8/21/12

Found Treasures

My daughter brought over two boxes of odds and ends that someone was throwing out in the trash. In one box there was several yards of different vintage fabric and a lot of colored burlap. The other box was full of cards. Most were newer (ok, from the 1970's) but there were some older vintage ones that I pulled out to keep... all smelled of smoke. *cough-cough*Amongst the discarded items were two smaller boxes.... one held the cutest little smooshed up baby shoes. The other? Photographs. Loving the tight curls on this gal! The year? 1969.....What do you do with old photographs?... I always make the ones I come across into tags...I imagine that little red head with the big ears was the wearer of those baby shoes. Peace~

10 comments:

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

It's rather sad to know that these things are so easily tossed into the garbage but I have most recently come to the realization that all the things I hold on to will not be cherished by any one but me. Nice that your daughter scooped up these bits of someone else's history for you to use and repurpose. Best wishes, Tammy

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Looks like you got nice pics to work with. Many say they don't understand why family toss things such as pictures, etc.. But in reality many times there is no family left to pass it on to, or family don't want them due to "estranged relationships, etc.".
Hope you are enjoying your week.

vintage grey said...

What fun treasures! Love them photos, and so creative to turn them into tags!! xo Heather

vivian said...

cute shoes! love the tags.. what a great idea. (you have sooo many great ideas!)
happy wednesday!
xoxo
vivian

Japolina said...

I love those photo tags! You are so creative.

G. S. said...

Me again - Thanks for stopping by. I think my daughter said the grands had to bend down real low to get in the tube. Nope - my body does not bend like that anymore. :-D
Have a great weekend.!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi again,
Unfortunately, the cats I am feeding right now are very feral. I've been feeding some of them for a very long time and yet the slightest move and they dash away. I've rescued some Persians in the past that were adopted -- a couple of them even winged their way to Canada for adoption. It was obvious they lived in a home and were tossed which is the plight of such kitties -- folks get them for their kids and when they are about 1 year old, they are put out. The current cats could never be tamed or adopted so all I can do is feed them. I talk to them and I'm sure my neighbors think I'm crazy but I don't care. I'm doing what feels right to me.
Have a lovely weekend. Tammy

jeanetteann said...

I can never understand how people can throw out such family treasures. I see them in the thrift shops so often.x

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Cheryl,

Nice to meet you! Thanks for visiting me, and for your nice comments. I love the name of your blog! Cute! First, let me say, your grandson is adorable. I have a little guy who is 7, soon to be
8. Great find on the frame! What great treasures you found, saving them from the landfill. I like the tage you made with the pics. Have a great weekend.

Debbie

Barbara Jean said...

Great idea making the old photos into tags.
Love the baby shoes.

blessings
barbara jean