Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Vintage Thingie Thursday: Vintage This and That

Welcome everyone to Vintage Thingies Thursday. If you have a love for vintage things, have come to the right place. We have a "dog-gone" good time each and every week!!!
If you are new to this party, please take the time to
read and follow the instructions for participating in Vintage Thingies Thursday, click HERE. I try and keep things fairly simple, so  please make sure you follow the instructions. Please only ONE link per week.  

Lastly, if you link in, your post needs to include:
1. the LINK back to my blog and or the button for Vintage Thingie Thursday. I have been visiting lately and when I click on a link, there is no mention of Vintage Thingie Thursday or my blog. 

2. make sure your post has something to do with something vintage. All advertisements will be deleted. If you'd like to advertise on my blog, email me, we can work that out. No more free advertising by linking in.  Shame on those who do this, nothing is free in life.

Starting this month, if you fail to either have the button on your blog, or in your blog post and/or have not linked back to my blog in your post. I will delete your link. 

It is not fair to those who follow the rules to allow others not to do so. I am not being ugly, but rules are all aspects of life. So if you find your link removed, check your post, you need to see why that happened. Hopefully, I won't have to do that. 

This week, is just a mix and match type of post. I had several photos saved on my computer and decided to include some of them in one post. So, don't be too confused if these don't seem to be related in similarity!

This is the top shelf in my sewing room. Here my aloe vera  plant has been happy to hang out all winter long. It is planted in a  vintage tin tray-type pot. This will be going outside soon, the weather is just nice enough now that we should be clear of any freezing weather.

I also have lots of buttons, many of them vintage and housed in vintage jars.  I really love my buttons!!

A few weeks ago, I received a package of scraps in the mail from Mandi and the New Orleans Modern quilting guild for my begging quilt project....that is still underway! Anyway, this vintage scrap was in the package and well, I simply could not cut it. I am going to frame this in a little frame and put it in my sewing room. I was just enchanted with this scrap, it is so, so sweet.

Monday was my birthday, and my mom's gift was wrapped in this adorable packaging. The flowers are made from old patterns as well as the inside. There is a sweet tag and a little spool of thread. I have this hanging in my sewing room too!! It is so cute.

Lastly, this is a real couple of vintage thingies!! This is my wisteria tree that blooms all down the fence in front of my house. This year it was simply beautiful. It is over 20 years old, and well on its way to vintage if you ask me!!! That is my mom.....who well, sorry mom, is sorta vintage too!!! But let me clarify....a very young vintage lady....not a thingie!!!

Have a great week everyone, looks like spring is finally here....enjoy it!!! Here is wishing you a very happy Vintage Thingie Thursday.

I thought the giveaway would be announced this week, but gosh, we have one more week of March....NEXT week I will announce the winner!!! Then, we will start over for foolin'!


  1. Well, I am vintage...but not old and dusty! heehee! I love the photo of your mom...she is very young indeed and I hope you had a wonderful birthday! Keep celebrating! Love your jars of buttons and thread! I just filled a jar with old spools of thread this week! I'll have to take another photo! lol Thanks for hosting! I LOVE vintage! ♥♥♥

  2. Hi Suzanne! Belated Happy Birthday. Your gift bag is so adorable I just love it. And that Wisteria ~ wow absolutely gorgeous. Tell your Mom that she is pretty gorgeous too. Happy VTT!

    Lots of love,
    Susan and Bentley

  3. What a wonderful collection of vintage things you are showing today Suzanne! I just love to see jars of buttons. they make me smile and bring back memories from childhood. And i don't blame you for not wanting to cut that adorable vintage piece of fabric. It is too cute to cut up! And Happy belated birthday! your mom's bow is wonderful! What a great idea to use old patterns. What a gorgeous wisteria tree! oh be still my heart! And your mom is is such a lovely lady and looks beautiful under that tree! Have a wonderful week.

  4. Your mom sure looks great for being vintage. The tree is awesome. I really love that old rusty planter, too. Thanks for hosting.

