Thursday, September 15, 2005
I'm Cassi from Bella Dia and I'm really excited to be a part of this new venture with all these creative and talented ladies! I've been contemplating what to write as an introduction and thinking of how I came to be interested in all things vintage. My first thoughts are of my grandmothers, especially my paternal grandmother, Polly, a lifelong collector. She lived in a small town in East Texas and her house was a virtual museum where we slept in four poster beds and ate our meals on antique Limoge dishes. Polly's main love was bottles, thousands of bottles. They lined her sunporch windows where the afternoon sun lit up the many shades of lavender, aqua, and blue. As a child, the feeling of that room was pure magic and fantasy. The majority of the bottles she dug up herself from old dump sites. One of my sister and I's favorite things to do was to go out to her shed and take an old chuckwagon stove that she had (it looked like a miniature cast iron stove) out into the woods and cook on it, pretending we were pioneers making our way West. Looking back, I really love the fact that she *used* her treasures. Too often you have all these wonderful items packed in boxes or on a high shelf waiting for a special occasion or when the kids are older. One of the things I hope to do here is inspire you with some ideas on how to use your finds in your daily life and get more enjoyment from them. Thanks for including me Jenny!
Posted by Owner at 5:07 PM