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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Skilled Vintage Hands - No. 2




Please join my for the second post in a series of four. Coloradolady at http://coloradolady.blogspot.com. Her vintage thingies friends would love for you to stop by for a visit. You will be amazed at what you see on this blog.




This is designed like a little cedar chest. It is a jewelry box that my father-in-law made for his wife. I was fortunate enough to receive this.

It has a mirror in the lid but had to turn it so camera would not reflect off it. These are a few pieces of her vintage pins.


This is a little end table or occasional type table he made piece by piece. My granddaughter has this table as well as the cedar chest.

This cedar chest, however, was not made entirely by him. When my late husband was in high school he took what they called "shop" by then. This was his project during that time.


The next two post will be entirely different from anything like this. I doubt if many of your will have seen anything like what I am going to feature.

37 comments:

Coloradolady said...

All I have to say is I certainly hope Carie knows how lucky she is....because I'd almost chop off an arm for that chest..... beautiful.

Olive Cooper said...

The top of that table is beautifully done. I adore vintage pins. Would like my daughter to carry a wedding bouquet made from them one day. olive♥

April said...

Those wood pieces are SO pretty! Amazing work.
I have a few of my grandmother's vintage pins. They are pretty special to me, too.
Enjoyed seeing yours.

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

What beautiful work! How wonderful that you are keeping it in the family and passing it down. And thanks for all your sweet comments - they really make my day. I thought of you today when I was picking tomatoes!

Debbie Sews Retro said...

What beautiful pieces and all hand-made. You have some very talented artisans in your family. Certainly they are treasures to be handed down to future generations.

Gerry's Soap N Stuff said...

I love these nice pieces. The cedar chest is awesome. I am old enough to remember when schools had Shop. :) Gerry

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful pieces.Now you have me waiting for the next post.
Blessings,Ruth

George said...

All of these pieces are very beautiful. The workmanship is simply superb.

Postcardy said...

I love all your handmade wood things!

viridian said...

Such wonderful pieces - glad to hear they are staying in the family. Now you have me curious about next week. ;-)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Your father-in-law and husband were both very talented when it came to woodworking. I love that little jewelry box, the table AND the cedar chest... WOW---SO beautiful...

Can't wait to see the next two posts!!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Michelle said...

What a talented father-in-law and husband. Those pieces are all gorgeous.

Mary said...

Wow, nice work. You ladies are lucky to have those pieces from your fil and DH.

Heart2Heart said...

LV,

I love all the detail that went into creating each of these hand made pieces. Besides the hard work you can definitely see a lot of love as well in each one.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Bella said...

What beautiful family treasures! The top of that table is really gorgeous. And I love the vintage pins, too - I have many of those from my grandmother.

Maureen said...

Wow! Those are amazing pieces. They were both very talented craftsman.

bj said...

These pieces are just priceless, LV. So lovely.
My hubby made a cedar chest in SHOP when he was in high school. What do they call it now??

Being the olden age that I am..bet I will have seen whatever it is you will share with us next week...can't wait to see....
xo bj

Elizabeth said...

Such gorgeous pieces LV. That table is absolutely divine :)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow what amazing pieces. I have a cedar chest from the late 60's. It is not as large as yours, but very similar.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

farmlady said...

It always amazes me to see items that were hand made many years ago and look so good. Really good workmanship is rare these days.
Thanks for the photos and the story that went with them.

Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

Oh LV, Hi there!
Oh my goodness, the little chest is adorable and I would give anything for that vintage jewlery! I love it!

Thank you for sharing!
Terry
PS nice to see you again, I've been remiss in catching up lately
Hugs,
Terry

GardenofDaisies said...

The top of that cedar chest is amazing! And I LOVE the vintage brooches!!!

Angela said...

Hey I'm loving that A right beside the hope chest too,lol.

How precious that jewelery box is..What a talented wood worker...

Baubles & Beads & Books said...

Ooohhhh...that chest is stunningly beautiful. And the jewelry lover in me wants to jump into your photo and examine those pins up close!!!

Vonlipi said...

The top of the table is exquisite as is the chest. Lots of hard work went in those.

You always share interesting things LV! :)

Miri said...

These are just incredibly beautiful! I'm sitting here with my mouth hanging open at the wood-inlay! Shop!-you've got to be kidding!

Simply gorgeous table and chest!

The jewelry box is lovely-I just love the colorful sparely vintage pins.

Crystal said...

What beautiful pieces!! You have lovely treasures and what better than to be able to pass them down!

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Oh my what treasures to have. He must have been quite the craftsman. Thank you for sharing these beautiful items with us. ~~Sherry~~

Icy BC said...

Those are beautiful and very skilfully made.

Sherry from Alabama said...

What beautiful pieces and they show something about the character of the men that made them. They had to be not only skilled, but also patient and a lover of their craft. I'll be looking forward to your next two posts, LV!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Ann said...

Oh I love the jewelry box. The workmanship is extraordinary in all of the pieces. Happy VTT

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Oh LV, such beautiful pieces! And such fun to see the fathers and the sons craftsmanship together. Can't wait for the reveal next time!

Happy VTT,
Sally

Anna said...

These pieces are absolutely gorgeous and incredible; so glad you are sharing them with us.

Roslyn said...

Beautiful pieces with family provenance, doesn't get any better

Rose said...

to have so much talet with your hand is a gift from God. thanks. Rose

Sarah said...

Those are beautiful---I especially love the chest! Thank you for sharing your treasures!

HaPpY vInTaGe ThInGiE tHuRsDaY!

Sarah

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Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Oh! MY! They are gorgeous! And even special knowing they were handcrafted by your father-in-law and your husband! Wow! What a lot of details!

Blessings & Aloha!