A cup of tea...one of life's simple pleasures.
This cup is a minty green with golden ( is there a correct word for this? ) flowers and vines. It's from England. Under the cup it says, Royal Vale ,while the saucer says, Mayfair. It definitely belongs together. Can any of you china experts explain this?
This is a vintage bird cage that sits in the girls room. I purchased it at an antique shop in Florida. I can't believe I hauled that thing home all the way from Florida! It has a big metal base. I bought the old bridal veil at a garage sale for my granddaughters to dress up in. It looks cute on the birdcage.
The room also has several small feathered pillows with vintage pillow cases.
I turned this old photo into a framed collage. The words, "You Can Smile" are at the bottom torn from an old vintage songbook.
This little vintage plant holder sits in the room as well. I like to decorate "their room" with vintage items to introduce them to different decor. Their rooms at home are all teen and preteen decor... Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift posters galore! A few times during the summer when I do my "picking" for our vintage sales I take them "shopping" with me. I give them some money and help them pick out some vintage treasures to sell. They are getting a good eye for finding treasures. They keep the money they have made on their sales. I show them how to build a business this way. They also help work at the sale. So they are getting some good experiences!
When one of my granddaughters, Bri, was too young to really help out we were trying to come up with a "job" for her at the sale that didn't require much responsibility. She came up with idea of being "security". We figured she'd just walk around and feel important with that title. Well, she took her title a bit too seriously and was eyeing people like a hawk and then "reporting" suspicious activity to us! We had to give her another job so we told her she could tell people there was free gourmet coffee in the dining room. She was VERY EXUBERANT about that job also but at least it was a bit more friendly work. Below is a photo of Brianna (a bit older here ) and her sister, Ashley, below.
And little brother, Charlie.
Time spent with grandchildren.... PRICELESS!
I'm joining the following parties...
Teacup Tuesday at Artful Affirmations
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups
Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage