These two little people are two of my favorite pieces, aren't they precious! I found them at a friends garage sale, she passed away earlier this winter, so they have special meaning to me. I think they were used as book ends. I really love them!
They have a few problems, like - someone filled them with plaster (groan) and they have more than a few cracks, but they are truly ~ old loves~
This is an old tea pot that my mother gave to me. She said she got it as a wedding present, I just adore it! I have forgotten about it though, because it was clear in the back of my china closet, so she's coming to the front, maybe I'll use her more, another ~old love~
This is my cookie jar - he does not have a place in the china closet, because he sits on my counter. I really do love him! I got him at a thrift shop for $5.00, years ago. He has lost most of his paint and is not as handsome as he was in his day, but I still love him! He is one of my favorite ~old loves~
So, aren't these ~old loves~ of mine, just like us? They are treasured because of their timeless beauty, just as we are. We have a few problems because of age, some of paint is gone and we have more than a few cracks (wrinkles!). But, just like us, they grow more beautiful and are more priceless with age. I hope that when I am gone, my children will cherish and take care of my ~old loves~