Monday, December 6, 2010

One person's find, is my treasure...

Hello darlings! One exam down, TWO more to go! 
Thank you all for your kind words, I promise I'm getting around to responding to you all! 
This past weekend, Justin and I went to his work Christmas party. Justin is a firefighter for those that don't know, and I've never seen a more fun group of grown men try to dance! That was by far the most fun Christmas party I've ever been to! There was a couple that the brave firemen rescued from being caught in rip currents on Hunting Island Beach and it's just so, well both amazing and sad at the same time to hear their story. It's incredible that those men put their lives on the line to save complete strangers and that they wake up in the morning to run into burning buildings and it's just another day at their job. It's sad because that's my hero running into those burning buildings and what would I do if he lost his life to the job. Sorry for the somberness, but it was just so great to see these men and women partying it up and enjoying all that they deserve. Thank you to all that serve this country, firefighters, police, military, army, navy, and so on. 
My very own hero.

So to today's post:

Ever since I was very young, my Great-grandfather was quite the collector of all things. There was never just one thing that he collected and the best way to sum up his collection is to simply call it, well, junk. Sadly enough to call it that, but there's no better description honestly. You could go back in the woods here on his property and find old stop signs and old tires. If you were to travel behind his home, there are old school busses, and just various odd things.  Well, I think the collection thing carried on to my dad.  Now, Daddy isn't nearly as bad. He just learned how to decipher what was really worth keeping.  So here are a few of the wonders that my dad has kept around. 
P.s. I already called dibs on them Andrea, so don't even think about it.
P.s.s. To thank you all for your sweet comments, I literally froze this morning taking some of these pictures outside that my dearest puppy, Duke, wanted to come inside. He does this thing where he jumps up and down outside the door so he can come inside! So cute!  

Old scales...

Yes, that is a Dr. Pepper bottle. We have a Mt. Dew as well!

Brays Island Plantation bottle

"For Long Life, practice safety, drink milk"

I used to play with this when I was younger, pretending like it was a teapot

Old camera!

Alright friends! Finals are almost over :D
Love to you all! 

Back to the doggies:

Daisy wishing you a Merry Christmas (with my village!)

Sleepy puppies are having nap time!


  1. Wow, first of all you're married to a firefighter! That's hot.

    Second, WOW. These finds are AMAZING.

  2. I know what you mean when you talk about Justin. My boyfriend, Zack is in the military and though I'm SUPER proud of him, I'm also terrified at the prospect of something horrible happening to him. I think, it helps to take comfort in the fact that he would be saving countless lives over the course of his career. Cherish every moment you have with him! :] Good luck with the rest of finals! I haven't even started mine yet!! Christmas break is almost here!!!

  3. oh my goodness! I love all that old stuff especially the soda bottles :)

    and I definitely know what you mean about the firefighter thing since my bf is in the Navy but I'm proud of our men wanting to be heros!

  4. oh, those old soda bottle are so beautiful!! i love them! i have a collection of jars and bottles on top of my cabinets in the living room and i love them!

  5. I love collecting things! I especially love these special (: It's fun to use old bottles for pencil holders or vases, too! Cute post my dear!

  6. what an awesome post! First off, good luck on those other exams, happy that you all were able to party it up, it's nice to know that such amazing people are out there in this world that are willing to risk their lives for others, it's so admirable :)

    your dad has found some amazing things. i love vintage anything and all of these items make my heart pitter patter even more! and don't even get me started on the dog ♥

    also, a big thanks for your amazing are so sweet and i am so happy to have met you! your blog is beyond amazing and i look forward to learning more and more about you each and ever day! much love sent to you my dear!!

  7. Your pups are just so precious!

  8. first off, let me say the doggies melt my heart. just look at those eyes! those expressions:) love it! second, what a FUN treasure you have from your dad! oh i just love it all so much! you can tell each piece has a history and special memory. antiques are always fun because you can feel the past in them, but how much MORE fun are they when that past is YOUR past? lovely!

  9. Love your blog (I'm your newest follower)! The photographs of the antiques reminds me of the random old things I would find on our family farm in Indiana as a kid. The funny thing to me is how people sell them for an arm and a leg in antique shops!

  10. I love your blog and I am now a follower! Can you follow me too?

  11. My husband is a firefighter too. So proud of him!

  12. Hello dear!
    what amazing pics! I really love these old pbjects! and the dog it's really cute!

  13. Yay to the exam:) That party sounds like so much fun! Glad you enjoyed it:)
    Kisses sweetie...and your dogs are soooo cute!

  14. beautiful pics! and yay for the pretty village & pupcakes

  15. aw, thank you so much for following my blog!
    i wish you all the good luck in the world for your exams!! i'm sure you'll do perfectly fine :)!

  16. I am so thankful for brave people like your husband. I almost lost my childhood house to a wildfire in 2005, and since then, I have always tremendously appreciated the courage and sacrifices made by firefighters. Tell your husband thanks!

    Good luck on your tests, lady! I'm sure you will do great.

  17. Good luck and what a great husband you have - firefighters are so important!

    Lovely photos too - you are so talented!

    Please visit my blog too:


  18. lovely collection.

    and you should be so proud of your brave hubby!

  19. First off, good luck on your remaining exams!! Your puppies are so sweet!! I'm your newest follower :)

  20. that old camera!! OMG!!! amazing find <3
    cutest dogs EVER

  21. wow ..your dad does know what to keep. Those bottles are awesome ...and I love your Christmas scene in front of your fire place. that's fabulous!

  22. Ever since I was a lil girl, I always wanted to marry a fireman, haha. Lucky you! I love all the vintage items, so cool!

  23. my dad was a fireman -- they hold a special place in my heart... as do dogs... and yours are cute!


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