Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Vintage Tabletop

 I decided I needed a completely new look this week at the farm house when I finally took down all the Christmas decorations (usually I have them down by New Year but I'd been too busy swimming and having a great holiday!!). 

I started with this wonderful box...it was made by my cousin and it holds a magnificent book she compiled on our family history. She had the books (13 in total) printed in Sweden then made these fabulous boxes and presented them to us. Just amazing!!

This gorgeous watch is a Rolex which was given to my nan (the one on the box) from my pop on her 21st birthday. I wore the watch on my wedding day. The pearls are also from her - they are falling apart so I think I need to have them restrung.

Five daughters is the heading my cousin chose for the box - my mum (and hers) are part of a family of five girls. Sadly two of them have already passed away. To me the box is just wonderful even without the amazing book inside.

As you know I really don't have much red at the farm house but once you start 'shopping the house' it's amazing just what you can find. 

These glasses are also from my husbands family and the red clock face was a download from Kim @StarshineChic. I have been on the look out for some old clocks but as yet I haven't been lucky.

I placed an old gold and white cup and saucer in my hurricane light. It's not really a favourite of mine but it did match the gold clocks!! No wonder my kids call me Mrs Match!! I placed some old crystal and pearls under my cake dome - Mr FH is sick of it being on my kitchen bench and nearly being knocked off so this will make him happy!!

Aren't these old photos are just so beautiful...we don't see them like that anymore!!

These cute red plates are usually on my bookshelf in the familyroom with a collection of pink cups and saucers but they look so mucher 'redder' with this tablescape.

Another clock face from Kim...

I love things tied up with raffia!! On Boxing Day I tied white linen napkins with raffia to go with my burlap runner and black wire baskets - very French!!

Much better!!
The binoculars are from my husbands family along with the little red maths book. My mum gave me this pretty dome clock for my birthday a couple of years ago. The dome clock on the right was another find in our old farm house. Sadly there really isn't anything much left over there any more.

PS I'm still having problems with my spacing!! Hope to sort it out soon.


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Such a beautiful vignette and such wonderful and precious family heirlooms. I love the clock, binoculars, the pictures, plates, well of course I love it all. So pretty and with such meaning. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Wonderful vignette, Suzy! I like the clocks and the teacup in the hurricane! Love the photos of years gone by; makes for a very vintage and interesting display. Thanks for sharing and joining me for tea. Have a lovely week.


Terri said...

What a gorgeous white and gold tea cup! I love it! It has such an unusual design. Does it say who made it on the bottom?
Your photos are beautiful and your new vignette on the table is very pretty and memorable.
Thank you so much for sharing.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: What a wonderful vignette! Love the old tea cup! I just love old vintage tea cups. My down fall I am afraid. Thank you for joining us this week. I is always a pleasure to have you share your treasures. Blessings, Martha

Snap said...

Wonderful vignette! The book that was made is full of wonderful treasures. How lucky you are! Happy Tea Day!

parTea lady said...

Love all your photos of the pretty vignette. That white and gold teacup is gorgeous.

Cathy said...

What a speical vignette with great keepsakes. Thank you for sharing things so special. New follower.

Lady Katherine said...

Your vignettes are so lovely! Wonderful family treasures are the best! I love the seeing the pearls, and reminds me I need to do the same! I had to laugh about your husband almost knocking it off! Oh, I do the same around here. But then, I had a few broken, so I wasn't smart as you! lol Loved seeing all your treasures! Thank you for joining me for Tea Time