Thursday, February 11, 2010

VTT: Little Shelf


It's VTT Vintage Thingie Thursday! And for more vintage fun be sure to visit Suzanne HERE !


Can one suffer from VTT burnout? How can I live in a house filled with vintage and antiques and not know what to write about?
I decided to give Pyrex a rest,LOL and I was sitting around looking everywhere trying to figure out what to blog about.....Until I saw it. The Little Shelf. Funny how we don't really see the things we have, I guess we take them for granted.
   
Most of the objects on it are vintage. The shelf itself was made by Dan in the basement. I started collecting vintage things in 1976. The first year we went to Maine. There were antique malls and shops everywhere we looked. I always had a thing for tins so I was estatic to discover tobacco tins....I remember paying a dollar each. I didn't have a lot of money (I was 11!) but those finds were the beginning of a lifetime of collecting.
The painting was a gift I received from some of my parents friends in Italy, it is of the Italian countryside.

I started collecting old medicine bottles in 1976 too. That was the beginning of my love of glassware. How can it be different? My parents loved antiques: glassware,dishes,paintings you name it they loved it! 
   

Of course I had to fit in a little piece of Pyrex! The cutte little delphite creamer added just the right touch of whimsy.  Last on the shelf is a picture of Donald who was such a good and loving cat, he went to kitty heaven much too soon. 

Have a happy VTT and keep on collecting!

18 comments:

Linda said...

Love your shelf and the wonderful collectibles on it.

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

I have some blue Wedgewood tins and that very same little blue milkglass pitcher! (Mine has a ding in the spout, but then I only paid 50 cents for it). And I have a similar little shelf that is yet to be hung. What a coincidence huh!

So of course, I think the whole thing is just lovely!!

Linda said...

Great collection you have here...thanks for coming by and I hope you will come again:)

Blessings,
Linda

Postcardy said...

I love old tins but most of the tins I have are modern.

When I started participating in VTT, I thought I only had a few things to post, but I keep thinking of more things I have.

SuKnitWitty said...

I just finished browsing around your blog and became a follower. We love alot of the same things and collect some of the same things....like Pyrex and glassware. Today I'm posting as SuKnitWitty on my SewinQltin Blog, but I've also posted on VTT as CollectInTexas Gal where you can see my collections of glassware and more. Enjoyed my visit!...Sue

P. said...

OMG, I read Pyrex and went Where?! I'll have to come back for a longer visit and read more.

About the VTT, they are a lovely collection! I especially like the Italian painting. Isn't it funny what we don't see anymore in our own house?

Maureen said...

Wow - you've been at it for a long time! I agree with you about taking things for granted. For me it's more things just become a part of my environment and I don't notice them anymore. Like when I put a note on the fridge for an appointment that is 3 weeks away. By the time the appt rolls around I am so used to seeing that note that it might as well not be there! Or is that just me? lol

LV said...

I am glad you discovered you had more vintage things than you realized. I enjoyed seeing all of them today.

CinnamonAndSass said...

What a great little shelf! I need to organize my vintage collection into something like that!

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

Love looking at your treasures thanks for sharing with us! It was nice having you stop by my Shabby Cottage for a visit today please stop again. Warm hugs, Esther

Grace @ Ruby Moon Designs said...

What lovely vintage items. I have a bell like yours as well, from my great-grandpa's old doctor's clinic!

Blessings, Grace

Keetha Broyles said...

I know EXACTLY what you mean about going around LOOKING for the vintage thing for your post. I do the SAME thing. Some of my vintage stuff has never seemed 'vintage' to me since I've had it since it was NEW.

I LOVE your little shelf - - - and all the "stuff" on it.

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Great shelf! You have a mantle and how cool.... Im so jealous of you...

Coloradolady said...

OH, your shelf and all your collectibles are really nice. I like the tins and the bottles, it is really neat how you started at a young age and kept your treasures into adulthood! Happy VTT...thanks for linking in....

Bea said...

Nice collection. I have some old medicine bottles on a shelf in the upstairs bath. One of a bottle of Fletcher's Castoria, a laxative for children that my mother always gave us...Blech!

Manang Kim said...

Love your shelf and your collection that is awesome you keep it that way.


VTT~ Old horns

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Well these are some nice things to show off. Your creamer is really cute too!

Patrice said...

So happy to see the creamer!!