Monday, November 29, 2010


Now that Thanksgiving is over its time to start getting ready for our annual Christmas gathering, at our home. And there is a ton to do for the two of us and we need HELP! Where is Santa's little helpers when we need them. (Lol) This is just a small portion of 19Th and early 20Th century ornaments that we have and put out during this fun month.

This little tree has some German glass ornaments, there is a yellow belsnickle, isn't he cute and we love to collect these German metal deer. I hope you all had a good Thanksgiving and It seems a lot of you out in blog world have finished decorating from the blogs, I have read. Believe me we are trying to get everything done before Dec 11Th. Because the party must go on! Well hope to see you soon again.
Let's us not forgot the true meaning of the season.....Julian & Ray
Today I will be linking up to some fun parties one over at COMMON GROUND for ~ Vintage Inspiration Friday ~
and also at ~ FRENCH COUNTRY COTTAGE ~ and also ~ SHOW AND TELL FRIDAY ~ and also for ~ SATURDAY SHOW OFF ~ I hope you enjoy seeing all the treasures other participants have to share.

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Wishing all our friends and family out there in blog land a HAPPY THANKSGIVING Today we wanted to share with all our friends out there. Our antique turkey candy containers and other Thanksgiving related collectibles with you all. We have a small collection of turkey candy containers from the late 19Th century to about the 1930's. I believe these treasures were filled with candy and given to children for our American holiday. The head and neck comes off on the more detailed ones and are filled with goodies. The one on the far left side is filled from the bottom. We have four or five of the Tom turkeys and one hen which was very hard to find but thanks to e-bay it makes it much easier to find goodies like this. The flow blue plate was a garage sale find Ray had spotted for a bargain.
They are all made with paper mache and a couple have glass eyes and are hand painted. They come from Germany and are getting harder to find. So if you decide to start a collection always be on the hunt for a white Tom turkey they are pretty rare. Maybe I can join in for White Wednesday with the blue & white turkey plate for show and tell today. We also have a collection of antique postcards with the children and turkeys with the American Flag. They all date from 1906 -1912 and were found at shops and flea markets.

We would like to wish all our friends a Happy Thanksgiving with their family and friends as we will be looking forward to going to my mothers for the holiday. I will be linking up to a couple of parties today so I hope you will have fun checking them out. Have a safe Thanksgiving .......Julian & Ray Theses are a couple of the fun parties I will be linking up to for some fun. ~Nifty Thrifty Tuesday ~ which is hosted by Linda and also for ~ White Wednesday ~ which is hosted by Kathleen over at Faded Charm and also for ~ Vintage Thingie Thursday ~

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


In a room downstairs we have a collection of what we call our ladies sit'n room. Which has items for a woman's vanity along with a couple of glass beaded flapper dresses. There is also a collection of Edwardian hats and cloches with glass beads and metallic trim.

Here is a young bride on her wedding day. Her portrait sits in this bar bola frame from the early 20s. Along with some beautiful white button up wedding boots.

We just bought the vanity mirror, at a sale in Redlands this weekend for a awesome low price.

We found our display case at a wonderful Antique store. We took out the shelves in the case and used old hat boxes to get different heights in it. And then used a couple of mannequin heads and old hat stands for the cloches to set on. We also have some vintage dress trim and lace for the bottom of the case.

This cloche above, I bought at a show in Pasadena the body of the hat is lamae material with glass beads and steel cut beads. I was told by the dealer that the hat came from Paris but who knows.

This hat has some beautiful metallic material and threading on it with flowers.

Some more treasures from our Ladies sit'n room. Are a pair of 1920s shoes they also have some steel cut beads as embellishments.

This hat has ribbon work for the trim of the hat and also made of straw.

This skull cap also has some metallic and crystal beads for decoration on it. Well this is just a small part of the hat collection and we will share more next time. I hope you all enjoy the collection of treasures. I will be linking up for ~ Vintage Inspiration Friday ~ Show And Tell Friday~ ~ French Country Cottage ~ and also for ~ Male's Rose Garden ~ Have some fun hunting for some treasures and have a nice weekend .................... Julian & Ray

Ladies Cloce

Monday, November 1, 2010


Good morning all, Tallulah just wants to say HAPPY NOVEMBER! as she relaxes in the garden with her sisters. She is relaxing on a cast iron chaise lounge we had found at a flea market. And had a friend make the pillows and pillow seat for us. The girls always seam to enjoy this garden seat more than we do. We will be linking up to ~ French Country Cottage ~ which is hosted by Suzanne, ~ Show And Tell Friday ~ and also for ~ Vintage Inspiration Friday ~ Hope you all enjoy your weekend...... Julian & Ray