Sunday, December 13, 2009

Vintage Christmas Monday~Number 4

I'm participating again in Vintage Christmas Monday hosted by Joan at Anything Goes Here. Be sure to go and check out all of the other blogs and their wonderful vintage items.

This bear and lamb were my stuffed animals when I was a child. They were both homemade.
The Bible I've included here isn't actually something I decorate with, it's too fragile, but I loved the red color in on the cover. It belonged to my great-grandmother and was given to her by my great-grandfather. I don't know when it was printed, but she passed away in 1932, so it's quite old. The Hearth and Home magazine is from 1929. I plan to frame the cover.
The teapot was my grandmother's, the ornaments were from my childhood, and the silver dish belonged to my parents, coming from their silver anniversary celebration. They've been married 61 years now. The big red pot was a yard sale find and I love having it in my kitchen.Isn't this a cute picture? It's dated 1948, another yard sale find I picked up strictly for the image.
I love decorating with old books, and this one was published in 1909 which makes it 100 years old. I bought it at a thrift store, because I loved the image on the cover, but I read it a couple of year ago, and it was a good book. It's always interesting to read an old book. The author had written it in what was then a present day setting; but reading it now is like reading history.
Don't forget to visit the other sites. Have a wonderful day!
Blessings,
Marcia

35 comments:

Christine said...

I LOVE these vintage items! The Bible must be so precious to you; it's wonderful to have something like that. Would love to see a pic of the front cover when you frame 'Hearth & Home'.
Thanks for sharing,
Christine

Gypsy Fish said...

I love your vintage books...such sentiment in between the pages of old book, bibles and sheet music.
Merry VCM!
Beth

Kelli said...

Love ALL this stuff, but I have to say that vintage books are my weakness. :) I love old books and have several of my own, though I don't believe I have even one that is holiday oriented. Old magazines are cool, too. :) I have a framed Special K ad from an old magazine that a friend found and gave to me. It really adds a nice touch to my kitchen! :)

Short and Sweet said...

Your post today is delightful! Your stuffed animals, the books, teapot and ornaments are just wonderful things to decorate with and treasure.
Have a happy day.

Shelley said...

I loved seeing your wonderful vintage items....special ones indeed....blessings

Postcardy said...

I enjoyed seeing the covers on your old magazines and books. I would love to see what is inside the Hearth and home if it as Christmassy as the cover.

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Marsha, your treasures are precious! My favorite part is always hearing the stories and memories that go with them... your little red Bible is my favorite... Bisous... Julie Marie

Rebecca said...

Good Morning
Love the old books - the graphics in them are so wonderful and such a sweet picture on the front. All your Christmas items today are great.
Blessings
Rebecca

Julie Harward said...

I love how you choose books and magazines for the image on front..I would do that! How wonderful to have the Bible, a treasure! Your little teddy bear...I swear that it is my long lost Teddy!!! I had one just like that...my Mom washed it in the washer and it went kind of flat..I was so mad at her! LOL
Come say hi :D

carla said...

Wonderful old books and magazines.

You have a nice looking family, too.

Christine said...

Hi Marcia! In case you don't get to see the comment on my blog, here's the answer to your question re caster sugar. I'm led to believe it's called superfine sugar in the USA. Hope this helps,
Christine

My name is PJ. said...

Oh Marcia, I'm a HUGE fan of vintage items, well loved! You have a plethera! Then, too, red is my favorite color....if any of it goes missing......

Paige said...

I like how you intersperse your parents and Grandmother's pieces with your own. I have a feeling that we are a lot alike in holding our family "treasures" close!

Rebecca said...

I love the Bible and the other old book. (Actually, I included several vintage books on my blog today, too!)

Diana said...

Thanks for sharing all these great vintage treasures!!

Mimi Sue said...

I buy books for the images, sometimes for the funny titles, sometimes for the cover color. Weird huh? You have a wonderful collection. Mimi

Anne~fiona and twig said...

You have such a beautiful family, I've been looking at all the pics of your kiddos, and the before and after of your husband.

Such sweet vintage treasures, I really do love the lamb, so precious!
Anne

Amy said...

I too love graphics from old books. They're so detailed and the colors are beautiful. I enjoyed visiting you today and I'm following. I too love the same movies you do and old books!

~~Carol~~ said...

I love the old magazines and old book, and they're such a great way to decorate, any time of year! And that Bible is such a wonderful family heirloom! I like all of your great family photos on your sidebar too. Looks like a home filled with love!
Happy Vintage Christmas Monday!
Carol

Libby said...

What lovely vintage pieces - don't they make the holidays feel even more special when you get them out?

Karen said...

I love old books and magazines, too. My grandmother gave me some old--I can't remember the name of them--housekeeping magazines that I was thinking of framing sometime. I enjoyed seeing all of your vintage items, and hearing about each one.

Brenda @Just a Bed of Roses said...

Love your old books...they are always special with the romantic pictures on them or the simpler times of kids at play. love! Thanks for visiting my blog friend.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Love all your vintage items! Happy Birthday to your honey. i can see him playing Jesus!!! And I love the quilts. I'm catching up on blogging, if you can't tell!! Enjoy your day!

Sandra Evertson said...

Beautiful!
Happy Holidays!
Sandra

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

What wonderful Vintage Beauties! The bible...oh my!

Stay Cozy, Carrie

Teresa said...

Hi Marcia
Delighted you popped by Bainbridge! Do come back again!
Love the vintage teddy bears and the magazine!
I adore all things VINTAGE!
XXOOXX

Federica said...

Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comment Marcia!
Have a fantastic day!
Federica

Jane said...

What a wonderful heirloom to have in your family Bible.
You showed a lot of great vintage items today. I love the bear and lamb and I especially love the image on the Coronet magazine.
Happy Belated Birthday to your husband!
Jane

T's Daily Treasures said...

Thanks for stopping by my side of the world. How wonderful that your son was able to travel to Petra. What a great trip. My husband has family in Jordan and we have friends there so have visited many times. Petra was awesome as was every other place we visited. So much history can be found there. I love all your old books and magazines and stuffed animals -- everything. It's nice to have so many wonderful treasures from your past. I found a book the other day at school that I brought home -- from 1926. I have other books but not sure of the dates on them. Happy belated to your hubby. Mine will be 51 on January 4th. Blessings to you and yours! Tammy

Beverly said...

Marcia, you have some wonderful treasures, both family and trift store finds. I can't believe you have stuffed animals from your childhood. That is really an accomplishment. I love old books and yes, some of them have pretty good stories.
We have my husband's Mom's family bible and I treasure it.
Loved seeing some of your vintage treasures.

Beverly said...

Opps, just saw your comment on my blog...must say thanks so much for visiting me so often. I'm so glad we have gotten to know each other through this blog thing.

Shelia said...

What treasures you have. Your olden Bible is so special. Love those olden books too! Look at your snow! I love it and thank you for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Farm Chick Paula said...

Wow! This was such a treat seeing all your vintage treasures, Marcia!
I LOVE the little bear and lamb the best.. I still have my favorite little thumb-sucking bear around here somewhere!

Shelley said...

You have some precious and beautiful vintage items! That lamb & bear look like they were made to be friends!

Cathrines Kreative Hjørne said...

Hello and thank you for visiting my blog! I'm glad you enjoyd it! You have a wonderful family, and I love the pictures of the twins from Christmas 2007! All the quilts was wonderful, and it's amazing that you do have an old picture of the ladies as well!

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all from

Cathrine :-)