Friday, December 19, 2008

VINTAGE VIGNETTE #6 DECORATED FOR CHRISTMAS



For a vintage vignette this week, I would like to share this shelf above my kitchen cupboards.



The yellow plaid cookbook was one of my Mother's shown along with two vintage souvenir transferware plates from the Royal Gorge bridge in Colorado. The bridge was constructed across the canyon 1100 feet above the Arkansas River in 1929. My Mother at age 10 with her grandparents went to the opening day of the bridge. It scared her so much driving over the bridge that day that we could never convince her to go back! The cast iron deer is not vintage, but I purchased it at the famous Nell Hill's store in Atchison, Kansas.

I have so enjoyed the Christmas spirit on every one's blogs the last couple of weeks. Thanks to all of you for sharing the way you celebrate the season.




Sally

13 comments:

Smilingsal said...

You have so many lovely treasures. It must be a joy to look around your home.

Susan said...

Lovely vignette with some nice sentimental pieces!

Gollum said...

Those plates are so pretty! Love your vignette!!!!

Bo said...

What a sweet vignette...you must be so happy to have your mom's cookbook...that deer does look antique... ;-) Bo

onlymehere said...

Merry Christmas to you too Sally! Love the plates and how wonderful to have your mother's cookbook!

chatelaine said...

Enjoyed your cupboard vignette.
Thanks for sharing your home iwth us. Love the reindeeer.

nikkicrumpet said...

A lovely way to display beautiful treasures. Nicely done!

Lynne ( Lynnesgiftsfromtheheart ) said...

Hi Sally, I hope this finds you having a wonderful day. The wind is blustery cold out there, however the sun is shining so all is well inside..lol I love your vignette of your beautiful plates.. You are so fortunate to inherit so many beautiful things. From our home to yours
Happy Holidays!!! hugs ~lynne~

laurie said...

Love those plates and the story about your mother. laurie

Sue said...

Hi Sally..love those souvenir plates....

Ma'dame French said...

Oh that looks so pretty and I love the plaid print on that cook book;) Hugs and enjoy the holidays!! French;)

Carrie from SpringsHomeBlog said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I added yours to my feed reader and I'll definitely be back! Love your tradition of writing the year on an ornament... We might have to start doing that ourselves - we've only been married five years so surely it's not too late to start! :)

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Wow, that bridge would scare me, too! The plates are lovely and I'm crazy about the deer! AND I'm soooo jealous you've been to Nell Hill's...I so want to go there one day. Maybe she'll branch out and open a store here in GA one day...one can only hope! Sally, thanks for sharing this wonderful vignette!