"Lord, this humble house we'd keep, sweet with play and calm with sleep. Help us so that we may give beauty to the lives we live. Let Thy bounty and Thy grace shine upon our dwelling place." E. A. Guest


Vintage Love

I have an old pine cupboard which my hubby painted white.
It holds the 'bits and pieces' of old crockery that I like.
Some of it has value due to vintage or design
but all of it is precious to me.. simply 'cause it's mine :-)

There's very little new in there-it's mostly second-hand.
Why others sought to part with them, I'll never understand!
For I delight in searching for the treasures of this sort
And rushing home to hubby to say "Look what I just bought!"

A case in mind is this here bowl, with strainer and a lid.
It's made by Royal Doulton..so you'd think it'd cost a 'quid'.
But finding it in Vinnies nearly made this lady holler
when I spied the sticker on the lid (o joy of joys!) - one dollar!!

Yes, I love my vintage china and old tins with charm and grace
I like anything that age has softened with it's bygone face.
My home is filled with memories that harken back in time
to when a woman's homelife was of a very different kind.

I often ponder on the ways a housewife's lot has changed.
And how it seems, society has been quite disarranged.
But when I look around me at all my lovely vintage things
I gain a sense of peace and quiet that seeing them still brings.

For I am happy and so glad to have a home like this
where olden days and olden ways can make me reminisce
about the lives that women lived...content to have 'enough'.
A humble model for my heart.. and why I have this vintage love!


  1. Oh Trish...everything looks so lovely :)

  2. Sweet poem of a post....and one I agree very much with....Out with the new and in with the old..That's what I say :) Blessings

    1. haha! I like what you say, Shelley, lol!

  3. Hi.. I tried to comment this morning but Blogger would not let me.. I love your dish.. Such a deal.. I love vintage dishes, too..
    God bless...

  4. Hi Trish...such a sweet vintage cupboard filled with vintage treasures! My kitchen is very vintage and I love the homey feel so much! Your new background is charming as well! Weekend Blessings ♥ Teri

  5. Hey Trish, I love your kitchen. It is beautiful. I am a follower and enjoy reading your posts when I am up to it.
    I hope you come on by and join my blog. I love new follwers's.


  6. Hi Trish,
    I just LOVE the bowl!! And your cupboard is very LOVELY :-D
    Blessings Linnie