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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Sweet Memories

What's It Wednesday #83

If only there could be an invention that bottled up a memory, like scent. And it never faded, and it never got stale. And then, when one wanted it, the bottle could be uncorked, and it would be like living the moment all over again.

 --Daphne du MaurierRebecca

When you're a collector the hardest part is finding a way to display your collections so you can enjoy them. My solution is a memory jar.


I love vintage baby items! Little soft shoes and crocheted hats.

This lovely water color portrait had to be some mother's pride and joy. So, too this little Bible and rosary.

Baby items in silver, cups, spoons 

this sweet rattle with built in whistle.

This is the oldest piece I think. A glass baby bottle with a rubber nipple. I just love it!

This cute teething ring is so sweet. It has the date, time, birth weight, and name engraved in the little silver hanging rattle.

I love that displaying all the items in this apothecary jar allows them to be out and enjoyed each day.

As much as I enjoy finding vintage baby items.

I'm enjoying my latest baby collection the most. They're precious now and grow more so each day. As my little grandson turned two, I realized that his tiny onesies, combs, binkies were the treasures that carry the most valuable memories. The jar I’ll take down and... smile.
Hugs,
Patti

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95 comments:

Meg said...

Very beautiful vignettes Patti xx

Hip Brown said...

Such beautiful vintage-y wares Patti and stunning shots too. Love how blog posts are talking about memories but in different ways. xx

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Oh, so sweet! Thanks for the party each week :) Subtropical winter greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Tracey Steele@Breathing English Air said...

Beautiful way to display these items. Looking at the vintage pieces makes me wonder about their previous owners. Can you imagine in years to come, people looking at our precious things and wondering about their history.

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

awwwwhm, that's the sweetest little collection and lovely way to display it too.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for hosting each week!!

Totally LOVE the idea of a Memory Jar!!!

Hugs,
Deb

Susie said...

I love the old baby things, some are so unusual, like the teething ring, the rattle. But I know the new baby things will touch your heart, when you look at them through the years. Blessings. xoxo,Susie

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I love the memory jar idea!

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

Thanks for putting on another fun party for us! Looking forward to it!
Liz

Gina said...

Beautiful vintage pieces! Thanks for hosting!

chateau chic said...

I love the idea of your memory jar. Such a great idea for displaying your special treasures.
Thanks so much for hosting the party, Patti!!
Mary Alice

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

What a brilliant idea! I love the memory jar. You can see everything, yet it's protected, too. I'm going to steal your idea for some of the baby items I've collected (family heirlooms) but I need to get the stuff in one place and then find a suitable jar. I think I might display mine in the library.

Thanks for linking-up to My Happy List! Your posts always make me smile! Thanks, Patti!

xo,
RJ

Lynn@FernAvenueBlog said...

Patti - so very sweet. I love so much of it but gosh that glass baby bottle :) Thanks for hosting the party!!

Tami Kenner said...

Hi Patti, your vintage baby collection is so beautiful!
Thanks for inviting me over this week...Enjoy! Tami xo

Tazas y Cuentos said...

Oh! I love your memory jar!!
You already know I love vintage children's dishes...story books...Your spoon is beautiful, and that old bottle!
I enjoyed your post a lot.
Thank you for hosting.
Besos!

Artsy VaVa said...

Thank you so much for featuring my table and for hosting the party! Have a wonderful day.

Christina said...

I just love love love the idea of a memory jar! It's so easy for little treasures to get lost! I'm going to try this! Your photos are so beautifully done!

Shelia Williamson said...

Oh, this is so sweet and brings tears to my eyes. How lovely and thank you so much for hosting and I'm so glad to get to join you today!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :0

Curtains in My Tree said...

I like the bay things also I don't have a little bottle only a doll bottle, Love the little spoon and cup and I have those items and love them

I have some doll items hopefully for my next post ,just given to me by someone

you always have such interesting sweet items

Curtains in My Tree said...

I like the bay things also I don't have a little bottle only a doll bottle, Love the little spoon and cup and I have those items and love them

I have some doll items hopefully for my next post ,just given to me by someone

you always have such interesting sweet items

Barbara said...

