Friday, February 26

Friday Show and Tell

This week I have a few vintage collectibles to show. These are things I find when out and about sifting through thrift stores.

This beautiful fan shaped dish is an Avon Collectible. It came out in the 70s and was filled with fan shaped soap bars. I had one of my own in those days and this brought back a few memores.
This lovely plate is also an Avon Collectible. Wildflowers of the Southern United States. It is a beauty.

This was a rare find. An aqua colored dresser dish. I can just see this on a lovely antique vanity. It will be hard for me to part with it.
These are all things that are for sale in the Etsy Shop. Come in and browse the other wonderful vintage pieces that I have.

If you would like to see other's Show and Tell, please visit our host, Cindy, at My Romantic Home.

Thursday, February 25


It's been a while since I posted any awards that I've been presented with. I must apologize to everyone for being so tardy. All the awards are beautiful. Thanks to everyone.

From Grams and Mama Bear
From Mari

From Anni

From Mari

From Grams and Pea

From Mike
Beautiful birthday card from Pea.
That means I haven't posted awards since last October. Again, my apologies. I love them all.

Tuesday, February 23

A Nice Thrift Shop Find

Hubby and I did a little thrifting today. We didn`t find a lot, but this beautiful fabric, featuring the art work of Bessie Pease Gutmann was a great bargain.

From Wikipedia:
Bessie Pease Gutmann (1876-1960) was an American artist and illustrator most noted for her paintings of cherubs, infants and young children. During the early 1900s Gutmann was considered one of the better-known magazine and book illustrators in the United States. Her artwork was featured on 22 magazine covers such as Woman's Home Companion and McCall's between 1906 and 1920. She also illustrated popular children's books including a notable 1907 edition of Alice in Wonderland. Although the commercial popularity of Guttman's art declined during World War II, there was renewed interest in her illustrations from collectors by the late 20th century.

I have some ideas on what to do with this lovely fabric. Anything that was sewn from it would be a great addition to any nursery. The artwork could also be used for framing.
I think this one of the baby in its bed is my favorite, but I love every one of the scenes on the fabric.

I remember buttoning this type of pajama. It was a little difficult as a young child to get them unbuttoned and buttoned when it was time to take care of business.
Rocking her dolly while her puppy sleeps near her side. This little girl is delightful.

Adorable little girl holding her kitty and puppy. If anyone has suggestions of what could be done with this fabric, I am open to ideas.