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Patina Adds Character...

Almost everything in our home has Patina
...for instance...
This little horse ... a 1920's toy has lived with us for several years...
Our kids, grand daughter and even visiting children 
have ridden him with glee.. he has a lovely gait!

The old boxes hold Christmas ornaments ...
safe and sound for each holiday season. 
When nicely stacked, they also serve as a night stand.
(I might show them to you again at Christmas..)
They are just as pretty inside!

We bought this little guy intending to sell him...
but he never made it to the store.
He just makes us feel happy!

Even though it's the people who give our home it's soul
these little things and everything else
with lovely patina
are what 


  1. Your collection is just beautiful. I can understand why you wouldn't give up the cute little dog:)

  2. What an adorable post this is. So cute..
    I love your olden patina...and you are right..LOTS of character. :)
    I am linking to follow. Come see me when you can.
    xo bj

  3. I love patina, and your pieces are lovely. Thanks for your sweet comment.

  4. Absolutely cute! Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. Btw, I'm admiring all the creativity you have in your blog. May I invite you to join us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

  5. I have a passion for patina and old toys. I guess that I am still a kid at heart. I have a tin toy collection that I love.Your pieces are very unique. What treasures! Yes, it's the family that makes the home, but all those little things are what makes it cozy. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. Now following you.

  6. I have several old things in our home...wouldn't part with them. You have some great old toys!! Enjoyed seeing them!

  7. Hi Geneva, I totally agree with you. And I love well-loved, time worn things too!

    I'm your newest follower. :)

    Your followers were not listed in your sidebar, so I had to click the follow link on the very top of your blog page.

  8. Oh I can see why these are dear to you! They are full of history!

  9. Patina IS the best! LOVE the little dog and the boxes -- well, I love it all!

  10. Hi Geneva! Thanks so much for visiting my site today and leaving such sweet comments. I wanted to come over and visit you, as well. I am a newbie and your newest follower. I hope you will follow back! Many blessings to you!

  11. Oh my, these are some beautiful vintage pieces you have here,Geneva!I love each and every one of them! Quite a wonderful collection! Thanks for letting us take a peek and for your loving comment on my Tuscan vignette. Have a wonderful week~Poppy

  12. I feel a connection with you too Geneva! You're like me, I hold my treasured MS magazines to dear life, you see, they don't sell them here like in the USA, sometimes they have them at a very expensive price! I love your fabulous vintage pieces, love the dogs, the boxes and the toy horse, they're such treasures too! I love your post, I am your newest follower as well, hope you follow back so we can visit very often. Have a lovely week. FABBY

  13. Love your primitive pieces! Thanks so much for visiting!

  14. Just took a peek at your fun. Love your new home...just took a tour. It is just lovely. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such kind comments. Have a great week. Bobbie

  15. Love your blog!!!
    Thank you for stopping for a visit and leaving your sweet comment!!!
    Enjoy your day!!!
    Suzann ~xoxo~

  16. I too love things with patina. Anything chippy, old and with a story to tell. Great post! I stopped over from Debbi Doos.

  17. I love the old horse and dog. What fun the kids must have had with them and still are.
    Thanks for stopping by our blog and leaving the nice comments.
    I'm following now.

  18. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such kind words. I love your sweet little dog.
    Blessings, Audrey

  19. What unique pieces you have- so many beautiful things to look at. Thanks for stopping by Uber Savvy too! Lynda

  20. I totally understand. I keep my old family pieces not because they are valuable or "in style", but because they hold so many memories.

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

  21. The horse is so neat, I've never seen one like it. Very cool.

  22. I love it all but especially the horse! Everything looks awesome! I would love for you to link up Thursday (actually it starts tonight) to It’s a Party!

  23. I agree. Patina = history and I love it!

    I would love for you to share your post at my Freshmen Friday linky party for newer bloggers at:

    I am a new follower!

  24. I love old things of sentiment. They hold so much character. Thanks for sharing with the newbie party.


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