lunedì 9 novembre 2009

Rose...

Rose was an old lady who passed away last year at the age of 93...she never got married and she kept the memories of her farmer-family. Her hiers don't appreciate her old suff, so we (Paola and I) had the opportunity to hunt in her home and loft finding hidden treasures...

















...when we went up in the loft we found two big wooden trunks filled of precious stuff...

















...more than 20 sheets of hand-woven hemp...they've never been used and they are in perfect conditions....

















...lots of hemp grain-sacks all hand-hoven...some of them have several patches because mouses often gnawed them in the barn...what's incredible for me it's that those women, after working all day long in the fields (they grew also their own hemp) they spun and wove the canvas by candlelight during the night...

















...we also found this old white terrine...

















...and some religious pictures in old frames...
This is only a little part of what we have bought for LC...we have lots of work now...washing and iron all the linen, taking photos, add the items in the web-shop...but it's always exciting finding old treasures which tell us stories of past times...I'll show you more finds in the next posts!

52 commenti:

Tanja's Home and Garden ha detto...

...93 anni - che età biblico... Le cose sono meraviglioso e splendido. Una buona settimana & tanti saluti, Tanja

Mitt hvite hus ha detto...

Wow .. so amny lovely things Vale... 93 years old ..is very good..

And the old white terrien is wonderful...*Wish you a nice week..hugs Kerstin

mimmuli ha detto...

I think the old lady is now very happy<3 Someone takes care and respeckt her old lovely things..and I just know there find a good homes everyone..

Kleine-creative-Welt ha detto...

Hi Vale -
you show us really wonderful things - I also think, that the old lady watches you from heaven. She must be pleased that you be careful with her treasures.
Have a nice day -
(i hope you understand my bad english)
all the best - Ruth

Fabulously french ha detto...

You are very lucky, what a find!

Old linen in good condition is getting harder and harder to find these days :-)

Bon courage

Leeann x

Fabulously french ha detto...

You are very lucky, what a find!

Old linen in good condition is getting harder and harder to find these days :-)

Bon courage

Leeann x

white-vintage ha detto...

Hello Vale ;o)

It's been a while, that i have time to visit you're Blog but today i have some minutes...;o)

What for wonderful Items...I love every piece that you show...and with the blue stripes...so sweet..

And all the other wonderful pictures in you're last post...great !!

Next time i come with more time to "Italy"
..;o)

Heartly Hugs Tine

Home and Lifestyle ha detto...

Hi Vale,

It seems very special to buy great stuff of such an old lady. The white terinne is beautiful!

Have a nice day!

Ingrid

Irma ha detto...

Hey Vale,

This is the dream of every flea market lover, what a nice stuff and the blue color of the bags so incredibly fun.

Irma Greetings from Holland

Stella Pesci ha detto...

Ciao, Vale...all those beautiful linens and treasures have fallen into your hands for the best care and use of them. I think Rose is very happy knowing you will appreciate the personal things from her life, remake them into your lovely creations, and share them with others who will also love them and incorporate them into their homes and heirlooms.

I love how you give new life to old memories! I look forward to seeing more from Rose's collection, and what you will do with everything!

Have a fun week, with all your new goodies...
Stella xxx

maría cecilia ha detto...

Good morning Vale, oh my god, how can someone not love all this precious treasures... you were so lucky to find them and I can imagine your joy discovering them!!!
Have a great week
Muchos cariños
María Cecilia

Bleudelavande ha detto...

Ciao Vale che fortuna immensa avete avuto tu e Paola a trovare questi tesori!!!!! Sono contenta per te!!! Buona giornata

Marie-Ange ha detto...

Magnifiques trésors de mémoire, de ceux que l'on prend infiniment plaisir à sauver de l'oubli, à aimer ...
Bisous du coeur.
Marie-Ange

Fleurette ha detto...

Hello dear Vale, there are beautiful treasures!!
Madonna is beautiful and has a beautiful frame!!
Have a nice week
Fleurette

LillaFlisan ha detto...

What a treasure!!!

Love, love, love it!!!

Hugs

Flisan

Janean ha detto...

it amazes me in what each of us treasure. you found some wonderful things to remember your dear friend by. i am sure she would be happy knowing you appreciate her beloved items. bello!

seasons of my house ha detto...

Treasure indeed. Your lucky that her family didn't want it. But what is life without luck. See yoe again, Ciao, Karin

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse ha detto...

So nice to see these treasures now in your hands where they will be appreciated and then later all of us. It really was a hard life back then. When I am tired at the end of the day I need to remind myself how easy we really have it now!
Great post!
xo....Carole

Rostrose ha detto...

I can imagine, how adventurous it must have been to look into the house of old Rose! Searchng for her treasures - and find them! Wonderful material and the terrine and the picture you showed us, and you said, there is more! Lucky girls you are!
Hugs, Traude

Herzblatt ha detto...

Ciao Bella,
when you want to find old treasures come to my "soffitta"....it is full of old things from my grandmother....mother....father....from an old old uncle of my mother who was an engineer on a ship and brought for example a very old handmade "tovaglia" with stitching from South America home as a present......I`ll take a photo and show you one day.....But bring time with you, my "soffitta" is big and full and there is only a small light and don`t forget warm coats because it is not isolated and very cold at the moment....
I sometimes will bring you a nice cup of coffee and some baked biscuits and in the evening I`ll bring you a hot vino brulè.....
while I am sitting with a wonderful cocktail in my warm an cosy sitting room.....
tanti saluti e bacci
Iris

liven ha detto...

