Thursday, May 7, 2015

Mother's Day Vignettes on the Front Porch

Hello everyone, with Mother's Day right around the corner I decided to play around with some vignettes using some of my latest estate sale finds. I work for an estate sale company and have been bringing home way too many things!

As you know I like to photograph vignettes on my front porch, because the lighting is so good  out here so let me set the stage for the first vignette...


On the silver tray...


are a few of my latest finds, including a Meissen style perfume bottle with no lid, an orphaned tea saucer and the little oval picture frame. And yes the chocolates are real, every one needs some chocolate every now and then right?


We'll stay with the tray for a while and I'll show you more of my latest finds


including these two wonderful shaving mugs


the silver clothes brush with the sweet cherubs on it, look closely! And the darling little fairing trinket box that I showed you in my bathroom cabinet post but it was kind of hard to see in there so I brought it out here on the porch for a better look. See the lady kissing the handsome guy statue? Maybe she thinks her kiss is magic and he'll come to life or something. Or he could have been alive and had a magic spell cast on him and now he is a statue, kind of like Beauty and the Beast I guess. :)


Okay over here on the iron bench are a stack of books,


the top two are some of my latest finds, and the top one makes me very very happy because do you see the date on the spine?! It is from 1814! So that makes this the oldest piece of anything that I have in my house! It is volume II of Letters of Lord Nelson, and very interesting I might add. The pinch nose spectacles on the chain are also a recent find.



The other book, Life of Boone is dated 1875.


This is the 1812 book up close.


And then here are these other two books. Since I have been working the sales I have been getting way, way, too many advertising cards and postcards. So here is where I house those.


Here is a look at the inside...


and another look at another page and the postcard album opened up for you to see. The pages are new but the outside binding is old.


As you well know I get a lot of enjoyment out of these cards and show them quite often in my posts, so I cannot let this opportunity pass me by to pull out a few and share with you a Mother's Day thought.

It is because of children that we are mothers,


and it is because of mothers that we are children.


Let us thank our mothers, and God, for giving us life. 

Here is an old Victorian motto for you
What is a Home without a Mother?

Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

I would like to thank Kathy over at A RETURN TO LOVELINESS for featuring my Lilac post and my Spring Blooms and Garden Fairies post.
And thank you to Jillian over at LET'S TALK VINTAGE for also featuring my Lilac post.

I am joining the following parties with this post, please come and join in the fun.
HOME SWEET HOME with Sherry
FEATHERED NEST FRIDAY with Courtney
SHOW AND TELL FRIDAY with Cindy
AMAZE ME MONDAY with Cindy
A RETURN TO LOVELINESS with Kathy
TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME with Maria Elena
LET'S TALK VINTAGE with Jill
HOME AND GARDEN THURSDAY with Kathy
SHARE YOUR CUP THURSDAY with Jann
VINTAGE INSPIRATION PARTY with Betsy


16 comments:

  1. What lovely finds! Treasures all! I love the silver shaving mug and that book -- what a find! I would assume that it is probably very valuable? Good hunting!

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  2. Lovely vignettes, Gina. You got some great treasures. Oh, to work for an estate company would be DANGEROUS for me. I keep saying I have to start weeding out but it is proving almost impossible. ha! Susan

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  3. No time for me to blog right now; but had to take a look and see what you are sharing today. I love the towel and hanky. I love the silver. You have so many nice postcards and have a great way of displaying them. What a wonderful job to be able to be around such treasures. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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  4. So many lovely things! I l can't even pick a favorite. I like the way you display them.
    Amalia
    xo

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  5. I would gaze through the post card album over and over again. What a neat book "the life of Boone". I love seeing your treasures and the way you present them.
    Happy Monday
    Betsy

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  6. Hi Gina,
    I love your beautiful porch with the pretty wicker chair and what wonderful finds you have shared ! Your vintage treasured cards are perfectly safe in the plastic sleeves. What a great idea! Happy Mother's Day to you! Karen

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  7. Wow your scrapbooks are beautiful! And might I say you have great taste! We have the same screen door !

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  8. Hope your Mother's Day was wonderful!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  9. Everything is so pretty and delicate! I love the shaving mugs. What a special collection the postcards are!

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  10. These are such beautiful, heirloom items you have collected. I especially like your collection of antique cards. I have a couple from early 1900's from France that my friend translated for me (on my blog). It's as though they have a new life as I cherish them so much. Wishing you the very best :)

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  11. Congratulations on your 1814 Lord Nelson book and those pinch nose spectacles, what a wonderful finds and such a pretty vignette.

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  12. Hi Gina, just found your Mothers Day message today, thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment, looks like you had a wonderful Mothers Day! Your post is beautiful!!! Blessings to you, Celeste

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  13. Oh Gina, I would be in big trouble if I helped work at an estate sale. lol! Love your sweet porch vignette! You have really found some darling treasures. I have 3 old shaving brushes, but no mugs. Always love your collection of postcards. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  14. Wow Gina, you have founds some very nostalgic and beautiful heirlooms. They are so adorable and unique. My favorites are the spectacles and the pretty brooch on the pale pink handkerchief.

    I hope you had a lovely mother's day enjoying your treasures. Thanks for visiting me.

    Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

    Janet

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  15. I'd be so excited if I found all of these treasures. Love your beautiful collection of cards and those wonderful old books. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

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  16. Now you are the one who always finds the greatest treasures! Love those glasses and the books are just fabulous!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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