Oh I just love this collection so darling and sweet. Thank you so much for featuring my little lemon and blueberry cheesecake squares. So thrilled to be mentioned. Wishing you a wonderful week!
XO) Barbara

Patti@OldThingsNew said...

Beautiful vignettes Patti. Thanks for hosting and blessings to you, Patti

Julia Klimek said...

So cute! I love the little water color.
Have a great remainder of the week, and thank you for your party! Julia

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Thank you for hosting! Have a happy week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Thanks so much for hosting! Love that little baby jar. What a great idea.

I also got a kick out of the Laundry Room sign!

Jillian

JP said...

Love your memory jar...it's such a cute idea! Thank you for hosting...I will go browse, now!
JP

Arani @ Add that Xtra in the Ordinary said...

Oh those lovely words from Rebecca, one of my favourite books I read in my teens,thank you so much for refreshing my memories.I am in total awe at your memory jar,the whole idea is so profound.
Hugs
Auro

Sarah said...

You have some beautiful treasures, and what a sweet way to enjoy them. My teething ring as a baby is just like the one you show. '-) A bit of history from the 40s. Thanks for hosting.......Sarah

Pura Vida said...

What sweet little trinkets and a jar is such a great idea to display!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

How creative to put precious treasures in a jar!! I love it! Wish I had saved some things of my girls and now their girls to showcase! Thanks for the party too!

White Ironstone Cottage said...

Such a sweet post Love this idea and the artistic
way you put it all together
xo
Pam

Home and Lifestyle Design said...

Thank you so much for hosting. Now I need to take a look around.
Thanks, Patty

spooks said...

What a precious post! Love the featured as well...Christine and The Spooks

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

A jar is a fabulous place to display some treasures. Thanks for hosting.

Blessings,
Sandi

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

thank you so much for hosting and having me here. Your baby things are so sweet. I love vintage baby and just this morning bought an antique children's Victorian book at auction ~ xo

Jody and Stan said...

Love all the vignettes! Thanks for hosting too!

Hugs,
Jody

AshTreeCottage said...

Your memory jar is so charming. Such a great way to gather and display precious family treasures. Love little Adam's special treasures too and those adorable little footprints! Thanks for hosting!!!

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Such beautiful vignettes Patti.. I love the idea of a memory jar.
Wishing you a blessed week.
fondly,
Penny

Alessandra said...

Your baby itmes are adorable. I love very much the little shoes and the vintage baby bottle is fantastic. Very great the idea of the memory jar!
Kisses
Alessandra

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Love your baby themed vignettes Patti, so very sweet.

Wonderful features.

Thank you for hosting, always a treat to join in.

Joy

Createology said...

Thank you for visiting and commenting. Now I am happy to follow your blog and enjoy your posts. I adore how you have displayed such wonderful baby treasures. The laces tied around the top is like the icing on the cake. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

love that baby bottle and those little shoes..

thanks for sending the email reminder.. I cant keep up so it really helps me..

thanks for the party..

must love junk said...

Thanks for hosting! Great collection, especially the gorgeous baby bottle-love it! :)
Susan

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good afternoon, Patti my dear! I love that quote you open up with; smell as well as taste is one of the strongest triggers for memory, isn't it? And I love your take on the memory jar, holding things so precious that may not have been a part of your family, but hold possibilities of ideas. I still have two pairs of my baby shoes, tiny blanket and a few little toys that do have a certain scent to them that remind me of my childhood. Sometimes however, smelling those "perfumes" are too difficult to take....but nonetheless, they are from memory and so precious.

It was so good to see your visit and comment today and I hope you're enjoying a wonderful summer! Anita

The Porcelain Rose said...

Patti,
Another wonderful post!
Love this linky party!
Look forward to it each week.
Thanks for hosting.
Luv, Luv,
Elizabeth

Judy Haughton-James said...

Great idea! Everything looks so lovely. Your collections are awesome. Thanks for hosting and enjoy the rest of your week.

Sande Sivani said...

Memory jars are an awesome way to display your special collections. Great party here always. Thanks for sharing and for hosting all of us.

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NanaDiana said...

What great finds there, Patti! I am trying to figure out how big that baby bottle is.....It looks a lot like the ones we used to feed the nursing calves/goats with when they were newborn and Mom wouldn't feed them. They always had black nipples on them. xo Diana

Stacey said...

