quaint handmade’s Favorite Vintage Things

Apr 1, 2009 by

Today, I enjoy the splendid pleasure of welcoming Cindy from quaint handmade to share her favorite vintage treasures.  Cindy, whose blog she co-authors with her husband Scott, shares genuine, heartfelt ideas that consistently inspire me to contemplate the beauty of life.  quaint handmade’s photographs and musings capture a life filled with thoughtfulness, and I especially enjoy Cindy’s new diptych series that finds the line that connects throughout all of Brooklyn.  I am sure that many of you feel the same.  Without further ado, I introduce quaint Cindy!

“My favorite vintage things were all my Mom’s. Although we shared many common interests like decorating, crafting and cooking, she was not one to covet old things or collect them. I, on the other hand, love vintage  and have many collections. She also loved simple colors and asymmetrical  lines while I love florals and symmetry. These items are very special  not because they are have enormous monetary value, but because she loved them and so do I.”

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“The green glass vase was my Grandmother’s and the purple one was my  Mom’s. I don’t remember seeing them around the house growing up and suspect they were hidden for safekeeping because they are very delicate.”

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“My Mom and I would take the bus about once a week to a local mall for some lunch and shopping. She loved simple, classic design and found this lovely statue in a Danish store for $.50. I would say it was one of her favorite objects.”

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“The Hall Teapot was one of the first things she purchased when she married my Dad. I love the colors and it looks great with my floral china.”

Thank you so much Cindy for sharing your beautiful and sentimental treasures! Isn’t it wonderful how you can see a lovely connection between a blogger’s life and aesthetic through the items she treasures?

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21 Comments

  1. I love all of those items! My mother had the little bubble vase in blue, so cute with a daffodil single stem or a small bouquet of muscari. Thanks for the smile.

  2. The teapot just made me so jealous I cringed a little with the green-feeling. Those are all such beautiful things. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Stunning! I love Cindy’s blog and now seeing all these goodies!

  4. Lovely. I have pieces from my mother as well and it really makes the pieces special because of the connection.
    So glad you shared.

  5. thanks so much for inviting me, grace. i might not have seen these things all together as a very special collection without you.

  6. Becca

    These are such nice vintage pieces. I really like the danish statue. What is the greenery in the pretty vases?

  7. thanks becca. i’m not exactly sure, but it seemed like a variety of queen anne’s lace.

  8. Great post Cindy!

  9. i love cindy’s blog and this was a fun visit!
    thanks

  10. That teapot is too charming! And Cindy photographed her little pieces so beautifully.

    I’m loving this series so much Grace. What a great idea it is!

  11. Amy

    Sweet – another blog to add to google reader!

  12. Cindy, thanks for sharing your vintage things with us! I loved each piece, and how you were able to share a connection with your mother/grandmother through them even though your tastes usually differed. I enjoyed the stories as well – and the teapot is especially adorable :)

    Meg

  13. What a gorgeous collection! It’s obvious that you inherited your amazing style from your mother. Love the way these objects embed memories.

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