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Robert Frost

Monday, March 26, 2018

Winter Holds Us Close

Spring is here or should I say near?  It still feels and looks like winter around our place.  We are not alone, many areas are still in winter's icy grip!  Winter holds us close and does not want to let go! The remedy of course, is to dwell on all things Spring and stop looking out the window until all the now ugly, dirty, ice and snow melts away!

Don't be sad, look at these cute and pretty vintage things instead. If you'd like something cute of your very own, please visit the links attached to the images, all items are for sale in my Etsy shop.

Golden Egg Book

I have my original copy of the Golden Egg Book from when I was a child, it is so cute! This is an even rarer copy with the yellow cover that I picked up at an estate sale.   A little bunny finds an egg and is very curious to find out what the heck is inside. Adorable illustrations!

Spring Tulips, Rosina June Floral Teacup & Saucer

The tea cup above has tiny yellow and pink tulips and lots of gold gilding! Fill with tea and honey, it's just the thing to drive away those early spring chills! Also works wonderfully for holding Easter candy, flowers or a votive candle!

Baby Lamb Lamp

This Vintage Lamb Lamp will add fun to your cottage decor.  I would love to keep him, but alas, I am trying to downsize! Working condition, but does not come with a lamp shade. 

An Introduction to Wild Flowers

While away the hours waiting for spring flowers by looking through this gorgeous wild flower book! And it makes a great gift too!

Bunny Candy Holder, McCoy, Fanny Farmer

This adorable cheerful yellow Bunny was sold filled with Candy from Fanny Farmer! The candy is long gone! In this example I've added some faux flowers.

Bunnies, 1930s

This is part of a great auction find. Books from the 1930's! The Bunnies book has some darling illustrations and is in really great condition for it's age! Who doesn't like looking at cute bunnies, especially when they aren't' chomping on your garden flowers!

Easter will be here soon and it looks like we might have more snow and rain! Hope wherever you are you have some warmer days ahead.  Don't give up hope, sooner or later spring will arrive!

Happy Easter and Happy Spring to You!
~~ Diane ~~



  1. Adorable items! Every time I visit your blog I feel so nostalgic. I think about my childhood and all the lovely memories from then. Happy spring!

    1. Thanks for visiting Martha! Glad I could bring back some warm memories of childhood!

  2. The teacup and saucer is beautiful. I remember lamb lamps like that from my childhood. We didn't have one but friends did.

    1. Nice to see you back Debra! I never had a lamb lamp as a kid, if this doesn't sell, I'm keeping it! I don't normally ship outside of the USA, but if you're a follower and a long time member of my blog, I will ship to you in Canada. Just send me a convo on Etsy and I will get a shipping price for you. Have a very vintage day!

  3. I think my grandmother had one of those lamb lamps, or maybe a Lamb vase like it. Or maybe my mother had one or the other. I don't know, but it looks warmly familiar. :-)

    1. Awww... I love your description "warmly familiar", I should use that in my listings, it's the perfect way to describe the feeling of the piece! Glad you stopped by!

  4. Happy Easter Diane! I love your sweet things, everything is so cute, especially the Fanny Farmer bunny. Gorgeous teacup too.

  5. Happy Spring and Happy Easter Diane! All your items are so precious! I have to say, you do find the cutest things! We are getting a rain/wind storm right now! Crazy! My brother and sister-in-law just left, so I am trying to catch up in blog land! Big Hugs and have a great weekend!

  6. I remember Minnesota winters. You are very positive, my friend!

    1. Hello MLC and RK! So nice of you both to stop by! Winter is still here! More snow forecast for the coming weekend! Trying to Stay positive, but it's a struggle. But as they say, "This too shall pass...."!

  7. So wonderful that you have your special childhood book..so heartwarming! Love that enchanting tea cup...so beautiful! I would definately enjoy that wildflower book too..
    Thanks for sharing all these fabulous treasures!


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