( kot'ij ), n. 1. A small family dwelling ; a hut ; a cot . Cottage is now applied to any modest country or suburban dwelling . 2.A shed used for temporary shelter for man or beast. One of several detached houses forming a hotel , a city or country house of one story though sometimes with attic rooms. 3. A very peaceful ,relaxing , home or cabin filled with cozy, comfortable ,carefree, time worn, vintage furniture and accessories . 4. A place to rest and rejuvenate.

December 13, 2011

The Attic Pictures ! Finally ...

Morning Glories~

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving ...we sure did ! And I'm sure everyone is now getting ready for the big day Dec 25th Christmas! I'm having so much fun making all the cool DIY crafts I have found on Pinterest for Christmas gifts and decor in our home...but that's my next blog ..this one is the "Attic Finds" photos ...finally they are here ..and I have to apologize for the delay...I made it up to the attic okay..and found almost everything that I was looking for and more {except the wire basket} ...but when I tried to take some photos of all I had found my camera decided to act up ..I tried using my sons Cannon but it is way to complicated for me... I am trying to learn so hopefully you will find better quality photos in the near future ! well without any further a due the cool treasures I found up in my attic ~

This is the old Westclock that I was looking for.. Yeah !! I love this clock ..isn't it so cool and vintage ~

This was inside of an old "Teen Beat" magazine I had among some of the things I had saved from my tween years ! Sea Monkeys ..too funny !

Some fun vintage stuff Grandmothers bottle of Johnson's baby oil ..a few of my Grandfathers movie childhood Mary Poppins spoon {that came from a box of cereal 40 yrs ago}...and my Great Grandmothers crystal {what I say is candle holders but my Mom tells me they were actually used for dab your green onions into ?} I will have to do some research on this one 

      These are my dolls from when I was around 8 yrs old { they need some help !}

                    This is one of the hundreds of salt and pepper shakers that my Great Grandmother collected... a sea horse and sea weed ...isn't it darling !

Two beautiful pieces of Roseville Pottery Grandmothers... the bigger piece has a broken handle ..but I think it's still precious !

My older sister made this for me is a reverse painting ..She is really talented ~

I picked up this vintage baseball glove years ago from a yard sale ..I guess I just couldn't part with it ?{sorry about the fuzzy pic quality}

My other Great Grandmother "Martha May Minnick " initials engraved on the back ..sweet ~

My two treasured bottles ...I know that the vintage Coke bottle I got from an old country store during our road trip family vacation to Florida in the 70's [yes I saved it all these years ..what can I say I've always been a collector } the Pepsi bottle I do not remember where it came from but I know it was from many years ago ...and the white enamel chamber pot was one of my very first yard sale finds ! 

Another one of my Grandmothers treasures ..this always sat on her dresser in her room ..I used to tell her over and over how much I loved this ...why did I ever pack this up there ? { oh yeah ...cause I had two toddler boys} All grown up now time to keep this out on my dresser now ~

A collectors pack of retired Crayola crayons I love crayons !
{sorry another blur job ...I told you my camera is horrible} Maybe Santa will bring me a new one ?

Some of my sons baby shoes ..oh the memories ...I had a good cry {these are not vintage or even very interesting ...but they are priceless to me !}

I found this relic up in the attic ..1946 Buffalo News ...I don't think this was mine ...I believe it was left up there by the previous owners ...some really interesting ads in here ...

Imagine that.. 20 cents for a

 They just tore The Aud down last summer sad many memories there for me ...
Clark Gable movies ...sweet 

My sweet Grandmother {God rest her soul} made these for me ..she was so amazingly talented she sewed everything by hand ..and crocheted...did cross stitch... quilts and so many beautiful things ..these are so special to me ..I think I will re-frame these and hang them up in my workshop so she will always inspire me with her awesome work ! 

I hope you enjoyed my fun treasure hunting adventure as much as I did! I never found the wire basket ..oh well ..but I did find the clock and I found so many wonderful family treasures and even better many beautiful memories of my family and my childhood..and that will never fade ...never be lost..only kept locked up in my heart ...forever ~

Blessings and Peace ~