I decided to Join Marie @ Emma's Heirloom Party. Sounded like fun.. I really don't have a lot of heirlooms. I guess our Families didn't do that.. (Or someone else got all of those prized possessions! ha!) I do have some things I thought of that are "Treasures" to me..
My "Family" is my most prized possession and they are the greatest gift that I have.
The funny thing is that I collect old treasures from total strangers now.. I love "History".. I love Journals, old Pictures, old knick knacks, old books, I guess I really do appreciate History.. I also appreciate the sacrifice other's made for me.. I am not sure if I will have expensive heirlooms to leave my children.. I do know that I have written in Journals for years and have scrapbooks I have made that tell some History of our lives.. Also my Art will tell something about me too..
This is an Old German Tapestry given to me by my Mother in Law.. It is old and hanging now in my bedroom.. I love it..
These are my Great Grandmother Emily King's Glasses and Glass Holder.. I am sure they are at least 100 years old or so.. They are special to me because she raised my Mother and made a good life for her.. My fourth oldest daughter is named after her. I gave her, Grandmother King's name for Jenni's Middle name. It is the only thing I really have from my Mother's side of the Family.
This is a lamp my Mother in law gave me that belonged to her Mother in Law. The lamp had broke but, I still love it and it is in my bedroom. I may fix it someday.(Sorry, I don't know what happened to my picture but, you can click on the square and.. voila.. it appears in a big format!)
This Paper belonged to my Father in Law and after he died my Hubby was given a bunch of paper stuff.. I think it is a great remembrance of that day.
This is "Me" when I was about 9 years old.. Christmas time and this was my first real "Pricey" doll that I got from Santa.. (O.k... it is the 70's!!!)
I still have this doll dated from 1963.. It is really the only thing left I had as a child.
Oh.. how I loved records.. We still have lots of records but, no phonograph.. My kids get a big kick out of these... I have fond memories of listening and dancing and singing to these records. (That really outdates me!!)
My Mother made us scrapbooks.. Not like we have today.. I am still grateful she kept all our special school art and pictures.. I now love to document my children's lives through artful scrapbooking.
What an Artist!!
I really loved to draw.. Get a load of this.. "The Beatles!"
These are special to me because they document my Families history.. My Mother, Ramona is no longer living. She died in 1991. I am grateful my Father who wrote about her life.. Also my Dad, Calvin, who is 83 and still alive, wrote about his life in World War II in Germany. The other book is about my Father, Calvin's, Mother.. "Blanche" and her Family line of History.. I forgot to get a picture of my "MANY" journals.. oh well.. Another time..
I hope you enjoyed seeing some of my Treasured Heirlooms.. Have a lovely Weekend.