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
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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Thrifty Vintage Thingies


It's THAT time again!!!!
Vintage Thingies Thursday over at Coloradolady and Thrifty Thursday at Bloggeritaville.














Be sure you click on either the above icons or links to check out what everyone else is posting today.

As for me, I'm making an eclectic post - - - imagine that!!


First is a carnival glass relish tray. It was given to us as a wedding present 34 years, two weeks, and three days ago!!! Maybe not quite an antique yet, but certainly vintage.

At the time, not being a "brown" wearer, I wasn't too crazy about the color. But, over the years I have so enjoyed using it, the color has "grown" on me and I LOVE it.

Later addendum: I did some googling and found out that this is an Indiana Glass Company relish tray made in the 1970's. It was only made in gold carnival glass and it's current value is listed as between $10 - $20.


Next is a sewing case. My Grandfather built one of these for each of his eight daughters (my mom being the second to the youngest of those eight) for Christmas about 45 years ago . I left the antique rocker in the back ground so you could get a perception of size.

When it opens on it's hinges, there are dowels for spools and fabric pockets with elastic edges for sewing notions. This is going to our youngest daughter, Korie.

The next items do not belong to me, but I wanted Suzanne (Coloradolady) to see them because her little creamers in a row reminded me of these - - -


Tin cups and coffee pots that hang up near the ceiling all around the main dining room - - -


At the ORIGINAL Famous Dave's BBQ on Round Lake, near Hayward, Wisconsin.

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48 comments:

LV said...

This is another of your great post that truly loved. I have several vintage pieces of carnival glass that I inherited. I think they are so pretty. I have a taste for most vintage items. Thanks for visiting.

Anonymous said...

It is not Thursday yet and you are doing your Thursday post... how dare you.

Keetha Broyles said...

Anonymous - - - just LIKE an anonymous person, criticizing WIHTOUT leaving your name. Where's the COURAGE in that????

xinex said...

Hi Keetha, oh yes, we actually do eat on our plates, lol! I love your vintage items. That sewing box is huge and so unusual...Christine

Altered Glass said...

Hey K.B. way to call out anonymous! Maybe that was jerk guy from the office today and he found out you have a blog site! LOVED the sewing chest. Your grandpa sure must have worked hard just to show his love for his girls. It truly looks like he put some real TLC into the details! Thanks so much for sharing...

Cindy said...

Well, it's almost Thursday. I have the same relish plate only in green! Picked it up at an antique mall!

Sarah said...

That is some kinda nifty sewing box you have there! It is nice to see how innovative people used to be and that their work was appreciated.

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I love the Carnival glass ware I have a good bit of it I got from DH's Mom and then bought some of it.
The sewing box is such a treasure to have, I know you keep it close to your heart.
now I need to pay a visit to that bbq place and see those pots.

Virginia said...

Love the brown relish tray!

Keetha Broyles said...

Oh girls - - - I am really only KIDDING with anonymous. I don't know who they are, but I KNOW they are someone that knows me in person and is just having fun not letting me know who they are. I'm just pulling their leg BACK.

Thanks for defending me - - - but I PROMISE, the anonymous thing is all in fun.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

your sewing case is super cool! love it! and vintage relish dish is pretty too! perfect use for summer! Happy VTT

Coloradolady said...

Wow!! I love your sewing case..how special your grandfather made those for his granddaughters. And I do love the pots hanging from the roof!! That may be where I have to start storing my things when I run out of room! Happy VTT!!

jennifer said...

Love the sewing box. I don't think I have ever seen one like it. And the fact that it is a family heirloom makes it priceless!

Chari said...

Hey Girlfriend...

Just read your note...thanks for coming by and taking a peek at my yard sale treasure finds! Girl, those plates came with the rack for the snowman! Isn't it cute? Hehe!!!

Wow...you have some great vintage thingies!!! Girl, I have a fruit plate just like yours...only mine is clear glass! It's so funny because I have had it in my china hutch for some time but I decided to take it out and leave it on my kitchen counter for awhile...I love it! Hmmm...they say great minds think alike! Hehe!!! Keetha, that little sewing cabinet that your Grandpa made for your mother is awesome!!! I've never seen anything like it before...what a treasured keepsake! I just love it!!!

Well my friend, hope you're having a wonderful week! Talk to you soon...

Chari

Ulla said...

You must have liked the glass tray from the beginning, because otherwise you probably would have accidentally dropped it! The sewing cabinet is unusual and made with love. A true treasure!

Elizabeth said...

I've never seen carnival glass in a relish tray. I've always been partial to the browns myself.

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

Well it's Thurs evening downunder lol!!!..love all your items especially the carnival glass relish dish..what a beauty i've never seen one like it :)

Marie Reed said...

This is Enamel coffee pot heaven.. Now I'm craving BQ too!

Donna said...

Love your items!

Vicky said...

I enjoy seeing your vintage collection today.

Diane said...

