Tuesday, November 8, 2011

*Hens on the nest*

While we’ve been here in NC, I’ve visited a few of my favorite thrift stores and added a few pretties to my china cabinet.

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I’ve never had any of these precious hens….

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but I sure do love them and I found TWO!

My china cabinet is full of things I love.

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Just a few things I’ve collected over the years!

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I have 2 hens now….

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not quite a collection yet!

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What do you like to collect?

35 comments:

Kim K. said...

I always enjoy seeing other's collections. Your hens are the perfect addition. I think my Chinese checkers collection that I have hanging on my craft room wall are one of my favorite collections.

Happy Tuesday!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Your hens are sweet. I don't collect anything. I did collect bears once and every birthday and Christmas etc some would give one. Pretty soon, I had way too many. So no more collections for me :-)

Trace4J said...

I have hens too friend. I love to collect. Lets see rolling pins, old jars, red/white dishes, vintage sewing and yes buttons! Oh my! Ok anything OLD!!
Hugs Trace

www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

Cindy said...

Love seeing your cabinet and some of your collections. I collect old toys, chickens, sewing things, McCoy flower pots and more. My husband collects Presidential buttons and cast iron toys. We have a great time at antique malls!

Lilybets said...

I like to collect cups of tea, ceramic animals and coloured fabrics !I love your cabinet full of little treasures!

Joanne said...

I love tea cups too! The hens are precious.
Blessings, Joanne

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Love your hens on a nest!!! I love to collect McCoy pottery but, of course, I love all things vintage!!!

Freckled Hen said...

I think it's more like what don't I collect! Your hens are cute, and I love your china cabinet full of things you love. Hope you're having a happy day!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh, I just love those hens. My mom had some of those and I always get such a nice feeling when I see them. Looks like you have a beautiful collection. I collect Antique books and ephemera. I used to collect teapots, but now I have so many, that I have moved onto books.

Have a beautiful day.

Karen

Hi, I'm Anne said...

Sweet hens! I love chickens, and those little ceramic birds you've got are wonderful! I don't officially collect, but I do tend to accumulate white bird thingies... have a wonderful day!

Karen said...

I have a collection of glass paperweights by various artists.. Peter Raos among my favorite.

Love your hens!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I do hope you will be storing your eggs in your new hens.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh mercy, sweet friend, I collect EVERYTHING! But nothing to any huge extent. At one time I sort of began to overdo it with the Teddy Bears..then cups and saucers then this and then that...and finally now I think I am hooked on tiny cream pitchers..with delicate flowers.
Mostly I have a bit of this and a bit of that. Sort of like yours..things I love. What better to collect than things you love. Your little red church is just the sweetest thing. My favorite piece in the entire cabinet.
How fun to peek in someone cabinet! :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Cute hens on the nest. I have a couple of those. I collect too much and so many things but I love them all.

Vee said...

I would say that I'm not collecting anything, but my home would tell the truth! I think those sweet white hens add a brightness to that cozy corner that is very pleasant.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Your cabinet of treasures is so pretty. I collect shells, seaglass, and anything with Snoopy on it. Unfortunately my shelves don't look quaint and elegant like yours.

Marcia said...

Those are so pretty. I especially love that you too have your china up and that it's not painted. ;) I thought I was the only one left in blogland.
I used to love to collect picture frames but since I started simplifying I got rid of a lot. I think now what I love to collect the most are journals.
Which reminds me, thank you for the lovely quote and for entering the Starbucks giveaway.
Much love!

Marcia said...

I forgot to mention that I'll be selecting a few quotes throughout the week and linking them to One Heart at Home's facebook page along with your blog address. Just did so with yours.
PS-I could almost smell the lavender. ;)

Josie said...

I really like the hens, my grandmother had some before, sadly not sure where they ended up. My collection....or do you mean collectionS? I have lots of small ones, teacups and saucers, black and white family photos, buttons, spice containers...oh my, I could keep on going :)

Shelley said...

I love your China Cabinet and all those pretties in it :)
I am trying very hard to not collect to many things....Of course,I will always keep things around that I love and make me smile....many of the same things you like...dolls,old children's books,teddy bears,quilts ...just to name a few....blessings Diane.

Debi@7Gates said...

You have quite an impressive collection of things. You have a nice large china cabinet to display them in too. Over the years I have collected several things for my daughters. The time has slowly come over the years to let them each have their collections of teacups, the Christmas houses, and Lord please take the tubs of Beanie Babies!

Donna said...

Oh, I see some beautiful pottery pieces! And there's a little white vase with horsehair glaze!!! Did you get that from the guy who specializes in this style in Seagrove? We have two bigger ones - one white and one orange. We collect pottery and other handmade treasures such as old antique sewing tools, rabbit & bird art, baskets, and Eskimo art.

Jennifer Gail said...

Lately I've been on a vintage pyrex roll.

Diane Writes said...

Hello name mate! Your collections never fail to amaze me. I love those hens and the matching corn figures there.

Me? I hoard and collect notebooks for as long as I can.

Have a great day!

Jann Olson said...

I love your hens! Collecting is so fun! I love vintage kitchen items. Especially if they are red and white. I also love tartain plaid thermoses, coolers, etc. Love wooden crates and metal chicken feeders for garden planting. Boy, the list could go on and on. Old windows and doors are right up there. Just bought some fun architectural pieces I hope to hang on a large wall I have before Christmas.

Kasia said...

Quite a hamster arent we? :) Ahhh arent we all though? My secret passion... teacups! :D Sweet post!

Hugs,

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Oh, don't get me started on what I like to collect. You might turn me in to the 'Hoarders Show'.
I LOVE your sweet little hens though. So charming! : )

bj said...

I like your hens on the nests...
I have waaay too many collections but have slowed way down on them...:))
Mostly, I collect little white pitchers...

KAT said...

I collect Tom Clark gnomes believe it or not...My mum bought me the very first one. someday I will post about all my gnomes I suppose love all you special things you collect

- KAT -

Jo's This and That said...

Love your hens! Nice post Joann

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Your hens are so cute!! You always have everything decorated so beautifully!!

Susanne said...

I just did a post on one of my collections. Stop by and check it out when you get a chance. It looks like you are having some fun adding to your collection of pretties. Isn't it a thrill to find something someone else no longer wanted and that it fits right in with the things you enjoy?

68sesentera said...

No doubt, women have our treasures, valuable or not, they are part of our lives.

Now, I collect photos of beautiful places.

Take care.

Caty

Dianne said...

Why... teaposts of course!

Rebecca said...

I love those hens...and is that corn actually candles? GASP! LOVE THOSE!

xoRebecca