Friday, January 21, 2011

Donating Vintage...Another Way To Help...

I have been in the mood to let go of some of my vintage china collections since the beginning of January. There is an ulterior motive here ...I want to change the layout of our lounge, so a whole cabinet full has to go...and the cabinet as well. I hope you can tell how serious I am!


Anyway, I have been letting go and packing away vintage china, depression glass, toby jugs, vintage pressed glass vases and plates. I cannot believe how much stuff I have collected over the years. Each item has been a treasure I have found somewhere.


My initial idea was to sell all of this 'junk' at the local markets...but I think secretly I have been looking for other avenues and I think I have found the right one. All I have to do is pack it all up and take it to their collection site.


Our local Rotary Club is hosting a Monster Flood Fightback Garage Sale as part of their Flood Appeal. You can find out about it here. They will raise much needed funds for our fellow Queenslanders  who been devastated in recent floods. This will be held on the 5th and 12th February.


It's just another way I can help our Queensland families by letting go of these...






...Hammersley Bone China Trios...




...A French Trio...




...Green and Pink Depression Glass...








...Japanese Anemone Ware and Toby Jugs...





...Vintage Pressed Glass...







...Loads from my blue and white collection...



















...and then there is linen...




 The sad part is this is only some of it. I hope it sells well for much needed funds.


A huuuge shout out to two Brisbane bloggers I follow, the lovely Laura at Kit and Nancy and gorgeous Trish from Spring Blossom Journey for getting out there and being part of the 'mud' team and making a difference. Well done!


Better get back to packing up all of this 'stuff' here. Have a great weekend.




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17 comments:

kit and nancy. said...

Pam , you are just so inspiring. great minds think alike...i have pulled together a bunch of my old china and vintage collectables that i will be selling at suitcase rummage in feb, all proceeds going to rspca to help them rebuild their fairfield property. every little thing counts. i wish you all the best for your garage sale, will all of those treats, i'm sure you'll raise lots of money for those in need! amazing. xx

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Ky said...

Aaaarrrrrrrgh! I'm not in Brissy, so I can't go to that garage sale! What gorgeous things you are donating Pam. I hope each piece goes to a loving home. Oh how I'd love to go through that pile of linen. Just gorgeous!

Ky xx

Make mine Mid-Century said...

Pam,

that is a wonderful idea! Look at all your beautiful things ... and the linen!

That French trio is delightful ... just make sure they put the right price on them! I'd hate to think they end up being given away ... really, you must have a collection if that's what you can bear to part with!

You're an angel.

MMMCxo

Sarah B said...

Oh my, what gorgeous things!! How generous of you to donate it - but to such a worthy cause :)

Rose H (UK) said...

What lovely things, and what a wonderful thing to donate them too. I'm sure you wil help to raise a lot of money to send support for this awful disaster.

Deb said...

You have beautiful things! MMMC sent me here.

kit and nancy. said...

ps. check out my latest post...a small rose feature perhaps? :)

melissa said...

What a generous thing to do Pam, you have quite a collection and I hope they go to good homes. Shame i cant be there to take some off your hands LOL! I bet it feels good to declutter though!

Natasha said...

This is a wonderful idea! I would love to make a trip out to this fabulous sale. Thank you so much for letting us know about it. Good on you too! I hope I get a chance to buy one (or more!) of those trios!

Best wishes always,
Natasha.

A Treasured Past said...

Hi Pam, what a wonderful, generous, thoughtful thing to do. I hope they all sell well, and not at the typical 'garage sale' prices. Tamara x

delia hornbook said...

Wow Pam what a wonderful kind idea, I hope it sells well and im sure it will. You have some beautiful things there i adore the depression glass thats so pretty. And your linen, I am keeping my fingers crossed it raises the money it deserves. Have a lovely weekend, Dee x

*Spring Blossom* said...

Goodness you have some wonderful things there!!! I'll have to come to the Garage sale and check out all the goodies on offer.... and of course I couldn't leave with out buying something to give my support :)

ps thanks for the shout out - I'm off to the head office of Volunteering QLD on Sunday to take over the phones there for the day with some of my work mates so that they can have a break!!

vintage mum said...

Good Luck with the sale I'm sure you will do well it's a very kind offer you are making.
Cate x

Ky said...

Pam, I've just passed on The Versatile Blogger award to you.

Ky xx

Cornflakes and Honey said...

How massively generous Pam, you have such an amazing collection of beauties there!

Fingers and toes they raise a handsome sum for the flood appeal. xx

Alison Gibbs said...

Pam what a great idea.
At least you know it is going to a worthy cause and that the funds will actually get to the people who need it
Alison