Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Mommy, I like this one!

When my daughter, Maddie, was little she would often accompany me on my flea market excursions.  We called it the treasure hunt.

I would give her $10 and she would begin searching for salt and pepper shakers.  Sometimes she could purchase more than one with her money.  Other times she'd be asking me for another dollar.

Now that she is a teenager, she has quite the collection of vintage shakers.  So many, in fact, that we no longer buy them unless they are really special.

She, like me, is drawn to the whimsical, pastel variety.  Sometimes she trailed off the course and came back with something really unusual which I enjoyed because that meant she was developing her own tastes.

I'm sharing a few of my favorites with you today.  I wonder which ones she would pick if she was writing this post.  I might have to let her do that sometime so you can see more.

Her tastes are more modern than mine but she throws in the vintage too.  The desk in her room in an old enamelware top that was put on curvy table legs.  She just loves it and I'm so glad a little part of me has rubbed off on her.



  1. What a sweet way of introducing your daughter to your love of collecting treasures. She has a great collection.

  2. these are SOOO sweet Renee!
    I cant wait for my little girl to be able to go on a "treasure hunt" with me!
    Just Darling!

  3. How sweet...........it's good learning young !!...........but i couldn't choose !!

    Hugs from Ria

    Maybe you can choose some by my colection.....see my post today...........

  4. I love s&p shakers! What a beautiful collection - I don't think I could choose either :)

  5. This is so cool...time spent together doing something you both love. I would love to see the ones she would choose.

    Until then, take care!

  6. Thank you for sharing. I am sure they are all special!! :) All the best, Jenny

  7. I Really, Really Love that collection! So charming and sweet!

  8. I have always had a weakness for the vintage S&P shakers. They have such an innocent sweetness about them. I love your daughter's collection!

  9. **gasp!**

    what adorable shakers!! each one is precious!!! she has very good taste - like her momma!!


  10. She's got some great pieces there. Thanks for the walk down memory lane. It reminded me of my grandfather's salt & pepper shaker collection. I have a few sets from his collection but I don't think the ones I picked are as interesting as your daughter's.


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