Wednesday, January 15, 2014


My sister and I went over to my deceased aunt's house to see if there was anything we would like. On the larger scale I will be getting my maternal grandmother's curved-front china cabinet, and what was my aunt's father-in-law's round dining room table - with claw and ball feet!

On the smaller side I took some wood thread spools, ribbon rolls, and a few other small items from her craft room. Unfortunately, we didn't have the same craft styles; she sewed and quilted. In the upstairs there was a box of figurines that I got excited about and took almost all of them. My nephew (her grandson) who lived there with her said there's another box in the attic. I hope I can get those, too!

A few Rednesday items to start with: an S&P set in the shape of cardinals. Two girl figurines, the one on the left is a Lefton.

This is an older candy tin in a pretty winter scene. You can see that the top was cut out to use for a bank.

Now for the non-reds! Love these little birds! They are S&P shakers, too. But, check this out - see these odd things in the bottoms? They are noise makers! You know those small round cans that, when you turn them upside down, they moo? These are like that . . . except these don't work. What a novel idea!

I was so excited to see this Shiny Brite box but, unfortunately, it's empty. It is in excellent condition, though.

Last, I'll show you these adorable mouse figurines. Love the chains! My grandma had a chained set of deer way back when. Their expressions are priceless!


★Carol★ said...

Such sweet remembrances of your aunt! Especially love that tin. How hard could it possibly be for companies these days to make their products this cute? You just can't beat the charm of vintage stuff!
Happy Rednesday!


Those are darling little keepsakes from your Auntie! Very cool that you also get the cabinet and table! Can't wait to see them!
Have FUN with the spoolie swap!

acorn hollow said...

I am sure your aunt would be thrilled for you to have them.

Patty Antle said...

Such sweet things to remember your aunt by. I love the little figurines and have purchased some of those little angels lately.

April Dunlap said...

Adorable. I'm a sucker for s&p sets and BIRDS! What fun ways to remember your aunt.
Happy Rednesday!

Doris C said...

Oh what lovely ornaments Sue, are you keeping them as a keepsake.

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Those are such sweet and cute notions from your aunt's!! The cabinet and table sound lovely!! Can't wait to see some pictures! Wising you a happy day! xo Holly

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Oh I love those birds! ♥

Shelley Germann said...

Great treasures! And it's always a plus when you can say "This belonged to my aunt." At least I think so! I'll be in touch, Sue! I know I'm behind on my commenting and blogging!

Melody Brown said...

Hi Sue! I'm glad you got to share such wonderful treasures for Rednesday! I love that tin..what a great keepsake.

Curtains in My Tree said...

It's always so fun to me to get old family items.
Those mice are adorable

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Oh my, there is so much cuteness here! Love the bird S&P, usually the squeakers don't work anymore, but they are wonderful. All of it is great.