Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Alison at The Polohouse is having her monthly 'Favorites on the  First' party and the theme for March 1 is 'Our Favorite Vignette'.  I thought about this for awhile and realized that my favorite is really simple and meaningful.  

This is a fairly large toolbox that originally belonged to my grandfather, then my father.  It is full of dings and wonderful patina, so there is no problem putting our feet up on it!  We use it as a coffee table in the living room.  
I blogged here and here about this large brown transferware washbowl that came from my maternal great-grandparent's homestead.  The three candlesticks are really disc spacers from the farm equipment salvage yard - a reminder of growing up on a farm.
 During the various holidays, it is easy to add to this simple vignette.  Since Easter is coming up, I have added Victorian milk glass Easter eggs that belonged to my great-grandmother and an iron cross.
 Everything in this vignette is a reminder of those that came before me -- all pioneers on the prairies of Colorado.

I hope you check out The Polohouse for more favorite vignettes on Thursday, March l, plus I'll be joining these other great parties:
Very Merry Vintage Style for Share the Love Wednesday
No Minimalist Here for Thursday Open House
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday


Marilyn said...

Love that old tool chest! BTW, this new comment form is a lot different. I haven't had time lately to leave comments so I buzz in and out so I can get some work done here at home. We have a full week and I hope I can do all five days! Have a great week.♥♫

Anonymous said...

Hi Sally friend who I never did get back with about a date in February and now it is over!! HMM can we make it for March? Would either the 21st or 26th work for you?

I love those beautiful eggs- I think you have shown those off before and it made me want to be on the hunt for some for moi!

bee blessed

The History Girl said...

That tool chest is very neat!

Denise Marie said...

Sweetness! I love it when there is such meaningfulness to items placed together. Love that asthetic movement bowl..wow.

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

I love items that remind me of my family. My Favorites on the First post was not as pretty as yours, but also about family items.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

How pretty and what a great tool chest...those eggs are amazing too!

Pamela Gordon said...

I love the old tool chest! What a great conversation piece. The bowl is gorgeous and I've never seen milk glass easter eggs before. They are so pretty. Have a great day! Pamela

Sarah said...

A vignette full of memories. That's the best kind! Love that old tool box.

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Hi Sally!

Not only do I always want to buy every wooden box, these large old tool chests are among my favorites.
How wonderful it is that yours comes attached to a loving family history!

I have three old glass eggs but mine are so old the painted decorations and wording have almost completely worn off.

Love your brown aesthetic transferware bowl... it is all GREAT!

Thanks so much for sharing it with us and for linking up, Sally!


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Gorgeous vignette. I love your beautiful glass egg. I have one that was my mom's, they are so precious. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Decor To Adore said...

Oh I adore the transferware bowl!

I hope you'll stop by my blog. I am hosting a giveaway for a $50 Kirklands gift card.