Hello! I was quite surprised by how many things I had around the house that suit an Easter theme. I don’t remember actually setting out to collect the array of tableware that are in the form of chickens and ducks. Most are things I’ve had for ages that I found too cute to part with or that have sentimental significance. Oh, those darn sentimental feelings … they make for crowded cabinets!
(1) Daisy is the only stuffed toy of mine that I still have (I also have a couple of Nick’s from when he was a baby). I acquired her when I was already an adult though after I found her perched on my new bed following a visit by my mother when she came to see my very first (and only) apartment where I lived alone. Nowadays Daisy usually sits on the back of the sofa, where she reminds me of that special little home that I loved. The wooden chair was handmade by my aunt’s father-in-law, a man I never met personally, but the chair reminds me of my aunt who died much too young.
(2) My sister gave me this milk and sugar set. The milk pours out of the duck’s beak and looks so funny.
(3) These salt and pepper shakers were again a gift from my sister. And the are also funny in that the pepper one looks like he’s crying pepper tears!
(4) I painted and fired this duck basket while working my summer job during university. I ran the arts and crafts program at a Home for the Aged, a job I absolutely loved.
(5) This would be the item in these photos that I’ve had the longest. A high school friend brought it home for me from Austria when he went with his family. I always felt that it was so thoughtful that he would have carried this delicate little swan in his suitcase. It is tiny, standing only 3 inches tall and is marked with the maker on the bottom. I remember him telling me they had toured the place where it was crafted.
(6) An ex’s mother gave me this trinket box one Easter. I loved her a lot and keep this on my dresser as a reminder of days gone by.
(7) This is a music box that you wind by turning the Ferris wheel itself. Then it spins slowly while playing the most delightful version of “It’s a Small World”. My mother gave me this to cheer me up during a rough patch in life once and I keep it in a glass cabinet in the bedroom to remind me to appreciate the happiness I have found.
(8) I bought this vintage Easter tablecloth from EBay a while ago. I remember winning it for a mere $9.99 and planning to use it for a family brunch however it didn’t arrive in time so I didn’t and in fact, I have never used it! But I love to look at it.
(9) These ‘new’ vintage tea towels still have the original store tag pinned to them, stating they cost $.38 each! We always use vintage tea towels in our home so these will be added to the rotation on of these days.
(10) I picked up these pastel coloured paper clips the other day. I could have bought the black ones, but why buy black when you can have pastel?! (I wish I felt the same way about clothes, especially with pastels being so in-style this spring/summer. I am planning an upcoming post about how I will wear the trend mixed with all my black things.)
And in case you didn’t get enough of Daisy …
Thank you very much for taking a look. Do you save things for sentimental reasons?