V is for Vintage

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This little lady is the latest addition to a collection of “broken angels” that I inadvertently began recently. She is part of the Geo. Z Lefton collection and although I haven’t had much time to research her age, based on similar statues I’ve seen, she is vintage. (And not vintage as in –Oh look at this vintage Barbie from 1989…. actual 1950’s or 60’s vintage.)

The first angel in my collection, which I guess wasn’t a collection if it’s just one, right? Or maybe it can be a collection of one. Anyway, the first one was a cute little angel wearing a pink dress, holding a basket of flowers and with a broken wing. She looked so sweet and flawless from the front but then when you turned her and saw her broken wing, you just knew that this would be reason enough for someone to discard her. It was a no-brainer that I had to have her. Also, she was marked with my birthday month and that detail sealed the deal.

A week later I came across another angel, this one similar to the one pictured above but what caught my eye was her chipped halo. Another member of my birthday month club and missing a wing to boot. I didn’t hesitate to snatch up this one.

At this point I decided that my little band of two broken angels was complete. These two little sweeties peer at me over the clock at my bedside. I moved on. Or so I thought…

And then Miss July came into my life and I knew I was a goner as I purchased her.

What draws me to these little broken angels? I think we are all flawed in some way. Sometimes those imperfections are not visible. Sometimes they are hidden until we reveal them. And sometimes they aren’t flaws at all, just parts of us that we don’t like or wish to change. Regardless of the reasons- they are part of who we are. At least mine are- and like them or not, they are what they are- good or bad, by my standards or others. We can accept them or reject them. My broken angels represent those things in myself and the ones that I love.

“I think we are all insecure, and there is nothing wrong in accepting that. But the problem arises when we try to counter this insecurity by cultivating this illusion of control, and we start taking ourselves and everything we know too seriously.” -Sushant Singh Rajput

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Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 27- Vintage

I have to admit that I had a moment of panic as I typed in the title of this post. I was fairly confident that it was week 27 but I’ve been so hit or miss lately, it was quite possible that I missed a week or two…. You can imagine my relief when I clicked over to Hugh’s place and saw that I hadn’t lost track of too much time.

I’m very excited about Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Vintage.  I have the oddest assortment of collections of vintage treasures. My obsession began when I realized that my mother had given her Pyrex to my sister. I became determined to find my own set and along the way I gained more Pyrex acquisitions than I can comfortably admit. I moved on to Texas-ware melamine dishes and Bolero thermo-ware cups. I have a collection of old clocks on my fireplace mantle…. if I wrote about vintage household items, I could write a series of posts to end all series!

We just struck gold at an estate sale this morning and I found a beautiful antique table for my work-in-progress hideaway and a desk that will fit perfectly under the window. So, suffice it to say I was thrilled at Hugh’s prompt for this week.


I found this sweet little lady at an antique mall and it was love at first sight. She is a holder of some sort but I’m not sure what. When I saw her, I knew she would be the perfect pen/pencil holder for my future writing spot.

And because I couldn’t stop at just one photo, here are two sets of salt and pepper shakers I found.


Now, if anyone can tell me where I can find affordable Holt Howard Pixieware…..