Thursday, September 18, 2008

Vintage Thingies Thursdays: Vintage Cabin Treasures

I have decided since I am still a little homesick for our place in the mountains, I would include a few vintage-y things I have there and share them with you today for Vintage Thingies Thursday.

First, is a old wooden rolling pin. This rolling pin was given to me for Christmas one year by my mother-in-law, Pat. She had gone on a trip east in the fall with her sister, June to enjoy the fall foliage. She and her sister had stopped off in an antique store, and that year for Christmas, I got some great vintage goodies. This is one of them. I have this in the kitchen on a not-so-old holder, but I think it looks cute.



This next item is a framed piece of art.This is an old Yo-Yo quilt swatch. I worked at a restaurant here in Ft. Worth when they were doing a upgrade to the dining room. This picture hung in the dining room over the booths. They were going to put it in the dumpster. Can you imaging tossing something like this away?? I rescued it.
I love the charm of this piece. The colors are great and it adds a little country charm to the second bedroom. It sits on the wall over a quilt rack shelf. The quilted rabbit and bear are not old. Well, I guess you could say they are, I have had them for about 19 years, and the quilt scraps they are made from are older than that. So, I guess they would qualify for VTT too.

Here is a muted close up of the yo-yo's. They appear to maybe be made out of old flour sacks. I love the patterns and the colors.

Next is a real gem. I have a small quilt that I purchased at a fundraiser auction at my children's school several years ago. I know this is very old. It's not too thick, and the stitches are wonderfully stitched. This hangs under the shelf in the second bedroom at our cabin. It's really a nice little quilt.


Now, in my opinion, I have saved the best for last. Let me give you a little history first......

When we purchased our cabin in the mountains, the original owners has used it for a hunting shack, storage house, and extra space for guest in the summers back in the early 70's. The cabin has been added on to over the years, but originally it was a one room hunting shack. The front bedroom was added on at some point, and it had a pot-belly stove in that room. Once the stove was removed, this wonderful old tin was put on the ceiling to cover the hole.
We have not remodeled this room, and this is still on the ceiling. When we purchased the cabin 10 years ago, I almost demanded my husband to remove it and patch the ceiling. I am really glad I did not do that. I like the little tin. When we get to this bedroom in our remodel endeavours, I will save this little piece of history. It is really a nice treasure.



I tried to take a close-up of the painted tin plate, but I was having a hard time looking up at the ceiling and trying to take a picture at the same time. Some days, it's hard to multi-task.

The last thing I have to share this week is the light fixture in the same front bedroom. I am always intrigued at old light fixtures, this one is no exception. It is a soft pinkish rose color, with a little clear crystal looking ball in the center. I really like this light. I am sure I will try and find something a little more rustic, when it is time for the remodel of this room, but I think I will keep this light. It really holds a lot of charm.
I started not to take a picture of this light fixture, thinking you would think I had lost my mind showing it. But in all honesty, I think it qualifies for VTT.
Sorry, the photo is not so great, I should have tried a little harder to get the shot centered. I guess that is what too much fresh air does for you. LOL


Well, that is my contribution to Vintage Thingies Thursdays, hosted by Lisa at Confessions of an Apron Queen. Jump on over to her site, and see all the vintage treasures and maybe make a few new friends.

31 comments:

  1. That's a good collection you have displayed.

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  2. I am so glad you rescued that yo-yo quilt swatch. I keep wanting to make some yo-yos but can't see me doing an entire quilt of them but your picture gives me an idea. Thanks! I love that little tin too. And, I have a thing about old light fixtures too so I'm glad you posted the picture. And that rolling pin holder is really cute!

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  3. You should post a photo of the cabin!!!!

    Sounds great :)
    Thanks for sharing all your finds.

    peace
    #2

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  4. You have some very interesting vintage thingies and such nice stories to go with them. Have a good day.

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  5. WOW what gorgeous treasures!! I especially love the rolling pin and sweet old quilt...priceless!! xx

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  6. That's a fun assortment :) I love the yo yos especially.

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  7. I would have rescued that too! Great items you have. I really love the quilt.

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  8. What wonderful treasures these are. I'm glad you rescued the yo/yo art and that quilt you purchased is so sweet. I like it. How fun to have a cabin to escape to :0)

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  9. That quilt is a STUNNER! Love it.

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  10. Wow, that's a great collection. the quilt is gorgeous, and the tin plate is the best! I can just imagine the history behind your cabin...I'm sure you will find more hidden treasures as you remodel.

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  11. Wonderful contributions! The yo-yos are amazing. Wondeful variety of vt's.

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  12. I LOVE your finds! Hard to believe the quilt is so cutely made out of flour sacks :-)

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  13. The little cabin in the mountains sounds wonderful. The old quilt is so pretty. They did put a lot of work into quilts in the "old days". My grandmother had lots of beautiful quilts that she had made when she was younger. I only remember her when she was old. I thought she was very old, but I realize now she wasn't as old as I am now. I think she was in her 60s the last time I saw her or maybe early 70s. How do we get old so fast?

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  14. Ohhh My! What lovely, lovely items today!
    I adore that yo-yo quilt especially. Love old light fixtures too. All perfect items for a cabin hideaway!

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  15. Love all your vintage thingies but especially love the yo-yo quilt! Thanks for sharing the stories behind them all! Have a great evening!

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  16. I can't wait until I have saved enough money to buy a cabin in COlorado. :) Yours looks very charming (judging by the vtt's there). The yo-yo quilt is great!

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  17. That light fixture and tin chimney cover are priceless! You're very lucky you didn't just toss them!

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  18. I love the yo-yo quilt in the frame. Some one made it with a lot of love!

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  19. I want to go back to the cabin!!!

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  20. Suzanne, I look forward to your site every week.
    You make me want to go to Colorado.

    Latrelle

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  21. I love the antique item that you have, I remember using a lot of them

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  22. Great collection. Very nice Grandmothers Flower Garden quilt and framed yo-yo quilt.

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  23. I'd love to know who painted the tin. It is too cute!

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  24. You did a fine job! I would of had
    problems photographing something
    on the ceiling too! Lots of fun stuff!

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  25. Your vintage Thursdays are my favorite blog of the week!! :)

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  26. LOL i just read this post and did not just look at the pictures.. to much fresh air huh?! LOL!

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  27. A Colorado Cabin girl in Ft. Worth? I'm a Colorado guy, that married a Dallas girl, now living on the Oregon coast. Oregon and Colorado share much of the same kind of beauty.

    I enjoyed looking at your treasures. The cabin must be a great place to get away to.

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  28. All the blogs are interesting, but your is my favorite. You do a realy good job in your write-ups of your very interesting vintages.

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  29. Just keep the rollong pin on the wall--I better warn Steve--they have been known to be used on the husbands head. ha!ha!

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