Happy Saturday!….I do not usually post on a Saturday…but today is special…
When I would buy a piece of what I considered a treasure….
I couldn’t wait to show my dad.
He could always tell me something about it…
But he many times would laugh and say “gosh, we thought that was just junk and threw it away”
Well, I would say, but I love junk!
When he went on vacation back to his birthplace of Iowa to visit relatives….
I knew that he would be going to many farms.
I asked him if he would bring back an old milk can for me.
He did…and one for my sister too…he hauled it back to Florida from Iowa.
Junk he said…my uncle had a stash of these in the barn…!!
I love “junk”…
…..and often wonder who owned the treasure before me…
………..what was their story?….were they happy?
Did they bake their own bread and place it in this bread box?
…..or bought the loaf of Sunbeam from the corner grocery store…down the dirt road?
Did they use these trays for serving guests?
Or propping them on stands eating their dinner in front of the Black and White TV…
…..or maybe watch Bonanza for the first time in color!
Or did they use them as “pretties” to show off when the ladies came for Bridge
…..wearing their hats and gloves.
Did the ladies eat their lunch of cucumber sandwiches on these pretty dishes?
Oh the stories that were told over these dishes….
These iron and wood shutters came from a villa in Italy..
…..I often wondered what the house looked like with these gorgeous shutters.
Was it a palatial estate…or just a small house in the country?
…..surrounded by olive trees or vineyards?
I bought this antique blanket chest years and years ago…
It came with letters and pictures that belonged to the owners, dated in the late 1800’s.
I often thought back then of how I can trace the history of the chest…the family.
It was nearly impossible then….as Al Gore had not invented the Internet yet.
I asked the antique dealer why there were holes located toward the front of the lid?
She said that when people traveled via carriage they would nail down the chest…
…..to keep it from opening.
Oh the stories these treasures could tell….
But there is another story to be told today!!!
The story of ME!!!
Susan from MUST LOVE JUNK…is featuring me today.
She and Kris from Junk Chic Cottage have started a series of the “personal side of bloggers.
So if you want to read about ME…pop over and visit Susan…she has a wonderful blog..
…..AND SHE LOVES JUNK…well they are really actually wonderful treasures!!!
Have a wonderful weekend!