Sunday, October 13, 2013

Jewelry Box Ballerina - Vintage Images

Do you remember your first jewelry box?

How did it come to you? Under a tree? 
Among a pile of birthday gifts?
Hand - me - down from a big sister?

Was it  simple and elegant?
Or a sweet little cottage? 
Was it musical and did it have a ballerina? 
 Gracefully twirling.

 Endlessly dancing to the tinkling music.

  Enchanted and enchanting.

She inspired a million dreams 

of leather ballet flats, and leotards ...

stardom and tutus....

 lessons and hours of practice...

 and pink satin toe shoes.

There are many vintage ballerina images available online including several versions that feature the ballerina above.  I created this print out a few years ago - pre-blogging -  from an image that is part of a  Dennison set I had as a girl.  Her expression is part confidence, part enchantment, full of the joy of health and the joy of dance.

What more could I wish for anyone?  Have a blessed week!

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Hope you'll join me at  these great parties
Inspired Sunday @ Sunday View

What's It Wednesday@ Ivy's and Elephants

Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen 

Cottage Style Party @ Lavender Garden Cottage
Lavender Garden


  1. Hi Susan!
    I loved ballet, but alas I was the too tall too big girl for my age.
    I think the ballerina paper doll is Margot Fonteyn from the 40's

  2. These are all so beautiful. I got my first jewellery box many years ago from an aunt-in-law and I still have it. I am a new Follower of your blog. Laura Turner told me about your blog and I am happy to be now a Follower. Have a great week.

    1. Thank you for visiting and for becoming a follower. I hoped on over to your blog and am following you now also. Love Laura and her blog Sunday View. Hope to see you at her link party Inspired Sunday.

  3. Susan,
    What a wonderful post filled with so much vintage goodiness! I am not sure that is even a word!! LOL!!
    I do love the Dollar Tree and you can see from some of the other tables at the Tea that so do others. I do have clear dishes that I bought at Wal Mart for $1.00 each years ago that I sometimes use for the Tea's and one of the hostesses that could not do the tea this year , taught me the trick of using a clear plate and putting whatever color underneath it so that it would "assume" that color. This saves you from buying dishes in all colors.. And those silver trays were perfect for the dishes for my guests and they took them home and i did not have to wash them!! LOL!!

    I will admit that between the Remodel and the Tea,I am a bit burned out . I hope now to finally get to catch a breath...Thanks so much for always stopping by and all the encouragement you always send my way!!


    1. Like the clear plate idea. Brilliant! The Tea was a big undertaking after the remodel. Hope you get some rest!

  4. What a fun post! I enjoyed the photos. Hope you are enjoying the last of October- the holidays are almost here. Thx for stopping by my blog :)

  5. Susan, can you believe I don't even remember having a jewelry box? I'm sure I must have. I do remember buying one with a little ballerina for my oldest daughter. I loved that book the little ballerina! The dancer you created is absolutely fabulous! What talent you have! Thanks for sharing this with SYC.

  6. Forgot to mention that I love the photo of the two little girls looking at each other. Is one you?


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