Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Little Tin Cup



I LOVE this little enamelware cup.....

I bought this little cutie at a yard sale one day for 25 cents. I thought it would look cute in my vintage 50's, yellow kitchen with red and turquoise accents.  When I brought it home, my hubby's eyes lit up and he smiled.  He started telling me about his childhood when he worked on a farm and they had the same little cup next to the well where he would get a drink of water during the day ~ that night, he told me stories about working on the farm when he was a young boy.  I listened and listened, with a very grateful heart.  We  had a great evening. ~ sigh ~

Now, this little treasure has a place of honour in our home, hanging by the sink ~ so when Mr. Vintage feels like it, he can have a drink of water out of it..... and remember...



 Who would have known that this little red and white cup could hold so many memories?  ;-)

Do you have something that makes you remember?

Tell me, I'll be listening

(((Hugs)))

Marianne


30 comments:

  1. Lovely to have found a vintage cup that brought back childhood memories.

    Carolyn

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  2. That is the sweetest thing ever!!! Thank you so much for sharing this story. I often come across things while thrifting or antiquing that will spark a memory...my favorite for me right now is my Dad's gum machine and my Mom's vintage sewing machine. Thank you for sharing, I love reading posts like this. :)

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  3. It'salway's nice to hear childhood stories...

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  4. Awww, what great memories. I have a tin cup very similar to that. We used to use it when we took our girls camping.

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  5. This cutie makes me think of my childhood too, it really does!! Mine was white with blue, a blue line on top.
    Love for a wonderful Wednesday! xxxx

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  6. So sweet.....love enamelwear...I have tons of flowered that we use camping....makes me soooo happy! Only way I will go camping if I can take my enamelwear along....so hubby will never complain about my dishes.

    Tee hee...thanks for visiting me the other day. xoxoxo

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  7. Oh, what a sweet post, Marianne! The cup is adorable and how nice that it brought back so many memories for your husband!

    Thanks for visiting me! Stay warm!!... Donna

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  8. Sweet cup and really sweet story!

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  9. Oh, I really loved your blog!!!
    Well, can you please follow my blog??
    My blog is in portuguese but I do speak English!
    Please follow and comment (you can comment in English) I’ll understand…
    Thank a lott!!!
    Kisses xxxxxx
    Alice Dias

    http://coisassoparameninasfofis.blogspot.com

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  10. Hey Marianne, I couldn't find an email address. Wanted you to know the Welcome Wagon is headed your way. Welcome to Blog Land!
    Brenda http://cozylittlehouse.com

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  11. So glad to find your blog. Vintage and red and white kitchen is right up my alley. Going to peruse all your photos right now.

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  12. I have collected enamelware for a long time. I changed my decor and put it all in a box in the attic. I think it's time to get it back out again!
    I'm loving your blog! You have a new follower!

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  13. Hello Marianne!
    I've just come over from Brenda at Cozy Little House and I'm loving what I see. OH MY...that little cup is exactly what I'm looking for to hang out by our pump! I have an all red one but only bought it because I couldn't find what I was looking for. Well now I have something else to put on my list of things to look for on Sunday when we head to the monthly flea market...thank you! That is so neat that your husband has such fond memories about a little cup like this one and what a great place to put it so he can be taken back in time every time he drinks. Well...I'm going to have fun looking around your blog. OH..I'm a fellow Canuck although I am now married to an American living in Kansas. Love Judy Garlands Over the Rainbow playing right now! I hope you have a wonderful day. Maura :)

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  14. Coming from Brenda's for a visit...you have lovely vintage things! I am going to follow along :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  15. Hi! Came over from Cozy Little House for a visit. Loving your blog and your furry friends. We own a Scottie named Ladybug, she is the inspiration for my blog's name. Have a great day going to look around some more. Love the music!

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  16. What a sweet story! I'm over from Cozy Little House and love looking at vintage finds. I love it when I pick up something from the antique store and it sparks a childhood memory.

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  17. what a sweet post about an ordinary enamel cup and how meaningful it is...

    xo
    ~molly

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  18. I am so glad I stopped by from Cozy Little House. What a sweet story and what a cute blog!

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  19. Hey Marianne ~ I too just came from Brenda's blog and noticed you've became a follower wonderful!!!
    I love that your from Ontario, your blog is gorgeous and I will be back many times my dear.
    Welcome! Rosemary...X

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  20. Thanks to Cozy Little House, I have a new blog to follow. I'm lovin your posts. I wish I could find a thrift shop as good as the one you shop at. wow, cute stuff. I noticed your greenhouse at the top of your blog page, I too have one in my backyard, looks alot like yours. Excited to see more pics of your backyard. Enjoy your weekend, I'm headed to a new flea market tomorrow, a once a month, hope to find some treasures.

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  21. What a sweet story!! I love that mug. My mom has one like it with a few flowers on it. It has a little leather cord on the handle. She kept it next to her laptop with fingernail files, pens, random things in it that she'd want close at hand while browsing blogs forever, LOL! ;-)
    ~michelle~

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  22. That's a precious story. I think that those things we have that may be humble, but evoke treasured memories are the best of all!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  23. Hi Marianne,
    What a sweet little cup and yes, I have a bread tin that brings back memories. It is from the '50's perhaps and it is the only thing that made it through a house fire that took everything that we owned back in 1969. That bread tin happened to be in the shed filled with old photos. What a blessing those photos are to all of my family and what a sweet bread tin I ended up with.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  24. I have lots of memories of vintage items from my childhood. I purchased this enamelware set last year and LOVE IT! Orange of all things!!

    Di
    http://www.theblueridgegal.com/search?q=enamel

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  25. P.S. Love the photo on your header. Let me know if you would like me to put your blog name on the photo, or do you like it as is? Just a thought... I do free headers.

    Di

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  26. Sweet memories! Love how vintage treasures remind us of days we shared in the past!
    Thanks for sharing today!
    Coralie

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  27. all that resulted from a 25c purchase! lovely~
    money well spent eh? :))

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  28. I just found you via Mandy's "Wish on a Whisker." 'Glad I did, and this story's the sweetest. How nice that you keep it out for your husband too and not tucked onto a high shelf or something as a "display model." :)

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