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What’s in the Box # 6

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What’s in the Box? #6

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I have a lot of boxes out in the garage, and in my closet that have been there for a long time. I thought it might be interesting to have a look inside, and post what all I find.

Some of these boxes are my stored away things, and some are boxes of saved stuff from my parents and grand-parents. It should be fun to see these long lost treasures.

I’ll be posting a new revelation as often as possible, with a few pictures, up until I either get tired of it, or run out of stuff. There are a lot of things to look through.

Hope you enjoy my ‘show & tell’ series! 🙂

Let’s have a look!

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This is a box of things my granny kept.

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First up is this baby garment.

It had a note pinned to it that reads:

NR’s

Made out of Aunt Annies slip – which was about 15 years or more… 1925

NR is my father, and I don’t know who Aunt Annie is.

If the little dress was made from her slip that was at least 15 years old, it makes the slip made about 1910. So this garment is 108 years old. It is in really good shape, with only a little yellowing of the fabric.

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This is a handkerchief, that was embroidered by my Aunt Nina in 1942, according to the note pinned to it. (Nina made this 1942) So, it is 76 years old.

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World War II Ration Book. These were issued in 1942. In reading about them, I found that every American citizen was issued one, and in order to purchase goods like sugar, and other commodities, clothing, and gasoline, you had to have these books with the little stamps to tear off.

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Toys, including little Army men, trucks, a tin soldier with a machine gun, and an airplane. There is something that looks like a real bullet? Definitely not a toy!

 

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

What’s In the Box? # 4

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What’s In the Box? # 4

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I have a lot of boxes out in the garage, and in my closet that have been there for a long time. I thought it might be interesting to have a look inside, and post what all I find.

Some of these boxes are my stored away things, and some are boxes of saved stuff from my parents and grand-parents. It should be fun to see these long lost treasures.

I’ll be posting a new revelation as often as possible, with a few pictures, up until I either get tired of it, or run out of stuff. There are a lot of things to look through.

Hope you enjoy my ‘show & tell’ series! 🙂

Let’s have a look!

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This is a box of things my granny kept.

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Here’s several wooden items I found in the box.

  • A nice carved wooden box with a picture on top, and lined with red print paper inside. The top inside is a mirror.
  • A small souvenir cedar box from Devine Texas, with hinge lock. Inside was an antique hairpin, a silver cross & chain, a gold ring, and 2 stick pins with a note that reads “Marvin Hxxx – 1917”
  • 3 wooden containers…one has writing on it in pencil that says Aunt Georgia Hxxx the other looks to be a souvenir bowl that says Seven Falls Colorado
  • A small silver snuff container (with a pinch of snuff inside), and a small, blue bottle embossed with the words, “Vick’s Drops”
  • A small leather coin purse. Inside I found a pen knife, 3 very small dice, a watch (no band) with the label on the face Vendome Jewels, a very small metal file, and a costume jewelry ring
  • A wooden picture, carved and painted by my dad (NR) – maybe a school project, as on the back there was written B+

    

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So, that is all for now, but I’ll be poking around in the big box, or another big box to find more treasures pretty soon.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

FRIENDLY FILL-INS – 3/17/17

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FRIENDLY FILL-INS – 3/17/17

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Here are the fill-ins:

  1. The oldest item in my home is _____________________.
  1. The oldest item in my refrigerator is _____________.
  1. My family heritage is _____________________________.
  1. My favorite family tradition is __________________.

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Here are my answers…

  1. The oldest item in my home is …a pink, lace, baby bonnet dated 1842. Here’s a photo of it, with the paper that tells who it belonged to and the year. I found it at a yard sale with a bunch of other things of this type, all dated. I’m always finding antique/vintage things. They are fascinating, and makes me wonder about the people and the stories behind the items. I have things from this 1842 bonnet, on up, including letters from soldiers in WWI and WWII, WWII War Ration coupons, hair clips, bow ties, and even graveyard flowers from over a century ago.

2. The oldest item in my refrigerator is … Well, I just cleaned out our refrigerator yesterday, so I would guess some condiments. I’m almost out of Ranch Dressing, so probably that would be the oldest, even though it isn’t that old.

3.  My family heritage is … Native American, German, Irish

4. My favorite family tradition is… I don’t think we have any any more. We used to do Christmas and Thanksgiving with family, and we do now, with our daughters and their families. We weren’t living around extended family for a lot of years, since we moved with the Army, so we just did whatever we felt like for the holidays, which was pretty unconventional at times.

Another somewhat weird but fun one is going to yard sales. We’ve been doing this on the weekends for as long as I can remember. My mom, me, and my girls, and now they go and take their kids. My sister, and grandmothers would go sometimes, too. My brother-in-law goes and makes a business out of trading and selling what he finds. It’s all fun. 🙂

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© 2017 BS

PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF # 22

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For Nano Poblano and National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo)

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“Please Introduce Yourself”

Greetings! We are a few of the nice lady’s collection of salt and pepper shakers. There are quite a few more, but they were shy…didn’t want their photo taken. She had us packed away in the shed for awhile, but came to rescue us this afternoon. She gave us all a nice sudsy bath, and dried us off, so we’d look nice.

