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OK, here's my vintage for today.
The Teddy Bear up above was my husband's. He was six when he got it, and it was a used one from a church bazaar. So, since my fella is in his 60's now, I would say this definitely falls into the vintage category. Not sure if the old guy, (the bear, not my husband!) has a name, and my guy is in Mexico so I can't ask. (guess after 40 years of marriage i should know the bear's name if it had one.)
He, (the bear, not my guy) spends most of his time in the closet just sitting. Thought maybe I'd bring him out and enjoy him for awhile.
Maybe even have a snuggle, since my main snuggler is gone for a week. =0))
Oh, let's see old Teddy, what have you here?
Oh, you say it is a nest? OK, here's the low down on it.
My brother gave me this hummingbird nest forever ago. I already had the glass box, so put it in there, along with a couple of feathers i found, and have had it on a shelf where it was safe and sound.
Here is a close up of the sweet nest. It is less than 3" across, and made of the softest and finest materials. It really puts my hand made nests to shame. But then, nest making is a gift given skill that birds certainly do the best.
My brothers have given me great gifts over the years. I do not have a picture of this one, but would love to tell you about it. I think your imagination will fill in the pics. =0)
The same brother who gave me the nest, also, many years ago, gave me a wood box for my birthday. It was about a foot square, rustic box, all nailed shut. No way to open it. On the top was a small hole, and across the hole was a small round stick, with a string on it.
When i pulled on the stick, a little bell rang. His gift was to his 'ding-a-ling sister!
I had that box for years till it finally just fell all apart. But the memory is still there, and makes me smile.
Thanks for letting my share my vintage things with you.
blessings to all,