Monday, June 11, 2012

Antiquing

Hello Everyone,
Well, it's a new week...and we're already almost halfway through June! Does time seem to fly by at warp speed sometimes...or is it just me? Last week, I promised to share more photos of my recent antiquing outing with my sis, so here we go!

For a "Good With the Wind" fan like me, this painting of Scarlett O'Hara drew me like a magnet. The sticker on it simply said, "Painting of Woman." Obviously, the owner didn't recognize Scarlett in her dress and hat made from "Miss Ellen's po'teers!"


I love old telephones. I'd like to have one like this someday (this one was too pricey for my budget right now!) but I do have my parents old, black, rotary-dial phone. Remember those? My parents passed away many years ago, but I sometimes dial their number...562-3934...the same number they had for years, just because it's comforting to me.


My Parents Phone

More items from the antique barn...an old toy Ferris Wheel


Victrolas


A lovely silver tea service

...and another painting of three young girls. It reminds me of the poem "The Children's Hour" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow about his three daughters, "Grave Alice, laughing Allegra and Edith with the golden hair." I couldn't see a description, but I wonder if this was the artist's inspiration?


Between the dark and the daylight,
When the night is beginning to lower,
Comes a pause in the day's occupations,
That is known as the Children's Hour.

I hear in the chamber above me
The patter of little feet,
The sound of a door that is opened,
And voices soft and sweet.

From my study I see in the lamplight,
Descending the broad hall stair,
Grave Alice, and laughing Allegra,
And Edith with golden hair..
                                                                           Henry Wadsworth Longfellow





Enjoy your week, everyone! Until next time,
Cindy

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15 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Great old items. I grew up with a phone like that-a private line that ran from our farm to my Auntie's farm.

That has always been one of my favorite poems. xo Diana

Jen @ Creating with the J's said...

I always enjoy stopping by and seeing something delightful. This post doesn't disappoint. I do think the poem could have been inspiration. I hope you and "the kids" are well!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Awesome post, Cindy.

Magic Love Crow said...

Cindy, these are all amazing!! I have my Uncle Nester's old telephone! I love it! I wish I had of kept my parents old dial up phone! It's funny how somethings can really change, but you miss those "old" special things ;o) Hugs, have a great week ;o)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are all FABULOUS!!!! Loving the Ferris Wheel!!!

meowmeowmans said...

What a terrific post, Cindy! We love antiquing, too. :)

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I remember an old phone like the one hanging on the wall at my great aunts house when I was growing up.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Cindy: What a fun place to visit. Thank you for the trip, I enjoyed looking at all the goodies. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Patti said...

I love antique-ing, but due to minimal finances, I haven't gone in close to a year. While I do enjoy looking, I also like to buy, so staying away has been in my best interests.

Anyhow, both the Scarlett and 3 girls paintings are beautiful. Like you, I am a mega-huge "Gone with the Wind" fan.

That silver tea service is awesome!! I have a similar one which belonged to my grandmother.

Funny, I remember so many phone numbers from my childhood days too...my growing up phone number (which my parents moved from when I was 15), and both sets of grandparents' phone numbers. Some things just stay in the long-term memory part of the brain forever.

Have a lovely day.

Love,
Patti

Barb said...

Hi Cindy,
I like everything you have shown us today.
I love that poem, and the painting does look like it was inspired by the poem.
My favourite thing is the old black phone. These phones always 'felt' dependable.
Have a good week
Barb from Australia

Cynthia said...

The painting seems to go so perfectly with the poem, it does seem the artist was inspired by reading Longfellow. The poem is really beautiful and gives me great memories of children when they were little, and of my own childhood!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Cindy,
The poem goes well with the poem, doesn't it? Love the painting of Scarlett O'Hara and the black rotary phone. I have a pink rotary phone.
Thanks for sharing and I was just stopping by to let you know that I have mentioned you in my Pink Saturday post which will be going up tomorrow afternoon. Enjoy your day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Thanks for taking me along on your shopping adventure. I love that ferris wheel. I still remember the phone number my parents had for years and years. I wonder what would happen if I called it:-)

The Pickin' Pair said...

Wow. I love all of your treasures. But that Ferris wheel is cool! I love vintage toys. Found you via a blog hop and am now a new follower!

Dr. Wheel said...

I'm really digging those vintage phones. There's a site called World to Home that sells reproduction antique phones. Here's a link: http://www.worldtohome.com/antique-telephones.aspx

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