Friday, February 4, 2011

Check My Momma Out!!!

A few months ago my very cool mother started a couple Etsy shops. Grandpa's Pocket and The Kitchen General. She came up with the name for Grandpa's pocket because she absolutely loved her grandpa and whenever she would see him, he always seemed to have something fun for her in his pocket (candy, trinkets, cards, etc). If you look at her ad to the right, you will see a photo of him in the background.

Anyway, my mother has an eye for vintage/antique things. So she picks them up as she shops around, and then lists them in Grandpa's Pocket! Whenever we go home my sisters and I try to call dibs on different items in case they don't sell (or she just gives them to us). Its fun having a mother with such awesome taste! If you don't believe me, check some of her current items out (below)...
How cool are these Vintage Wedding Cake toppers!!!! I mean seriously. If I were doing my wedding again I would totally figure out a way to decorate with these! (If not on the cake, then perhaps by the guestbook??---I had a vintage typewriter that people typed out their message on).
and how about these pretty vintage shoe trees? In one of my all time favorite colors. How pretty to display near your boudoir.

These are vintage hand-embroidered wallhangings. How pretty! I love embroidery and that is one thing I KNOW I will never take the time to do. Takes waaay too long, better to just buy someone else's pretty work:)
I. want. these. glasses. My mom has an awesome collection of vintage frames she sells on her site, but when these came up I started to covet...
Awesome patent leather purse that I could totally see Joan on "Mad Men" carrying around.
And lastly, this colorful (and my favorite combo of colors as well) French "Milles Bornes" card game! This would be so cool as decor (line up the cards in a grid on the wall), or to use for collage, or for decorating a children's room... I don't know but I seriously love these cards!  (I am a sucker for French stuff....)

6 comments:

Aurora said...

What a great name for her shop! My dad does that with my kids-everytime he knows he'll see his grandchildren he has candy or a small toy in his pocket for him. It's actually forced him to wear a lot of cargo shorts and cargo pants over the years. Too precious!

Lydia said...

Oh how I love Mille Bornes! I have two boxes of the game because of all the fond memories I have playing this game with my sister.

homemade grits said...

well, thanks for the tip! just ordered a pair of glasses from your mama!

annie (of annilygreen) said...

we totally had that mille bournes game growing up...same gorgeous cards. i never had any idea how to play it, but i loved looking at it just the same. :)

pennies for luck said...

Awesome! I love your mom's taste as well! I wonder if we've ever crossed paths before... we live close!

Michael said...

Your mother has a fabulous eye! The apple does not fall far from the tree!