Many of you have asked where in the world I've been.

All I know is that after 7 plus years of blogging and a different lappy, which I don’t like, I seem to have lost my blogging fervor.

Someday, when you least expect it, I will post again.

For those of you still waiting I say thank you.

Meanwhile, I am rather prolific on twitter. Find me: @KeethaB
.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

The Eclectic Company - Waitin' on a New Adventure!!
.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

All The Better to See You With, My Dear!

.












It's Vintage Thingies Thursday over at Coloradolady and Thrifty Thursday at Leigh's.

I only have one small treasure to share this week.

When my paternal grandma went into a nursing home, her few possessions were of course given to her descendants. My aunt got grandma's glasses and her case. I loved them, so I started looking in antique shops for a little pair of my own.

I found these.

My friend Deven tells me they are called
pince-nez. They were worn by pinching them onto the nose. A cord could be run through the hole in the little tab on the left so they could hang around your neck until needed.


Pretty cool, huh?
.

34 comments:

xinex said...

You are right, Keetha! That is pretty cool...Christine

Postcardy said...

Somewhere, I think I have some of my mother's old glasses from the 1950s. They have wire frames. Originally they had different colored plastic pieces that could be snapped on the tops to change the look or to match different outfits. The plastic pieces got lost long ago, however.

Deven said...

I think they're called pince-nez. They're super cool. :)

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Those are just cool!

Deven said...

PS - I think they were usually tied onto a cord.

Betty Jo said...

Awesome! I'm so glad you found a pair of your own. ♥

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

super cool! great find. happy vtt

CC said...

What a great find..I'm not sure if I would ever be able to keep them on my nose.. :).
Happy VTT and have a wonderful weekend.

Swampgirl said...

Maybe that is what I needed! My students used to make fun of the way my glasses were always on the end of my nose...or else I would lay them down and forget where I put them!

SueLovesCherries said...

Those are so unique - great find! That term is probably correct because nez is French for nose, and pince sounds like pinch. (Ain't I smart?)

Coloradolady said...

These are really cute and what a great case as well. I have to agree, that I don't know how they kept these on, I would have lost them I am sure!! Have a great VTT.

Jewelgirl said...

I guess ladies read and did needlework with these probably.
The lady would not be super active when using them. Glasses were not an inexpensive item so you took great care of them! :) Happy VTT!

Elizabeth said...

Those are very cool! I thought people only wore them in the movies!

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

Great find!!!

Keetha said...

I did try them on, and they AREN'T easy to keep in place. I've seen pictures/movies of people using them and they have a long straight handle coming down from the little tab so they can hold them in place. I'm guessing they only held them up to their eyes when they really needed them.

Diane said...

I have my paternal grandfather's eyeglasses. They do have the temple bars, but are the same style as far as the wire rims, etc.

Wow, these would be hard to keep on your face! And I think I have a hard time now!!!!

Many hugs........

Diane

abeachcottage said...

oooh how interesting I've never seen those before!

Sarah

Marie Reed said...

Cool! Have you had them fitted with your lenses? That would be amazing to really use them? Great find!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Very cool! I have also been into antique and vinatge glasses since my find a few months ago at the thrift store. I love yours, very interesting!

A Thrifty Mrs said...

How interesting.

groovyoldlady said...

So...if'n you can't wear 'em, what do you DO with them? At my house they would end up as a teddy bear accessory.

Kirby3131 said...

I've done that several times, look for sentimental items at the antique shop and have one LIKE the one your loved one had. What a great find!

Bea said...

Way cool find. I have several pairs of old glasses but none with the case.

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

How cool to find a pair just like your grandma's! Great find!

shopannies said...

what a find and so special because they were your grandmas

Susan said...

Very interesting pair of glasses. Definitely would need a cord to hang around the neck or I would be losing them for sure.

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

Very cool!!! Thanks for sharing your treasure! Stop by and see my vintage thingie, if you like what you see, be sure to subscribe to my blog by clicking on "Follow" in the right hand column. This way we can inspire one another frequently! Be sure to stay a while when you're there and enjoy the experience!

CRY said...

i love all my family heirlooms and hope my daughter will want them someday and appreciate them like i do
i think i might post every now and then a family heirloom because there are a few things that im not sure what they are and my reader might be able to halp me out

LV said...

I used to have some of these that belonged in the family, but Lord knows what happened to them. Always enjoy your blog.

Chandy said...

It is very cool, Keetha. I can't wait to see it on you!

Keetha said...

LOL Chandy!!! Now that DOES give me an idea - - -

Lori E said...

You should post the Blogger's Anonymous badge here Keetha. Just leave a comment on the MomDot site and you can use it. You can try to give it to some of your blog friends too. Some won't admit to the problem though.
You can get to the specific post by clicking on the badge on my site.

Tracy said...

Very cool! I've never seen anything like that. = ) Great find.

Christina said...

Really great find. I vaguely remember my great grandmother having her glasses on a pretty silver chain, but I'm not sure if they were like those or not.