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Sunday, November 2, 2008

SHOW AND TELL SUNDAY - COLLECTIONS

Its that time, to do a little collection sharing. I just chose 4 of mine.
The first is a collection of flat replica houses - or shelf huggers. The far right shows the pink house from Battery Lane in South Carolina that I was thinking of sharing yesterday for pink saturday. All the houses and trees are replicas from South Carolina with the exception of the low and long building in the front. That is Oakdale Elementary here in Bridgetown where all of my 4 kids have attended. My kids god-father started giving me one of these for each Christmas after we had spend our summer vacation down on Kiawah Island, S.C. I should have told my daughter Morgan to get me another one when she went down there for her
Senior trip last summer as we did not vacation there.
They sit up high in the dinning room on top of our hanging antique corner shelf.
Small collection that has not been added to since the 90's as the cvintage compacts I kept choosing were TOO EXPENSIVE for me to NOT feel GUILTY about buying. The two on the left I bought and the other two were gifts from friends.
I have to say my favorite is the top one on the right, with the blue and rose disc, because...

Its very unique with the metal mesh that droops underneath - has an animal skin lining where the powder rests.
All four compacts have the original powder puff, some powder and their
mirrors intact.


Small bottle/vase collection. I like them old and with a unique shape.


Another shot of them...the tall one on the right is an antique baby bottle. Next to it on the left is unique - it is a triangular shape! Love the color of the cranberry glass, I had a lovely cobalt blue one but unfortunately I was a "butterfingers" one day a couple of months ago while cleaning it and - CRASH!!!



I also collect small pitchers/creamers and most of these have been gifts from DH - the pirate one of course - the kids' god-father and my mother-in-law.


These three are my favorites though - I found the one at a tiny antique store and was NOT about to pass it up, I mean would you if it had YOUR last name on it?!! The tiny littel white one is just so cute and the lovely cottage inspired one was a Christmas gift from the kids' god-father. Most of these do get used.


Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at a few of my collections. I was going to share my charm bracelet collection, but I'm kinda hoping the ladies will pick that as a show and tell theme soon. Have a lovely Sunday! Once again we have a beautiful day shaping up here!















15 comments:

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I am always drawn to creamers at flea markets. I love the one that says Houston Inn. Very nice collections! Twyla

roseylittlethings said...

such fun collections! Have a great week!

Hilda said...

Nice collections. Especially love the building collection!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I love vintage compacts too! And pill boxes...I have a small collection of both.

Elly said...

Wow, great collections! The flat buildings are very nice, but most of all I love your little pitchers! Especially the little cottage! I want one too!!!!

Nelly said...

My husband and I have quite a few of those flat home too. He especially likes them a lot. Love your compacts; what a neat thing to collect. I just recently got several little older bottles from a freecycler. Quite a lucky find which I've started to embellish as altered bottles. Will probably post a photo soon of my first one. Thanks for sharing.

Nelly

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

I love your collections. I love little creamers, too! Thanks for stopping by.

Shannon

Amy Sutter said...

What unique and beautiful collections! My favorite is the compacts!!!
Blessings,
Amy

Pink Slippers said...

Great collection--
I can't wait to for you to show us your charm bracelet collection either.
Wendy

Neabear said...

What fun collections you have! Interesting assortment too. Happy Blue Monday! Thanks for visiting my Blue Monday!

Little Pink Studio said...

Great collections Robyn!
Thanks for sharing them with us!
~Cerri xo

PlantBuddy said...

We have similar antique glass vases here in Ontario called "Cranberry Glass". It's quite a collectible and hard to find now.

Cindy said...

What a neat collection! Thanks for sharing, I stumbled on your blog through the Pink Saturday blog...what a neat idea!

Neabear said...

Thanks for visiting me again. The trip was great. It was kind of a let down to go back to work today. What have you been up to lately? I noticed you haven't blogged for about a week. Take care.

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

wOW!
YOU HAVE SUCH A WONDERFUL COLLECTION!
They are all truly beautiful!
But the compacts collection is my favorite!
Thanks for sharing!
Kind Regards,
Debbie Moss

(England)