CherishYesterday

Cherish Yesterdays Treasures

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CherishYesterday

Cherish Yesterdays Treasures

18 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   From kitsche to class, from shabby chic to true antique, we offer antique and vintage porcelain and pottery, high end vintage purses, shoes, accessories, clothing, and jewelry, fabulous figurines and curios, collectibles, depression, elegant, and antique glassware, toys, and art from all times and genres. Have a look around, and enjoy!

Announcement

From kitsche to class, from shabby chic to true antique, we offer antique and vintage porcelain and pottery, high end vintage purses, shoes, accessories, clothing, and jewelry, fabulous figurines and curios, collectibles, depression, elegant, and antique glassware, toys, and art from all times and genres. Have a look around, and enjoy!

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D.J. Konrad

D.J. Konrad on Jun 26, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

EXCELLENT Etsy seller! Responsive, speedy, and plays very fair. Not to mention a lovely, nostalgic selection. I'll be back! Thanks so much, Sheryl!

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"Cherishing Yesterdays Treasures ensures that we preserve the past in order to pass it on to our future generations."

My mother had an antique china cabinet in our dining room when we were growing up. There were five of us in the family, and there were five shelves in the china cabinet. My mother assigned each of us a shelf, and on that shelf were all of our "treasures". My brothers each had a silver napkin ring, (each one different from the other), and juice glasses that came from Grammy which had roosters and scottie dogs on them in red and black, among other things. My shelf held a milk glass hen-on-a-basket covered bowl, and inside was a small brown envelope which held three red glass "eyes", none of which matched, and no clue as to whether one of them might be one of the hen's eyes. It also held an Akro Agate full tea set which had belonged to my mother and my aunt, (who had passed away when she was 11 years old). My family held a reverence for traditions and for these family heirlooms. We didn't have much, but we had memories, and we had a sense of history, and of the continuity of family. Each item in that china cabinet had a story. It had a history and a meaning, and as each year passed, new items were added to those shelves. A blown glass animal from Disneyland, a reproduction salt cellar and spoon from Norland's "Little Time Machine" gift shop (Livermore, ME), a collection of antique valentine's and calling cards or miniature books from Grammy, a blown glass "tear collector" vessel from Jerusalem from when my mother took a pilgrimage there with her University in the 80's. We looked back at family genaeology, (ancestors who fought in various battles in various wars, which ancestor crossed the "big pond" on the Mayflower, which ancestor was put to death in Salem, MA as a witch, a mysterious Great, Great, Great Aunt who was supposedly an Indian Princess... My father has a book, written in the 1700's, bound in rawhide, (held on by strips of leather laced through the cover), and all of the "s's" look like "f's"; a pair of white linen knickers, gathered at the knee with metal buckles; a white cotton, hand made, hand stitched dress belonging to an ancestor, (whose modern size was likely a size 0 or 1), (it didn't fit me when I was in my late teens, a testament to modern nutrition)... My mother owns the little porcelain bowl which held the change when her parents ran the local rural Post Office, and she proudly brings out the green glass pedestal compote with Higby's "Bee" mark in the center whenever an inquiring family member or interested acquaintance shows an interest in the items in her china cabinet.

I was always fascinated by these objects of memorabilia. Their worth was always greatly exaggerated, "Hold onto that! Someday it'll be worth money"! If I only had a nickel for every time I heard that one! However, it sparked an interest in these historical family heirlooms which never died, and eventually it led to me opening this shop.

I hope my interest and passion lead you to finding that special item that adds value and satisfaction to your collection. Thank you for your interest, and happy shopping!

Sincerely,
Cherish Yesterday's Treasures

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  • Cherished

    Owner, Curator

    I became interested in vintage and antique items as a child when my parents would bring the occasional "treasure" out of the china cabinet and tell us the story behind it. It sparked an interest that eventually led to the opening of this shop!

  • CJ

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  • Love, Joy Creations

    Milo, ME

    My mom is a premier old-school craftsman. She knits, crochets, quilts, sews, cooks, bakes, cans, pickles, mends, beads - you name it, she does it! My mom is amazing!

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