Remember, that this month, I have put my own spin on this special day, showcasing the special people in my life and their own vintage treasures. Each week features a new guest writer. This week, let me introduce you to my Aunt LaVoice. She has a array of wonderful vintage treasures to tell you about, so grab a cup of coffee, sit back and enjoy this trip back in time.
Words according to my Aunt LaVoice:
This is a YoYo quilt handmade in the 1930's. Since I am a lover of quilts, my stepmother gave it to me.
Close up of the depression era fabrics the quilt is made out of. These YoYo's are very fragile and old.
This is my primitive, scrolled, corner wall shelf. This belonged to a very special person in my life, my grandmother. She was born in 1878 and lived to be 98 years old. I obtained this wonderful shelf from her estate.
This framed print is very special to me. My mother worked at Perry Brothers 5 & 10 cent store in the 1940's. When she was laid off from her job, the clerks who worked with her chipped in and purchased this and gave it to my mother as a gift when she left.
This is a page from my mothers journal. It shows the date she went to work for Perry Brothers, date she was laid off, and note in 1947, her bonus from the company was $19.80. This is my mothers handwriting and notes of her working here.
This next group is some of my glassware pieces. These are carnival and depression items made in 1907 to around 1925. These were obtained from my mother-in-law and her sisters estate.
These are a vintage pair of depression glass candle stick holders. They are the iris pattern made by Jeanette Company.
This is a footed, Fenton Carnival banana bowl.
Early Fenton grape and cable carnival glass bowl.
These two tumblers are Northwood carnival, blackberry pattern. Notice the unusual colors.
These two glasses have the Northwood stamp (N) on each glass.
Handkerchiefs were the "in thing" of times. These lovely handkerchiefs were my mothers. If tissues were available, they could not afford them. Handkerchiefs were what we used. Also, understand girls would drop them to get a boy's attention!
Vintage red Parker mechanical pencil made in the USA 1850-1935 time frame. I tend to think this came from my dad's side of the family. I do not have the pen that went with it, but the pencil is in it's original box.
This is a record of my dad's school from 1922. All classes were held in a one room school. He was 16 when he completed the 6th grade. This was the end of his education.
I would say this was the equivalent to the modern day version of a Yearbook.
Home Comfort Range wood burning cookbook. Dated 1933. The stove was used by my family during this period. This cookbook belonged to my mother and she cooked on this stove.
pictures of the vintage stoves.
Lots of recipes fill this book. It is very fragile, and the paper is very thin.
Old iron, heated to press clothing. Also, we used to wrap it and put in the bed to warm it. My stepmother had this and gave it to me.
This rub/washboard was used to hand rub your clothes. Back then clothes were put in a black cast iron pot for boiling. After boiling, clothes rinsed and hung outside on lines to dry. This was all done by hand. We even made our own soap by using lard, water and lye mixed over an open fire in a cast iron kettle.
I Trust you enjoyed your tour of another era when times were really bad. Lots of vintage things to share from a time not too long ago. I would like to share with you my most priceless treasure. My great-grandson Layton and I bid you farewell from one generation to another.
COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS, and live each day to the fullest.
I would like to thank my sweet Aunt LaVoice for sharing with us her treasures from her life. Thank you for always "showing up" when I need something. It never seems to matter if I need a friend to talk to, someone to cry or laugh with, or a request for someone to dig out their treasures to share on my blog, she is always there. My aunt always "shows up" no matter what. You have no idea what that means to me. She is a rare blessing. And I am most thankful.
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