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Saturday, June 2, 2012

The Brenda Photo Challenge ---- Antiques

Hello friends!
It is once again time for The Brenda Photo Challenge. This month's topic is - Antiques.
I am not a collector of Antiques but I do have a few pieces that date back to the early 19th and 20th centuries, they are all family heirlooms.  Please, remember to take a look at the other blogs taking part in this challenge once you have finished looking at my pictures, you can see the list of participants here.


This mantle clock belonged to my grandma and later to my mum.
I think it is a Victorian piece since it carries a date on the back  - 1824.

This key opens the lock to the chest trunk in the picture below.

This chest trunk belonged to my husband's grandmother.
We had it restored  because somebody had painted it all in green.
As you may have noticed, the items on top of the trunk 
have nothing to do with antiques.

This is another piece that once belonged to my husband's grandmother.
It is the only piece left of a whole tea set.

Thanks, Brenda , this was another interesting Challenge  that I really enjoyed !
I'm looking forward to the next one!

20 comments:

  1. Very nice Sue, I enjoyed all you selected.

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      Sue.

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  2. Loved your photos..that mantle clock is gorgeous!!

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  3. Thank YOU Miz Sue. Your antiques are wonderful! The old trunk brings back memories of an old trunk my Grandmother used to have on her front porch. I love the others too, the mantle clock is so precious!

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    1. Thanks for your comments Brenda, family antiques bring back fond memories.
      Sue.

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  4. Sue, I love the chest trunk and key that opens it. I think my aunt have something similar to your trunk. I love them.

    Thank you for sharing!
    Marissa

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    1. I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it and now it is one of my favorite pieces of furniture.
      Thanks for your comment!
      Sue.

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  5. For not being a collector you sure have a couple of NICE pieces. Love the clock.

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      Sue.

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  6. Great choice Sue : ) The mantle clock brought back some happy memories of when we shared a bedroom and it used to sit on our bookcase, who knows how many times we dusted it and never once thought anything of how old and precious it was!
    Hugs
    Doreen

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    1. Yes, I remember it in our bedroom.
      Now it is in my bedroom on my chest of drawers.
      Sue.

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  7. What a wonderful assortment! I adore that chest. One can not have to many antique chests, especially when they are that handsome!

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    1. Thanks for your comment, yes it is one of my favorite pieces of furniture now.
      Sue.

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  8. I'm in Love with the old mantle clock!! SO delicate! Does it still run?
    I still have my Mom's Hope Chest, made back in the 30's...
    Nice antiques!!

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    1. Donna, thanks for your comment. No, the clock doesn't work. I tried to get it repaired but some parts are missing and they don't make these parts anymore. I keep it on my bedroom chest of drawers , just for decoration.
      Sue.

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  9. The story behind any antique piece is always so interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by , Loree!
      Sue.

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  10. some interesting photos...and some interesting antiques...well done!

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Thank you!