Friday, October 30, 2009

End of the War

Join in on Show and tell friday with Cindy at My Romantic Home.. I was going through some vintage cases that i have , some filled with photos from 1800's and early 1900's.. I cam across some photos(which you can click on to enlarge) and letters home , from my Uncle that was in the war in japan.. You may remember my post on the China i have of my grandmothers the he brought back with him after the war. Todays post is about my uncle.. He was in the Navy and was in the USS MOBILE 5th division. Here you can see his letter home to my grandparents on VJ DAY August 10th 1945...
The letter starts out saying Dear mom and dad and family, boy am i a happy boy tonight... I almost fainted when the boats in the water of the watch announced "The War being Over"... I can only imagine how they all felt.. In the photo my Uncle is the very young boy sitting on the left side of the photo with a ciggerett in his hand. Just look at how young he was. The other photo is the ship he was serving on..and then the letter home. Pray for our troops.. Keep them in your hearts and minds..

Thursday, October 29, 2009

A Few Finds

I love the great art work on 50's and 60's packaging. I found several pair of Hosieries from the late 50' or early 60's. Beverly Jane Slack Mates , Ballet, and Crafts. All in the never opend packages. I also found some lovely Sarah Lugg Pink Hearts that are so sweet. Just wanted to let you see the great art of the past. I tried my best to get a good photo of the Beverly Jane slack mates, but the packaging is so light and the outer wrap reflects too much.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Do you love these?

Vintage Jewelry, Vintage Lace .. then go over to Faded But Desired Treasures to check out the new items i have listed.. MOre to come each day.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Before & After

Here is my after shotof my three teir tray.. Painted white then added paper doileys to it.. I can do so many things with this..YOu have to scroll down to see the before.. Thanks to all who commented on this.

Check These Out

Fun for parties or tric or treat.. I think these are photo frames . I know you put something behind them.. But you can just wear them for fun.. I have these listed on my website at Faded but desired treasures so go over and get them fast.. ONly one pair. But stay around and look at what else i have on my website... Just getting it back up and going, so if you don't see anything you can't live without just now, keep checking in..

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Frustration Abounds

I am not an impatient person. I am not easy to upset. I am easy going, calm, to nice for my own good at times.. BUT!!!!!!!!!!! I am at my wits end with trying to get good photos to put on my website. I see alot of your photos and say WOW... What great photos... Even if i get a clear photo, it just looks to plain. Any comments or suggestions on taking great photos would be very welcome...

Monday, October 19, 2009


Would you have bought this for one dollar? If so what would you do with it. Paint it? Leave as is? If you would paint it, what color? It is in bad shape surfice wise, but very heavy and sturdy.. Any thoughts you would be willing to share...

Saturday, October 17, 2009


Hello everyone, I have finally got settled in from our move. I have had my website Faded But Desired Treasures on vacation for some time now. I have deleted all my products and am going to be adding things daily. So please stop by and if you like my site, please pass it along to your friends.. It may be several days before i get many items listed so keep checking back. I will be having a give away of some kind as i get back up and going. Thanks to all of my friends and regular customers for asking when it be back up. Sheila

Friday, October 16, 2009

Pink Things from the WOODS

I was out walking with my pup Rowdy in the woods, Treasure hunting. We came up on a mound of rocks and stopped to let rowdy be nosey.. I was looking around too, as i saw what looked to be a white vase.. It was a white vase, milk glass vase with the star pattern.. But as i was picking it up i caught a scent of something very sweet and flowrery.. I looked around and saw these...I do not know what they are, but they must be a flowering fungus.. They look like a rose but that has not opened up, the softest shade of pink and white.. Nature can bring very beautiful things if we look.

Vintage Chintz

I was thrifting around today and found this very beautiful Chintz pattern.. It has Japan on the bottom and i am assuming it is a planter.. I am not sure if it had a lid or not. it doesn't real have a lip for a lid. Does anyone know for sure if it is a planter or just what it is?

Garden Greenhouse

This is my second time to post this on my blog, but i wanted to use this for Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home This is a greenhouse I made from some old windows I brought to our new place, from the house we just moved from. I have seen these windows on other blogs, and at antique stores, and have wanted one for sometime now. I am not finished with this project as it has been raining and raining, and i do not think paint will stick to the wood while it is wet.. I have tons of stuff to do to it but wanted to share it with you..The more up close photo is showing the window flower containers I put on each side..

Thursday, October 15, 2009

How fast they grow

I shared a photo of my new pup a few weeks ago, at 5 wks old.. well now he is 10 wks old.. I have only had him for 4 weeks now and look how he has grown.. Rowdy is a sweet pup, but his name fits him to a T... Scroll down a few post and see him then..

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

One More Thing..

I only had one comment on weather to paint or not to paint this, so i painted it.. I do love it alot. Thanks Sandy

Greenhouse from old windows

I had some old windows i brought with us to our new place, from the house we just moved from.. I knew what i was going to do with them.. Making a Green house from them.. I have been working on this for some time now.. It just won't stop raining so i can finish it.. I want to paint it and make it pretty.. But it may not stop raining for some time now. This is how it is now, and mabey i can get some more done to it soon , and post more photos..

Friday, October 9, 2009

Show & Tell Friday

I was visiting My Romantic Home and saw it was Show & Tell Friday. I love to see all the great post there and decided to join in.. I had some problems and sent an email to Cindy and she will help me out to get my link from here to her soon.. IF you dont get to see the show and tell friday this time , hope it will be fixed for next week...I have just recently moved and have only just begun to get some things out of the boxes.. What i am showing here is my Grandmothers China, brought to her,by her son,that was stationed in Japan in the 40's... When he came home from the war, he brought her this beautiful set of china.. Noritake, pattern Carmela.. I have always adored this china sitting in her china hutch.. When she passed away, all her daughters had their own china, and had no room for it. So i was able to take it, as i had no china. I am also showing my pink chickens that i just love, and my pink sea shell set with my cute little pink and black pigs...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

To Piant .... Or not to Paint... That is the question!!!

Hello ... Fall has definatley arrived here at Georgia Ridge... Wet chilly weather ,leaves are changing colors, acorns are falling and hitting the barn roof, sounding like a shotgun going off.. I have been working on one of the old window greenhouses and am just about finished with it.. I will post a photo of it when we have some sun around here, in order to take the photo with.. lol

I found this realy cute candle holder and immediatley thought of painting it white.. I know it will look GREAT white, but with fall here, i am thinking of just leaving it black for a while.. The warmth of fall colors makes things more cozy for long,cold, grey winters.. If you had required this piece, where would you put it, and how would you decorate it? Mabey you do have this piece and would like to show us how you have it decorated... Hope to see many responces to this ... Have a great day...