Thursday, July 8, 2010

Holding on to Favorite Things

Hi Bloggerettes!  Wanna see some more coastal decor.....I've been fooling around with these fish plates that I've had for years.  I found them at TJ Maxx around eight years ago.   Some things I just cannot
part with.
I bought the blue stemware glasses at least 15 years ago!

This lovely shell lidded bowl is a Fitz and Floyd piece from
many years ago

Of course as you know, I make table runners.  The two shown here are burlap and cotton.

Do you know that I absolutely love vintage or lovely linen
pillow shams?  I bought these in Savannah, Georgia
in a little shop on Front Street.  I paid an arm and leg for them but I had to have them!!  But, that was many years ago, so I have forgiven myself!

  I mean, just look at the embroidery.  What linen lover could resist!

Notice how I keep saying that most of these items were bought many years ago.  I get attached to things.  Maybe that's why I've been married for 36 years!!!!   Are you that way?

                                          ~~ hugs ~~


Linda @ A La Carte said...

The pillow shams are amazing! I love them and can see why you are so attached to them. The fish plates are very cute!! I'm trying to stay cool hot!

afistfullofweeds* said...

Love those blue stems!! Those pillows are awesome too!!!!!

Lululiz said...

Quite right, Sissie, I wouldn't have been able to resist those beautiful pillow covers either.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Yes, I get attached to things, too, Sissie. Like you, I've had my hubby for over 25 years ~ just can't part with him! ; ) The pillow shams are gorgeous! I don't blame you for splurging on them.

Just to give you a heads up, Sissie, I am drafting a post that you will be mentioned in, along with a couple of the things you make {it goes with my theme for that post}.

Dorthe said...

Yes dear Sissie,
I too get attatched to beautifull things-can`t throu them out,- keeps them for ever, and do not use them much, -but they just belongs to my life....
Your fishplates are wonderfull,-and the pillows so very beautifull, I would love to keep them,too.
You have so many wonderfull things,sweet friend.

Creative Carmelina said...

There's something fishy about this post! sissie! hehee...

i love your pillows too...and yes...pinks are hard to come by....but I just buy the threads and make my own! so no worries! right!!!!

ciao bella
thanks for coming by to see me...
i'm going to browse through your older posts now...don't want to miss a thing ... and I've not been online for some time now... yikes!

creative carmelina

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your dishes and your linens are all just gorgeous. So soft and pretty. Hugs, Marty

The Rustic Victorian said...

Your normal...and have fabulous taste!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I am sooo that way. I remember where I was, what I paid, why I bought it....
It is just the norm for around here!!

sjmcdowell said...

Dear Sissie,

I know only too well what you mean by holding onto the lovely things that mean the most to you is all about! Not only do I have my own things that I've amassed in my 50 plus years but also that of my relatives.
Please come over and visit me and you will see what I posted about earlier today...
an item that has been in my family for 101 years!!! Thats a long time to hang onto something...:D!!

Love, Light and Laughter to you,


Debbie said...

What beautiful linens, and that pillow...lovely.
Great plates and stemware too!
Always such wonderful photos.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Sissie....Me too! I get attached and can't let go! 38 years for me! Anyway, love, love the pillow shams! I am sure it makes you very happy that you bought them when you did! I love those blue glasses too!~Hugs, Patti

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Hi Sissie, those are some cute fish plates, and love the blue stemware! That pillow sham is sooooo dreamy.... I could NEVER part with that!!

Warmest hugs to you! Brenda

Theresa said...

I love linens too! Those are fabulous, and yes I hang on to things for a long time too. I have a hard time picking out things I would want to sell in my shop or at shows. I think of way too many reasons why I can't let go of stuff. Oh well, it's nice to know I'm in good company! :) Theresa

Blondie's Journal said...


I love pretty pillow shams with lace and embroidery...I hunt them down!! Whether old or new, they have to have one or the other to get on my bed! ;-)

Love, love the pretty dishes! You have so many cute coastal things, I'd love to shop your house. And I love old things, too. Look at my husband of 25 years!


Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

OMG Sissie those shams are to die for beautiful...and that china WOW!! you do have the best stuff in blogland my friend...Hope your having a GREAT week girl...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

If you love it, use it and enjoy it, you never pay too much! (Well that's what I tell myself anyway!) Beautiful glasses, just love the colors-enjoy!

LuLu Kellogg said...

I use my Grammy's china every morning to drink my coffee out of. I say use it!

I love the glasses and the way you put everything together. Just lovely!


p.s. My word verification is HUSSIE!! LOL

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Sissie, Do I get attached to things? Just take a look at my blog name for the answer. The pillow shams are gorgeous. I can see why you had to have them. Love the fish plates and the blue stemware.
xo, Sherry

Nancy said...

I'm so glad to know you hang onto things, too! But who could part with that lovely stemware and dishes? Those shams are so pretty, too.


Susie from Bienvenue said...

Yes Yes Yes!!! I save everything too. We just may need it one day. My husband picks on me because I store everything in my attic. He thinks one day it will all come crashing down. Lord I hope not. Have a great weekend my friend! Susie~

Diane said...

Ok I don't know if this is like the 3rd comment from me but my comments keep going to knowhere land. Your blog is amazing and I love your old linens....I will be coming here often!

tales from an oc cottage said...

Oh my...the Fitz & Floyd is divine!

m ^..^

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I'm going to an estate sale tomorrow...wouldn't it be just wonderful to find pillow shams like yours? Just dreaming I know!

Love your fish dishes too!


Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Wow, Sissie, I'm amazed that you manage to sew all the beautiful pillows and table runners with one arm and one leg only, ha, ha, ha. Well, that pillow is really beautiful and it's good that you have forgiven yourself. I get attatched to things as well and I don't think that this is a bad thing.
I would wish you a great weekend but I'm sure you'll come up with something pink tomorrow :-), so I just wish you a lovely Friday!

Riet said...

Hi Sissie. Yes I get attached to things too so end of this year I will be married for 50 years.:))) I love those pillow shams , beautiful.
Have a great day

Jeannette said...

Morning Sissie! I adore that lidded shell bowl - just gorgeous; I am nuts for anything embroidered and those shams are sooo elegant/shabby! I read you are hoping to move back to WV! I moved to WV from New England and although I really miss NE when we talk about moving from WV we can't think of where else we want to go now! (even though my heart is near the coast!lol)The climate here is usually fantastic! I wish you luck in your future plans! Sincerely, Jeannette (thanks for your sweet comments on my freshening up post!)

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Sissie!
Oh girl, those pillow shams are gorgeous! I have the hardest time passing beautiful embroidered pillow cases or shams. And the Fitz and Floyd covered dish is wonderful!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mary Ellen said...

Sissie you have the most beautiful things!! I love those pillows and your pictures are just lovely too!

Thanks for commenting on my arbor my son made for me! I sure love showing it off!

bee blessed

My Grama's Soul said...

Oh Sissie.....I love my things.......just like you.....I have had most of them for many many years and I can tell you exactly where I purchased them.....for the most part. Like minds!



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