My Alpine Home


We have lived in our new home in Alpine, Utah for four years now. My current goal is to make a larger more open home (which works great with our extended family) have a bit of cottage charm and seem more cozy. I hope you will follow along and give me encouragement as well as advice as I embark upon this challenge.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Suga, What Do You Collect?

In the words of a Southern belle (which I am not, but one can dream) I might ask, What do you collect, suga?

Then I might answer, (yes, I talk to myself).  I collect suga, suga!

Actually I collect a lot more than sugar, but that’s what I am sharing with you today.

Here are some of my vintage sugar bowls.

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Both of the rose ones were purchased at D.I. for a song.  SWEET for my Spring time displays.

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No bird lover could pass up this cute one for $8 at an antique store.

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The red one I just found at a yard sale on my way to AZ.  I have been wanting a red one to match my red dish collection for some time now.  No lid, but still a keeper!

The white one is a repro.  I bought it at D.I. for $1.50.

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These last two are not vintage, but You’ll know right away why I love them.

I have a few poppy dishes that I display for the month of May.  I love red poppies!

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This one I purchased while vacationing in Virginia.  From the home of Thomas Jefferson.  The gift shop that is. It says Williamsburg on the bottom.IMG_6169

So there you have it, my sugar collection.

What do you collect, suga?

Tomorrow at 4 p.m. MST my “Share Your Cup Thursday” party will open.  If you have a special collection you’d like to share that would be wonderful.  Oh, feel free to share anything that makes you happy, you know, fills your cup.  But it would be loads of fun to see your collections, suga!

I also have a give away that I will be drawing before my link party.  Not too late, check out my side bar to enter, suga.

I know, enough already with the suga!

Hugs,

Jann

I will be sharing with:

Cozy Home Scenes for Cozy Home Party

Knick of Time Tuesday

Bunny Jeans Bunny Hop Wednesday

Ivy and Elephants for What's it Wednesday

Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday

House of Grace for Twice Owned Tuesday

It's a Very Cherry World for Rednesdayl

Coloradolady for Vintage Thingie Thursday

Brambleberry Cottage for Time Travel Thursday

The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday

34 comments:

allisamazing said...

Love your sugar collection. I think I'm starting a salt & pepper shaker collection - lol. Every time I see a cute set I can't resist the urge to get it :)

Shasta @ intheoldroad said...

Now your speaking my language, suga! Haha. Another lovely collection of yours. I just adore that crystal sugar bowl with the bird.

Kelley said...

Suga',

I collect
*dibbles... the garden tool. Because that's our surname.
*bird nests.
*vintage sewing items, especially patterns.
*Coach swingpacks. I use them, too!
*etc.

Love all your suga' bowls, Suga'!

Gina said...

You have such a pretty collection of sugar bowls!

NanaDiana said...

I love your sugar bowl collection! It's fun to try and imagine where each bowl came from and whose hands held it. I have too many collections ...sigh...I seriously need to start pruging! xo Diana

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Great collection! I use sugar bowls to store other items too!

Gina said...

Such sweet sugar bowls! I love the white one best! :) Thank you for sharing!

kitty said...

That's a fun collection...or I should say, a sweet collection! I love old sugar bowls, too.

Olive Cooper said...

The one with a bird on it is especially sweet.

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Wow, what a cute collection, they're all great! I love seeing bloggers collections, such fun.

PS/Suga, what's a DI? Wish we had one, whatever it is. :-) Pam

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Sugar bowls...what a *sweet* thing to collect ;P

I collect salvaged wood picture frames!

xo,
RJ

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Sugar bowls...what a *sweet* thing to collect ;P

I collect salvaged wood picture frames!

xo,
RJ

Shelley said...

How "sweet"!!! Love your collection of course since pink is my favorite color you can guess which ones, were my favorite.

Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes said...

I think it would be easier to narrow down what I don't collect because if I like it, I probably have a collection of it someplace. Right now I mainly collect vintage dishes with flowers on them. Pink ones in particular.

I also have a doll collection and a collection of teddy bear mugs. One thing I learned about the mug collection is not to let people know you collect because everyone buys you something. When I counted 150 mugs and I had no place to put them, I had to politely ask friends and family to stop buying them since I couldn't use all of them. I'm sure there are more than 150, but I stopped counting after that. *Hee hee*

Your collection is sweet...pun intended. I expecially like the ones with the flowers and the crystal one with the bird on top.