A memory jar; love that idea! Great collection you have too!

romance-of-roses said...

You always have such pretties and so interesting too. I thank you for your visit, wish I had more time to visit my friends but when one has an invalid husband, it's difficult. Blessings...Lu

Red Rose Alley said...

Patti,
Your baby items are wonderful. I especially loved the silver cup and smiled, as my son has one like it that I keep in a special place. The baby memory jar is such a special idea.

I love the quote that you have on here today. Sometimes I will smell a scent here and there and it will remind me of my childhood.

Love,
~Sheri

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh, I love vintage baby items too, how sweet that now you have a new baby to save memories of. I so wish I had saved more of my sons baby stuff!!

Carol

Lori Lehman said...

Wow what a beautiful unique display!! I love all of your vintage baby items, especially the glass bottle and teething ring, how precious! Thank you so much for another feature this week, I am so flattered and I am guilty of bragging to everyone I know!! Thank you again. Have a great day and thank you for hosting the party!!

Vesna said...

Oh, so sweet! Thanks for the party each week :)
Blessings,
Vesna

kitty said...

You share the prettiest vignettes!! I always admire them so and you're such an inspiration.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love sweet baby things too and have a few in my doll room. The little baby cups and spoons are always a fun treasure to find. Enjoy your day, ladies! I'm linked! HUGS!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What an adorable idea! My Grandson is now two and I need to make sure we save some of this baby memories! I'm going to be looking for a large jar like yours!!

Thanks for joining TTF this week!

Linda

June said...

Hi Patti! I love your idea of a memory jar! What a beautiful idea. You have some lovely and sweet treasures in it.
You must be enjoying your sweet little grandson so much :0
hugs from here...

Designs By Pinky said...

Your baby items collection is wonderful! I still have my childrens baby blankets, rattles etc. but got rid of the TOYS when we moved:) Have a great weekend, Patti. Thanks for hosting.

Laura said...

Hi Patti, Haven't visited in a while and I thought my paper flapper purse might be a good fit for your party! Your baby things are SO sweet--brought tears to my eyes. I don't think I've ever seen a baby bottle that old! What a lovely collection and a lovely post. I also have those collections that make me feel so good, and I love to share them. Thank you for hosting! (BTW: I had a hard time linking up for some reason, so would you please delete #127? Thank you!
Laura from www.sundayview.blogspot.com

Victorian1885 said...

Hello Patti
Your vintage baby collection is fabulous! Have a great weekend.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh Patti, you are the Queen of Vintage! Your have such a charming way to display this lovelies too and one can help yhink of the original owners, way back than. The features are wonderful. Thank you for hosting this great party. I hope you're having a terrific Summer.
FABBY

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Gorgeous display!
*hugs*deb

Babs said...

Your vintage baby things are so precious. Love how you displayed them. Sometimes I've added our family's silver baby cups and spoons to the family Christmas tree. I never thought of doing a vignette. Thanks for the idea, and thanks for hosting.

Jemma said...

Patti,
I know the passing of time with our grandchildren moves so quickly. You have found a beautiful way to display and cherish so many of these items. Being a Grandmother is truly a privilege and Blessing.
Sweet Hugs,
Jemma

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

This is the most precious of posts! I too, love vintage baby items, and in fact have many of my babies' things. Though they're not quite vintage yet, they have vintage qualities--hand-embroidered linen teeny little clothes and bibs, their silver baby cups, etc. I've never seen a rattle like yours with a whistle, though. I love it, and will keep an eye out for it. We bought silver rattles for our grandbabies, and I've of course saved them (even a silver toothbrush for the first one!). The teething ring/rattle you have is what we bought for our last one, and I'm so pleased that I purchased it from a fellow blogger--Susan at My Place to Yours.

Thank you for stopping by and your nice comments about my espresso post. Living in Miami you would understand the passion of cafe cubano. How nice!

Loved your post...I'm going to think about doing something similar for each of the babies in their room at our house (I have a pretty box for each now). ~Zuni

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I love the idea of a memory jar for displaying tiny treasures. Your vintage goodies are so precious and the jar makes them look so important. I need one!!! Love that glass baby bottle.

SizzleandZoom said...

