Sunday, April 13, 2008

Mondays SHOW & TELL at shop

Beautiful silver etched Vase given as a wedding present 61 years ago from Mississippi, New Orleans & Texas estate.
Lots of antique lead crystal syrup or creamers from same estate
Antique occupied Japan antique romantic couple and floral box of composite coasters same estate
Shabby roses antique sugar bowl in excellent condition from same estate
Unusual stylish seafoam green creamer I suppose ...same estate antique

2 same estate antique Silver costume jewlery beads
2 shabby roses antique bracelets from same estate
Antique bowl & Pitcher from same estate in crackly finish excellent condition
Antique same estate Ruby glass candy dish on pedestal
Antique gold lead crystal etched wine decanter too georgous for words same estate
Antique gold creamer from same estate
Show and Tell Mondays is something NEW that the members of are featuring each Monday on each shops blogs. So I will join them each Monday (probably do my postings on sundays) for this fun new CREATIVE adventure. IF I knew how to add websites to my blog I would have many many more listed than I have. You can visit their forum, or click on each website and visit their blogs. You will be on CREATIVE OVERLOAD after visiting these gals shops...oh my!
As a shop owner it is SINCERELY A PRIVELEDGE to be invited to someones home and be first to purchase their loved ones treasures after they have departed from this earth life. It is a humbling experience and as I write this as I have a knot in my throat and blinking away the tears. You would think it would get easier, but each home and family bring their precious life stories and this one is no exception. these pieces are from Mississippi, New Orleans & Texas.
The pictures I have featured were the first of this estate buying trip, there are approx. 50 new pieces in shop and they will be priced Monday. There should be weekly additions from this estate. Each item is beautiful, antique and in excellent condition and priced affordably as I dont always know the real values, I just want to keep the doors open and have a win win for you as a customer and me as owner and to keep vintage pieces a way of life in the present.
I cried all the way home after this purchase...the widower showed me around and talked of his dearly deceased wife so lovingly and he raved on and on about her and how she entertained so many important people in their lives and that was her passion. Her other passion was an accomplished tole painter and I nearly broke down when I entered into her tole painting craft room. This is all I can talk about for now, its just to tender so I will tell more after purchasing during the next month and share with you.
As I have done this for so many years I have learned that our pretty things we have are to be enjoyed while we are here to the fullest, to use, enjoy and make precious memories with them. Then when we are gone they are passed down for the next generation to enjoy and make their own special memories.
It takes a brave man to part with these things...but it is the right thing to is so rewarding to have the young girls come in and enjoy the vintage jewelry pieces that were from the 60's and 70's the antique handwork, the handpainted dishes etc.
So this is my first SHOW AND TELL MONDAY please visit my friends blogs at and tell them Just a bed of roses sent you! I'll see you inbetween now and next monday if I dont blow away in the wind storm coming this evening.


jeni said...

Oh what gorgeous things! I must stop by on Monday before my trip. See you soon.

Debbie said...

Brenda....I am just drooling! The little old man sounds like a real sweetheart and so brave to part with his treasures. I love that seafoam creamer....hope I remember to check your site when you get it priced!

Cozy Cottage Gifts and Decor

Roxie said...

Hi Brenda. Love the ruby candy dish. You have some fabulous finds here, hope they sell fast at your shop.

Theresa said...

I love the etched vase. Ooowee, that is something I haven't seen to often. What a treasure. I am loving Show and Tell Monday.
Theresa @ Cottage Violets

Lisa said...


Very nice. Love the ruby glass candy dish too. Everything is wonderful.


Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Brenda, wow, I did not know there is such a thing as estate buying over there. I love the antique pitcher. Hope you have a great week!

Pei Li

Carolk said...

Brenda, what a lovely, touching post. The items you brought to the shop are sooo pretty and really say something about the person who onced chose them herself.
Thanks for sharing them,

Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Brenda!

You have amazing things! I can easily see myself go broke just shopping at your boutique.
I'm sure they will all go fast!
Have a great day and thanks for sharing Show and Tell. Love it!
Janet's Creative Pillows

GEORGIA said...

Ohh, Brenda, I have tears welling up just reading your post...what a sweet man to share is memories with you!
You have some lovely pieces for your shop....wish I were close enough to come shop!!
Thanks for sharing!

PINK hugs!
Grandma G's

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Brenda - you found some great new pieces! Hope they sell quickly for you!

Sweet Necessi-Teas said...

Beautiful treasures... My eyes are teary from the story you told of the sweet man who had lost his beloved. (( ))

K&E@forgetmenotdreams said...

Brenda, What beautiful things! Don't you just love Estate sales and treasure hunting! I am glad you found such wonderful things!
Forget Me Not Dreams

Cathy said...


It must have been quite difficult to hear this gentle mans story of his loving wife. I bet your heart was aching for him. Thank you for sharing it with us.

I love all the pictures, but especially the aqua floral bracelet. I'm a jewelry-aholic, amongst other collections I can't live without.

Take care and have a wonderful day pink sis.