we purchased it last yr after the season, really cheap> it's a Martha Stewart w/snow and pine cones on the branches. it's really beautiful. i added glued mirrors together (pinterest idea) placed near truck to give added twinkle... Melinda
Gourd Silly your tree is beautiful. Also - I think I see something up on the right hand side of your shelf that I can't believe. Is that a little elephant pitcher? The picture is not real clear in that area. I think I have one just like it!
yes I think it is an elephant pitcher, it was my moms and i just cant part with it yet... i collect vintage S&P shakers, you're seeing a few of my collections,also. i thought you were going to say something about the humming bird just flying around(top right hand corner, it's attached to my fan... to change direction... Melinda
Oh I love that it was your mom's! Now I'll tell you how I got mine. I will be 68 in March. I only have a few things from my parents marriage. They divorced when I was about 18 months old. My elephant was given to my mom when she had me in the hospital. It had some type of ivy in it she said. I've always guarded it carefully. I have never ever seen another one until now. It brought a tear to my eye. I know yours is special to you as well.
I love the elephant pitcher memories and will add mine.
I also have an elephant pitcher just like that one. It was the first elephant that that my Mother bought--then she started collecting elephants (and pitchers). I am 75 and I must have been about 9-10 years old when she got it....Later I started collecting elephants too, and I have over a 1000, and growing-got 2 small ones from friends this year. I am saying "don't need any more" but they keep coming.
My mom collected dogs figurines/pitchers anything dogie. But towards the end of my Grandma's life she used all of my mom's dogs to plant things in...IDK why... So when we clean out my gram's house, we found these with my mom's dogs that were left... So i took them.. there's an elephant, a dog, 2 ornate ones and 2 chicken ones.... my mom didn't want the dog, b/c at THAT time she collected cow creamers.... Now didn't a lot of those pitchers come from flowers for gifts? I always thought that's where they came from. Melinda
I'll bet they're older than that.... My mom would be 75 this yr. and my gram 95, so prob somewhere in between there, don't you think? My grandmother had loads of these, but she planted things in them all of the time. She lived on a farm.. and you used everything to it's capacity. We (mom& I) tried to clean some of them out, but they just broke... the dirt was like cement in there... and it was time consuming. My S & P collection came from my grandpa... Melinda
That is so interesting. Thanks for sharing. I can relate; my grandparents and parents all lived on farms. I do understand how they used everything.Which is not necessarily a bad thing. The younger generation throw everything away after they use it. When things break they just toss it; even if it can be fixed.