The sign that hung outside the store...

The sign that hung outside the store...
All Things Vintage, Re-purposed, Junked and Treasured!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

How cool is this...The Pink Geranium "vintage" business card!

As I was browsing through some of moms things, guess what I came across?  

What a special treasure to me, personally...




This is the only business card I have found for Gloria's old brick and mortar consignment store, the Pink Geranium.

Though the store in Issaquah is long gone, the Pink Geranium lives on here in my blog. 

I was going through her record books from the early 1970's and see it was an act of love and not money that was her motive. The entries are all hand written, sold and consigned items, her debit and credit columns all hand written, with receipts attached with a paper clip on those pages.

The early 70's was a "hippie" influenced period, and I was in my 20's. Being creative was part of that era as well, as I am sure many of you in my age group are have a flashback of memory to that period too.

I remember a Hippie type crocheted shawl I made, and sold through the shop on consignment, kind of like this...



What is funny is I really was shocked when it sold it, that is my memory!


This sign hung on the wall outside the shop.

It's a shame I have not found any pictures of the shop itself, as that would have been so cool to see now. If we had the kind of digital camera's we have now, ...well, we would of had plenty of pictures.

After looking at the books, I don't know how she made any money.
I believe having her own shop may have been something she always wanted to do, and if we had the online options then that we have now, well that is where she would be selling her stuff.


Now.....another treasure from her family.

I thought I would show some other family treasures that live on with me...in my home I mean.



My great grandparents dining room chairs. I remember thew chairs when we went to my grandmas house when I was a kid.

My mom used to tell me she could still see in her minds eye, her "gramps" sitting in his armchair. I am fortunate to have the 4 chairs. For  awhile some of them were up at the family cabin, and I brought them home when the cabin was sold.







      The fabric is still the fabric my grandma put on them, I kind of like it so I have not stripped the chairs or reupholstered them.



 I did see the same chairs that had been stripped and -re-stained with new upholstery, at an antique store in Snohomish...they looked really nice and wanted a chunk of change for them!

What is pretty funny is I did not notice until recently that one chair is different... but has been with the 3 that "match"  for like...forever!




Thanks for taking the time to go back in history with me...it always makes me feel connected to my family's past.

Jan

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5 comments:

Acorn to Oak said...

That's so neat that you have that sign. Signs are great! Those chairs are really pretty and the history and family connection make them very special. What a treasure to have.

Annabelle said...

How lovely to have all those memories about you. We have some clocks (dated 1820 from my late in-laws forebears) and so cherish them.

Kelly@CCCC said...

It's great to find those treasures while looking through the past!! I found some old letters that I had written my mother when I was a young teenager! I was so surprised that she kept them after all these years. Plus the documents for her patents and such! It was really surprising. Thanks for sharing those memories with us! You are right, it does make us feel more connected with our past and our families! Have a great weekend! Kelly xoxo

L. D. said...

You are so fortunate to have the table and chairs. They are wonderful and the history makes them really special.

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, I smiled when I saw the crocheted shawl. We used to call it a poncho, and my mom made one for me when I was a young girl. I would wear that thing everywhere. Thank you for bringing back sweet memories.

Happy Friday,
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley