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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

VINTAGE THINGIES THURSDAY...

My thanks once again to SUZANNE at COLORADO LADY for hosting this fun day each and every week...
VINTAGE THINGIE THURSDAY
Be sure to go by and see what she is showing us today, leave her a sweet note
and visit all the Blogetts that are anxious to show THEIR vintage treasure...
and THANK YOU very much for coming by to see mine...
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This is my PINK hand painted PIN MONEY bank...
complete with rhinestones and little raised flowers...so pretty !
Made by Lefton China between 1948 and 1953....
They are fairly rare and very collectable and this is the only one I have....
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I bought it off EBAY a few years ago
and it's in very good condition.
I want about 29 more !!!!
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This is one of my very favorite and most beautiful decorator magazines in the
whole wide world....
and MY LETTER is printed in this very issue !!
JULY, 2004
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I read in one of the magazines about this fabulous collection
of PIN MONEY BANKS that a lady in California had and... it prompted me to
send an email to the magazine...
I simply told them how much I loved the article and the fabulous collection
and you could have knocked me over with a feather when they notified me that
they would print my letter and sent a complimentary issue....
which I still have and will be buried with !!
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MY letter in ROMANTIC HOMES....*sigh......
Well....OF COURSE I had to have one of those banks!
Thus began the search...ending at EBAY...
I am tickled to death to have ONE...




I never could get a decent photo of my letter...
but here it is....
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"BANKING ON THE MONEY"
"I just had to write and tell you that the collection featuring PIN MONEY PURSE BANKS (IN THE PINK,
March 2004) has just about set Ebay sellers and buyers on their ears! We are all staying glued to our computers, trying to get that last winning bid in on these beautiful collectibles. Cindy Cook really started something sharing her awesome collections with us readers. Even though I grew up in the '40's and '50's, I didn't know these little banks existed---now I am out looking for them all over the place. Thanks for a great magazine. I love it!"
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A cousin that lives several hundred miles away received HER copy of the
magazine that month and said she just about DIED when she read my letter...
She called and was just squeelin' like a little piggy....
as you can tell, not too much EXCITING happens to us very often ! ;O)

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MY QUESTION ?
Am I now considered .................PUBLISHED ?
;O)
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XO bj
*"ONE OF THE HARDEST THINGS IN LIFE TO LEARN IS WHICH BRIDGE TO CROSS AND WHICH BRIDGE TO BURN !"
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Meaning of: Pin MoneyPin Money: Catharine Howard, wife of Henry VIII., introduced pins into England from France. As they were expensive at first, a separate sum for this luxury was granted to the ladies by their husbands. Hence the expression "pin-money."

56 comments:

Coloradolady said...

BJ, the link is up...sorry I was so late this evening...thanks for the reminder.....it has been one of those weeks.

I just love this little bank, and I am impressed you are published! How fun is that!?!

Lovely post today, I really enjoyed it! Have a great week.

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

OMG!! How awesome is that? You must be excited! I adore the little bank.
Hugs, Terrie

Deb said...

cute bank...

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

BJ, I have that magazine!! I also have about a dz. pin money purses. I started collecting them long before that article was published. They have gotten kind of expensive. But oh how I love them because of my sweet grandmother always using that expression about "pin money"!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Anonymous said...

BJ
Would you believe I still remember that article and still have the magazine! Thanks for a great reminder of such a cute bank. My grandma always talked about her pin money. Thanks! Cecelia
wampler@swbell.net

Diane said...

I know nothing about 'pin money' or the very cute banks, but I absolutely love yours! Now,I have to set about learning about them. And, yes indeedy, you are published!!! How exciting!

Great post BJ!

Diane

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Oh my gosh ! I know an author ! hehehehehe , I love that bank ,it's so pretty BJ.

xinex said...

How pretty!...Christine

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi BJ!

I certainly consider you "published"! That is so cool! And I remember the pin money bank article. I had never seen them either up til then and thought they were the cutest thing. I LOVE yours! It is beautiful BJ. How exciting that you found one. I never see any to purchase when I go to antique places in Ohio. People must hang on to them for dear life!

Your bedroom makeover is awesome and I like your room even better than the inspiration! you did a fabulous job!!

Thanks for asking if I was ok. I'm still kickin' girl!!

