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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Show & Tell - Favorite Things - Prior Lives

Today I am joining Cindy @ My Romantic Home for Show & Tell Friday. I am also joining Laurie @ Bargain Hunting and Chatting for Favorite Things Saturday. Another new fun party is Prior Lives. You will definitely want to check out all these fun parties.

On a small sliver of wall in our hallway, I have this little cabinet that I painted green years ago and it holds a lot of my antique tins and collectibles. These are things that I have had for many years and back to when I decorated my home in primitives.

The top of the cabinet holds some of the larger tins and an old jug that is stamped with an 1842 date.

More old tins and one of my mothers syrup pitchers.

This shelf has some special items to me. My mom's school slate, and her crayon tin, an old book she read and the door knobs off their old farmhouse where I was born.

A couple of old tins, two salt boxes, my mom's old food chopper, her green syrup pitcher and a scoop she always had in the flour bin.

Just a lot of fun things that I just can't part with and love to look at. Reminds me of my mom and some fun antique shopping days.

We have 3 brand new bloggers that joined my Tues. Party and I would like to introduce you to them. Be sure to visit and welcome them to blogland. They have wonderful blogs and I know you will be inspired by their talent.

Carolyn @ Cottage Sunshine
Lisa @ Designs by Lisa
Dorothy @ Notes From Memere

Be sure to stop by Monday evening. I will have Mr. Linky up by 5 PM for Table Top Tuesdays. See you then.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I always look forward to your visits.


  1. Marty, your antique tins and collectibles are sensational, what great treasures! I love that some were your mom's, that is just the best kind of treasures to have! I can't pick a favorite, they are all great!

    You have one of the absolute best blogs ever, just so engaging and fascinating!


  2. Marty~~~

    My late sister used to collect primitives and your cabinet brings back so many memories of the type of pieces she owned and loved. And how special for you to have your mothers slate and crayola tin!! What treasures!


  3. Hi Marty,
    I've been so busy lately I've barely had time to blog let alone visit my favorite bloggers, like you! I've missed a few cloche parties and now I see you have a Tuesday meme, how cool is that!

    I love the items that belonged to your mother. When I first glanced at the first picture I noticed the crayon tin right away, but now to know it belonged to your mom...WOW, what a precious item to have.

    Take care and I'm off to see what other things I've missed in your past posts :-)

    Have a great weekend!

  4. Marty, what wonderful treasures of old you have. What wonderful memories they are. Be blessed. Cindy

  5. Hi Dear Marty! Oh, I love your pretty green cabinet and everything in it! Seems I remember some of these olden tins from my grandmother's house! How sweet this all brings back precious memories from your mother.
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  6. Oh my!! I love that wooden salt box on the left. Does it have a story? That's a great cupboard with special belongings. Sally

  7. Marty, these are the best! I love the things that belonged to your mom. Thank you for the lovely memory photo tour! Annie Joy

  8. Hi Marty,
    Everything you touch turns magically beautiful. Your cabinet is so pretty and reminds me of a French farmhouse.


  9. Marty, what a beautiful green cabinet that holds all your treasures and mementos of your Mom.

  10. Marty, your display is just fascinating! I used to collect tins and gave it all up..and now I wish I had kept at least a few of them. I was so young...and my sweet husband was not thrilled with grandma's things I wanted to keep.
    Yours are truly beautiful.
    Very few people have such a collection. The way you have them arranged is just stunning! You are such a talent!! It's always a thrill to visit you.

  11. Love all the old tins. I wish I had a doorknob from my old house. That is a neat momento!

  12. Marty, that's wonderful! I love that you kept the door knobs! Your mother's things are true treasures- more so because they were actually used. Fabulous post
    xoxo Pattie

  13. Oh what pretty tins you have in your collection! And how great to have that little cabnit the perfect size! Thanks for your sweet visit to my table this week -- you alway leave such kind comments!

  14. What special antiques you have with sweet memories, and great to pass along to your children someday.

    I used to decorate with primitives and I still love them!


  15. I just love this whole cabinet Marty ... can you ship it over as is? LOL! It would fit perfectly in my country style home ... really it would.

    See no trouble posting today ... hurray!!!

    Warmest Hugs,
    Sandi @ Bearly Sane

  16. Marty, what fun goodies in that cupboard, it's such a fun size too, I looove it! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

  17. I am getting so I really like antique tins daughter use to collect them...but gave her collection away when she change decor...sorry I was not in the "tin" mood at that time.

    Nice your blue cupboard too.


