Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Old Loves . . .

I was eating breakfast, daydreaming, thinking about Spring - and happened to glance over at my china closet. I realized that there were so many ~old loves~ that were hidden away, clear  in the back - I could not even see some of them!  So, I decided that today would be the day that I rearranged, and brought some of them to the front, so that I could see them,  love them and enjoy them again.
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~ 



  1. I love all your old friends. Yes I think the signs of age really make pieces like this more lovely and interesting. I've got more than a few cracks myself but I felt very loved and cherished this birthday. Linda

  2. Linda - Thanks for stopping! I'm so glad your birthday was special.

  3. Barb,

    Such lovely treasures! My favorite is the teapot! Too cute!

  4. Ohhhhhh lovely! My old loves are my all time favourite loves :]



  5. Gina - I love the teapot also, doesn't she just look like a grandma? Thanks for stopping.

    Kimmie - I have that problem too, my old loves are my favorite! Including my husband! Thanks for checking in.

  6. You noticed your "old loves," again. That's kind of how I can view this post. And it goes right along with another post I just read... Encouraging us to notice the beauty around us [even on a dull and sloppy Winter day]. Nice theme, we have going here. :-)

    I'll be honest and say I don't remember if you changed your blog look recently or not. It's soothing and soft and looking-ahead-to-Spring-ish though. Changed or not. :-)

  7. Dear Barb, what a wonderful analogy. Love your old items.

  8. Aunt Amelia - Beauty is everywhere, I guess on days like this, we just have to look harder! And yes, I did change my blog, we girls just need a change sometimes, thanks for stopping.

    Packrat - I do love my old things, I guess that's why I don't really feel inclined to get new stuff very often. Good to see you.


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