Except 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.
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 ....