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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Vintage Thingie Thursday


With all the ice and cold weather lately, Coloradolady's title fits very well. It felt like a heat wave today as it got to 40 degrees. If we drop by http://coloradolady.blogspot.com, perhaps we will find lots of hot vintage thingies.

This corner shelf, better known as a" whatnot shelf"in another time, belonged to my grandmother. She was always very dear to me, but after I lost my mother rather young, she meant more than ever. Some of my best memories were shared with her. She was born in 1887 and passed away at the age of 98 on 1985. I was fortunate that I got this whatnot shelf when they settled her estate. I  have no idea how old it is. I do know she had it all my life and I am no spring chicken.  It has a few scratches, but otherwise in good condition for its age.  Some of the dust catchers on it were hers as well.



 

10 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That little shelf is a priceless treasure.

TexWisGirl said...

i love those little corner shelves. we had a few as kids, too - passed down from the older kids and who knows from where before that. yours is really beautiful.

Ruth Weston said...

What a beauty! It is beautiful...especially with the family associations.
Merry Christmas!
Ruth

Betsy Adams said...

Love that little shelf, LV... I know that it has very very special memories for you--as you remember your Grandmother...That's neat!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Ginny said...

Oh my gosh!!! i grew up with one of these in a corner!! I really wish I had it now.

Terri Buster said...

Oh my- that's beautiful! And all the more special and precious because it belonged to your mom. What a treasure!

Marilyn said...

I love the word "dust catcher". I have a lot of those! Merry Christmas. Looking forward to another year of blog reading with you.

Eileen said...

What a lovely post! My grandmother has one of those and every time I see one, it always makes me think of her. Yours is a beauty.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

My mom had two of those in our living room always. And it was definitely called the 'what-not-shelf'!! Thanks for the memories. (I wonder whatever happened to those shelves and their contents.)

Annesphamily said...

What a blessing to have that beautiful shelf! It is a real treasure for you.