Thursday, January 23, 2014

Thrifty Things Friday #144

I'm still in Texas, a big Howdy to all
Diann and I can't wait to see what you have to share with us this week!

I haven't been thrift shopping much lately, but when I come to Mom's house I can shop here for vintage items!  This time I raided the jewelry box!
A few earrings and some pins!
These will be going home with me this time.
More earrings, all clip or screw on.  
I want to get some made into new earrings for myself. 
Necklaces, the pink beads are so pretty!
From my Dad's tour in Japan in the 1950's
A small perfume bottle and a sweater clip.
This small jewelry box of my Dad's was still in a drawer.  Sometimes it's hard to look at his things and other times it brings me comfort.
I love the cufflinks.  
Many of his things have already be shared with his Children and Grandchildren.  
Interesting watch face.
One of my favorite pieces
His Marine Corp Naval Wings.

So be sure to go by Diann's 
and link up your post there!

Wishing you JOY,

Linda

29 comments:

sissie said...

Hi Linda,
I'm glad that you have some of your Mom and Dad's beautiful jewelry pieces. I know what you mean when you said sometimes you are comforted by your Dad's things and other times you are saddened. I have a quilt that my Mom made with pieces from her old dresses and aprons. I can remember when she wore those dresses. Sometimes I love wrapping up in it as though it's a hug from her and other times it makes me cry. Funny how memories and things affect us.

hugs
Sissie

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Oh Linda, you are so lucky to have some your your dad's treasured pieces. Love the bits and pieces of jewelry too. Hope you're enjoying your visit with your mom.

Sarah said...

Linda, guess you are experiencing the cold temps then too. Snow predicted here in the morning. Burrr, I rather like the sunny days we had earlier in the week. Pretty things. ;-)

ARod Rodriguez said...

some beauties for sure who needs a thrift store hee hee have a great visit

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm so glad you're having a good visit with your mother. She has such beautiful jewelry. And I know what you mean about your Dad's things...sometimes it brings comfort but it can break your heart at other times. Take care! I know it's getting cold there tonight! Sweet hugs Sis!

Dawn WeCallItJunkin said...

These pieces remind me of playing in my moms jewelry box when I was little. I'll have to see if she still has all those beauties. Hope you're well Linda

Chatty Crone said...

Linda - those are incredibly beautiful. And I know they mean a lot to you and will to your children. You mom had good taste!

Sue said...

Hi Linda..hope your enjoying your time in Texas with the MOm....love that you have your fathers things...the wings...the watch...those fabulous cuff links....your so lucky and I know how much they must mean to you....I still have the little tie tack I made for my father back in Kindergarden using a new penny...it's the only thing I have of his....it's very special...

Sue said...

Hi Linda..hope your enjoying your time in Texas with the MOm....love that you have your fathers things...the wings...the watch...those fabulous cuff links....your so lucky and I know how much they must mean to you....I still have the little tie tack I made for my father back in Kindergarden using a new penny...it's the only thing I have of his....it's very special...

Vicky Hunt said...

Such lovely and sentimental items! Much better than a thrift store! Love the pieces you chose to bring home as well as your dad's treasured pieces...:) Enjoy your visit!

Blessings, Vicky

BECKY said...

Oh, Linda, I love that some of your dad's things are still there! I understand completely about your different emotions towards seeing them, too. And your mom's jewelry!! What could be better!!?? Oh, and those screw-on earrings?? I pinched my little girl ears many a time when I'd dig through Mom's jewelry box and try them on...when I wasn't supposed to! You can even read about that in my memoir! :) Hope you're having a wonderful time and staying warm. It's so cold here...there aren't even words anymore to describe it!

Art and Sand said...

How nice to have family treasures.

I am in in Nevada enroute to Utah for skiing so I don't have anything to link up tonight.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Linda,
Thanks so much for the party and for your visits!!
Love the vintage jewelry! Many beautiful and cherished pieces!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Oh Linda!! Thank you for sharing your Dad's things!! All those dog tags?? Aren't the round ones from WWI?? So very special!! Awesome cuff links!! Hope it's going well for you in Texas!! You aren't missing anything here --- It's warmer in Alaska!! They're in the 30s - we're back down to the single digits and teens!!
We better NOT have any spiders this coming summer :-}}

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Linda, those are precious and wonderful and beautiful treasures that belonged to your Dad! They are just so awesome. I've got some from my Dad and I'm like you, sometimes comfort and sometimes just sadness. Special post, sweet friend.

Shelia said...

Hi Linda! I love these pretty pieces! So many memories for you. Love it all. Have a great weekend my friend and I'm sorry we couldn't meet up.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

tablescapesbybev said...

What wonderful treasures! I know you will enjoy them...

Susan said...

What great finds to make projects with. Kelly did a frame with some of my old pieces that I just cherish! XOXO

Marigene said...

Linda, how fun to go through your mom's jewelry. Lately, I head to the jewelry cases at the thrift stores before I even look at dishes! I have found some really unique pieces, some vintage, some not.
Have a great week.

Vintage Christine said...

Hey girl! Of course you know I love all the jewelry, especially the necklace with the sugar beads. What would be great to do with all your dad's things is to arrange them in a shadow box, then you can hang it on the wall and look at it all the time. And then, when it's the right time, pass it on down to the next generation.

mrs. c said...

I hope that things are going well with your mom! I know that you would love for her to move closer to you. I adore vintage jewelry and you have some amazing pieces! I really like vintage watches and the sweater clip is cute as can be. I was sick this week with a terrible cold, Jeff is sick now.....may be the flu. Just want him to get better before his birthday. Have a great visit!

bj said...

O, I love this post...such beautiful jewelry and now, I am going to do a post on MY mom's jewelry box.
Thanks for the inspiration...
xoxo bj

Diana Petrillo said...

Hi Linda--what special treasures you brought home from your mom's. The perfume bottle is gorgeous and the naval pin is so cool. Some beautiful things to remember your parents.

Thanks so much for visiting me during this BYB party thingy. You have been SO kind and you said SUCH nice things--you've been a real blessing and encouragement as I've been trying to get my blog up and running.

The party has taken me from 27 followers to 68, plus about 20 bloglovin' followers. Of course I have to do my job now to keep them interested!

Thanks again, Diana

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

These are such treasures! I have some of my Mother's things and it makes her feel a little closer. I completely understand loving these items! What a special story!

Melanie said...

Such beautiful vintage treasures. I love that they have so much meaning. Can't wait to see what you make from the jewelry.

Marti said...

Love the vintage jewelry, especially meaningful when it belonged to a family member.

In your father's case, what is the gold piece between the medals and the watch? Is it a tie clip? I have one that was my dad's and I've never figured out exactly what it was, unless the tie went between the two things in front.

Jody and Stan said...

Loved all your beautiful treasures! Thanks so much for stopping by with your sweet comment. Loved hearing from you!
Hugs,
Jody

France Guérin said...

Hello Dear friend,
I just asked my Mom before X-Mas if I could have my father's cufflinks. There is something about them that was closed to my heart! Enjoy those treasures!

xx

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Linda, I enjoyed seeing these pieces, and I love the pink beads.

The sweater clip would make a wonderful pair of earrings, and the cuffInks would be pretty made into stick pins. We did that with some we had.

My dad had a similar watch, and I bought a leather band for it and wore it till it finally broke. Mama gave his gold one to Mr. Magpie before she died.

I understand about feeling comfort and sadness at seeing things. I feel that way about my MIL's things. I miss her SO much as well as my parents.

xoxoxox