What a precious vintage baby collection. I love your vintage purses. I have one or two. Would love to collect more.

SizzleandZoom said...

I'm losing it-I was over at my vintage life looking at her purses and saw your blog and clicked on it and made comments here on both-sorry.

Burlap Luxe said...

Thank you Patti, for sharing with us all things baby.
I just went through boxes last week of all the boxed up memories of sweetness. Those tiny feet shoes wore, mittens for winter, tiny baby rings of gold, clippings of first hair cuts, a special nursery book, all bringing back a flood of memories then I visit you to then be reminded of my journey last week with a box full of love.

Thank you sweet dear soul for tugging at mine.

Thank you for your grace and beauty over at my place.

Blessings and an inspiring weekend to you.

Bisous
Xx

Doré

Tea Cottage Pretties said...

Thank you so much for hosting and for featuring our Tea Party. We had so much fun! Your photos and your collections of baby items are lovely. I love all the vintage goodies. Hope you guys have a lovely weekend, Beverly

janice15 said...

I love your new collection of baby items..just wonderful..I love old baby shoes.. happy Saturday with love Janice..

Lemon Chic said...

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follow me and let me know with a comment
and follow you too :))


kisses
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Julie Marie said...

Hello Patti... your memory jar is so very sweet... honestly, it never ceases to amaze me how anyone can part with those kinds of things though... especially their baby's treasures... I am so happy you rescue them and give them the love and tender care they deserve... and your latest collection sounds so wonderful... your own little grandson turning two... what a delight!... no wonder you smile when you look at your precious collections... much love to you, xoxo Julie Marie

Dawn@ We Call It Junkin.com said...

That's a great idea to display small items in a big jar like that. I see those at TJ Maxx all the time, too. I love that old baby bottle. I was in an antique store about a year ago and overheard a lady asking if they had any. She said she collects them and had over 100! Take care - Dawn

Marti @ SewLicious Home Decor said...

Thank you for the invite! Linking up from SEWlicious Home Decor.

Marti
http://sewlicioushomedecor.com

Victoria said...

Wow, you have some gorgeous treasures! That old baby bottle is amazing!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comment:)

Patti said...

Your baby items are truly precious. How fun to have a 2 year old to cuddle and play with! Have a wonderful week!

Leovi said...

Nice pictures! I love the delicacy of those old pieces ...!!

eileeninmd said...

Lovely vintage baby items, the memory jar is a wonderful idea. Wonderful photos and post. Have a happy week!

Melody Ambler said...

Your blog is very beautiful, and I loved the beautiful vintage items. I have a question, though, on the side you asked what was pinteresting, and I would have pinterested a lot but wasn't sure how to do it with no pin that I could find. Please fill this klutz of a blog reader how to pin your lovely pics? Thank you.

Laurie Ritchey said...

I also love vintage baby items, and you have a wonderful collection. The memory jar makes such a great display piece. That rattle with the whistle is great. I've never seen anything like that. laurie

Terra said...

I like the idea in that quote about saving memories, and your memory jar is lovely.

Leovi said...

I love the silver rattle ...!!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I love vintage baby items...love displaying my son's baby things....your collection is amazing as your vignettes!!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi! What a sweet thing to collect! Now that you have a grandson you will be collecting more things! Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a nice comment! Nancy

Rachel Paxton said...

What a beautiful memory jar! Such special treasures. :) Thanks for linking up to Give Me the Goods!

Rachel @ Maison de Pax

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

What a sweet way to display these collectibles! I love that you've started a jar with you grandsons's things. Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!

Hugs,
Deborah

Mrs. Sarah Coller said...

What a beautiful, sweet post! I love all those sweet baby things. I SO have baby fever! Ha! Thanks for linking up with the Homemaking Party!

Ornate Splendor said...

Oh! Love the idea of a memory jar! What a sweet way to display sentimental items...Well done! Catherine

Sherry Thecharmofhome said...

Beautiful things. I love that quote!
Sherry

Marianne Jeffrey said...

All gorgeous stuff, I love the rattle

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Beautiful and elegant the word! You know I just love your space.
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

mothers shadow said...

Beautiful site! Carrie, www.amothersshadow.com

Amber Lyon Ferguson said...

Oh I love the treasures!

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