Friday, February 11, 2011

Findings

A few scenes and some of the special things I squirreled away for myself at my grandmother's house.





floral curtains

plastic roses

Souvenir of N.J. Aquarium

late 30s floral smock coat

floral box

Stash

Dairy Products by Choiniere

Alphabet Box

Ghost chair


A floral china set, my favorite curtains in my favorite room. A set of plastic red roses - also in my favorite room. An old summer vacation souvenir from the N.J. Aquarium - there's a tiny light bulb hidden behind the shell but the chord is in crumbles. The oldest piece of clothing I've found in my grandmother's house (which is surprising because she seemingly saved everything) a late 1930s smock coat, it's filthy and needs to be mended in more places then I can count - but I can't wait to wear this with my Lyell shorts come summer time. A nice floral paper box, that used to hold manicure supplies. A stash of dairy cups hidden inside a cabinet that probably hadn't been opened in a very long time. A box of metal letters I asked my grandmother for about 5 years ago, but for some reason she was emotionally attached to them and in her crazy old lady ways, hid them in her house - I've been searching ever since and finally, finally found it tucked away in the basement. And a favorite tapestry covered chair that's tucked away in the basement and is taking on ghost qualities due to my unsteady hand.

I helped my mum start an etsy shop selling some of the things we've pulled out of there - you can find it here - and I plan on adding more things in March when I go back!

25 comments:

Sara said...

beautiful things

BaronessVonVintage said...

ohhhh, such precious treasures. AMAZING!!!

dolceedamara said...

I love the china set.

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3windows said...

what a treasure of a grandmother !

Rebeccak said...

Just beautiful. It must be a huge place to have all these gems hidden away!

Johanna said...

Oh, amazing finds!
<3

Lotta said...

The china is sooo gorgeous!!!<3
Love Lotta

Paper Heart Girl said...

Ahhh, what lovely things!xxxxxxx

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Gabby said...

I wish that my grandmother's had the same passion for collecting vintage treasures as I do. That way they coul pass them on to me.

You found some amazing pieces. I especially like the Taylor china set on Etsy. Very country chic.

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Juliet said...

beautiful blog!
I never been here before but I really like it!
so I wanna follow you!:)
xxx

kater said...

I really love your posts and pictures about the things you find at your grandmother's place, I think they are some of my favorites :)

Alicia said...

whoaa remember when we were at alameda and I bought a tea cup?? It's the same exact one as the ones you found at your grandma's!

Trou, .bleuebird said...

I love the vintage box the most but everything else is beautiful as well. I'm sure these will go fast.

Same Length Pinkies said...

though usually not a big fan of plastic flowers, i really enjoy those red roses.

beth said...

Haha- I found myself literally oohing and ahhing over your photos! Lucky girl! And that all of those lovelies were your grandmother's is just super cool!

grace said...

the print on that smocked coat is amazing! lucky duck.

your grandmother sounds lovely.

sara said...

everything looks absolutely beautiful

Caroline said...

I really can't get enough of your posts. Do you live in San Francisco?? I would love to meet you. XO!

Pearl said...

Simply pretty! I adore vintage plates...


Pearl

Sonja said...

Francesca I am sooo jealous of all this! lovely photos :)
the box is too good!

anna k. said...

Such cute finds. Lucky you!

Nicky said...

Beautiful china!!!

My grandmother started sifting through her old clothing recently and gave me some pieces (and she too has kept EVERYTHING!!!). I'm actually wearing one of her skirts right now! :D LOVE it!

Love you blog header too! Did you create it?

Tirabaralla said...

Since my granny is terminal with cancer...this post made me a bit sad.
Beautiful findings, anyhow.

b. said...

Lovely finds ! Those things look absolutely beautiful & precious..!

She Can't Decide said...

These are fantastic keepsakes! I had to laugh at the stash of paper cups...my own grandmother saved everything like that too, but her stacks were of those little green plastic strawberry baskets!

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