Wednesday, April 28, 2010

O IS FOR ORPHANS!

It's time for Alphabe-Thursday!
Today we are borought to you by the letter  O
Please be sure check out all the other fun O's 
at JENNY MATLOCK'S 
I am also linking to the other fun Thursday party
Vintage Thingy Thursday
Hosted by the lovely Suzanne at
COLORADO LADY 


Notice anything about the above items???
There seems to be one of each
 These guys I call ORPHANS!
  This Beautiful blue Pepper shaker called to me at a Flea Market, I walked away twice but finally asked how much?  50 cents...OK I'll take it...
so starts another collection....
ORPHAN SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS
 I have animal orphans
 
Japanese orphans
Made in the USA orphans
 Fruit orphans
 Flower orphans
Related orphans
And sometimes you find twins separated at birth

 These sweet "Orphans"  (all of them either salt or pepper shakers) call to me and I can't help myself and I have to adopt them.  They now have a good home.

What do you adopt??


Always,
Linda

64 comments:

Debbie said...

Linda those are so precious and they really made me smile!~ My father in law just gave me some little rabbits from Germany.

She Who Has Stuff said...

A sweeter version of my "ugly dolls". Love them!!

Coloradolady said...

These are all adorable Orphans...I have a couple, and that is it...just a couple!!! Have a great VTT!

Nancy's Notes said...

Linda, oh my, what great little collections!

Susan said...

Cute post, Linda. Loved the twins separated at birth the best. Oh Lordy. What do I adopt? Guess a better question for me would be "What DON'T you adopt? " ha! I am collection oriented and have never counted all the different ones I have. Some people would say I'm compulsive. I'd say, I'm happy! Ha! Sincerely, susan

LV said...

I enjoyed seeing all the things you featured today, but the salt and pepper shakers are the cutest.

Annesphamily said...

These are so cute and precious. I love the salt and pepper orphans and all the others too! Cute post!

Terra said...

ok, seriously - those are amazing!!!

Christy said...

I collected salt and pepper shakers when I was young. I think some of your orphans might have been mine in another life.

Chatty Crone said...

I love all your adopted babies!

(Sandra Bullock got hers today - did you see the news - he is a cutie).

What do I adopt? I have to give that some thought.

Hope you are having 'fun'.

sandie

mrs. c said...

Linda,
This is such a sweet idea, to recue all those ones without mates! My favorite is the fruit, they are adorable. Thanks for the great post!

Sarah said...

What a cute way to think of these little singles. It's fun to focus on something like this. Unfortunately I tend to find myself collection all sorts of things. :-)

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

How sweet that you adopt the little orphans! They are so cute!

Katherine

Tara said...

I'd LOVE to adopt that little pig!!! So cute!

Viki said...

How sweet that you take the orphans. I bet they are good conversation pieces too. I know I liked hearing about them.

Deborah said...

Oh they are still cute even all by themselves. Together they make quite a fun group.

Shirley said...

How cute! There's a lot you can use together even though they don't match! Great idea.

Ann said...

Oh cute! I never would have thought to call single salt or pepper shakers orphans. But you have given them all a good home with what looks like many friends, so maybe they are no longer orphans??
Thanks for the great post~
Ann
@
The Tattered Tassel

Vicki said...

What a fun collection...
I didn't see any vintage ones. I have a lone pepper one from the 40's..interested? Let me know, it needs a good home. What do I adopt? BLOGS!

Great O post!

Julie Harward said...

I seem to adopt poor little animals that need a home! I love your little orphanes, each so sweet and what a interesting little orphange they make...good thing they can count on you to keep them together! Come say hi :D

Grannys Attic said...

How sweet to have so many cute little orphans! Blessings, Vicky

Elizabeth said...

Such a cute and sweet orphan collection! I love salt & pepper shakers but when I see only one I think no way - maybe I should be buying those little orphan ones too!

Troy said...

I just expected them, at any moment, to break out into a chorus of "Oliver".

What a fun collection.

Charlotte said...

I also adopt orphan salt and pepper shakers. Someone has to give them a good home, right?

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a fun collection! They would mae great conversation starters.

My name is PJ. said...

Old people and animals. :)

Brenda said...

Such cute little orphans. I like the ones with the little handles on the side! I collect creamers. But they have to be orphans because I do not want the sugar bowls. I will not break up a pair just to get the creamer. Good term for the other half!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi Linda~ ~ Thanks for stopping by and for all your sweet comments.
When I saw you gave your china cabinet away I thought What a huge heart you have. Isn't it fun to give and surprise a dear friend. That's why I'm having the GiveaWay it's just so much fun!
Have a great weekend.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Julie Schuler said...

Fantastic. Thanks for taking in those orphans.

Manang Kim said...

Oh wow they are just beautiful!! Love it! Happy weekend!

VTT~Old Book

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

Such PRECIOUS orphans!!! Many of them reminded me of thimbles because of their shape - - - which of course made me remember the childhood favorite "Thimble, Thimble, who's got the Thimble?"

