Friday, January 02, 2009

the treasure hunters

As I've mentioned before, my parents are big-time collectors.  Few things make them happier than riding "the back roads" in search of an antique store or stumbling upon a flea market with quality goodies. As a result, their house is a vintage wonderland...  Here's a small sampling of what you'd find if you paid them a visit. 

23 comments:

caseytoussaint said...

Great stuff! Although I've said I won't make New Year's resolutions this year, I actually have resolved to stop by your blog and visit as often as possible.
Happy New Year to you!

Suzanne McDermott said...

Suzanne! I just found you through Casey's blog. I LOVE your drawings and am really looking forward to taking the time to go through them all.

Miguel Taborda said...

i know what you mean... :)
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Allie said...

Ha ha...sounds like what you'd find if you visited my husband's grandparent's home! Love that place...it is eye-candy to me.

Teresa R said...

What I want to know is their secret to stashing all their treasures in an artful, uncluttered way. I have a serious problem with clutter, which is why I never collect anything anymore. :}

Trailing Spouse said...

I've always wanted to collect buttons. I can imagine their treasure trove would be stunning.

Felicity said...

Anvils - plural?!! LOL! Happy New Year Suzanne!

africantapestry said...

I've always found "collectors" to be very interesting people. I have a few friends who are real collectors and they have such a rich mind and imagination,I love being around them and listening to them. from your cute little sketches, it must be quite the same with your parents.
ronell

suzanne cabrera said...

Hahaha Felicity --- yep, thats right, multiple anvils :)

Teresa--I hope someday to better document my parents home, because surprisingly, despite the amount of things they collect, I've never thought of it being cluttered...just interesting. I think this is where I first got my bug for interior design.

Ronell---interesting is right :)

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Pea said...

A nice collection!love all the cute vintage stuff!there is always so little plastic in it,isn't it?

please sir said...

I'm so like your parents - I can understand this desire! Love it! And also cracked up over your comments - you are too funny. Hope you had a good new year too!

Megan Wolfe said...

You know, I don't miss living in the country much.. but I DO miss those old, junky, antique stores. :) So many awesome little goodies that make great painting material. Just don't find that much here in the city.

Meridth Gimbel said...

Wow Suzanne I adore your drawings and I have to say I'm thoroughly entertained by your blog. Thanks for visiting my blog cuz I'm glad I found yours!!

janabouc said...

I'm such a fan of drawings of multiples and collections! I like the way you've simplifed these, so that they look almost like icons.

Jon Eenigenburg said...

Cool Sketches. I just realized that you left a comment on my new and under-developed blog. Thanks for the kind words.

Inger Carina said...

Oh noo! I'm also a collector...but our apartment is to small for "me". I love your sketch of all the nice things at your paretns house - my itch "to flea-market" (a verb?)started though :)

Suzanne - are you going to "SketchCrawl" (also a verb?) http://www.sketchcrawl.com/ on saturday?
Me, IHanna(http://www.ihanna.nu/blog/) and Nina Johansson (http://ninajohansson.blogspot.com/) and a bunch of others are sketching all day in Stockholm./Carina

Stephen Gardner said...

I'm at an age now where I can go to flea markets and buy back my youth for a dollar a time. Great drawing and thanks for making me your link love this week, I'm delighted .

Priscilla said...

I can appreciate this obsession. I have it too. Just bought a rolling pin.

suzanne cabrera said...

Oh Inger---I'm soooo jealous....so much talent on your sketchcrawl. i wonder how much airfare is to Stockholm?

Teresa R said...

Suzanne, there are folks who have a talent for displaying their collections with panache, and your parents sound like they are that type. I would love to see either photos or your drawings/paintings of your parents' collections as displayed in their home! Maybe you can make it a little series, like you did with the negligees? :)

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

When exactly can I visit?
Love this.

Penelope said...

Hello! Thanks for stopping by my blog. These are some cute drawings. I know what you mean...my grandparents have the oddest things in their house, but that's why I love it.

LOL, the Anvils are hilarious. :)