  5. Thank You for hosting this evening.............Julian

  6. Happy "belated" Birthday, Suzanne! I hope your day was very special. By the way, I wouldn't have cut that adorable scrap either. It's just way too precious! ;)

    Thanks for hosting.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  7. Thanks what I want to do too with my buttons. I have tons of mason jars from both sides of my family that I want to use some of them for . What a pretty package...Happy Birthday!!
    Gorgeous wisteria and goprgeous mom too!!

  8. Your wisteria tree is simply divine and your Mom is pretty darn cute too. Thanks for hosting. I can't wait to check out everyone's goodies.

  9. The wisteria is gorgeous!!! Your mama too! :-)
    And I LOVE buttons just like you do!!! Mine are sitting here in jars by my sewing machine, and my old spools of thread are in a milk glass bowl. I should do a better job of showing them off.

  10. Everything looks beautiful - including your mom!

  11. Suzanne, i LOVE vintage buttons and vintage ephemera scraps..i can't bear to cut them up either lol!
    i am in LOVE with [and very envious] of your GORGEOUS wisteria tree!!!
    btw your mum's a sweetie..i thought it was you! :))

  12. your wisteria is gorgeous! would love to have some but I don't think I am brave enough. Your mom looks great standing next to it!

  13. Love your vintage thingies. I just love buttons!

  14. Hi! I heard you had a birthday a few days ago...Happy Birthday! :) It's good to be back linking up...I haven't been around in a few months! I'm so glad to see you've established some tighter's just as irritating for the rest of us as it is for you when we open ads or whatever---thank you! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! I've got no plans but to hang out with my husband and kids on's a rare Saturday off for him! Yahoo!

    HaPpY vInTaGe ThInGiE tHuRsDaY!

  15. Oh your moms paper flowers are beautiful. And that tree, oh my, makes me want to move somewhere warm enough to have something that beautiful.
    Happy belated Birthday and blessing, Debbie

  16. Hello Suzanne, I really like your random photos today. Your button jars are sweet. My plants are still inside. We are having a freeze tomorrow night. The scrap IS too cute not to frame and enjoy. I adore your beautiful mom and the amazing wisteria.

    I think I am the one who made a mistake when I linked last time. sigh. Thank you so much for fixing it. I wouldn't have know except LV told me. smile. She is such a darling. I love her to pieces. I had fallen asleep linking to you that night. Yep,sound asleep. I woke up and the link looked ok. NOT!! Tonight I am quite awake but it is bedtime.
    So good night and thank you for hosting your meme.
    I love to join in very much.
    Hugs, Jeanne

  17. great collection of jars, love your buttons!

  18. I just adore your button collection! I'm in the middle of searching for glass jars as I am redoing my kitchen and plan to fill the glass jars with wine corks. I've been collecting the corks from myself and friends for awhile now.

    Your mom is just beautiful!

    Happy Thursday!

  19. There is a famous Wisteria Vine in the town where I grew up. Sierra Madre, CA. It is very fantastic that you have one in your yard. So gorgeous. Mom too!
    xo Jeanne

  20. Belated Happy Birthday Suzanne. Your mom is anything but vintage looking. LOL I am still not able to link up with you. I have found out how to indicate a thumbnail on my pictures but It will still not take it. I guess I will just have to visit all the links and invite them to visit. I have contacted my IT son to see if he can help so I will be checking back. Thanks for your meme dear blogger buddie.

  21. Suzanne, I went back to try one more time and I pulled my photo up from the WEB rather than my FILE which I had been doing. It came up. I am so sorry, but thank goodness I got it up. This is one of my favorites.

  22. What can I say about this vintage post. It has been a fun one for me and sister. You win the blue ribbon on it.

  23. Hi Suzanne! I just love your Wisteria - hope mine looks like that some day, it's only about 4 years old. Your jars are so cute filled with buttons and spools! Happy Easter if I don't see you before then!

  24. Your mom is beautiful and your wisteria is just spectacular! Thanks for stopping by tonight!... Donna

  25. Hi,mom! That wisteria is amazing! Our neighbor has some and I sneaked over for a few pics under it. Don't tell.

  26. If this is your mom, how old are you,ten? Beutiful lady and lovely flowers.


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