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Thursday, February 03, 2011

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DSC_1535Except photos and more photos, I really don’t collect or have a collection from Brasil.  But during our years in the USA, one of the things that Camillo and I enjoyed doing on Sundays was ‘antiquing’.  We would go to one of our favorite antique markets, stroll up and down the isles, and just find things.  Things that reminded us of earlier years; when our respective children were young, when I was young (er!).   We found things we thought beautiful and we filled our home with bits and pieces of family history that we had not accumulated together over a lifetime.   We made our house into a home.
When we finally packed up and left Houston for Brasil.  Camillo said, ‘sell it all’.  He, after all, had a home already set up and complete here.  Then he left for Brasil, and left the sorting and clearing and garage selling to me.  There were a few things I could not let go of; about two large crates worth.  I guess you could call these things my collection ‘of home.’
Once our goods arrived and Camillo saw what I’d not left behind, he had a room added to the house and a cabinet made for me to keep my collection in.  So here are the things I brought from home that keeps my room downstairs feeling like home. Over the past two years the space has changed, been moved around and pieces of furniture made here have been added.  My cabinet is now full. 
Not often can you find affordable tea pots that are complete sets so I found over time similar patterns, and for my sandwich plates colored depression glass.  I always intended to have a high tea, serving finger sandwiches and scones, and cakes but that was one of my ‘someday’ projects.
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DSC_7555   English circa 1895?
Do you remember these?  Flower vases from the 50s – she doesn’t have a chip of paint and has both her earrings..... 
and scattered around the room ....
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  1. I am so glad you were able to take some things with you from home. That is a nice collection. One that is practical too. Blessings

  2. You do have some beautiful things in your collection, Ginger. No wonder you couldn't leave them behind. If I were going to collect anything I think it would be teapots!
    I can just imagine you serving cucumber sandwiches and scones using your lovely tea sets.
    I have a few pieces of depression glass that I inherited from my grandmother. It's lovely, isn't it?

  3. I can understand why you refuse to part way with your beautiful collections , they are gorgeous! I love that little lamp.

    I'm not much of a collector, just a few brick and brack..

  4. Oh, beautiful!! I love your collection of "home." Is that the cabinet you emailed me about? It's gorgeous! If I lived near enough to you, I'd ask the name of the builder. I must remember to find someone here who can do that sort of thing....

  5. I love the woman and the figurines of the boy in the chair. A very nice collection -- must have been packed very carefully to have made it from Houston to Brazil unbroken.

  6. OMGosh Ginger...Look at that HEADVASE...She's beautiful and one that I DoNOT have! How fun it was to come here and find that you and I collect some of the same things. I found your Headvase in my Headvase Collectors Book...she was made by Kelvin #P-630 and is valued at $95...2004 Edition...probably more now. She may have this info stamped on the bottom.

    Thank you for sharing your collection and the photos of your home...Sue

  7. Nice collection of teapots. If I was to collect anything of that kind, I think teapots might be a favourite choice. I don't have room for any collections though. Unless I throw out my books... LOL

  8. They are beautiful! I have a china set of dishes too. But I dont have a tea pot.

  9. Thank goodness you kept this. I recently started LOVING searching for little things. I love the teapots and you know what? It does make a house feel more homey when you have little loved things here and there. I really love that Camillo had an additional room built for your things. Good man for that!

  10. Do you serve your friends tea in those lovely tea set?

  11. Ginger, I absolutely love your collection. That girl head is beautiful. I like it a lot and I wish I had one to display. All of your things are just lovely.

  12. wow! your collections are so gorgeous and cute and pretty. I love the girl head also and the two in the last pic.