Thursday, February 2, 2012

Found Treasures in My Own Attic!

So, as my blog title implies, I am a vintage junkie...have been for over 30 years. I am also a pack rat and find it very hard to part with my things.

It is a big deal to me that I opened a shop on Etsy purposely to sell some of my things.....I admit, I have had sellers remorse when something is sold and I have to send it away. But I get over it pretty quickly because I have more to sell and there is a whole world out there of  vintage waiting for ME to buy!

I recently went up into my attic looking for things to put in my NaNa's Things shop on Etsy and I was amazed at what I didn't know I had! I have lived in this house 16 years and it has a full attic and basement. Perfect for me because when I moved from my 1900 farmhouse, I could KEEP all my stuff that I wasn't going to use right away. The memory fades after 16 years and so it was like a treasure hunt for me when I started opening boxes and finding things. The pictures are of things that I found and that I am working on
adding to my shop to sell. Consider this a preview of  NaNa's treasures to be found on Etsy.........

I lived in Williamson, New York in the heart of apple country and I actually lived in an apple orchard with an orchard lane on one side of my house. It was all very cozy, country feeling and there were fabulous gift, antique and thrift stores around that I visited often. Not there anymore, but my favorite was The Leaning Barn in Marion, NY. Anyone remember that quaint store? I always came home from there and all the others with lots of treasures.

My house reflected my love of vintage, primitive, antique and country things.....

An old flour sack I had hanging from a cupboard....

Graniteware, tin, Mr. Sheep and 2 cowbells.....where did THEY come from!?!

Some punched tin wallhangings, a fabulous oval frame and a Mirro
cookie press set in its' original box.....

There is so much more to be found in the attic and each has a memory and a story attached to it for me. I have enjoyed them, loved
displaying them and having them in my surroundings for many years. Now I pass them on to you.....

Visit NaNa's Things and check back often as I work through getting all of these things listed.

See anything you like?

AnnMarie :)


  1. What great finds -- Makes me want to go to my basement and see what I can find.

  2. How fun! I probably need to go looking through some boxes in the basement that I have looked in for about 10 years. hehe...

  3. It is amazing how you forget things that have been stored away!
    It is like power shopping in the comfort of your own home!


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