Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Vintage memories

Here we are, the last few days of 2011. As I look back on this past year I am amazed at the talent, creativity and beauty that is shared via blogging. Whether it is thift store shopping, finding treasures in antique shops, home improvement or quilting, the internet has surely made it a very small world.

I'd like to introduce you to a very special lady. This is our sweet 96 year old aunt.

She has been my teacher, friend, and soul mate in treasure hunting for over 30 years. 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. I recently found two beautiful tea/coffee cups for her birthday last month.

More importantly, she has loved my children and has been a huge part of their growing up years.

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

Wishing you a very happy and blessed New Year!


Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I love the picture of the hands holding each other. Thank you for introducing us to your wonderful Aunt.

Pat said...

What a nice post and I agree with Ann about the photo. Your family is so lucky to have such a treasure yet in your midst!

Melody said...

Wishing you every happiness in 2012

A Perfect Setting said...

How blessed you all are to have her in your life! She is a beautiful lady! Happy New Year to you and yours!

Cathy said...

You have a charmingg family,it's wonderful to great ladies in our lives.
HaPPy nEw YeAr!
Cathy's Cupboard Calamity

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a blessing to have such a treasured family member still. What wonderful shared memories you have! I was named for an aunt who was closer to my than my mother. I lost her in 2000 and a day doesn't go by without thinking of her, missing her and being grateful for the times and love we shared! Thanks for sharing!

LV said...

I love the hand shot. Hands that bind with so much love. How wonderful she is doing so great at that age.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Thank you for this lovely post and tribute to your dear Aunt.

Wishing you and your dear ones, a very Happy New Year!

Coloradolady said...

Wonderful post and what a joy to have someone so special in your life!! What a family treasure indeed! Happy VTT!