Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Shopping at Mom's House

I stole my Dad's camera this evening, and thank goodness because I found some treasures in my mom's basement. I think over my desk I'm going to do a mismatch, random display of old pictures, a lot of which will be the ones you see below. I think they will get some new distress-y frames, but maybe not.

I love digging through old pictures, old books, old frames, really anything old. And, now I'm paying for it through lots and lots of sneezes. I don't know when I developed a love for such old stuff, but my mom was telling me today how much she loves that I appreciate our past. Aaahh Chooo!!! Excuse me.

I apologize in advance for the photography, but get a load of this stuff. I happen to find it a-mazing.

Now if only I could find a chair like the one I fell in love with at the store today. Like I'm going to pay fifty bucks for a chair someone just painted...Please, I've learned better from you ladies!

Here we go. Lot's of Pictures, but can you blame me? I've been in picture withdrawal...

Here's a collection of old pictures. See those old books up in the right hand corner? Sitting on top of those is a newspaper about fashion trends from Paris from 1938. Yeah, drawings of girls in vintage dresses, those are getting framed...


This is someone from our family, we aren't quite sure who though. He seems tall!!


This is one of my mom's engagement pictures. I like it with the old wood frame floating around it...


This is a re-print of a school house shot. My great-grandpa is in there...


My parents got this little picture made out of their names when I was four...


Sketches from the Jack Daniel's distillery, apparently they used to give you these suckers free when you visited...


Lil barn in the mountains...


I never get over old books...


Can we say adorable? This is my grandpa's old travel Scrabble set. I see an apothecary jar comin' on...


I'm really excited about this stuff! I can't wait to dig into my Grandpa's old copy of Pride and Prejudice.

Alright ladies, what should I name the tall man? He needs a name! Come on, get creative.

Come back and see me!
~Kara

20 comments:

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Those finds are amazing! I just love them all...can't wait to see what you do with them. You are so lucky to have all that at your fingertips! :)
Carrie

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

WOW! Those are some fantastic finds! I just love old fun stuff like that. You are so creative in what you are doing with them. :)

Megan said...

The best part, is you didn't find this stuff in some thrift store somewhere..these are people that you know. (well except the exceptionally tall, nameless man) I think we should name him...actually I have no idea. :0)

I love the picture of your parents names. That's my favorite.

Libby said...

Must say shopping is great when it comes from family homes. I'm in the process of collecting a few family photos myself!

Blessings to you and yours,

Weeksie50 said...

You found some amazing stuff.
I love the picture of your mom and dads name.. to cute..

I can't wait to see what you are going to do with them..

Liz said...

WHOA! Can I come shop in your mom's basement too? :)

You have to show us what it looks like over the desk, it'll be fab!

How about the name Walter? :)

duchess said...

Love all of the great stuff but I think the Scrabble set is my favorite.

As for the tall man...
Ummm. I'll go with Tiny.

Kara said...

Name him Mustachio cause it's a fun name. Those pictures look fun. I went through my mom's pictures and stole all her pics of me. Hahaha

yeahexceptfornot said...

Wow! I love the name picture! I love the history behind the pictures, those will look so good in an office room.

ROXY said...

Love the picture holding the photo of the "tall man". It's so delicate. Do you know how old the frame is?

Thanks, great blog

Laurel MacD said...

I keep seeing your name pop up on my favorite blogs. I finally decided to check this out - so glad I did.

Tausha said...

just came cross your blog from Cherry-obviously I'm a bit late as I see some of fav's already visit you!
What a treasure trove you have stumbled upon! My mom has nothing but crap in her basement. She uses everything to decorate
her house. She is such a decorating hog! :)
I think that scrabble tiles would be darling in a jar-or you could spell out words like cherry-with a whole game, heck you could do both!
Can't wait to see what you do! I'll be back-please come and visit!

Layla said...

Wow, girl, you SCORED!

I absolutely LOVE the people drawn from their names. That is SUCH a cool idea.

And the old Scrabble set is going to make the coolest accessory!

I can't wait to see where you hang all the pics!

Layla
The Lettered Cottage

mollyandmarshal said...

That's awesome! I plan on doing that very same thing this weekend. Only at my parent's house, not yours. :-) I don't think I'll find nearly as many great old photos, but hopefully something that I can take home with me!

traci said...

hi kara - new to your blog. very cute. i'll be back. i love the barn sketch. awesome.

meg duerksen said...

your wall is going to look great!
what a fun treasure hunt.

Marie said...

Hmm... the tall guy? How about Abraham. Or Ezekial. He needs a strong name. I LOOOVE your photos. When I was home visiting my parents, my dad pulled out his old Navy photos. He won't let me have them. Hrmph!

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Sandy Toes said...

I love all those "treasures" you found. Family photos are my favorite!

A copy of Pride and Predjudice...that is my favorite movie...how special!

-Sandy Toes

Tricia Anne said...

Hello Kara!

You have some great finds! What treasures! I would name the man "Colin the third."

I tagged you this morning. If you come to my blog you will see the rules!

Have a super day!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne