Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Beloved treasures...

I promised to show you all some of my recent treasures. BellaMomma and I spent Saturday going through some old stuff. The wonderful thing is that most of these pieces once belonged to beloved family members that are no long with us.

It is important to me to be connected to the past. I love to be surrounded by mementos and reminders of those that are no longer with us. I know they appreciate my sentiment.

A beautiful handmade pillow from my Great Aunt...


Cookbooks and dishes from a beloved, sweet, kind cousin...


After the dishes and books, we discovered these beauties in the buffet.

You see, my cousin wanted us to come over and go through cabinets and such. His wife had quite the collection of things and loved to entertain. I am happy to be able to give these things special places in my home.

Another great treasure comes from my 90-something year old Great Aunt Lit who is still sewing lap quilts- by hand. She sent several home with Mom recently and I was blessed to pick one out. Here is my choice...

I will have more to show you soon. Mom has more stuff to bring over and I will be going through that in the weeks to come. I promise to keep sharing.

14 comments:

Songbirdtiff said...

I have a tray almost exactly like your black one. It came from my inlaws. There's a picture on my blog here http://songbirdtiff.blogspot.com/2008/06/good-stuff-b-52s.html

The black tray is one of my favorites!

I also love the embroidered pillow. Beautiful colors.

Living on the Spit said...

Such beautiful treasures. I love the lap quilts of course, and Aunt "Lit"...that is great. You must tell the story that goes with such a wonderful name.

Kim's Treasures said...

Lucky girl! Your things are just beautiful, love the pillow, lap quilt and trays!

Daisy said...

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Liz said...

Oh, that pillow is marvelous!

laurie - magpie ethel said...

Loving the treasures you are receiving. I am also the person that always gets a lot of the family hand me downs. I am one of those that appreciates the family history and memory attached to it...you sound like you are that same type of soul.

Carrie said...

Wow everything is great! Love the pillow

Obe's said...

What wonderful treasures you have.The memories that they will bring you are priceless .
Diane

The Blonde Duck said...

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Jemm said...

How nice to have those beautiful mementos.

traci said...

you did find some great treasures. i really love the pillow, so pretty.

the wild raspberry said...

family heirlooms are such special treasures!
in fact, families {period} are special treasures. it is so nice that you got to pick these lovely things to enjoy.
warmly,
chasity

debbie said...

oh be still my heart...i like to had a run of tachy cardia when i saw those painted trays.....the long one...i have 2 that are tv trays....they are beautiful are they not!.. but the round one........i do not have one like that...oh i love those kind of trays
there was a story in the country living many years ago that showed a lady with a huge collection of trays...every kind and shape...they were beautiful......
i am so happy for you to receive family treasures so beautiful
blessings
debbie

Dawn Gahan said...

The trays, oh gosh, the trays. Hand me the smelling salts. I'm 'bout to pass out from the sheer beauty of them all!

Dawn