Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Vintage Thingie Thursday: Vintage Mexico Treasures

Welcome everyone to Vintage Thingies Thursday. If you have a love for vintage things, have come to the right place. We have a really good time each and every week!!!
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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.  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.


  1. The Amigo and Amiga planters are so cute!

  2. Very cute goodies from Mexico!


  3. Thank you for hosting, Suzanne! Happy VTT :)
    ...and thanks for sharing your cute knick-knacks with us :) Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

  4. Hi Suzanne, how fun that you found the Amiga to go with the Amigo. I love it when things like that happen. Your collection is definately very colorful. I can see why you enjoy them so much. Thanks for hosting.

  5. Your collection of Mexican inspired pottery is wonderful. I have one vintage planter and I use it every Cinco de Mayo!

  6. oh my goodness the planters are fantastic! thanks for sharing them and thank you for hosting.

  7. I can't believe you actually matched the Amigo and Amiga planters. are one lucky lady! Thanks for showing us your collection and for hosting the party!!!

  8. Good morning Suzanne, Surprise, I'm back. I have missed joining your blog party for way too long. Life just takes over sometimes and ours has been crazy busy this year.

    I have always loved the little planters that make the sweetest collection. I especially love the embroidered tablecloth given to you by your MIL. A real treasure for sure.

    Thanks for hosting this fun way to share our vintage treasures.
    xo, Jeanne

  9. Love those vintage items, Mexico is some that I have not seen around much. I just got a few new vintage so thought I would join again with you all.

  10. Suzanne, you're a great host! Thanks for such an awesome place we can showcase our goodies! :)
    Hope you're having a great week!

  11. Love this post Suzanne! One of my most beloved things is a ceramic donkey that my mom used to keep her stray buttons in - I loved playing with it and the buttons as a child.

    Thanks so much for the sweet memories.

    Happy VTT to you!

  12. Love your sweet mexican themed ceramics. I have quite a few mexican themed tablecloth. Joining in this week.
    Thanks for hosting Suzanne!

  13. How lucky were you to find the matching "amiga" planter?! They are all so sweet but I really like the little burro with the S&P shakers. Happy VTT! Nan

  14. Thanks so much for hosting :)

  15. Suzanne, your kitchen must be a really happy place!
    Your mexican treasures are so bright and cheerful, and how wonderful that you found the match for the amiga!
    Thanks for hosting.
    Have a great day!

  16. I have a little burro & cart planter that I just adore, he holds my paper clips & never fails to make a smile. I love that little amigo taking siesta! Thanks for hosting :)

  17. So fun! My mom has several little Mexican ceramics from the trips she used to take there with my grandparents when she was a little girl. My grandfather was a Spanish translator for the railroad so they got to go there a lot!

    I love Vintage Thingy Thursday and look forward to joining in next week!



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