Monday, January 16, 2012

Vintage and Visiting

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Met some new friends. S phoned and asked if we wanted to buy any of their mom's stuff. Mom had just moved in to care and they had picked out what she would take with her. Family had taken what they could use. Lots left.

They wanted to raise some money to do repairs on Mom's apartment before it was listed for sale. Snowy day. We drove, following a google map. Got there ok, waded through slush and snow. Stayed and talked for 2 1/2 hours. It was good to talk about how we/you/us deal with aging parent care. Big job. They were exhausted from the months and years of care they had provided. Been there. Delegating is very essential for regaining sense of self and energy.

So, what did we buy? Kitchen and tea time and a bit of pretty. I took photos. Everything went in to my booth Sunday.



10 comments:

  1. elder care is definitely a challenge. we've found that so many people wait too long before they accept that their elder needs more care than they can provide - and then are faced with waiting lists to get their loved one into that care. glad they were able to reach that point in the journey. you have some lovely things there - love that curved whisk; they just look so cool.

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  2. Love the china patterns! But I have a soft spot for china tea cups!

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  3. Love all your pretty vintage finds, especially the flour sifter.

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  4. love that "ECD" glass pitcher or cup or what-have-you. great colors.

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  5. I didn't know you had to get on a list! I better go sign up! LOL!

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  6. I love these! I am a vintage lover too... Happy to have found your blog and excited to be following along. I hope you'll come visit me burlapandbuttons.blogspot.com and maybe we can swap some inspiration! Blessings to you!

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  7. Something so special about vintage kitchen tools and glass milk bottles.

    I remember we had a metal insulated box on our front steps and the milk man put our milk in that box. It was as important in the sub zero northwoods of Wisconsin winter to keep the milk from FREEZING as it was in the summer to keep it fresh.

    When it was really cold, dad would get up when he heard the milkman come and go downstairs to retrieve the milk before it froze.

    I remember quite a few times seeing frozen milk which had "grown" right up out of the top of the bottle, with the paper cap still resting on top of the frozen milk column.

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  8. You bought some very nice things. Should have no problem selling if that is what you wish.

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  9. I love all your vintage luvs....:))

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  10. Such lovely things! I love the china cups!! Happy VTT

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