Ya' Gotta love Vintage Thingie Thursdays! It is so much fun looking at other people's treasures and vintage items. It is my favorite day of the week. The stories that go along with these vintage collectibles are very interesting.
I just wanted to remind you that my "name that photo" contest ends today at 8:00 pm. If you have not entered, please go to my Wordless Wednesday Post and be sure to submit your entry.
This week for my contribution of Vintage Thingie Thursday, I have a few items to show you of my vintage Mexico inspired treasures. To be honest, I did not realize how much of these types of items I had. This post is just a few of my much loved Mexican inspired things. These treasures are proudly displayed in my kitchen. I really think they are charming.
I have several vintage planters. This is one of my favorite....well, to be honest, they are all my favorite. But this little burro has such vibrant colors, his sweet little face gets me every time I look at him. This does not have any markings on the bottom, except for a number 9 with a line underneath the number on one hoof.
Oh, this little donkey is so adorable. I purchased this one off of eBay. He is so unusual. The colors are much more vibrant than the photo shows. He has little baskets that attach in the front that are salt and pepper shakers, the larger baskets in the back hold oil and vinegar. All the little cork stoppers are with these baskets. The bottom has a JAPAN sticker and markings are Betson's Handcrafted. I don't think the original owner used this because the condition of this little donkey is pristine.
Again, these two little planters are another of my favorites. I purchased the Little Amigo at an antique store. I thought he was so cute and had to have him. One night when I was looking on EBay, I found the Little Amiga planter to match. I could not believe it. I quickly purchased her so I would have the set. What did I need a set of these for? To be honest, I did not NEED them, I just liked them very much and they make me happy. That's it. There are no markings of any kind on the bottom of these planters.
Oh, here is the papa planter to the two above. This one is so cute. I can just imagine the mariachi music this guy would be happy to sing to me while I am in my kitchen cooking. There are no markings on the bottom of this planter.
This little fellow is taking a siesta.....I wish I was. He is so cute. Again, one of my favorites. This is very small. It is only about 2 1/2 inches tall and nearly 3 inches wide. I don't think a plant would thrive in this little planter. I purchased this at a local antique store with the intentions of using it as a toothpick holder. The bottom is stamped JAPAN.
This is a cute little small cup and saucer. It is clearly marked Mexico. I don't really think it is as old as some of the other items I have. However, I love the colors and wanted to include it here today.
Finally, I have my very special vintage tablecloth. I am sure you noticed it in the other photos. This is a square tablecloth with Mexican Pots embroidery and cute rickrack trim. My mother-in-law Pat gave me this tablecloth along with a couple other tablecloths she had about a two months before she passed away. Her only request was that I take very good care of them. No problems there, this is one of my favorite tablecloths. A real treasure. I wish she would have told me where this tablecloth came from and who did the work. Sadly, she did not. I often wonder if she did this work herself several years ago or if it belonged to a relative. I so wish I knew.
Here is a close up of the detail. I love the hand work on the rickrack trim. It adds such a sweet touch.
I hope you enjoyed this weeks installment of Vintage Thingie Thursdays. Thanks Lisa, at Confessions of an Apron Queen for your continued hosting of a fun filled day out of the busy week. Be sure to visit Confessions of an Apron Queen's blog and check out all the vintage treasures on display. If you have a moment to join us, we welcome you.
I have to admit, this one day out of the week has become very thought provoking for me. It really gets me thinking, so to speak about the different items in my home.
First, as I look around my home and try and decide what my post of the day will be, I am amazed at the type of things that I have collected. When you look at them everyday, you tend to not put much thought into their meaning. This one day out of the week really does give me a reason to stop and reflect on why certain things make their way into my home and become very special to me. Additionally, VTT gives me a reason to take my treasures off the shelf, and give them a good dusting before their photo shoot. LOL
Lastly, I am amazed at just how much "stuff" I have accumulated. Really. No wonder Steve for years has always said..."We don't need anything else around here." I am sure he is right, we don't need it, but that does not matter when something you come in contact with touches your heart. That's what turns things into treasures. A true collector knows what I am talking about. See ya' next week.