Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Tattered and Torn Treasures

I wrote about the mammoth cupboard move in our home last month, but at the time was unable to take many photos of the glazed cabinet on our landing... So for anyone who would like to see this corner of our home, here's what I keep behind it's glass doors:

There's an eclectic mix, but they are all things that 'speak' to me...

Silk bridesmaid shoes from the C19th.

Romantic keepsakes such as antique lace and a wax flower wedding headpiece.

A tiny shell souvenir purse.

Beaded bags and French delights.

A whimsical floral hat.

My Staffordshire lambs are a treasured possession, given to me by my Grandma when I was young.

Teeny vespa case with a sweet bird on the front.

Cherubic friends in a French fabric covered box.
Niki x

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.~ John Burroughs


  1. Thanks for sharing Niki, all your treasures are gorgeous! Tamara x

  2. I went back to see about your mammoth cupboard move and it makes me think of my painting project that started with my front door! Then the inside of the door, the closet door, the living room walls and the hall. Of course, lots of treasures had to be moved off the walls and in cabinets, etc. But it WILL be pretty when I finish!

    You things are all delightful! Thanks for sharing.I love my short visits to England. ♥♫

  3. Aww. Thanks for sharing. I believe my favorite is the little shell purse. So sweet!

  4. OOh - it's like a magical, treasure chest. I totally get the idea of putting all your treasures somewhere to keep your spirits up.
    Yours are extra pretty though! eeeek for the shoes!!!]


  5. divine -love the cabinet- your trasures inside and the arrangement- drooling...


  6. Hi Niki.
    My god! It 's always wonderful to visit your blog and your world of nostalgia............
    I thank you so much for these beautiful pictures!
    A dear greeting, Maria.
    (With translator)

  7. Oh Niki you do have the most beautiful things! This darling little post full of vintage scrumptiousness has made my morning...that shell purse is just gorgeous.x

  8. beautiful cabinet of wonderful goodies Niki! Love everything you have in there, each thing is so unique and special, I can see why they'd speak to you. The little shell purse really caught my eye, tiny and adorable!

  9. Your collections always leave me speechless... Such beautiful treasures!!!

  10. It's all so pretty - I love it!

  11. Oh my, what a beautiful collection of fabulous goodies.


Thank you for finding the time to visit me...
Niki xx