Lovely textiles and things Vale :o)
Have a nice week!!!

Silvia ha detto...

Ciao Vale,
che fortuna, tutti questi tessuti...
Quando si dice 'i ricordi della nonna'. Buon lavoro! Io non ne vengo proprio fuori!!!
Un abbraccio,
Silvia

Inspiration i vitt ha detto...

hello my friend Ooooooo what a fine linen and other things you found. What incredibly beautiful things the old woman saved on, almost a bit sad but ooo so beautiful.
Hugs to you and thank you for all nice komments on my side./Ingela.

Margie ha detto...

Beautiful finds Vale, I love the story that the women wove all the linen themselves.Good luck with all the work. Hugs, Margie.

ale ha detto...

hola vale !!
...in some part of heaven...sure , a beautifull lady is smiling!!!! l love all that treasures you recovered!!!!beautifull and significative!!!!!!!un beso gigante!!!!!

Anne Marie ha detto...

fantastic! I certainly didn't find anything remotely that exciting in my barns..........

and how wonderful to preserve her love of linens with us!!

Pysselpalatset ha detto...

hi Vale, what a opertiunity, looking in a old house like this... the linnen and the terine is mavolus. Yes, I do agree... how did the women got the power. Now days we have al the maskineri to help us, and stil we dont have time... Must be the television... that take away the time?.... We are thinkein to hawe one evning whitout the tele.... Hawe an nice and joyful day, dear freind... hugs from Jeanette

BEA ha detto...

O..M..G!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

I`m looking for some old towels like yours.. did you find anything like that?? by the way.. are yoy able to send stuff to Denmark??

Have a nice day my friend.. hugs..

Camilla at home ha detto...

beautiful photod as always! Have a nice day:)

Tracey ha detto...

OMG Vale, seriously exciting to find all of these treasures!!! Old hemp sheets in perfect condition...awesome! I'm sure the dear lady who owned them is happy that her items are now with someone who can appreciate them, since her family could not!

:) T

liven ha detto...

Nice evening for you too Vale :o)

beige & blanc ha detto...

precious tresors you get, all this is so nice.
Nath

mayeul and co ha detto...

Tu dois te douter que j'aime ce genre de billet... J'en ai en attente qui ressemblent à ta jolie ambiance ! Mais je suis submergée par les petits jeux des copines ici
http://desrevesjenfais.canalblog.com/
et là http://lesmatouschats.blog.free.fr/index.php?post/2009/11/05/Qui-me-suit#comments

Ainosofia ha detto...

Hi,
I had to admire the beautiful photos again <3

Modern Country ha detto...

Hi friend!

What a lucky finds!! I just thought about the age of the woman, 93 years old is indeed a good age. Lets hope we both get to live so long :) And happy!!

I can`t imagine that someone would pass this opportunity to take one of these wonderful treasures with them home!!! I love the Old Linen, old hemp grain-sacks and hand-hoven, Yeah!!! My favourites!!

Will you make something beautiful out of it? :)

Have a cosy evening, hugs
Aina

MiaMaria ha detto...

Hello Vale!

And thanks for your vote....

Wonderful treasures you got...lovely stuff.....

Have a nice week!
MiaMaria

MiaMaria ha detto...

Hello Vale!

And thanks for your vote....

Wonderful treasures you got...lovely stuff.....

Have a nice week!
MiaMaria

anita ha detto...

lovely treasures!!Old thinks and old linnen!!I like it!
have a good evening!
anita

Delph57 ha detto...

wouaouh! what a lovely treasure!!

these are absoltly faboulous and gorgeous


have a nice and sweet nignt and big hugs from France
Delphine

Home and garden ha detto...

So nice treasures !
Many hugs.
Flo

Mila ha detto...

Quanta "malinconica" meraviglia Vale...
Il sapore di tempi andati rende d'incanto tutto più affascinante...
Questa tenera e gentile Signora aveva un gusto delizioso ...
Hugs my dear,
Mila :)

pat ha detto...

hai trovato veramente un piccolo tesoro immagino la tua grande emozione
ciao Pat

Lena Kristina ha detto...

Hi Vale!

What a treasure you have found. It is amazing!

It is a piece af history. I'll also admire those women who worked all day and then continue working at home.......

Thank you for sharing those lovely things

Big hug
Lena

BELDECOR by Bine ha detto...

My dear Vale,
that is a wonderful story, 93 years, wow. You've got wonderful treasures from this old lady, they are absoltly gorgeous.
Many warm hugs
Bine

A-mora ha detto...

Hello!
You have a beatufull blogg:))

Have a nice day

Richtsje ha detto...

unbelievable that none of the heirs appreciated those treasures! They are great indeed, lucky you!

Richtsje ha detto...

unbelievable that none of the heirs appreciated those treasures! They are great indeed, lucky you!

Nyanser av vitt ha detto...

Oh Vale all things are really lovely. What shall you do with all the things?
Best regards
Agneta

irma ha detto...

Beautiful treasures!

claudia ha detto...

ciao.
a me hanno regalato asciugamani e asciugapiatti che facevano parte del corredo di una signora (anzi: signorina) anziana e deceduta che non ha mai avuto la gioia di usare.
Io li ho presi con estremo piacere e li uso nel quotidiano, anche se sono un pò più antipatici da stirare!
buon week end!
Claudia

Nyanser av vitt ha detto...

Dear Vale,
Thank you so much. Yes I really like the blue colors as well.
Have a lovely week end
Agneta

Something White ha detto...

Such wonderful pictures! It´s really a big chance to have got the permission to take these great linens with you! They are worth a lot of money.