Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Grandma's White Wednesday

This week I'm posting about two of my favorite treasures that belonged to my GRANDMA. When time came to clean out my grandparents house... I only had one request...can I PLEASE have that CUTE little white CHICKEN from her dresser? Yes...my request was honored and now I was her new owner...I was one happy gal. As a little girl, I had always admired this little chicken candy dish that sat on her dresser filled with her HAIRPINS...yes hairpins! I didn't know as a child that it was a candy dish...boy I sure would have been disappointed. I also came home with several other items from their home and this wardrobe was one of them. I painted it WHITE and it has been used in my cottage...oldest daughter used it in her condo at college and now it's located in my youngest daughter's room here at home. This wardrobe is by no means a fine piece of furniture, but to me it's worth a million bucks!




I guess GRANDMA wanted to keep the little ones away from her cute CHICKEN dish...so we got HAIRPINS instead of CANDY!



Family treasures...they don't get any better than this!





I did add these cute glass knobs.

I'm joining the following parties today with my GRANDMA's WHITE TREASURES!

Kathleen@Faded Charm

Suzanne@Coloradolady

48 comments:

GWENDOLYN said...

Linda,
I love the cabinet... the glass knobs are so pretty on it. Funny about the hairpins. Are you keeping candy in it now?
Blessings!
Gwen

T's Daily Treasures said...

Love that wardrobe! My Mamaw had something similar. I also used to have a couple of those chicken dishes, both clear and one had a candle. They must have flown the coop because I don't have them around anymore. Hope you are having a great day. :) Tammy

Low Tide High Style said...

I love that chicken and my great grandmother had one but she kept jelly beans in it and not hairpins...lucky me!

That wardrobe is beautiful and I love that you painted it white...so pretty! Such wonderful treasures to have from your grandma!

I hope you're having a great Wednesday!

Kat :)

The Lone Star Queen said...

I love the wardrobe! The wall color is pretty too. I have an antique dressing table that was my grandmother's and I use it everyday to put my makeup on and do my hair. It is one of my prized possessions.

alice said...

Oh Linda,
The chicken story is priceless! You did a great job on the wardrobe. I love those glass knobs. The best treasures are from family. Not the uber expensive museum quality "stuff".
smiles, alice

Cyndi said...

Love the white wardwrobe just beautiful with the glass knobs and the Little chickie is so cute love the story too.

marmielu said...

I remember seeing those little chicken dishes. That wardrobe is just wonderful! I love the addition of the glass knobs - very nice touch. Oh to be able to paint furniture! My hubby has a real hard time agreeing to let me do that.
Mary Lou

Donna said...

I love the chicken story with the hairpins! So sweet I love family treasures and the stories associated with them. The wardrobe is beautiful with the glass knobs. Beautiful treasures.

red.neck chic said...

LoooooooooooooooooVE it!!!

;-) robelyn

Jane said...

Those are wonderful reminders of your grandmother. I love the wardrobe..it's a beautiful piece.
Jane

heartfelt living said...

I just adore your wardrobe. You did a great job with painting it and the glass knobs look perfect! I'm sure your grandmother would love it as well.
I remember my mom having a simular chicken candy dish and I love your cute story.
What wonderful treasures you have. :)
~Karen

Brenda said...

Love the wardrobe! Looks as thought it would hold a lot. And my mother and grandmother both had chicken dishes setting in their homes. Sorry do not remember there being any candy. They were probably empty. Very cute!

Rebecca said...

Hi Linda
Oh I love the wardrobe! It is a great one...the chicken is sweet. My grandma always had hard candies with some yuk soft center in them...never liked it
Blessings

Sandra said...

I have a couple of milk glass chickens too and love them! I cherish the few items I received from my grandmothers...great post.

Annie @ The House That Jade Built said...

How sweet! I love the treasures my grandma has given me! She is getting older - 85 - and for Christmas she often goes through her cabinets & closets for gifts for the grandchildren. I think some of my cousins are mortified by this, but I'm always thrilled because I always get some type of wonderful dish to treasure of hers!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh wow love the cabinet! Great little milk glass chicken too.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Patti said...

i love the chicken....visit my blog for VTT and you'll see why!!

Gail said...

Oh my.....I love that wardrobe! What a priceless keepsake you have but the best gift of all is the memories you have.

Coloradolady said...

What a wonderful family treasure! I just love it! The glass knobs are a sweet touch. I wanted to buy some from a man at the flea market, but he wanted way too much for them.....love your hen too, reminds me of my aunt who loves hens and chickens. Happy VTT!

CC said...

