Monday, July 7, 2008

Our favorite collections....

All these years customers have been asking us how we can sell certain things, and we always respond "We can't keep it all".... However, we manage to keep a lot! and to prove it, we decided to open our homes and share our collections.

These are items that make our hearts skip a beat, favorites that will never make it to our store shelves, collections that have grown with time and without reason more than pure love.

How do you explain Clara's collection of antique shoes? Some in pairs, some for boys, some for girls, all adorable! Worn by children long time ago, they speak of a much simpler time!

Those same children maybe sat on one of my little chairs...I like them colorful, shabby of course! and placed all over the house, (I have about 9) they hold little treasures and wait for some day to be used by my grandchildren About nine years ago, I fell in love with Blue Transferware and Ironstone and have now a china cabinet full of it. My walls display my favorite platters and my pitchers top my cabinets and tables. The most extensive collection however, belongs to Clara. Her white matte finish pottery takes center stage in her living room and they really pop up against the dark wood of her cabinet. She probably owns every shape ever made!

We own many more collections, I'm afraid...antique postcards, statuary, monogrammed linens, letters "C" for Cavaglieri, letters "D" for DiGiuseppe, architectural posts, shabby stools..and we love them all!

See, we can't keep it all, but we keep a lot!

But how about you? Are you a collector? Let us know what makes you look high and low. Tea cups, quilts, americana, costume jewelry....? Visit our website, click on Guestbook (left of your screen) and let us know. By sharing with us you will be entering our July Giveaway and the chance to win the Personal Journal shown on the front page.

Winner will be announced July 30th. Good luck to all of you!

Marcela & Clara


The Rose Cottage said...

Oh ladies, you have some beautiful collections, I especially like the blue transferware :)

Marcela, I came by to tell you that you are the winner of my giveaway :) My email address should show up in my reply to you, so could you please send me your address and I will get it shipped off asap. Hope you enjoy it!

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

I just found your blog from flickr! Lots of pretty things here to look at!

Karen said...

Just Gorgeous photos! I love the white pottery and ironstone. Just beautiful!!! and goes with everything :) It is my favorite too.

Karen at Ciderantiques