"I have enjoyed greatly the second blooming...
suddenly you find - at the age of 50, say -

that a whole new life has opened
before you."

-Agatha Christie

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Vintage Objet d'art...

I think that my love of seashells must go even further back than I had originally thought...

My mother had this sewing basket while I was a young girl ~ and I, for whatever reason, was enamored with it!  I'm talking pretty young here - like 4 or 5!  I loved the variety of the seashells and just how beautiful I thought they were.  (see photo of my "cursive writing" as a 4 year old on the inside lid of this basket).

Since my mom always knew how much I loved this sewing basket, when she was ready to "give it up", she gave it to me!  

I absolutely love it and I display it as an objet d'art in my house!  (see photo of maker label).

Isn't it funny how/where your love of ANYTHING develops??


  1. I love this sewing box! What a beautiful memory. The leather lid and the rope handles make it such a classy piece. The colors of the fabric are perfect. Great post Cindy! I love reading your blog. *hugs*

  2. Isn't it fun when these treasures are passed down to us?

  3. I know what you mean. I guess our love for certain objects starts when we are very young. Carla

  4. Oh my gosh -so fabulous!!!!

  5. Oh, I love your pictures and your Seahells!
    Thanks for sharing!

  6. I love your picture of your dog Godiva! How adorable...The seashell rug is definately you. *hugs*