Big hugs, Sherry

Picket said...

Oh wow girl..you are famous!!!!! We'll all have to send you our copy of the magazine and have you sign it for us!!!!! That is awesome girl and I have never even heard of a pin bank purse...that is the sweetest thing....you go girl!!!!

Smilingsal said...

That is a darling bank, and I can easily see why it's so HOT as a collectible. Trouble is, by showing it, you've made others want one. Now the price will go even higher!

Stacey said...

BJ you are so famous! Your letter and your bank are awesome. I totally agree with you that Romantic Homes is the best. I can not part with or tear pages out of it.

Terri and Bob said...

Absolutely perfect and absolutely you are a published author!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I have never seen one of these, it is sooooo very pretty. Glad you found one and hope you get 29 more.
and yes, I'd say you are considered....published...lol....
Thank's for stopping by my blog...your not much older than me, Hey we're not old we're just special anitques...Bwahahahaha

Susan said...

I have never seen this before, what a trend setter you are. Amazing how much stuff is out there; where would we be without ebay?!!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love your bank, BJ.

I wonder if the term Pin Money came from pinning money inside a dress. Granny always had a cloth coin purse, pinned inside her dresses.

ClassyChassy said...

I've heard the term before, but think it could be what Patty said - money pinned inside a dress...maybe to spend on emergency or a rainy day...

PAT said...

Thanks BJ for the definition!

Kathleen Grace said...

Hi BJ, I think I have that issue! I remember the article, now I have to go see if I can find it! Isn't it funny the little ways we care linked to others? I sure didn't know you in 2004 but I have the magazine that your letter was published in. When you think of all the millions of people in this world...it seems amazing doesn't it?

Chrissy said...

Well... is it going to cost me a quarter to speak to you know that your published??? Thats so cool bj..not many people can boast that!!! I love that little purse,so dainty!! Hope you are well my dear friend,x0x0x0x0 Chrissy

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

never see a pin money bank before.. and yours are pretty.. now you give me ideas what to collect next.. hehehehe

happy VTT & have a good day

The Muse said...

:) WELL YES,
published indeed! :)

Oh goodness that bank is too cute :)
I wonder if Lucille ball had one of those :) ?

salmagundi said...

I remember that article in Romantic Homes - I still have the issue! I was fascinated by those little banks, also; but, alas, I don't own one. Thanks for sharing yours. Sally

jeanne said...

Hi BJ, I would say you are PUBLISHED. I love the pin money bank and they are kind if rare today. They are cute and pretty. Now I want one.

Thanks for sending the friend email back and for your sweet note. The hard part about making blogging friends that you just know would be a best friend, is the distance from each other.

Have a happy day...Jeanne

CarolynQuilts said...

I love your bank--I'm going to look for one for myself!

gin said...

Lovely post. I would be excited too if I was "published"! Great story.

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

yep! I'd say "your published". lol!
Love the bank and the whole "why, who, what, and where" behind how you became interested.
Enjoy that pretty little thing and thanks for sharing!

PEA said...

Hello dear BJ:-)

Oh what a pleasure to read all of your latest posts I had missed while away. Please know that I am now all caught up with your news and first of all, I must say that I absolutely LOVE your "new" bedroom!! It looks beautiful and what a difference from what it looked like before:-) Love it!

I had never heard of these "Pin Money Banks"...they are just gorgeous!!! How awesome that you were able to find one for yourself AND to also have your letter to the magazine published:-) Exciting for sure!!! You realize that I'll now have to get on ebay and see if there are any more available out there! hehe xoxo

Barb said...

BJ
Congratulations on being published!!
Isn't each of these milestones in our lives so great, and to have friends to share them with even better.

I love that saying at the end of your posts, about choosing which bridges to cross, and which to burn!!

Thank you for coming by to see my 'vintage' art work. =0)

Blessings,
Barbara Jean

FarmHouse Style said...

Oh, you are most definately considered published:-)

I love your little Pin Money Bank. I have never heard of them until now. Well, I guess I will just have to scour E-Bay for my own!! LOL!!

Rhonda

Miri said...

Oh, I love your pink pin money bank...and I totally understand how you felt when you saw that article- I want one too! :-)

Allidink said...

