Monday, May 23, 2011

Little Surprises

Sometimes you receive little surprises.
Like a new bloom…

Or an envelope  stuffed full of Vintage Photographs.  It was from a distant relative whom I haven’t seen in years.  She was  cleaning for a move and had a box full of old photographs without any idea of the identities.   So, she mailed them all to me. 
I haven’t a clue who 99.99% of them are.  It is my guess they are from the other side of her family.  But, since I adore vintage photographs,  they were placed into an apothecary jar for display.





And, there were some real cuties among the offerings!

Don’t you just love surprises?
Until next time, Honey  

50 comments:

  1. A delightful surprise indeed. I love the apothecary jar idea!
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  2. Those are delightful surprises. I love them, such a pretty rose.

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  3. What a wonderful surprise!

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  4. How sweet - I hate to see such things moulder away. Lovely that you appreciate them.

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  5. Cool idea. I may have to shamelessly borrow this one. Thanks for sharing. ~CJ

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  6. What a unique way to display old photos! Great idea. Susan

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  7. What a charming idea and sweet sentimental surprise. Well done, my Dear, xxx

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  8. vintage pictures get me very excited! but family ones that I have to do research and figure out who they were. I love suprises in the mail!!

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  9. Now you have given me an awesome NIFTY THRIFTY idea...thanks:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  10. Honey, What a thoughtful surprise from your relative. I love old photos and enjoy thinking about what their lives were like. Can you tell I'm a genealogy nut? I passed along all but two old family photos that I had and those have no names with them and are from the 1800s by the look of the clothing.
    I love how you displayed them in the apothocary jar.
    Enjoy your little surprises,
    Babs

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  11. lovely old photos and i love how you've displayed them in the jar! thanks for stopping by my blog!
    cheryl x

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  12. What a great idea to put them in the jar. I have a lot too of family and I keep wanting to dig them out and display them in some way. I love this idea!

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  13. What precious photos! Surprises are the best!


    Kelly

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  14. How fun...old photos are always great to have!

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  15. Lovely idea! I think half the fun is trying to imagine just WHO these people were! Fun for guests to sift through too! Thanks for posting!

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  16. I love little surprises!!! :D

    The photos look great in the apothecary jar!

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  17. Yes, I LOVE surprises and what a nice one you received! Your rose is beautiful...hope your day is too!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  18. Don't you just love old photos! You had a great idea of putting them in the jar. You received a wonderful gift and surprise.
    Candy

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  19. I just love black and white photos, and what a fab way to display them. Love it! Coming over from Coastal Charm and your newest follower!

    Jeanine

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  20. Oh wow, this is the neatest surprise ever! You must be thrilled! I hope you're having a beautiful day and I love your roses...
    XO
    Cindy

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  21. The picture of the rose is gorgeous!!! That's such an ingenious way of displaying the old photos...Great idea!!!

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  22. I love the idea of displaying vintage photos in an apothecary jar! What a lovely surprise from your relative, too.
    Tammy

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  23. What a lovely idea. I will be using this as a get well gift for a relative I haven't seen in a while. (thanks for following my blog!)

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  24. I love vintage photos as well! Love what you did with them.
    Tot

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  25. Love the flower, and the apothecary jar with the precious pictures is such a perfect idea. Love it. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  26. Definitely a lovely surprise! What sweet photos!

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  27. These photos are just gorgeous. I love the outfits the children are wearing, and they look lovely displayed in your beautiful jar. I loved your previous post about the French Market too. I am an incurable Francophile and your newest follower. x Sharon (South Africa)

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  28. What a lovely way to display the photographs in the apothecary jar. Such an inspiring idea! Love the tassel detail. I love decorating with apothecary jars and displaying various collectibles.The babies look sooo adorable in their cute outfits.Have a great week!~Poppy

    http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

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  29. The pictures are a great surprise.
    Love the way you are displaying them.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Michele

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  30. I'd sure love a surprise like that one! They're wonderful! Vanna

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  31. Great idea, I have a couple of friends visiting this weekend from out of state, I'm going to gather some pictures of us together and put in an apothecary jar and see if they notice. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. What a wonderful surprise and so thoughtful of her to think of you instead of just dumping them into the bottom of a box to go back into another closet, not to be seen again for many a yr....I love how you have them displayed also.

    Blessings Kelsie

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  33. What a wonderful surprise and so thoughtful of her to think of you instead of just dumping them into the bottom of a box to go back into another closet, not to be seen again for many a yr....I love how you have them displayed also.

    Blessings Kelsie

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  34. Thanks for the inspiration. I have several apothecary jars and I have been wanting to do something new with them and filling them with pictures is a great ideas.

    Benita

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  35. Honey, I love how you placed those vintage photos in the apothecary jar- what a sweet idea! Even though you have no idea who they all are, you can still tell people who inquire that they are indeed, "relatives." *grin*
    ~ Sue

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  36. Great ideas for displaying old photos. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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  37. Fabulous idea displaying them in the apothecary jar! I love it! I have dozens of old photographs I think I'm going to copy you. Thanks for sharing this great idea with us at Inspiration Friday!

    Heather

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  38. Oh how nice. They look so well all grouped together.

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  39. Love your old photos and they look wonderful in your jar~ the vignette is so charming! Thanks for sharing this at my party this week~have a great weekend! :)

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  40. Honey, The vintage pictures of the babies are adorable and I love how you displayed the photos. Thank you for joining my party and have a great Memorial Day.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  41. I may just have to copy your photo display apothecary jar. It looks great - and so does our surprise bloom!

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  42. I just love old photos like those.. and that jar.. what a great combo!

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  43. What a great idea! Loved the jar! Thanks for sharing:)

    Sanghamitra.
    RAINBOW-The Colours of India

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  44. I love the idea of displaying photos in a jar. What a creative idea!

    The most poignant memory of a surprise was about a year after my mother passed away. I was re-arranging things in the basement when I came across some of her belongings. There was a box with some of her jewelry and a cake of soap scented with the perfume she always wore. When I smelled the soap it was as if she were there with me again. I had a cry but it was a good cry. I've kept that soap cake and now when I smell it, it is always a happy surprise.

    My favorite surprise this week were the first blooms on my volunteer Petunias.

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  45. What a cute idea! I need to go dig out some old photos!

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  46. How neat! I love how the photos look in the apothecary jar!

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  47. What a great idea. I just bought an old box of old blue canning jars... wonder if they would look as good. Following from Homemaker on a Dime.

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  48. So glad I came across this! I knew I had seen it somewhere and hadn't bookmarked it! I did something similar using your inspiration but mine is just in an open jar/vase. Thanks for the great idea and NOW I'm bookmarking it!

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  49. Hi Honey! I adore this photo display - such a fantastic idea. Looks beautiful too. Thank you so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase Party. I featured this on Sunday! Hope you have a lovely week ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  50. Honey, this is the week's favorite blog that I'm going to feature tomorrow during the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. No wonder - this turned out so pretty. Thanks for joining the party. Please feel free to grab the Favorite Blog button in my Link Parties tab :)

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