Like many people, it seems through the years and almost by default, we end up with a collection of themed items. For me, it has been Strawberries! As a little girl, I loved to pick strawberries at my grandmother’s house. We ate them freshly picked and any other way that Grandma could think to use them. She had several strawberry beds, but one bed in particular was rather unique. It was an old and very long wooden canoe. Because of my love of strawberries, Grandma named me her “Strawberry Girl”.
The transition from Strawberry Girl to Strawberry Collector happened rather slowly, but over several decades I developed a rather plentiful amount of strawberry-themed items. A couple of years ago, I decided to keep only my most sentimental strawberry treasures and share the others with new homes where they could be appreciated anew. I began listing them on my Etsy Shop. Who knew there were so many Strawberry Lovers out there?
Here are two of my favorite listings that sold some time ago:
Porcelain Basket with Strawberries
One of my many sets of Strawberry Canisters!
But don’t despair Strawberry Lovers of The World!! I have more strawberry listings at my shop, and I’m always keeping my eye out for beautiful and useful strawberry-themed items to list. Here are just a couple of my current listings:
Strawberry Cookie Jar
It’s kind of funny because even though I no longer collect strawberries for myself, whenever I am shopping I seem drawn to the strawberry items. I guess you can pare down the collection of the Strawberry Collector, but you can’t take the strawberry totally out of the “Strawberry Girl”.
10 thoughts on “Strawberry Delight Vintage Style”
- Laura Crumm| September 11, 2016 at 8:41PM
I remember when you started collecting. It’s so good to share the love.
- Mrs. A.| September 11, 2016 at 8:49PM
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment, Laura. Yes, I’m sure you do remember! (smile) Stop by often!
- Wanda @ Just Vintage| September 13, 2016 at 8:32AM
Fun collection! I do the same thing. Things I no longer collect, and have even thinned the collection, I’m still drawn to at the sales.
- Linda`| September 13, 2016 at 11:46AM
Mmm… I do love strawberries…. especially those lovely English strawberries we have in the summer over here in blighty!!
- Linda Stanchik| September 15, 2016 at 9:13PM
Oh! That strawberry creamer is adorable! I love strawberries too
- Molly| September 17, 2016 at 10:09PM
Those canisters are so cute.
I have been thinking of starting a collection of anthropomorphic fruit!
- Jas @All that's Jas| September 18, 2106 at 7:19PM
The things we’re attracted to the most are always connected with fondest childhood memories
- Mrs. A.| September 18, 2016 at 8:26PM
Thanks for commenting everyone! I’m new to blogging and this has been quite fun to read your comments.
Jas — I think you are right about the attraction being connected to fond childhood memories because strawberries always bring a smile to my face!
- Betty Powell| September 19, 2106 at 12:16PM
Strawberry Delight, indeed! Beautiful photos of vintage finds.
- Mrs. A.| September 19, 2016 at 1:46PM
Thank you for stopping by, Betty!