I'll see you tomorrow for your party, and thanks for dropping by mine!

Joanne said...

I love your collection! I used to collect castles but my butter finger family has taken care of that obssession! LOL
Blessings, Joanne

Diane Writes said...

Hi Jann! I collect cute and beautiful notebooks. I love your cute vintage collections. It's a useful and priceless collection you can pass on to your children.

Claudine from CondensedLoveHome said...

Love your collection! I will be back for the party! I collect English teacups!

Vicki/Jake said...

Ha, YOU are the cutest suga bowl I've ever seen:)Just trying to catch up and loved that you had a good time in AZ, and got hubby to pose at the dump.. Love the rusty bottle tree too, you always find the sweetest stuff:)

The Old-Fashioned Housewife said...

Hi there Mrs Olson! First of all, thanks for your lovely comment over at my blog my first post back in like forever! So appreciated your sweet words.

Finally taking part in Rednesday today and was glad to see your page as the first link. Love the sugar bowls, especially the one from Jefferson's place... so pretty!

Neat that you are doing a party about collections. The only thing I really collect right now is women's vintage magazines. Wonder if I could post my Rednesday post in your party as it shows one piece from my collection? Or did you want us to do a post showing the whole collection? Not sure I'll have time for that today... hmm... :)

Thanks and blessings!

Nann from At Nann's Table said...

Hi Jann....Love your sweet collections! Can't believe that you got those two darling sugar bowls at DI. How come I can't find good things like that there. Well you know I have found a few things so I guess I can't complain. Thinking about it I guess over the years I've found alot of things there (smile.) You've put everything together so nicely Suga.
Thanks for the headsup about the feature. That was so sweet of you. Also I like your bottle tree. What a fun story was that! You made me chuckle about that store you visited. Too cute.

So your birthday is in July. Can hardly wait to do the luncheon for you. I pretty much do a different color scheme/theme for the different months. Now I've really got to come up with something over the top for July. Hmm...see my latest post and tell me what you think. (smile)

Have signed up for your email again but this time with my blog email. Hope it works.

Hugs,

Nancy

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I collect the creamers! I love the one with the bird on it.

Diann said...

I love sugars and creamers. I have a collection of them as well. I use them for other things all the time. Yours are so pretty. To me, they are all little works of art!

Genie said...

I have got to stop going to thrift stores and antique malls. I am collecting too much while at the same time throwing out other things. Your collection of sugar containers is wonderful. I collect small vases and pitchers. I know you home must be very cozy. genie

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Oh Jann,
You are just so funny all of the time! I just adore your suga bowl collection! They are so sweet! I wonder what I could photograph for a collection? Hmm.. I Have a lot of chickens, both real and not! And I have this weird thing for mixing bowls. Elephants (not real, eek)!
And more.. Great post, have a great cup!
Blessings,
Susie

poppilinnstudios said...

Jann, you are too funny! Love your pretty collection. My favorite is the bowl with the little bird on top and the white repo. Hmmm, I don't really collect anything-maybe rabbit and bird decor. I can't resist either!
-Lynn

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LadyV said...

Jann your sugar bowl collection is very "sweet" :-) I collect lots of things, my cup runneth over. I probably should part with a few things but that's so hard to do, I love it all!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the invite to the party.

Blessings,

Vee

augcott said...

I ♥ to see what other people collect ..... makes me smile!
:-D

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Jann,

Oh wow! You have a fantastic collection.

Dee

Genie said...

You put together a wonderful collection here. All the pieces are so petty....and useful. I am the same way about little vases and cream pitchers. I cannot resist them when I am at the local flea market/antique mall. I loved seeing all of yours. genie

April said...

What a sweet collection!
I am a southern girl, and I just adore that little birdie dish!
Happy day to you!
~april

Antiques And Teacups said...

A great collection! I'm glad you don't mind about age...I just look for "looks"! Always love to see what folks collect! Happy VTT!
Ruth

LV said...

What a wonderful collection you have of sugar bowls. I love all of them.

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Lovely collection - very sweet :)

Greetings from Australia♥
~Pernilla