Wednesday, December 24, 2008

A Retro Christmas

I "LOVE" retro/vintage items!...
just something about them stands out, and has a good bit more charm/character to me than the mass produced items that one can find for a dime a dozen at the big box stores...yep..I have been finding myself a lot more drawn to wanting to decorate/surround myself with lovely items from a "day gone by".
So..what fun it was when my family surprised me for Christmas with some darling retro/vintage finds to add to my collections that I am gathering for our "soon to be" new home!

I am planning on having jadeite aqua/green colored kitchen with lots of red and white accents, but with a 1950's style rooster/chicken theme....so I have been collecting 1950's style roosters/chickens for a little bit now.

Hubby has noticed that fact... and look at what he got for me to add to my collection!
A darling set of large rooster/hen salt and pepper shakers..the rooster is about 7 inches tall and the hen is about 4 1/2 inches tall. They are absolutely gorgeous! (thanks sweety)
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Then my daughter knows that I have a small collection of dog statuettes that I have slowly been adding to here and there, and she found this little guy for me.
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And daughter also found me this gorgeous set of canisters..so cheery!(thanks so much N.)









And..then I treated myself to a few things I had had my eye on as well.
Another set of rooster w/hen
A darling 9 inch tall Jade Fox..isn't she lovely! And a set of chicken
salt shakers with a
covered salt dish

Of course there were some other lovely gifts I received /not everything was "retro".(Special thanks to Mom,Mom and Dad W., Sis "E".,Sis."S"...many thanks and hugs..ya'll know what you did..and I thank you.:0)

So..I had a really lovely Christmas..and now some new to me ..."retro" fun items to use in the "soon to be" new home.

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I hope that you all had a lovely Christmas as well.

~The Garden Goose

8 comments:

Princess Of Pink said...

OH Have I got something for YOU!!!!
I will send it in the new year, sweetie!!
Instead of the Dutch Christmas mags I promised, they are NOT nice this time. But rest assured, what I do have you are gonna LOVE!!

Hugs from Marian and a Merry Christmas to you and yours.

:)

Cindy B said...

My mom used to have a roosten/hen collection...sure wish I had a couple of them now . Yours are very nice and so sweet of those that took your love of retro and remembered..

Anonymous said...

I am one of the ones that lurk in the shadows for a quick peek. I do enjoy your blogs somuch!!!!!!!!!!!!
It gives me more insite to the sweet person you are. Keep up the good work. Love You Forever, as long as I1m living my chosen Daughter you`ll be. Mom W

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Love your collectables! Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

hugs,
Maryjane

Small City Scenes said...

I just guess you had a merry time at Christmas. I can't wait to see you kitchen whenever you do it. the roosters are GREAT. Love the jade fox. Very pretty. MB

Aunt Jenny said...

Cute cute cute!!! I love the little rooster and hen shakers and covered dish especially...how fun!! I love retro stuff like that too.
Have a happy new year!!!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Well, you did good!! I love the chicken salt and pepper shakers with salt bowl..those are really unique..And Nay did great on those cups and canisters..

Steph

Gabriela said...

Happy New Year!

~ Gabriela ~