Dawn said...

LOL! That's a loaded question. Here the answer is kids and pets! Orphaned salt and pepper shakers would have been much easier to take care of! LOL!

There's a good chance in my house some of my S & P collection could BECOME orphans. I bumped the shelf the other day and and to act fast to save a few of them!

You really have a cute colletion. At least S&P's are small and don't take up too much room, depending on the quantity of course!
Hugs,
Dawn

Postcardy said...

That's a cute collection.

Good to be a Queen said...

I love all your "orphans", they made me smile....Now go to my blog and pick up an award that I choose you for...

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

Very cute.
I was actually wondering.
Happy Thursday!
Mine is here
hugs
shakira

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

Those are too cute!! Love the little kitty cats! BTW April has 15% off on her site this week because it's her birthday so there are some nice deals on linens. I looked on Amazon and ebay, but found better prices on the sale things at her site. Thanks for coming by:-)

Riet said...

What lot of orphans you have and I love them all.

CC said...

They are beautiful orphans...I loved them all, but I never see any that cute. It seems I adopt everything else though. Happy VTT..

Jenny said...

Linda, what precious orphans.

And I'm sure that when a bunch of sweet orphans are together they become a family collection!

Thanks for this outstandingly sweet post on my little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's Letter "O".

A+

My favorite is the pepper shaker.

Victoria said...

Oh the cuteness of them all! Orphans need love too:)

Diann said...

Hey Linda!

I just now getting around to catching up! Hope you ar having fun!

What a cute collection! All the S & P 's would be so fun to mix and match on tablescapes!

Orphans? Me? No way! I am so about the "only complete settings"!

Wow! I couldn't even type that with a straight face!

Troy thinks I am running an Orphanage for lonely deserted dishes! I take in all strays!

jeff campbell said...

I love your orphans and wish that I could follow you around sometime when you go to the flea markets. Super post! Thank you...

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Linda, this was such a cute post, and what a cute collection of orphans you have! laurie

Tina said...

I LOVE this. I'm going to look more closely the next time I thrift/antique shop. Thanks for the idea, Linda.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

swooooonnnn! these are all so wonderful. I am besotted and in thimble envy!

Chickens in the Basement said...

At first glance, I thought they were thimbles. The dog with the cocked head is my favorite!

Short and Sweet said...

Your "orphans" are lovely and well-loved. Thank you for rescuing them so that they will have "mates" at your house.
I used to collect dolls but they are now packed away for my granddaughter.

Jo said...

i love those fruit orphans, very pretty!

JcVeggie said...

What an adorable post! I an running to my local antique store ASAP and adopting some of my own orphans! I love the idea of each unique piece...I hate matching sets all the time! There is a local hot dog shop down the street from my house and they feature adorable salt and pepper shakers on each table...all vintage and similar to your orphans:) Too cute!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I like your orphans. What a great idea.

I collect dolls.

AshTreeCottage said...

Those orphans are perfectly adoptable!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Christy said...

what a great collection!

Sue said...

Hi Linda...so cute this half of a collection....I love it...
A couple of us are meeting for pizza next Friday up in Kennesaw if you want to join us give me a holler....I need to pick your brain about Etsy....Your shop is great...love what you have for sale...I still have to tweek mine a bit....Sue.

GardenofDaisies said...

I knew someone who used to take orphaned salt and pepper shakers and turn them into fabulous decorative tassels.

Steph said...

They are precious and I so understand their calling. I have one orphan I would like to get mated, actually cause he's missing his girl. But I like your sweet orphans all displayed together. Maybe I should start a lonely hearts collection. What a wonderful post!

easternsparkle said...

That's a great idea for a collection - perhaps somebody will see it and find they have the partner!!

Miri said...

Oh I think I like these better mixed and matched than if they were in pairs! The two fruit ones together are adorable and I love the animal shakers!

Deb said...

"Old cats". Loved your post.

Pondside said...

Great post - and a sweet collection. I adopt goats......and old china pitchers. One collection takes some work and the other just takes up space!

~~Carol~~ said...

I love this collection Linda! The kitty and doggy are so sweet. I think you're really on to something here. You can get a cute little figurine for a fraction fo the cost, and unless you look closely, you won't even know that they're s&p shakers. When I go to the flea market this Sunday, I'm going to look for some orphan shakers!
Happy VTT!
Carol

Shelia said...

Hi Linda! Oh, what cute little orphans and I'm so glad you've adopted them! I used to have a slew of salt and peppers as a child. I only have a very set sets left.
Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Catherine said...

What lovely little orphans :) . They've found a good home!
Blessings,
Catherine :)

Maggie B said...

Fabulous O post, you are definately in my top 5 this week!
I love the idea of collecting orphans and giving them a new loving home.
See you next week for P.
~Maggie~

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Soooo CUTE! I loved visiting your orphans...who knew that could be a wonderful collection too?

I'm on it!

Hugs,
Spencer