Thursday, 15 March 2018

I like Thankful Thursday

Today's likes have all been from other countries. I see them in their various places round the house and remember friends.

The bell on the bell pull has the most delicate tinkle sound. These from my friend Karin in Ethiopia. I have some of the Ethiopian clothing, but they are packed away.


We actually have 3 of these, known as the Romanian Chairs. 2 slightly larger and this one. (For the 3 bears I think. 😊)We got them when we went to Romania 27 years ago. Well, one was for us and our friends sent the 2 others for other families. But they weren't particularly interested! The straw is still very strong...even though some little one through the years picked at some of it. Strong enough that this is usually my step stool!

I showed a photo of my Romanian glass a while ago.

This window sill in the dining room has a few countries.
Poland, Holland, Romania.

an enamel milk pail, an enamel coffee pot(or cream/milk pot?) and a milk dipper for warming and pouring milk into coffee.


This used to live in the dining room, but now it lives in the front hall near the Ethiopian pot holder looking piece in the first photo. from friends who emigrated there for a while.


This lives over the front door. From my sis-in-law from her holiday there.

Same dish, just a different part of the pattern. To get an idea of the scale, compare with the milk items photo. Ignore the cactus.


I bought this when I was in Brazil in 1973 when I was about 12/13. I thought it was beautiful. Especially the blue butterflies. In those days we weren't worried so much about blue butterflies being rare. and being that age, I didn't think of it either. I did think about how long it must have taken to make the pattern from butterfly wings.

This little coffee set with the orange flowers was also a purchase from Brazil. Over the years it has been dropped (not by me, I might add. ) The mirror surface had flower patterns. It also had handles as it was meant to be a tray, but those came off ages ago.

The brown set next to it is a Coffee Ceremony set from Ethiopia given me by my dear friend.
The piece at the right is an injera maker/keeper. I have some similar items to these made in basket work.
And at the back, a teacup and saucer from my sis in Alaska. Alaska is another country, isn't it?

USSR (via the market in Holland where I got the coffee pot with the cow on it. because sewing machine from the Soviet Union. Yes, please.) But the metal in the area under the foot where the chain stitch is meant to form, bends too easily, so it doesn't work for more than a couple stitches after being fixed. Still, it is kind of unique to me.
Two photos of the front, but I couldn't decide whether gold or white was a better backgrounds. It lives in my bedroom in front of a bookcase. (surprisingly, mostly filled with books about people who do live or have lived in other countries.)
And yes, Collette, I always have thought the badge on the body looks like the John Deer deer.

To see what the others like today, go to LeeAnna's blog for the links.


Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Sandy,
What fun treasurers you have shared with us today. And quite a geography lesson as well - you are very well traveled and have collected fun items. ~smile~ Roseanne

Jocelyn Thurston said...

I loved this tour of your home and all the lovely collectables. Interesting things and I appreciated the commentary.

Mary in Peoria Handmade said...

What wonderful treasures from around the world you shared with us. So interesting and the butterfly board is my favorite. Thanks. mary in Az

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That is a fun collection of treasures from everywhere! I was trying to pick a favorite, but I couldn't! They are all fun to see.

LA Paylor said...

How fun this was. I kind of felt like I do looking around a well-traveled friend's home in person! My favorite is shalom, please let us have peace, and the red sewing machine! A testament to the well made singers that do have heavy solid metal parts. This one is red... covet... and a hand crank too. great post! said...

Lovely treasures from your travels. Love the chairs with the straw. My grandmother had chairs similar when I was growing up. They were comfy too. The sewing machine is adorable.

Michele McLaughlin said...

I enjoyed your treasures from other lands! Great post! That sewing machine is great, I don't remember seeing any when I was in Russia but that was decades ago. Have a great week!

Miaismine said...

Yours is a home that is filled with wonderful stories - my favorite type of home! Thank you for sharing your likes - and your life! Beautiful!

Angie in SoCal said...

I love your mementos of other places around the world. How unique!

Sally Hurley said...

I missed your likes last week. What an interesting collection from all over. I think I like your windowsill collection the best. :-)