Sunday, February 26, 2012

My "Pickings"...

Well, I guess they aren't exactly "pickings" ~ as in "Bootheel Pickers" (that's what I'm going to start calling Mr. B and myself ~ ;), since they were ours to begin with, but it has been so long since I've seen some of these things, it seems like it!
Here are some of the things we carried home last night...


This pretty little match holder has "Pat'd Jan. 15, 1861" on the back...


My Mom's little grinder (probably from the 40's) was my job to grind up pecans
 if she was using them in a recipe;
I don't remember it ever being used for anything else.
Look at that sweet little rose decal!


This Bellodgia perfume (a pretty carnation fragrance) ad is from the 30s...
I was going to mat and frame it "one day".
Now that I've re-found it, this will have to go on my never-ending
to-do list...


This was my Mom's little book...I feel so fortunate to have so many books
 from her childhood in the late 20s and early 30s.
They were probably all pristine until my Grandma let me "color" some of the
black and white illustrations when I was really small...(Grandma!!) ~ ♥


Here is one of my favorite Little Bear illustrations...
"Come fish!  Come fish!  Come to my little brown paw"... That's Cyrus's little brown tail in the photo...kitty help; it's a good thing!


Okay, these aren't antique, but they're 6 or 7 years old, and I'm finding more and more
that I forget most of what I read, anyway, so it's like having a whole
 stack of new magazines!
  (Look ~ Home Companion, Southern Lady, Birds & Blooms,
Romantic Homes...Yay!!)


These are some of the things Mr. B brought
 home...Umm...I'm going to take them
 down to Warehouse 13 (our basement storage room)
 before he decides we need
to use them upstairs...;)


Cyrus checks out every single new thing that is brought into the house...
 (as do all the kitties)
 ~ at least if it's put on the floor ~
 to make sure it's okay. :)

Have a wonderful week!

♥ ♥ ♥


  1. Lovely assortment of treasures. I have so many of my mother's children's books, too. "Warehouse 13"...what a great name for the basement. I also have my mother's nut grinders, but they're not as cute as yours is. I wouldn't have recognized the match holder if you hadn't told what it was.

  2. Love the children's books. What a treasure they are for you. Deb

  3. Great pickings! I have the same little grinder...with the rose decal too! I love that yours comes with memories. Mine comes from the thrift store! : )

    The match holder is a great piece!

  4. What a sweet little book and how lovely that it belonged to your mum. Have a great week!

  5. I have a couple of books from my childhood and I love them! :)
    You've got a great collection of "stuff" there!
    I LOVE Cyrus checking everything out. He doesn't look all that impressed with Mr.B's stuff either and possibly has plans to drag them down to Warehouse 13 when no one is looking. LOL!


  6. OOHHH master pickings !!
    Good scores

  7. Lovely treasures. I love that little grinder. My Mammaw had a pecan tree right in her front yard in Mississippi and always had pecans in her freezer that we would snack on when we visited. Pecans never tasted so good as they did back then. It's always great to rediscover things you thought were long gone. Have a great week. Tammy

  8. What a wonderful assortment of goodies you came home with! I remember nut grinders too...

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Hope to see you back soon.

  9. How fun! The grinder is my fav!

  10. Nothing better than a "found" treasure you thought you "lost". My grandparents had a nut grinder, too and I still remember using it!

    Thanks for leaving such a nice comment on my blog yesterday. I can't wait to get to know you better!


  11. Hi Anne,,
    so nice to meet you and thanks for visiting me and following so I could come here and see your blog and follow you too..
    Your mom looks like Ava Gardner- who by the way was my dad's favorite:) I always said if they met- he'd of left home lol..

    what a beautiful Cat you have. I did get my girls done in the lion cut but they havent been still enough for me to get any good pics off..

    that nut grinder is amazing- what a great treasure and memory maker that is for you..

    talk to ya soon

  12. G'eve Anne ~ I apologize for not welcoming you to my blog sooner. Have been ill.

    I love the top match holder ...

    Have a wonderful eve ~
    TTFN ~


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