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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Happy Birthday, Mother

Welcome to Vintage Thingie Thursday sponsored by Suzanne at Colorado Lady. This is the best time of the week when friends share their vintage goodies. Sunday was Mother's Day but it was also my mother's 81st birthday! She still looks the same as she did twenty years ago. If it weren't for the small strokes causing her to have to use a walker and a brace on her leg, she would still be going to yard sales with me! We were a great team because we always looked for things that each other liked. We didn't try to get to something before the other one could get out of the car. I miss her going with me because we could gossip and talk about things without someone telling us to stop. So, my vintage thingie post is going to be about my mother and some items that will always remind me of her.
This is a picture of Mother and my son, Craig, taken a couple of years ago. She still looks like this today. No, she has never dyed her hair! That is her natural color and it is still that way today. We just have good genes!

This teapot is not that pretty but mother always had one on her knick knack shelf.

I don't know the name of this plate, but she had a few that we used when I was growing up.

This is one of the many Duz detergent dishes that she collected each time she bought laundry detergent. We used these as our "fine china".

She had a set of dishes that included a coffeepot like this.

This tin is like the one she always kept her bobby pins and rollers in.

These things are not valuable in money, but in memories! I love you, Mother! You have always been my best friend.

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22 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Belated Happy-B-Day to your mom! I have a ramekin with the wheat on it!

Diann @ The thrifty Groove said...

Hi Charlotte!

What fun vintage things you have to show today! Love both of those dishes and the 2 coffee pots are so much fun!

Have a wonderful day!

~Mary~ said...

Happy belated birthday to " Mother". She is beautiful. And she sounds like a treasure. Makes me miss my Mom even more. We did a lot together. I love the coffee pots!! Absolutely beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing not only your items with us but your beautiful mother.

Miri said...

Wish your Mom a very Happy Birthday!

CC said...

Hi dear Charlotte...
Thank you so much for introducing us to your beautiful mother. I loved all the things you've shown,and I remember my mother and the ladies getting dishes out of detergent,tea boxes..oatmeal and such. It was always very exciting to my sister and I to see what was in the box.
Give your sweet mother,(whom I call my newest Sunbonnet Sue friend), give her a hug from me..and tell her I'm so happy to neet her. Happy VTT to you both..

Postcardy said...

Happy birthday to your mother. It's too bad she can't go to yard sales with you.

glor said...

Happy Birthday plus three days to your mom. She is a beautiful lady.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a very sweet post! Your Mom looks great. I had an Aunt that went to yard sales with me. We always had so much fun and I learned a lot from her. She will be 95 this year. I sure miss those days. Happy VTT! And Happy Birthday to your Mom.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Linda said...

Great post and such sweet memories!

LV said...

No money can buy some of the most precious things we posses. A mother's unconditional love is irreplaceable. You mother and I belong to the same senior group. She may be just a tad older I am like her, what you see is me. No dye will be be on my hair.

Coloradolady said...

What great pieces and wonderful memories! Have a great VTT....that coffee pot is really adorable, love the pattern.

GardenofDaisies said...

Happy Birthday to your mom!! And I love the little painted brownbetty teapot!!!! It think it's gorgeous!

Maureen said...

Oh wow! Your mom looks fabulous! Happy Birthday Mom!

P. said...

Aw, what a sweet post! Your mom looks great and enjoyed seeing some of her things. The coffee pot is really cool!

Vonlipi said...

Beautiful beverage servers!

Yor mom looks great!

AshTreeCottage said...

Belated Happy Birthday to a lovely lady! That coffee pot is super cool!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Sherrie said...

I Love the coffee pot. The design is amazing. So Retro. Happy Birthday to your mom. Memories are the best treasures.

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Great post!! I love things that remind me of others!! You have some great pieces there. I remember my Mom taking the treasures out of the laundry soap box :)

Blessings!
Gail

Sally Annie Magundy said...

A Belated Happy 81st Birthday to your mom! Those are lovely treasures and so dear, as they are treasures of the heart!

Happy VTT,
Sally

~~Carol~~ said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom! It's such a shame she can't go yard saling with you, because it sounds like you two had fun doing it. That teapot looks like one that my Grandma had, and I loooove those coffepots with the blue flowers! Tell your Mom I hope she had a great day, and she looks so pretty, but that I'm very envious of her not needing to color her hair!
Happy VTT!
Carol

Sarah said...

What a special tribute to your mother! She's a beautiful lady :)

Sarah

Faith said...

Hi Char, Thanks for stopping by my place. I am going to enjoy reading your blog..I work today, and will catch up tomarrow. Your mom looks llke a sweety...lots of things to look at here,,,I'll stop back again..hope you are having a wonderful w/e