Thursday, September 15, 2005

Hi everyone....


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!

6 comments:

Cristina said...

another wonderful way to get inspired! this is a great idea!

jenny vorwaller said...

oh you are more than welcome cassi, thank you for coming on our little team of creatives!

wow. your grandmother sounds so sweet, like she created a wonderful world inside her home. i love your description, it sounded like i was there myself. :)

Liquid Sky Arts said...

Beautiful post Cassi. I love colored bottles too, they never fail conjure up happy feelings. I collect minature ones and have them lined up on a little shelf under my kitchen windows, they are great for tiny cuttings from the garden too.

I'm so glad you're here sharing your treasures with us. :)

Leslie said...

Oh, I look forward to reading your tales, Cassi! And it's so great to finally see your face! You're so pretty! It's no wonder your kiddies are beautiful too!

~Vicki said...

Wow...it's great to see you over here...looking forward to this new venue and what you come up with!

monicalee said...

Hooray! for Cassi, this is exactly why I love vintage. My mother always told a story with all the old things in our home. It taught me about my family in a way that is pricless!