Sunday, September 5, 2010

boat and brushes

P1010004i Sometimes it is fun to mix items together that would never otherwise have met – like this old wood toy boat and vintage shaving brushes.

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three little brushes that now serve as “smoke stacks”.

Simple pleasures of decorating – just use what makes you smile.

21 comments:

Pondside said...

........and that made me smile!
Do you know, when I flew with my dad down to Santa Barbara, we had to go through security twice, and both times my dad's shaving brush and soap came under scrutiny. The security people had to get an older security guard to come and verify just what it was that my dad had in his carry on - the younger fellows had never before seen shaving soap. It got a laugh each time!

AntiqueChase said...

well cute together!

quiltingnana said...

such a clever idea!!!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

These look so sweet together. Brings back memories of my grandfather shaving. Love & blessings from NC!

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

You are SO creative, what I wouldn't give to have you at my house for a "redecorating" weekend! You'd make me see the fun stuff that would go together!
XOXO
Joni

Blondie's Journal said...

My dad and husband till use the soap and brush to shave! Ooooh, the brushes are scratchy!!

They look cute on your boat!! :-)

xoxo
Jane

Barb said...

That is so cute and a great ideal....Barb

Adrienne said...

I love the look of the vintage shaving brushes on your little wooden boat! I have my father's beautiful, old shaving brush - it brings back such happy childhood memories. I often stood and talked to him while he used it.
~Adrienne~

Shelia said...

And just as cute as a button! You're good and your photos are so pretty!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

sissie said...

Ahh, vintage shaving brushes, another thing for me to start collecting because yours looks so great.
Love the combination of the boat and the brushes.

hugs
Sissie

Deborah said...

How cute!!!
I love this! They look great together..so creative.... :)

Denorah xo

The Tattered Cottage said...

Hi Miss Becky -

Absolutely adorable and yes it did make me smile :) They look perfect together and the brushes do look like smoke stacks.
Toni

Elsie said...

Well it certainly made me smile.
I love it. I have a collection of
shaving brushes but I keep mine in
a rubber stamp holder.One of mine
that is in my holder is my dad's.
I can remember watching him shave
with it. I love your
boat, way too ca-ute!!!":O)

Liz said...

Oh Becky! Another cute little vignette! :)

~Liz

The Green Pea said...

Oh! Becky, that does make me smile. What a cute idea. Thanks you for sharing. Talk to you soon. Hugs, sandi

skoots1mom said...

i love the feel of those old brushes...soooo soft!
so cute in your display

AshTreeCottage said...

I really love the look of that! You are SO clever!!

Lots of love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Rhonda said...

I love it! Very cute well suited for each other. :)

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

~so cute~ what a darling combination and so unexpected!

marie said...

Definitely worthy of a big smile! My brain would never have thought to combine these two items...I'm so glad your brain did though. It's so cute!

Lallee said...

Now those are just cute together! That boat is adorable, and the brushes look like the steam what's its on a boat. Sorry, lack of words this morning until I have another cup of coffee. I love seeing your collections. They are unique and different from everyone else's.