Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Vintage Thingies Thursday

Here we are, the last day of 2009. As I look back on this past year I am amazed at how much I have learned just from starting a blog and meeting so many of you. You have enlarged my coast, so to speak. I am filled with awe at the talent, creativity and beauty that is shared via this blogging world. Whether it is thift stores, antique shops, home improvement or quilting, the internet has surely made it a very small world.

I love the term "Vintage things" better then old, or antique. It is a term that I learned about when I started participating in Vintage Thingies Thursday with Colorado Lady Suzanne as our hostess. Every week I love to visit the other blogs and see what great vintage treasures are being shared.

As I love to go to thrift stores and hunt for hidden treasures, this vase was one that I could not pass up.

I am showing it with our sweet 94 year old aunt. She has been my teacher, friend, soul mate in treasure hunting. I used to tag along with her to yard sales, antique shops and all kinds of second hand stores. She loved paper weights, and she also loved vases. She had quite a collection of both of these things. So when I saw this vase at the GoodWill, I knew it was for her. It is heavy glass and looks very much like a paper weight style. There were no markings on the vase, but it was beautiful none the less. Our aunt was so thrilled with it, and just keep looking it over and over.

Please be sure to stop by Colorado Ladys blog and take a peek at the other great Vintage Thingies.

And I wish you a very happy and blessed New Year!

19 comments:

Teresa said...

She is adorable. You are so lucky to have her still around and be able to enjoy her company. The vase is great!

Postcardy said...

I love the vase and your aunt doesn't look that old.

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

we had a similar vase back home in the 60s so i reckon yours..your aunt's vase is definitely retro..lovely & chunky it reminds me of murano glass. Happy New Year..i look forward to more VTT fun in 2010 :) cheers, Marian x

Evelyn Yvonne Theriault said...

I have a similar vase but about half the size. I'd love to know more aobut this type of glass and agree that at least in the case of my vase it's probably faux Murano.
Evelyn in Montreal

Jane said...

Your aunt looks so sweet. How wonderful that you found something that you knew she would love! You can tell by the look on her face how taken she is with it. A truly special gift.
Jane

Coloradolady said...

What a sweet, sweet story....your aunt is just a doll and I am sure she loved her new vase....Lovely post! Happy VTT and Happy New Year!

CC said...

How wonderful that you have someone that loves vintage as much as you. It's so much fun to have someone to share the hunt for treasures with. I'm so glad you were able to find such a lovely vase for her..I think you made her really happy. Happy VTT..and have a most blessed and wonderful New Years. May it bring ever so much happiness in the coming year..

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

lovely vase with sweet & lovely aunt! she must be happy to get such precious pretties from you.. thanks for sharing and here am wishing you Happy New Year & many happy returns!
xo
fitty

Diann said...

The vase is wonderful! And your Aunt looks like such a doll!

Have a great New Years!

Duchess of Tea said...

Happy & Blessed New Year darling. Wishing you and yours good health, much happiness and vast fortune in the new year.

Love & Hugs
Duchess

Vonlipi said...

Happy New Year and fruitful thrifting! You are very lucky to have had such a wonderful teacher!

LV said...

I have a great compassion for old people and children. I really enjoyed seeing your special aunt and the pretty vase. Two great beauties at one time. I am sure you pleased her in more ways than one. Take care.

Manang Kim said...

I also love the color of the vase. To your family and to your Aunt Happy New Year!!


VTT~Old Yoke

RainGardener said...

The vase is beautiful. How nice that you found something so very special for your special aunt!

Keetha Broyles said...

She is cute as a button and her hands/nails are gorgeous!

~~Carol~~ said...

Jocelyn, I'm just popping in to wish you lots of happiness in 2010! I'm so happy to have "met" you this year!
xo,
Carol

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

A sweet story about thrifting and your aunt. Thank you for telling us! A Happy New Year.

Roslyn said...

Beautiful vase & sweet old aunty!

Taryn said...

I love the picture of your sweet aunt. Her perfect manicure reminds me of my mother who passed away at 80 and was pefectly groomed to the last day.