Hi Linda,
I love the wardrobe,it looks gorgeous in white, and little chicken is a cutie. I think I would still keep hairpins in there. You know, strange tho it may be, I can still see my grandmother pinning her hair up with those wider hair pins..her hair was longer and quite beautiful. Somehow,with a twist and a turn and a pin, it was all done. Memories are so sweet..
Happy VTT,have a great weekend.

LV said...

That is a great wardrobe and you adding the vintage glass knobs just set it off. Nothing like getting treasures from someone you loved.

Diann said...

Wonderful treasures! that cabinet is fantastic!

Postcardy said...

I love your chicken. The wardrobe is nice too.

Darlene said...

That wardrobe is beautiful and I love your addition of the glass knobs. That chicken is just too cute and do you keep candy in it now? Hope you are having a great Wednesday.♥

Angela said...

The wardrobe is just beautiful! Your chicken candy dish is beautiful too! Do you keep your hairpins in it or do you put candy in it? I know I've seen one of those before but I can't remember where.

Vintage Thingies Thursday!
Angela

Keetha Broyles said...

I've always LOVED milk glass. To me there is nothing prettier than a small milk glass vase with one red rose in it! I think I love your chicken, and your grandma was pretty clever to keep her hair pins in it - - - much prettier than a paper cup or some other utilitarian container!

I think the wardrobe IS a fine piece of furniture! I LOVE it - - - I like that it has three vertical sections, and that little mirrored door at the top of the center section - - - how COOL is that?

Vonlipi said...

My grandmother used to collect those little hen dishes. That armoire is to die for! Lucky you!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

You got some lovely things from your grandparents. The chickie is cute and the wardrobe is great. It looks wonderful next to that bright wall.

Bea said...

Family treasures are definitely the best. Love the story behind your grandmother's hen on a nest. We have quite a collection of those chicks that all started with one like Hub's grandma's who kept starlight mints in hers.

~~Carol~~ said...

That wardrobe is absolutely beautiful, especially with those vintage suitcases on top! And the chicken is so sweet. Do you keep hairpins in it like Grandma did? You're lucky to have such wonderful family heirlooms. Grandma's stuff is always the best stuff!
Happy VTT!
Carol

Teresa said...

That is such a lovely wardrobe. I just love it. I have enjoyed visiting your blog.

Sandy said...

What great treasures you have from your grandma! I didn't get anything from mine, I lived out of state....sure wish I could have had the beautiful hair brush set she had....painting the wardrobe white makes it sparkle! And the glass knobs are just perfect!

Faded Charm said...

No, I don't think they do get any better than that. Lucky you to get these treasures from your Grandmother. Very special.

Take care,

Kathleen

Troy said...

My Grandma had a dish like that with talcum powder in it on her bathroom vanity.

Nice Treasures!

Troy

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

i'm so glad you got that sweet little dish...btw that wardrobe is gorgeous!

Maggie B said...

How lovely to have something of your grandmothers to enjoy and pass on to your girls.
The wardrobe looks fab with the vintage suitcases displayed on top.
Happy VTT
~Maggie~

Ulla said...

The wardrobe looks nice and practical. The chicken bowl story made me laugh.

SuKnitWitty said...

Wonderful whites and I loved the chicken bowl. I have a chicken container in my kitchen that holds matches....my grands don't look there for goodies anymore either. Enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog.

Mrs. P. said...

I love your old wardrobe. My grandparents had one very similar to yours (it lives at my aunts house now). I also really like your milk glass nesting hen. I have a couple but they are clear glass. Great treasures!

Blessings!
Gail

Denise Marie said...

what a gorgeous wardrobe. I've never seen that 1 before. It looks fabulous in your room.

Miri said...

Great family treasures!

Wonderful milk glass chicken! Your grandmother was very smart to keep it in her bedroom-lots of them around without the lid!

You did a great job refurbishing the wardrobe-the glass knobs are just what it needed!

Tara Beaulieu said...

LOVE that armoire and the crystal knobs are perfect! :)

Ana said...

Hi Linda,
What priceless vintage treasures/heirlooms...Love the little chicken and the armoire is gorgeous. Looks beautiful in white with the glass knobs...

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

Kristine said...

That cabinet is so pretty!

GardenofDaisies said...

I love your little nesting hen! I have a couple in shades of blue.
I also like your painted wardrobe. The white looks gorgeous against that beautiful turquoise wall!

prashant said...

the glass knobs are so pretty on it. Funny about the hairpins.

Work from home India

Frugal Home Design said...

What a beautiful combo the white and blue are. Looks great.

Popcorn Served Daily said...

You do have the twin to my daughter's wardrobe, although your's is more like the big sister with two doors. I love it. The knobs look great. It looks fresh and clean.

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