Saturday, August 29

Flea Market Saturday: Family Heirlooms

Bill of Affordable Accoutrements usually assembles his lovely tablescapes from bargains at estate sales and thrift shops.

But for Family Dinner Table, he featured actual family heirlooms, including old family photos framed in silver and (for the photo shoot only) his family's Bible published in 1893.

In No Estate Sales!, he shows us how much a careful thrift shop shopper can bring home for $25. In fact, Afforable Accoutrements is full of tips on acquiring lovely things at bargain prices.

This is how Linda of Royal Touch is hoping the headboard
and footboard from her grandparents' 1930s bed will look after
she and her husband fashion them into a king-size headboard.

If you've seen her previous projects, you know the
headboard may not turn out exactly like the photo,
but it will be equally spectacular (if not more so)!

Believe it or not, this beautiful fruit preservation jar - "canning" jar to Yanks - was not Photoshopped over an invoice behind it.

Kilner Brothers Limited of London made the British equivalent of Mason jars.

Dave Dube of Old Paper Art likes old papers to draw on, and purchased the invoice on Ebay. The seller sent along a not-so-good photo, but Dave drew the jar you see here using a real Kilner jar as a model. Yes, drew!

Read all about it at The "Kilner" Jar and two other posts.

On the subject of fruit, steviewren of A Little Birdie Told Me So tells us all about figs and how they're grown in Ficus carica.

Plus...her son and daughter-in-law's photos from their 10th anniversary trip to Calgary, Canada are positively spectacular!

Yes, it's too late to think about starting a garden (in the Northern Hemisphere at least), but this eggplant on the vine from A Little Greener Every Day was just too pretty to pass up (not to mention a nice contrast to the fig...)

It also dresses up Robin Shreeves' 10 ways to be more sustainable with your vegetable garden, which you can tuck away, bookmark, or add to your StumbleUpon favorites for next year's garden.

Becky Jamison of Gramma's House reminded me there's another
Cathedral on the Prairie (but this one is "Cathedral of the Plains").
Thanks, Becky!

St. Fidelis Church ~ Victoria, KS
Be sure to visit St. Fidelis's website for more beautiful photos.

Have a great weekend, everybody!

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Joanna Jenkins said...

What a wonderful collection of photographs, objects, places and website to checkout. Thanks! I'm off to have a look.
Enjoy Sunday.

Duchess of Tea said...

Hello darling,
I am back and have missed you terribly!! I have a post on my blog that explains my lengthy absence but enough of that, I just wanted to stop by personally to thank you for the sweet birthday wish you left Cristina and to let you know that your kindness meant the world to us both. I am now off to read the posts that I have missed and to look around your interesting blog.
Love & Hugs
Duchess ♥♥♥