Tuesday, March 27, 2012

the art of writing a letter and the thrill of finding vintage treasures~

remember when we used to run out to the mailbox hoping for a letter from someone?  whether it be a grandparent, a friend, or even a pen pal.  there was something about getting a handwritten letter.  i was going through some old photos recently and found so many letters from my grandma lu and cards from friends.  unfortunately, handwritten letters or anything else for that matter are becoming obsolete.  i still love to write letters and send cards to friends ...and i love leaving little notes behind for my girls and husband, but i started thinking about what they will leave behind??  will we dig up old phone records and read their text messages??  the art of letter writing is slowly dying.  wanna join me and keep it going?  even if it's just a quick note to let someone know you're thinking of them, write it     down and send it in the mail.  the joy of receiving a letter in the mail is worth your effort~
* the photo above is a letter to my mother-n-law from her grand dad.  she has kept it all these years.




vintage clam basket that my dad gave me~
i LOVE finding anything old.  my dad had a few of his old clam baskets hanging in his garage and said i could have them!!  yay for me....he is always giving me little treasures.  

here are a few more of my recent finds....
it works!!  found this cute little fan at a local vintage shop .  $30.

i thought this was a cheerful piece...and imagine the cute little lady who did
all the needlework....it reminds me of my grandma lu.  $10.


i got the wicker table for $30.
the lamp on top is from my dad and i used an old clam basket for the shade~
love how it looks at night on my porch.
the flower pot is from my grandma.


my dad gave me the old tin match holder....
his brother gave it to him.


bottles from my dad~


vintage tea tin.  perfect condition.
$1.00 at a yard sale!

i have been looking for a while for a bed for my daughter.
found this on craigslist.  $100.  
it's awesome, heavy and has a footboard too.
love it~~~~


from the same lady i got the bed from....free!!!

my new (old) clock.  works perfect.
$5.00 at a thrift store.....

i just love finding these deals on old stuff.....i think it would be fun to have a vintage shop one day~~~~~


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