  18. Oh Marty, this has always been one of MY favorite things too. I love your pretty little shelves filled with such treasures. I have my mother's chopper too (very similar to the one you have). Love that little chalkboard and the book at the back of the shalf too. I'm so glad you are going to share this for Favorite Things Saturday. laurie

  19. Marty, I love your cupboard and all the lovely old tins.....I collect interesting old tins also.
    Thanks for the look.

  20. Marty, Your vintage tins are wonderful! Love the green cabinet too! I wonder what vintage items my grandchildren will collect as adults. Maybe starbucks cups or VHS tapes. Wouldn't that be fun to know?

  21. What a great display of Americana ... the real thing. Lovely post!

  22. I hope you never get rid of all these, Marty. They are a pretty neat collection. My daughter had her kitchen decorated with primitive signs and items (just reproductions) but they bought another house and she is changing kitchen decor. So, I took everything I could fit in my luggage when I was there to help take care of the baby boys. LOL! I am thinking of creating a tablescape with them one of these days.....Christinbe

  23. wow.. antiques tins! what a great collection you have here! and the cabinet is pretty too!

  24. Fantastic Collection !!Great Stuff you have here !!Thanks for sharing !!

  25. Hi Marty,
    Your green cabinet is the perfect place to display your collection of primitive pieces. The salt boxes caught my eye and the Crayola box that was your Mother's is so sweet.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  26. Marty, can you believe that I have not followed you until today. How could that be... impossibe! I was wondering why I did not get notices on your recent posts. So sorry- but I corrected that now!
    What wonderful treasures you have from your mother. Can you just imagine her as a little girl using that slate and that beautiful tin of crayons?
    Lovely post, now I am off to call my Mom.


  27. Hi Marty,

    That little cabinet is just perfect for your collectibles...I love primitives -especially those rich colors. I really like the blue paint on the cabinet too!

    Miss Bloomers

  28. Hi Marty! I really like that hutch and I especially like that book titled : Honey Bunch Her First Trip West!
    Have a great weekend and see you next week!!

    Susan and Bentley

  29. Good morning Marty! I enjoyed seeing all your wonderful tins and treasures. We have a city nearby us named Glendora...interesting to see the name on that old coffee tin. Loved the Crayola tin. Very neat collectibles and of course sentimental value is priceless! Hugs!

  30. Marty, HI, oh this is fun, love the cabinet and all the cool things inside. Thanks for sharing. When I use to do my kitchen very country grocery store chic I had alot of tins too, some I have stored now, as I don't want to part with them. Also have alot of red and green handled kitchen gadgets that I love, some were my grandmother's.

  31. You are so good to collect and preserve these neat canisters and containers, and the one that is dated 1842 is a real rarity.

  32. hi marty, thanks so much for stopping by.i'm still in pain but its getting a little better,cant wait to eat some good food,lol...
    have a great weekend and love your coleccion btw...take care friend.


  33. Hi Marty,
    I love your cabinet and your collection of old tins and collectibles. How wonderful to have it all displayed so nicely.

  34. What an interesting collection! If they could only talk!

  35. Great job Marty, loved the color of the cabinet, very complimentary to your collection of tins. Thanks for sharing.

  36. Marty, I love how you have all these similar "primative" items displayed together in this one cabinet. That is such a great idea and makes it so much more appealing. I love that you have your mothers slate and doorknobs. That is really special!

  37. Wonderul cabinet, tins and treasure from your mother. I will check out the three new blog friend you posted about. See ya soon.

  38. Hi Marty... :-)

    Love the cabinet, love the collection and as always, I love your style.


  39. Good Morning Marty,
    I love that teal colored cupboard filled with old tin advertising items! What a neat spot for it and what a charming addition to your home. Thanks for the well wishes my friend, I really do appreciate it. My son said it's warming up a bit out there. My stepson wants to go visit Josh soon and I want to get him out there before it gets too hot.
    Have a lovely week-end,

  40. The cabinet looks terrific where you have it, it fits perfectly in that spot. Your collections are amazing and I love the way you displayed them!

  41. Marty, it is fun to see this wonderful display of old tins. I once had a group of tins, but gave them to a friend years ago. I just didn't have a spot once I moved to this home, but you have the perfect place for your group. I like the way you've mixed in other
    pieces. I was always drawn to the wonderful graphics and lettering on these old tins. Many are works of art. Thanks for sharing this fun collection.

  42. Marty, you have got some beautiful mementos here but I am just so impressed with that slate! I can't believe you have it! That is truly a priceless piece of history.

    Best wishes always,

  43. That is a sweet cabinet, and full of wonderful memories! So glad you kept it!

  44. What a wonderful collection, Marty! But your mom's things are a real treasure...especially the slate! I hope youu are having a wonderful weekend...hugs...Debbie