Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Things on my dresser

Hopefully, no more dizziness for me for a good long while. I am feeling much better. Thank you for all the nice comments. I appreciate your friendship so much!

Sitting at the dresser putting on a little make up this morning, I thought, why not post about, well, about my dresser.



There is almost a story behind everything here. The black vase was a gift from a favorite boss of mine back in the 1980's when I was a secretary. Yep, we were secretaries back then. I actually enjoyed bringing my boss his morning coffee.

The black glass candleholder came from the home my husband and I bought back in the 1970's.

Have you seen the lovely brooches my daughter Lynn makes.



Lynn sells these when we do a craft show together and she also sells them in her Etsy shop..."a bit of birdsong". I love the old fashioned Victorian look of these pins. I enjoy wearing these pins. One here has a thimble charm. Oh, and those on the right with Mama's picture are very special to me.



Remember when a pretty ashtray made a nice gift?



This lovely glass ashtray was a gift to me back in the 1970's. It even has my initial etched in the glass. Yep, I was a smoker back then. I have put out many a cigarette in this pretty little ashtray.




This drawing sits on a table near the dresser. I found it a thrift store several years ago for nearly nothing. I think it is absolutely beautiful. Who would throw this out!! It is signed KFB.




So that's a look at the dresser.



And funny! Here's the first picture taken when I came up with this great idea...not even thinking it would be a picture of me and Eli.

Better get going. I need a few groceries and the weatherman is calling for storms today. Timing is everything...walking around in the grocery store with other shoppers, you hardly even notice the thunder. :)

Thank you for visiting. I will be around to catch up shortly.

Love,
Henny

15 comments:

  1. The pins your daughter makes are a real delight, beautiful and unique. A lovely insight into your dresser, I was looking about my home and realised most of the things in it have a story behind it and some wonderful memories, thank you for the reminder.

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  2. I love the drawing. It looks like it was made with so much care and love. I enjoyed seeing the things on your dresser and hearing how they were all part of your past. I could never be a minimalist, those kind who strive to own only, say, 100 things. I love things that have a story with them and they bring me too much pleasure.
    So glad to hear that you are feeling better.

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  3. My but you have lovely things. Your daughter's broaches are fantastic. Must visit her soon. Diddo to Cynthia's comment about never being a minimalist. Imagine how much dust you would see if I didn't have lots of pretties to hide it!

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  4. That drawing is by Katherine Brown and the sketch is Jesus and the Lamb. You can see the mark on Jesus' hand where the nail went in. I have a hand mirror almost exactly like yours. I got a set with comb and brush for Christmas one year. I only have the mirror now. I have a plastic tray for a dresser and used to have all my treasures in it. I still use it, but don't put the mirror on it any more; it takes up too much room and I now have a lot of other things on it. Nothing is as old as that mirror, though. I'm not sure when I got it, but I'm 70 now. (How did that happen?) I still love it.

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  5. So glad to here you are doing better. I also enjoyed your pics of your dresser and all the things that are important to you. You captured them well in the little vignettes. The last picture is special to. Have a great day.

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  6. I love everything about today's post...well, I almost always do love your posts. I often wonder what I should post about then I visit your blog and I am inspired! Love seeing your dresser and the pins your daughter makes and the tender picture of Jesus and the Lamb.

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  7. The things on your dresser are so beautiful. I love having pretty and meaningful things around to look at too. I am glad you are feeling better :)

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  8. You sound better and I hope you stay better too! You have beautiful things on your dresser, I keep all my "stuff" in a drawer in the bathroom...real fancy! :)

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  9. I love little trinkets and memories my chest is full of stuff. I need to clean it off it is not as neat as yours. Love you!!

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  10. I love how you surround yourself with beautiful and meaningful things.

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  11. Dressing tables are things of mystery aren't they? And timeless in lots of ways. I'm glad you're feeling better. Stay warm and dry in the storms today.

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  12. Your dresser is lovely, full of things that are cherished. It puts mine to shame, it has become a dumping ground for all the little things that should be popped into dishes and confined to one area. Thank you for sharing.

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  13. I like your dresser, particularly your daughter's pins. The drawing is wonderful. I use to be a smoker too, but quit many, many years ago.

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  14. Hi! Thank you for the tour of your dresser! The brooches your daughter makes are so lovely! I really like your mirror and brush set also. Stay safe in the storms. Nancy

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  15. Mama, I love you so! Your entire house is timeless and beautiful, like you! Your gur, Lynn

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