Wednesday, November 27, 2019

New Lamb and Old Treasures

We have a new lamb in our menagerie.  Thank you, you know who you are.  :-)  She fits right in with the pilgrims on the table.  She'll also be hanging on our Christmas tree!


Dayle alerted me to a collection of vintage cookie and biscuit cutters on Corbett Un-Stuff.  I let the seller know I'd take them.  She delivered them right to our door.  :-)


There are two chicken cutters, a horse and I think a bunny, along with hearts and circles and such.


She also was selling her grandmother's basket full of handkerchiefs.  Well.. of course I had to adopt these.  I intend to use them instead of adding to the landfill with paper kleenex.  


The seller is going through a divorce and is selling her collections to lighten her load and to raise $$.  She is raising two grandsons, and now will be on her own.  :-(
It was fun to look through the old hankies.. a lot of lovely embroidery and hand crocheted and tatted edgings.  Now, I have a question for you.. what the heck are these two doing?  My idea is they are jumping on a seesaw and flying up in the air.  And what nationality are the girls?  I don't recognize the dress.


My favorites are the embroidered and lacy edged ones.  Which is your favorite?


This one is a favorite with the flowers.


And another flowery one.


Today I will be getting the table cleared for tomorrow's feast.  I'll add two leaves and put the tablecloth on.  Then my turkey dishes, crystal goblets and silverware.  Some dusting and tidying will occur.  

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If you celebrate it and if you don't.. why not have a feast and give thanks for all you have and join us?  

((hugs)), Teresa :-) 

15 comments:

  1. Wonderful that you have adopted these hankies and those cookie cutters. I love them all. I have a few, but I love all of those hankies.

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  2. Such treasures. I agree that the girls look like they're jumping on a seesaw, but like you, haven't got a clue about their nationality. I wonder who embroidered them? I "rescued" some embroidered traycloths after my mother-in-law died. Couldn't send those to the charity shop! I'm sure you'll have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family. Your home always looks so warm, cosy and welcoming! xx

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  3. Lovely vintage cookie cutters and hankies. I'm a big fan of hankies instead of boxes of tissues as well. Your pilgrims are great, and I love the little basket with the pumpkin in it, and the feathers in the man's sack, a beautiful touch. You always have the loveliest things for special occasions. I have dotted a few candles and sparkly lights about the place as a nod to the dark days. Sunset is at just after 4pm at the moment, the children are barely home from school before it is time to draw the curtains. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. CJ xx

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  4. These are such lovely things you found! I have many of those same kinds of cookie cutter and hankies from my mother. Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving. πŸ¦ƒπŸπŸ§‘πŸπŸ¦ƒ

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  5. When I was a child our family used handkerchiefs and I can remember when they were fresh from the wash being assigned the task of ironing them! Some of the cookie cutters look familiar and prompt good memories for me, and hopefully for you as well. The latest member of your flock is a lovely addition to your household πŸ€— Happy Thanksgiving! πŸ‚πŸ’žπŸ¦ƒπŸ’žπŸ‚
    Happy Thanksgiving

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  6. Love all of those hankies and use my dear nannas and Pauls mums too.
    What a find with those cookie cutter's so neat. Here back in city and only seem to blog maybe once a week. Off to a seaside accomodation for a week xoxo

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  7. I love all of your new found treasures. The hankies remind me of the ones my Grandma and Mom used to carry everywhere. Dennis always carries a man's handkerchief in his pocket. Always. I'm glad you got the treasures but I'm saddened that the lady has to sell them for money.
    Wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving Teresa. It's after 11:00 pm. on Wednesday and Alex is at the airport collecting Tara. Then we will all be here. Hurray!
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  8. I like the hankies you adopted. I have a few myself that were my grandmother's. Nice cutters. My daughter in law would like those for sure. Justin and family are coming for thanksgiving meal and Megan will be here once she gets off work. Hope your cozy in your house. Its been chilly past few days. Have a blessed thanksgiving and beyond!

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  9. Love the vintage hankies. I remember my Nan always having a lot of embroidered ones. I agree they look like they are playing on a see saw and by the look of their clothing, they would appear to be Japanese in nationality.

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  10. Happy Thanksgiving, Teresa! I am so thankful for your blog. Always enjoy your posts! Thanks so much for sharing your life with me!

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  11. Love the vintage cookie cutters and the pretty hankies collections! Like you I like the embroidered and lacy hankies best. You have some treasures there! Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving dear Teresa. XXX

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  12. You really helped the seller out! I love cut out cookies, but rarely make them!!! WE do have a DOGMAN (legend Wisconsin woods figure) cookie cutter From Allison

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  13. Hello Teresa.
    Writer of my favourite blog. I just wanted to say. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your lovely family. Have a wonderful time. Kind regards. Pat.

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  14. Helli Teresa, the girls on the see saw look Japanese to me. My maternal grandmother was a Corbett from the Black Isle in the Highlands of Scotland. Do you know the history of your town's name?

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  15. Happy Thanksgiving Teresa. Hope you enjoyed your feast. Love the new hankies, such lovely work. And of course the new sheep!

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