How awesome is that pin money bank! My stepmom first told me about "pin money" when I was a little girl because it was something her grandma had taught her about. I had forgotten the term until I read your post! I love it, it's so pretty!

All the best,
Allison

Roslyn said...

Adore your gorgeous pin-money bank, now I will be looking for one for myself!
Roslyn

CC said...

I love your Pin Money bank..now I just have to have at least one for myself. Thank you for sharing yours,it's just beautiful. Happy VTT and have a lovely day...and congratulations on being published.

Raggedy Girl said...

I have never seen a pin money bank and it is adorable. Yes you wrote something and it was published...you are "published".

Have a Thankful Thursday
from Roberta Anne

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

Yes girl, you ARE published! I never heard of those pretty little banks before.
I'm having a giveaway...it ends tonight, please come over and enter.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

ABSOLUTELY you can consider yourself published! That is so great to have a letter published in Romantic Homes. I do love that magazine!
I had never seen one of those banks before so...that means I missed an issue!
We ALL used to have our pin money! Some called it "mad" money. Adorable little bank, bj!
Sending you a hug, just for being you!!
Mona

nikkicrumpet said...

Ok...I'm not a collector...so why oh why am I dying to have one of those banks!!! That has to be the cutest thing ever! And YES you are published! I'm glad you put in the info on where the term originated from...I was headed to google it until I read that last part. What a fun post!

Bo said...

Hi BJ...that is the sweetest little purse...I have always heard the expression "pin money" but didn't know its origin...I would say yes you are published now! I couldn't read the letter but I could see your name & Lubbock, Texas very clearly! How fun! ;-) Bo

Marcela said...

Hi dear BJ
That little pin money is a beauty!!!

You have lots of beautiful things around your home BJ!!!

Kisses
Marcela

Alicia Robbins said...

Dear BJ,
Thnks for stoppin' by my blog on Foodie Friday. I'm a little late getting back but I had to tell you how beautiful your yellow bedroom looks. I just loved it! I painted my mine yellow before we came out to Ohio. Very cute bank and how fun to be in a magazine.
Have a Lovely Day~
Alicia

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Look at you being published...... in my fav magazine...Aren't you something.......
I have never heard of the "pin money" very sweet...
HUgs
Linda

Barb said...

BJ,
I just noticed on your blog you gave permission to use anything on it, and i love that.
If only all had that generous spirit, but then i know a lot of people spend a lot of time on their creations. Having someone copy and then sell them as their own idea would be very frustrating.

Bless you for your generosity.

Barbara Jean

Amy said...

That is a very cool money bank box, do you use it?

Bea said...

I've never seen one of these. You can bet I will be on the look out though. How cute! And I would say you are published.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Your pin money bank is so pretty, and yes, I think you've been published! I'm impressed (you can tell I don't get much excitement either!) laurie

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Oh this is so cute! I had never heard of these. I will have to look them up online!

It's so cool that you had a letter published!

Kady

mub said...

I really like the concept of "pin money." That's a neat bank, and YES I would consider you being published ;)

Erika said...

I have never seen a bank like that it is so cute. I can understand why you would want more. It is very unique and fun.

I would consider you published LOL thats exciting when you see your self like that in print in a magazine.
Erika @ homegrown family

Terry said...

I remember reading that magazxine and seeing those little banks. I went right away to eBay but I didn't find anything. How nice that you were also in the magazine!

marybt said...

That, my friend, is a beautiful bank!

I had never heard of that until I read your post. Now I want one!

Dawn said...

yummy--the cherry pie looks great! And I've never seen a pin money bank before, it is perfectly adorable!

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

Wow what a fun read!!..well i never..a 'pin money' bank??..what next lol!!..it's a real cutie btw :)

T Lee said...

The ladies were always quite fashionable..huh? Even the bank was exquisite that they saved "pin money" in. Beats an old used coffee can! Thanks for sharing something most of us have never heard of or seen.

mannequin said...

How beautiful. I appreciate the definition as well. How come I don't get "pin" money?
And how lovely that you were published!

Mary said...

Dear BJ, I LOVE your bank -- it is adorable! And you are so funny about the letter to Romantic Homes magazine. Yes, that counts as published in my mind. In fact, you are published every day on your blog! Count up your stats for a month -- it is probably higher than the mag's monthly readers. ;)
xoxo,
Mary