Isn't it wonderful to have treasures you've loved for so many years?! I still have several items we received as wedding gifts; some things I never thought I would enjoy back then, but have come to cherish!

The sewing case is such a treasure! How precious to own something your grandfather so lovingly made with his own hands! Can't you just feel his love every time you look at it and touch it?!

Great vintage stuff today Keetha. Thanks so much for sharing. Have a blessed day!

Many hugs...............

Diane

Connie said...

Love your sewing case. I remember how much your mom sewed. Very nice family heirloom. Connie

Keetha Broyles said...

Yay Connie!!!! Thank you for coming AND commenting!!!

Do you remember seeing the sewing case? It was always right beside mom's sewing machine.

mannequin said...

I want one of those sewing cases! How unique and how very special that your grandfather made them. No man has ever made me one {harumph}.

And it's Carnival glass....how I love Carnival glass. I don't see it that much in shops anymore and now I'm going to be obsessed with finding it I fear.

Postcardy said...

Your sewing case is cool but not an efficient use of space--you can fit more spools in one zip-loc baggie.

That's a great display of pots and cups.

Linda's Blue Gate said...

What a treasure that sewing case is....... he must have been a very special sweet man...... lovely..
HUgs
Linda

Bea said...

Love that sewing case. What a great thing to pass down.

Your carnival glass is quite unique. Love the images of the fruit and the little handles are cute.

Jingle said...

Great items! Those creamers are wonderful!

Carrie said...

The sewing box is amazing. Love the carnival piece-- yes, that stuff sometimes has to grow on a person.

Kirby3131 said...

I've always liked carnival glass - I hadn't seen a relish tray like that...how fun! (get it? carnival - fun)

The sewing cabinet is so interesting and to think, he made 8 of them! I'm glad you featured it - great story and piece of furniture.

Kate in NJ said...

LOL, I have that same dish!
My DH bought it..loved the color.lol He is a big "amber" fan.
;-)
The sewing box is wonderful!!

ellen b said...

Love the carnival dish. How great that you have the sewing cabinet made by your grandfather.

Brenda said...

Oh, the sewing case is fantastic! What a sweet and giving grandfather he was! I love all kinds of vintage sewing things. I've made many quilts over the years. So this one captured my heart!
Brenda

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

I love your sewing case and the story behind it. So precious!

SueLovesCherries said...

Your grandfather was pretty clever to have thought of a space-saving sewing box. Just tuck it behind a chair!

Susan said...

I love Ulla's comment because I have done just that--oops! Absolutely love the sewing case. It is uniquely made with love for his many girls--something my father would have done and did do when he made a bread table board for all my sisters except me but I was there yet. Anyways, I got mom's.

skyesofblue said...

Nice piece of carnival glass. I have several relish trays but they are just plain glass. Do people even sell them anymore? Love the sewing case. (I seldom sew) I really love pictures of the tin coffee pots and mugs. I have spent time in Hayward, it was many years ago. Did spend allot of time in Phillips, WS years ago.

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Love your sewing case. Fun to have such special piece. Thank you so much for sharing your treasures and visiting us today!
Marcela & Clara

Protector of Vintage said...

Lovely items!! I don't know much about carnival glass so it was nice to see your relish tray. Have a nice day!

Holly said...

What fun fun finds,...all of them. That sewing case has got to be my favorite. It reminds me soo much of my mom that I got all nastalgic just looking at it! Well done!!!

Also,...I personally LOVE a good surprise and I think you should do a "Thursday" post every day of the week (except for Thursday of course :)). -anonymous pffffttt on you!!

CC said...

Oooooo, I love your relish tray...
and oh my gosh !!, that sewing case is beyond wonderful. What a treasure.
OOo, I would so love to have one like it.
Happy VTT..have a lovely weekend.

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

Wow, your home is just full of treasures! That sewing case is sa-weet! I've never seen anything like it.

Trish said...

Love the sewing chest...and the relish tray...wonderful keepsakes!
I enjoy all things vintage...my sweet Mom-in-law, left me with lots of lovely things...I cherish them, as I'm sure you do the sewing chest made by your Grandfather.
~hugs~
trish

Chandy said...

Lovely pieces to share with us today! I love the coffee pots!

Christina said...

Love eclectic posts!! Very pretty relish tray. My hubby inherited some hull pottery and I didn't like it in the beginning (brown), but it has grown on me also. Perfect for fall.

The sewing case is wonderful. What a lovely family piece.

Miri said...

The Carnival glass relish trays looks so lovely on that beautiful doily!

Love the sewing cabinet...its not only lovely but practical! Wow, I have my threads all jumbled together in a plastic shoe box thingie!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

I laughed at anon, b/c it sounded like a comment from you when you tease! LOL! It MUST be family! And I am certain joshing with you.
Ok, I LOVE that relish tray! It is gorgeous! And what a sweeet keepsake from grandpa!

shopannies said...

so cool and we recently saw cups hanged like that at a thrift shop and loved it