Family Keepsakes

Hello out there! It’s been a while. Do to some health problems I have not posted for about a week, other than I did add a page to my blog that shows the rooms in my home and how I get the “ROMANTIC FARMHOUSE” look.

Today I want to share with you some beautiful Family Keepsakes. So here we go . . .

Sweet twins

I’m going to start with my Grandmother on my Mom’s side of the family. She was and still is a great inspiration to me. She raised a family of 8 children during the depression years, so she had to be frugal. Here hands never stopped. Her parents were poor immigrants from Denmark and Sweden. They worked the land. My Grandmother was the oldest of 9 children. She was an identical twin. This is her and her twin, she is on the left side. Aren’t they just the cutest things. Grandma gave this picture to my Mom and she put it in my baby book. I am the oldest granddaughter so I was privileged to have some great times with her. The photo is damaged a little but it still looks pretty good seeing that it’s over a 100 yrs. old!

Cameo

This is the cameo that my Grandfather gave to my Grandmother when they were dating. It’s still very beautiful. Grandma and her twin loved to play tricks with their boyfriends by going out with the wrong guy. But Grandpa said that he always new, because Grandma is 2″ taller than her twin.

Peters wedding plate

This is a piece of my grandparents wedding china. Grandma once told me to use your pretty things all the time. “She said that what was the use in saving them.”

Grandma basket

Grandma was very good with her hands. She made this darling beaded basket for me.

Grandma's lamp

This glass lamp was given to me by my Grandmother she said that she was afraid with all the girls in her family that I would not get anything of her’s when she was gone. It sat on her chest of drawers with a matching lamp in her bedroom.

Peter's bowl

This is also a bowl of Grandma’s.

great white bowl

The next 3 photos are of dishes given to me on my Dad’s side of the family.

Great granmothers bowl

I love this one. Look at the little farm-house.

Great bowl

This bowl was my great grandmothers.

china doll

This sweet china doll was sent to me from Guam from my Uncle who was stationed there during the Korean war. Just love her.

Beads on head

These beautiful glass beads hung on my Father’s Christmas tree as a child. They are way to pretty to leave in a box only for Christmas so I leave them out.

beads

More lovely glass beads.

Dad's table

This table was my Great Grandmother and Grandfather’s dinning room table. It had inserts to pull out to make it bigger. My Father said that he ate many meals at this table. My parents had it for years as their coffee table. They cut it down and stained it with a dark walnut stain. It was just to dark for me so I painted it white.

I hoped you enjoyed looking at some of my Family Keepsakes. I hope that you take the time to display yours in your home. It keeps our loved ones just a little closer.

It’s all so LOVERLY!

Jo

XXOO

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