. It says "Within you see ~ what pleases me", and then when you open it up, there is a mirror at the bottom, so the person looking in it will see that THEY are who brings you a smile!!
Above is my most recent thrift find. It is a collodion on milk glass; I believe it to be from the mid to late 1800's. The little girl's photo is printed directly on the glass, and it has been tinted. Isn't she precious?

Behind the photo, the identity of the little girl is written on a scrap of paper.

This vintage compact often sits upon my nightstand. It is some sort of bakelite/hard plastic; with soft little flowers painted on it.

This vintage stuffed bunny just begged to be brought home with me; how could I refuse?

Speaking of bunnies, I've just updated my etsy shoppe with some sweet Easter tags.
Thank you all for stopping by!!


Kim said...

Becca , the compact and collodion piece are both just wonderful - So , so pretty!
Congratulations on the Yummy! It rhymes with Emmy , don't you think?!

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Squeee! What pretties! That trinket box is too sweet.
What a darling picture of the little girl. It always saddens me to see these forgotten picures tho, to think that their family didn't want to keep them.
BEAUTIFUL old compact!
Hmm... I see an Easter vignette coming on with that cute vintage bun-bun!

La Tea Dah said...

Very sweet finds! I love the little ceramic box --- and the sweet photo of the little girl. How special that you know her identity. That increases the emotional appeal by 100%! The twin to your pretty little compact sits on a display counter at Elm Street Antiques. I will have to look again --- but in my memory they are identical.

Congrats for being a featured blog. Very well deserved!


Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

I love the photo, and to know who it is, well that is just too cool!

vivian said...

so many sweet sweet things! love the little pink bunny! and the picture of the little girl. great finds!
have a sweet week!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Wanted to tell you congrats for being "discovered". I remember how happy I was when I first discovered your blog. Now many others will feel that same happiness.

Love the collodion...I cannot fathom why families get rid of such stuff.

Cheryl said...

You deserved the write up! Your blog is wonderful to come to.

That picture is even more special since you know who the picture is of! It's sad to go to auctions and see the old pictures (that don't hold any sentimental value because the family does not know who is in them) that are sold to strangers.

Take care.

Pink Slippers said...

All i can say is...
OMGosh! How wonderfully precious each piece is.

Nancy Jo said...

Hi becca,
Thank you for stopping by, I haven't seen you for a while.
As usual you have so many pretty things to see on your site. I love looking at them all.

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

The picture of the little girl is just adorable, I love it. Great finds.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Now all those finds are "yummy!" I just love the photograph of that little girl, so precious! I've never seen one of those on milk glass before.


Lee Laurie said...

Thank little trinket box is so special! I collect them and have for years but I've never seen one like that before. I love the compact too. So pretty!
Lee Laurie

Small House said...

First time at your blog. Everything is oh so pretty. Loved snooping around.

jeanne said...

Hi Becca, Your vintage items are wonderful. They are great finds. I'm off to visit your etsy shoppe in a minute.

Thank you for your visit to my town. It is a blessing to live here. We love the small town atmosphere so much. Unless you need to go for some serious shopping. That would be 85 miles away.

Have a great day.


Shabby Kim said...

I always love to stop by for a visit. You always have such pretty things to share. Love the Easter card and the pretty rose covered box. Enjoy the rest of your week..

the pleasures of homemaking said...

I love the saying on that little trinket box! That's something I could get sucked into collecting LOL!


English Cottage in Georgia said...

What a lovely assortments gathered and claimed :-).

Angie said...

I love your finds!!!

Debra said...

Love all the pink, I too have a fondness for handpainted items. Cute little bunny. Thank you for sharing.

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Those are fabulous finds!!!!!

M ^..^

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed seeing you featured at Lesley's blog! Great finds...and I LOVE that little bunny! That is the best ever!

The Rose Room said...

Love the compact. Rachaelxo