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July Squares # 18 – Blue – Salt & Pepper Shaker

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July Squares # 18 – Blue – Salt & Pepper Shaker

July Blues

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This is a month of blue! It’s a fun challenge created by Becky of “The Life of B”, and each day we show something blue. The only rule beside blue, is that the photo MUST be SQUARE!

As an added bonus, I’ve found songs with blue in the title or lyrics, or at least something to do with the photo. 🙂

Thanks, Becky!

If you’d like to join in, just click the above link to find out details, and also see other entries.

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This is a set of Delft Blue salt & pepper shakers. It’s a three piece set, consisting of a small shallow blue boat (white inside), with two figures sitting inside. They are a little Dutch boy and girl dressed in blue. They can be removed from the boat, in case you actually want to use them as salt & pepper shakers. Mostly I think these novelty S & Ps are just for admiring and collecting.

I can’t even remember where I got these, but probably were a gift, as I have a few people that send me what they find at antique and thrift stores where they live.

The bottom of the set is imprinted with a small blue symbol of the maker, I think. I don’t know what it means, but there is a small windmill included in the design. It also says in blue letter writing = Hand painted Delft Blue, and a copyright mark D.A.I.C.

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“Where the Boat Leaves From”, by the Zac Brown Band, can be found on their 2008 album, “Foundation”.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Sabi Saturday & FOWC – Sachet/Sashay

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Sabi Saturday & FOWC – Sachet/Sashay

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Sabi Saturday, Week 14

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FOWC with Fandango — Sashay

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Combining two challenges here today – Sabi Saturday, and Fandango’s One Word Challenge…

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The one word is ‘sashay’ and I have something that sounds the same, but is a different thing all together. That is a really old ‘sachet’ package.

That brings us to the description of Sabi Saturday:

Sabi Saturday is open for a whole week where we share:

  • the vintage/antique items handed down or we “rescue” from garage sales and thrift stores so they don’t end up in a trash bin
  • items we’ve upcycled instead of throwing them away
  • items we’ve repaired in a transformative way to make them more beautiful or cooler than before
  • process or tutorials on how we upcycled or repaired something to make something new, more beautiful, or cooler
  • the main idea is showing how we treasure or reuse or creatively transform things that have some history to them, may be a bit worn but nevertheless are still useful/beautiful and often have character.

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As I’ve been going through some old boxes of my parent’s and grand-parents things that they kept over the years, I found this cute little sachet packet.

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The note that was written and was inside the little pink container says:

To Nina (my aunt)

From Mrs. Frances

McCamey Texas

1930

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The little pink container must have had some sweet smelling sachet in there. Sachets were used (and may still be used today) to place in a person’s chest-of-drawers to make everything smell nice. I used to use similar ones, myself.

The original box for this says it is a Dorothy Perkins product, and has the word Memories, and Sachet on the top, along with some pink roses.

On the front of the sachet container is a square, with blue flowers, and a small clock.

I think it is really cool that my aunt saved this little item, and my granny still had it, too.

I know the word sashay and sachet are different, but I can imagine my aunt would sashay out and about, with sweet smelling sachet scented clothes. 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

 

 

Sabi Saturday – Vintage Enamel Ware Pitcher

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Sabi Saturday – Vintage Enamel Ware Pitcher

Sabi Saturday, Week 12

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To find out more details, and join in, just click the above link.

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Sabi Saturday is open for a whole week where we share:

  • the vintage/antique items handed down or we “rescue” from garage sales and thrift stores so they don’t end up in a trash bin
  • items we’ve upcycled instead of throwing them away
  • items we’ve repaired in a transformative way to make them more beautiful or cooler than before
  • process or tutorials on how we upcycled or repaired something to make something new, more beautiful, or cooler
  • the main idea is showing how we treasure or reuse or creatively transform things that have some history to them, may be a bit worn but nevertheless are still useful/beautiful and often have character.

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This is a vintage enamel ware pitcher, washbowl, and soap dish.

A friend of ours found it in an abandoned house many years ago, and gave it to me.

It is marked on the bottom with 215. D, but I don’t know what that means, even though I tried to find out.

I still use these quite often. It is pretty distressed, chipped, and rusted out a bit (the pitcher has a hole in it). I’ve used the pitcher to scoop up birdseed, and the wash basin I’ve used as a planter, and also a fairy garden at one time.

I love using old things like this, and am always on the look out for small antique/vintage pieces at yard sales.

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Cream colored pitcher, wash bowl, & soap dish, embellished with yellow & pink flowers, with some black and green designs, too

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 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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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2016 BS