A while back I told you my unique habit of reuniting separated pieces at the thrift store; candlesticks, creamers and sugars, cups and saucers all make their way into my cart while I 'drive' them up and down the isles looking for their lost mate. I even did it with a vintage boxed Knickerbocker Raggedy Andy this week! I walked up to a woman holding the boxed Raggedy Ann and said, "Oh! There she is!" She handed Ann to me and I confessed, that I was just putting them together. She said, "Oh, I'll take him then, my sister loves Raggedy Ann."
Two weeks ago I walked around at the thrift store looking for the mate for this little bone china creamer, I couldn't find the sugar so I placed it on the shelf where I put the loners. On Friday I went on my weekly field trip and saw a sugar bowl, picking it up I thought it looked familiar. I walked to the loner shelf and low and behold! The creamer from the first trip was the lost mate! Into my cart they both go, together again, happily ever after. How many of you are now walking through your thrift store restoring couples to their original state? I make pairs all the time regardless of wanting to buy them!
I think I have about six sets of these little creamer and sugar sets now. I use them for High Tea parties but I'm thinking with this many of them I might need to think up a little display to put them out and look at them all for a while. This is my first in the purple color scheme. For $ 3.75 for the pair, would you leave them?
When it comes to decorating, I think I gravitate toward the softer side at least in the bedrooms. This little leather coin purse belonged to 'Big Grama', that one was a school teacher. I filled the purse with my favorite flowers. I love the fragrance and the petite little bell flowers, the cake at our wedding was decorated with silk Lily of the Valley even though I was married in August, not May the month when they bloom.
Gloves are part of my ensemble when I wear vintage dresses and drive the '57. Being a tall girl, my glove size is 7, not typical for the 5'2" average woman of the 1950s. I frequently use gloves in vignettes to layer things on.
I love handbags and hats too, eat your heart out Bette Page, mine are really vintage! I picked up the little white purse (which had never been used) for $1.00 at a flea market a couple years ago.