Thursday, July 17, 2008

Vintage Thingies Thursdays.

I found Confessions of an Apron Queen's blog and loved it instantly. She host "Vintage Thingies Thursdays" on her site, and knew this was for me, you see I love vintage things, and this was just my cup of tea. I think I have mentioned that I collect vintage platters, tablecloths, and black bears. I decided to post some of my vintage black bear/bear items that are near and dear to my heart.

Wonderful Black Bear Print
This great vintage picture was a real find. My Aunt Lavoice accompanied me on a trip to Colorado to close our cabin for the winter a few years ago. We drove to Salida and walked all downtown and visited lots of family owned stores and antique shops.
My Aunt Lavoice purchased this picture for me to put at the cabin. I loved it instantly. It was an amazing vintage print, still framed in what appears to be its original frame. I ended up bringing this back to Texas to reside in my "bear room" a couple of years ago.
Do I love this picture? I most certainly do, because it is a wonderful vintage piece, and yes, because it is a magnificent black bear in the mountains, but most of all, because of the memories of that day with my aunt, shopping, browsing antique shops, "leaving something very valuable in a store and driving 120 miles round trip to retrieve it", and enjoying all Colorado has to offer on a crisp fall day with someone special.
~ Good Stuff ~

These are a couple of my "swanky swig" bear glasses. I really do not know that much about them, other than they are adorable. I would maybe date them to the 50's or 60's, but that is just a guess. I just love them.

I can't bear to leave here!
That is the caption on this favorite vintage post card of mine. I do know this is very old, it does not say anywhere on the card where it was from. I don't even remember where I got this from. I just remember falling in love with it.
I picture that little lady as myself hugging those adorable bears sitting at our cabin in Colorado. She is saying,"I can't bear to leave here!" and that sums up how I feel every time we head for home after spending time in Colorado.

That is my "vintage thingies" post for this Thursday. Check back next week for another installment. I think this is something I am really going to like posting about. Thank you Confessions of an Apron Queen for hosting this every week. Please take a moment and drop by her site and enjoy some vintage treasures. You maybe will want to share a few of your vintage collectables as well. Either way, it will be a trip down memory lane.


  1. Saw your question about how to link back to Lisa's page. First, open 2 windows, 1 at the VTT home page and 1 at your blog. You need to go back in and Edit your post. Highlight the words you want linked, "vintage TT" and at the top of your editing screen, where you can see colors for font, etc, there is a picture of a chain right next to text color. Click it and you will get a window to put in the URL you want to connect to. So you can just copy it from the other open window and paste it in. You can also link images by clicking on the image and then on the link icon.

    Welcome to blogging and VTT! I love all of your bears! Stop by and see my things; if you have any questions feel free to ask, everyone out here is so nice!

  2. What a wonderful and unusual collection. I love your bears.

  3. OH the first print is my favorite!!!
    It reminds me of those vintage paint by numbers. Plus it would go great with my vintage campy family room decor too!!! ;-)

  4. First, I love your blog, it's beautiful.

    Second, I really love your bear things, especially the print. Makes me think of what I might post next week.

    What a great theme to collect! Now when I see black bears I'll think of you.

  5. Those swanky swig glasses are wonderful. Thanks for joining in. I know you had some trouble. Looks like Elizabeth beat me to answering. She's a fun blogger. :)

    For your daily dose of vintage goodness & a bit of silliness, stop by Confessions of an Apron Queen

  6. so cute--great print and pictures!!


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