Hello…I’m the Kangaroo mom, and baby joey kangaroo. See the little one in my pouch? I’m pretty old, as in vintage or antique. Not that it bothers me at all! I was entered one time in the local fair, under antiques and relics, and guess what…I won a ribbon, just for sitting there looking pretty!

Ahem…excuse me Ms. Kangaroo…I was speaking… As I was saying, we come from all over the place, wherever the nice lady finds us. Mostly yard sales, thrift stores, and some of us were sent to her by friends, because they know she collects them. She even has a book that tells all about the collecting of S&Ps (salt & peppers). It was sent to her by a friend, also.

Now that we are out of storage, I hope the nice lady will set us on a shelf somewhere in the house, so she can admire us again. Maybe in the hutch her uncle built. She cleared out a lot of books, so now has the space. 🙂

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© 2016 BS

 

ANTIQUES – HAUNTED OR NOT?

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Here’s a few of my thoughts on antiques. I like to find old things at flea markets and yard sales. I’m not afraid of them, as I’ve heard others are.  What do you think? Are they haunted?IMG_1526

ANTIQUES – HAUNTED OR NOT?

Do you think antiques are haunted by their previous owners? Have you ever held a really old item in your hands and ‘felt’ the presence of the infused spirit of some long ago person? I have.

Antiques and relics all have stories to tell, if you just listen…not with your ears, but with your sixth sense and your heart. Hold the item…maybe an old brooch, a bone hairpin, a letter from WWI or WWII, a bow tie from 1820, or a yellowing, lace baby bonnet from 1842…in your hands. Be quiet…just listen.

Close your eyes, feel the shape of the piece. See if you can pick up any impressions that flash across your mind. Try not to think of anything but what you are holding. The images and thoughts you have will be random, and may not make much sense to you…but, these thoughts that drift across your mind, will probably be the infused essence of the person/spirit that once owned the item.

It’s telling you a story…maybe about the baby who wore the bonnet; maybe it felt scratchy on their head, or maybe comforting, because they trusted their mother to protect their little head from the harsh sunlight. That this long ago baby lived a full, wonderful life, or later on, met with sorrow, you never know for sure, but rest assured, a bit of that person is left for you to discover…if you just listen.

I wouldn’t say the item is haunted, though. It just holds the impression of the previous owner. It’s a bit sad, really, that it has come to be sold out of the family. Someone thought enough of the person to have kept the item for so many years. It could be that this was the end of the line for it…no family left to pass it down to, as an heirloom.

I like to think I am rescuing it, that I was drawn to this place and time, to have found it…to find out it’s long history…and to tell it’s story.

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© 2016 BS

 

 

 

 

COLOR YOUR WORLD – TAN

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Today’s color to match is Tan.

Find out more about the colorful challenge, see more entries, and join in! Click link below:

Color Your World – Tan

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Antique Cigar Boxes

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Old souvenir from Pike’s Peak (1955)

 

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© 2016 BS

COLOR YOUR WORLD – # 6 – FUCHSIA

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Today’s color to match is called Fuchsia, which is a red/pink color

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Color Your World – Fuchsia

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These pictures are some very old antiques, that belonged to my dad. The blanket they are on is what I would call Fuchsia. 🙂

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© 2016 BS

 

WRITING 101 … REINVENT THE LETTER FORMAT

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Today we were asked to write a letter. It could be to someone, something, humorous, satirical, or even a letter to ourselves…any way we wanted to do one. I’ve written quite a few already on here under the category Loco Letters, if you’d like to read more.

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LITTLE PINK

Dear Little Pink Baby Bonnet,

I’ve known you for awhile now. When I saw you, I knew I would treasure you, and keep you safe. You are so cute. I wish I knew your true life story, but I try to imagine what experiences you have had on the long road of the past, to have brought you to me.

You were a surprise to me, Little Pink. I had no idea you were hiding out in that old candy box. When I bought the box, at a yard sale, I knew there were old letters and trinkets in there…all of them antiques. Then, when I pushed back a small piece of yellowed tissue paper, I saw you. You had nestled there for many years, I’m sure, just waiting to be discovered.

Such a delicate little thing you are, all pink and lacy. There was a note wrapped up in the tissue paper along with you. It reads: “Little Cap – 1842 – Grandma’s brother Jimmie – the oldest of the family”

I’m thinking you were baby Jimmie’s little cap Did he like wearing you? He must have been born in the summertime, because you, Little Pink, are most likely a summery bonnet. Jimmie probably didn’t wear you very many times, as babies grow fast. Were you ever passed down to other babies in the family? I know you were loved very much, to have been kept for so very long.

I wonder what happened to your first family? Each one grew old, and passed away, while you lived on. Now, they are all gone, and you were set free to find another loving home and family.

My little ones are all grown up now, so you never got a chance to adorn their tiny heads, but I will keep you safe, until the day comes I’m no longer here. Then you’ll be set free again.

My wish for you, Little Pink ~ May you have another 163 years, to continue on in your travels, collecting more stories that should be told to future generations, and that you always be treasured.

With love,

Barbara

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