Tuesday, August 24, 2010

"Tatty" Old White Trunk and a bit of "Ephemera"

  I love blog land...I've learned so many new things here. Home schooling moms are all about learning new things! You know that I recently learned about "antiques" (as in me!), and now I've learned that I have "ephemera"! Now, if any of you are as vocabularily challenged as I was (I know you probably aren't, but just in case), "ephemera" is not a new disease named for future members of Bloggers Anonymous...but it is: "transitory written and printed matter not intended to be retained or preserved."  Well, I have that around here and I'm sure you might have some of it around your house too.
I'm joining in the White Wednesday blog party hosted by Kathleen over at Faded Charm, to show you my old "tatty" (Worn and shabby; in poor condition") trunk, that sits at the foot of my bed, and a bit of "ephemera" in the form of a couple of my great-aunt's travel journals and brochures from the 1930's and 40's.
 Well, that's the vocabulary lesson for today my friends. I'll bet you didn't think you'd have to go back to school when you came here ;-) If you missed my giveaway post, it's not to late to enter...here.
I hope you're having a wonderful day. 
Blessings,
Marcia

23 comments:

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

Okay, I admit it. I have quite a bit of "ephemera" around the cottage. Much less since I started blogging and all my ephemera is online. Your bedspread, pillows, throw and tatty trunk are a beautiful set up. The most precious bit is (if my eyes aren't deceiving me) the old, well worn Bible on the trunk. I'm off to try to figure out how to get my new white sofa on White Wednesday blog party over at Faded Charm. Blessings!

jAne said...

ephemera. i have a bit of that. from my great grandmother, great aunt, aunt and unknown sources. all is treasured. :o)

jAne

Julie Harward said...

I have some of that too and I treasure it so much! It's a good thing! :D

Monica@The White Bench said...

Hello Marcia,
I found your link on Faded Charm. Love ephemera... I own quite a collection!;) Your trunk is gorgeous and I love the way you decorated your bedroom... I'm a lover of anything blue, white, floral, and vintage or antique. I also meant to say I like the decluttered look- my oh my, it's something I'm struggling to achieve!
Have a wonderful day too, and thanks for sharing.
Monica.

hiven said...

lovely
x

NanaDiana said...

I love all your ephemera! Love the old Bible but I LOVE those old travel journals. What treasures they are. I have an old trunk too and love it. Diana

Blissitydoodah said...

Marcia! I love the view from the foot of your bed!
I do love me some ephemera :) fun word!

My name is PJ. said...

Those travel journals are an awesome thing to have!!!

I knew 'ephemera' because I've been an antique enthusiast for decades.

Your bedroom is charming.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Love the trunk at the foot of your bed. And how absolutely wonderful to have travel journals from your great aunt. I bet that is so amazing to look through. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday. :) Tammy

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Love the trunk...my mom had a wonderful one at one time...now with my youth tales I should remember that...even if I am an "antique"
The book is beautiful also
As for home school moms continuing to learn...that is me...heading to the library for some books for myself...to learn some new skills
Happy School year!!!
Oh, compare your 9th grade (Drama and Maturity) to mine before I post 10th...I am going to send you pictures of my concert books...I did go to Beach Boys also...tooooo funny and how fun to share it with you

Always Nesting said...

I love these photos. I feel like I'm relaxing at a Bed and Breakfast.

Virginia said...

Love the trunk at the foot of your bed.
Blessings,
Virginia

Lori Lynn said...

You're not going to believe this, but I have an old trunk at the foot of my bed, and I just told MDH yesterday that I plan to paint it white! LOL! He wasn't too impressed, because he doesn't "get' the white thing. Hah!
BTW, thanks for the info on my rose identification. I will be checking out that blog tomorrow am.

Cheers!

Lori Lynn

Creative Ambitions said...

Marcia, that's a great trunk! Love it! And some great history to read!! Thanks for the lesson... learned something new today! :)

Shirley... said...

What a treasure that book is!! I love the trunk, too!! So pretty!

Gloria said...

Hi Marcia,
I am swooning here! Love your beautiful collection! Your trunk, ephemera (thanks for the lesson on that word!), and very sweet bed are just as lovely as "lovely" can truly be!!!
thanks for sharing!
Have a day as peaceful as your photos are...:) so nice!
@}~`}~~~ Gloria

Wanda said...

You've just inspired me. I have Don's mother's trunk in my garage, and it's been painted an awful green. It looks just like the one you have, so now I think it needs a coat of WHITE PAINT. My only problem, is in my tiny retirement cottage...I don't know where I would put it!!!!! I have journals from years of journaling... love the looks of your Aunts.

Beach Vintage said...

Hi Marcia, I love your tatty post! Its perfect.

Cheryl said...

Thank you for sharing that info! I love to learn something new every day. In fact, I think I just might have some ephemera around here too. But those journals of your great Aunt's are amazing. What a wonderful thing to be able to look through and show your kids.

Also, I just learned that you homeschool. I am hoping to do the same one day (If and when I am blessed with children :) I will have to pick your brain about that when the time comes. Hope your Friday is great!

Gail Griner Golden said...

I love my new word - ephemera! You are so blessed to have relative's written words. I wish I did. I've been trying to get my mother to write her memoirs for years with no success. Treasure them...

Completely Coastal + Daily Vitamin Sea said...

Wow..., you have your great-aunt's travel journals!!!

Drawn to The Sea said...

How brilliant that she kept such charming journals... she must have known that someone would adore them.

Barb J. said...

What great heirlooms! How special!