Have you made it around to all of the Where Bloggers Create participants? I sure haven’t! I’m still working my way through the list. I hate to miss any. I’ve seen so many wonderful spaces with so many yummy goodies.
My tastes have changed BACK to the more chippy, shabby vintage in recent years. Part of this may be nostalgic. Since my mother passed away I’ve really headed in that direction. But then I started thinking…….where DID it all begin? This passion for vintage? I kind of lost it for a long while there. Too busy raising kids, I guess.
My mother was a long time “junk” lover. Every summer when I was a kid, we would go to Manitou, Co. And she and I would go antique shopping. I distinctly remember Mrs.Voss antique shop. You would walk into the shop, located in an old building, and be amazed by the masses of “stuff.” It was everywhere…..on tables, under tables, hanging from the ceiling, stacks on stacks, on the walls. Just layers and layers of stuff to dig through. And not a single piece had seen a dust cloth in perhaps years. The sunlight would filter through the windows, dust particles dancing in the light. Of course, this just added to the mystique and appeal of the shop, for my mother and I.
I was always allowed to buy something little for myself. A few things of which I still have.
This tiny little jar. I don’t know what it was (or is) that appealed to me, but it’s in my little studio corner today.
A tiny little plate. Probably from a child’s tea set. I loved then, and still do, the crackle and old brown patina.
And my most prized possession for years.
This art deco piece. I was TOLD that the purple cast of the glass meant that it was very very old. It lives in my guest bath today.
So I guess this is where my passion began. Even though I lost my way for awhile, holding onto a few pieces from my past must surely show that the “vintage Junker” was still in there somewhere, just waiting to be turned loose on an unsuspecting world again some day.:)
So here I am, knowing, from all the spaces I toured over the weekend, that I love love the concept of “more is better.” And just looking for new ways to add to my yummy junky world!
Just this weekend, I dug out this old jewelry box. It hadn’t seen the light of day in forever. What the heck was I thinking, anyway?!
It’s not NEARLY full enough yet! HAHA!!
Hope you’re having a wonderful week filled with all the things that YOU love!