Sorry I have been gone for a while but I’m back with Part 2 Family Vintage Keepsakes!
Here are some more of my favorites.
This is one of my favorite keepsakes. My Father made it when he was just 6 years old. Look at the stitching it is perfect that’s just how my Dad lived his life. I’ll tell you a little story about this towel. My Dad passed about a year ago. A few days after he passed I keep seeing this towel on the floor. I keep it on a special hook and it is secured tightly because I don’t want it to fall and get dirty. After about the second time that I saw this on the floor, my mind said you dummy Jo, Dad is trying to tell you he is fine and that he is with you. Yup! I always have needed a hammer to hit me over the head to tell me to look for the nice things in life. So now when I see it on the floor I just say hi Dad glad you came yo visit!
The towel hangs by my lovely aprons.
These spools of old thread are from my Dad’s leather working suitcase that I was so happy to get! It had a lot of fun things in it like a wooden hammer, lots of leather, even some old sheep skins.
Here is Dad’s leather working suitcase. Yup I had to paint it white, it was an ugly army green I think it came from an army surplus store from World War 1.
It is a great holder for my TV stuff! Isn’t great?! The great dresser that the TV is sitting on was a piece of my Grandparents bedroom furniture. I had it and the rest of the pieces in my childhood bedroom.
This is a sweet little box made out of cedar that my Dad brought back to me from a business trip to Sun Valley, Idaho. I have cherished this for years.
Can you believe that I have the topper to my parent’s wedding cake? I had it on mine and so did my daughter. My parents were married for 64 years!
This is a beautiful quilt that my Mom stitched. My grandmother, her mother did the quilting. I don’t let any one sit on it. I want it to last for ever.
This shows the pattern a little better.
This is a piece of my Mom’s ironstone dishware. It is plain but lovely.
Mom brought me this crown the other day. She wore it with a veil on her wedding day. So lovely I feel honored.
Look at the beading such tiny stitches.
Here is a fun way to display old photos. No frames to mess with and you change them out often.
I have made a gallery of many of my old photos, here is my grandmother and her twin and the top picture is my Mom as a 1-year-old.
My sister has made me many lovely things over the years and I just cherish them. Think of all the hours that go into these stitchery? Labors of love.
This is a clock that my Mom stitched. I remember her working on this in the evenings at home when I was small. This gave her comfort during the JFK funeral. Hand work is a great way to slow yourself down and to unwind from a crazy busy day.
I hope that you enjoyed the pictures of my keepsakes and have learned some fun ways to display them. Pull out your drawers and open your closets and I think you will be amazed what you can put on display. They really make fun conversation pieces.
It really is all LOVERLY!