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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Pearls and Lace Thursday #12

It must have been nice to be surrounded with laces and silks every day, parasols and brooches, hats with feathers, teas every afternoon, visits from friends and visits to friends.
The nostalgia from a bygone era still evokes something inside us that relates somehow to those women who lived before us. Today's society of rushing here and there to just get the job done has turned our world into a place where I feel I don't belong.

I'm guessing I just wish the old things had stuck around for us to enjoy more, not just as a novelty, but a daily routine.
I would certainly not want to live without electricity or air-conditioning.
My dishwasher and I are great friends, but still, the beauty of the antiques around us were the daily utensils of those days long ago.

Although the internet and our cell phones have just about wiped out the snail mail and landlines as means of staying in touch with people, sometimes I like the card in the mail or the postcard from a friend.
They're tangible. I can keep them. I can cherish THEM!

And who knows. Maybe some day years and years from now someone will want those cards I kept. Maybe someone will even want this old cell phone as a prized antique???
I've linked up with Suzanne over at Coloradolady for Vintage Thingies Thursday...
and who would have guessed it:
She's a Doxie Lover!!!!
Check out the Party here:
Also check out Cindy at My Romantic Home here:
for Show and Tell Friday!!
Join me today for Pearls and Lace Thursday.
Share with us your pretties and tell us something about yourself.
Add your post url to the Link below and visit those others who have joined.
Thank you!!


KatCollects said...

Oh my gosh, Thorn and Petal are so very sweet.

Carol said...

What a beautiful post - from the sparkle, to the pretties, to the Bible promise.

Coloradolady said...

Well....I did not think I'd ever make it to your vintage post.....that ADORABLE pup stole my heart for sure!! Oh, to have just ONE more....my husband does not even want to hear these words...you pups are just adorable...I must work on him!!!

Now...I so agree with you on this post....I love all things vintage and most importantly, from the time when things were a lot slower. Sometimes, I feel I was born in the wrong time...LOL.

So glad you linked in today..I'll be back and checking out your pups!!! HAVE A GREAT VTT!

Vintage Porcelain Art By Amy Enright said...

What a GORGEOUS Post! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! You and I have the same taste! I love your new banner too!
I"m sorry, I've had a busy week and didn't have time to do a Pearls and Lace post this week! I'll get with ya next week for sure!

joey said...

Everything is so lovely. Such gorgeous puppies.
Big hugs, joey

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Everything is so beautiful...so Victorian!!

For your convenience: My Show n Tell Bargain Link. Hope you can visit.

LV said...

I enjoyed your post very much. All the things you shared are so pretty. I have lived in both times, and there were good and bad in both. However, at this time in my life, I am just trying to hang in there.

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Hi there, I found you while web surfing and joined your party. Love your beautiful things, just gorgeous! Of course the doxie puppy clinched it, my daughter has a mini named Sophie who is the most spoiled member of the family! New follower now, too.

Denise Marie said...

lovely post. Now I know to look for a lil post card holder like yours. Love it all!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Very pretty. I am hosting a CSN Giveaway on my blog and would love for you to stop by.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a fantastic post with so many lovely items!!
Just gorgeous!!


Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Wow, your pictures are just beautiful!
Thank you for sharing!
We should do a button exchange, Let me know if you are interested~
Have a good evening!

marie said...

What a beautiful post. I share your love of letters and cards in the mail. I treasure those rare bits of paper too!
Your letter holder is lovely as are all the pieces you shared.
Thaks for posting the Bible verse too ~ such a sweet reminder!

Romeo said...

A beautiful post!!! I agree that today many people are in such a hurry. There are so many details that are missed, so much beautiful, so much joy in the simple things......purrhaps this is why what is made now so lacks the "charm" of old and the attention to detail. There is NOTHING like beautiful old things!!!! Thanks for sharing!

I hope you are having a grand weekend!

"Her" and Romeo

Carolyn said...

You have some very pretty treasures from days gone by.

Thank you for your very kind words on my blog.



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