Thursday, June 28, 2012

Bits and Bobs On a Butter Pat

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One of my favorite way of displaying like objects is to group them all together in a jar, bowl, box, tray, etc.   A small collection of old keys, a scrabble tile with our initial, an old gym locker tag, old military button and a very faded portrait of a girl on metal is simply displayed on an English ironstone butter pat.   Objects of the past that have come together from different parts of the world to be cared for under my roof, on a little shelf, in a simple display.  Who is the little girl that found her way to my home?  Who is RMH?  What jacket did the button come from?  And what did the keys open?  Questions often pop in my head about the old things that seem to find their way to my little home.  Unlike new and shining decor, these little treasures are sweet and aged to perfection – the way I like it. 
Till next time……

18 comments:

fiberdoodles said...

Oh the stories that could be told ;0)

Kathleen Grace said...

These items just seem to invite you to pick them up, look at them closely and dream a little. I love old things like this!

Cozy Little House said...

So much history and mystery...
Brenda

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Love this look.....just love it!

Elsie said...

Becky I do the same thing. I always wonder who had this and what that went to and where it
originally came from. Your skeleton key would open my mom and dad's old house which I still own. I may have to borrow it if I loose mine. LOL. I have all the skeleton keys that went to mom's house in an old flower frog here on my server. I love the way you put things together. Sooo darn cute!

cynthia lee designs said...

Love old keys. I got a can full of them at the Flea Market and I also wonder about the stories that they could tell.
Love how you have displayed yours.
~Cindy~

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love that all corralled together.

Perfectly Printed said...

What a great way to display the favorites. Your displays are lovely.

chris

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I think like this too :) I hope you're doing well. I've been out of blogland for awhile, but glad to be back now. Btw, Jordan is learning to walk of regular sized legs now :)
Blessings,
Marcia

Mimi Sue said...

Love a little saucer of old things. Mimi

Kris said...

Fun way to display them! Love the red floral print chair in previous post! LOVE it!!!!
XO Kris

Pondside said...

I love the way you think, Becky!

MyJourneyBack said...

I was waiting for it to load and thought it said Bibs and Bobs on a Butter Pat. I thought you had a "Bob" in a bib on a butter pat? I was intriqued. LOL. I love your old collections. You know I love collecting old things too. I especially enjoy repurposing things! Thanks for sharing your little treasures. Have a nice weekend.
Love ya,
Sherr

MyJourneyBack said...

I was waiting for it to load and thought it said Bibs and Bobs on a Butter Pat. I was wondering how you got a "Bob" in a bib on a butter pat! LOL.
I love your old things. Thanks for sharing. I love to display certain things and repourpose them! Have a great weekend.
Love ya,
Sherry

Pat said...

Oh, that whole tiny vignette of gorgeous old things is so special.
Now, I have to copy you and find such things for a similar tiny display here. R would be my husband's first initial...let's see what could I find around here? It will be fun to find out. Once again, you have inspired me!
Take care, dear friend. pat

Pat said...

Oh, that whole tiny vignette of gorgeous old things is so special.
Now, I have to copy you and find such things for a similar tiny display here. R would be my husband's first initial...let's see what could I find around here? It will be fun to find out. Once again, you have inspired me!
Take care, dear friend. pat

Liz said...

I love their texture and color! And I love it that some of them have their old strings still attached.
~Liz

Our Red House said...

You have such wonderful collections. I wish I had your gift for putting things together.

I hear it's been pretty hot on your side of the world. I hope you're managing okay.

hugs,

Kate