Friday, May 21, 2010

Treasures on my bookshelf...

Reminders of times past.

Lovely old colonial styled artwork by Terone, brought from
my Grandmother's home along with a pair of figurines and a 'lady pincushion' top,
her musical jewelry box, some of her hand crocheted and tatted handkerchiefs,
and dainty white gloves. It doesn't seem so long ago, but I have had them for
at least two decades!
The beautiful painted vase was given to me by my dear Mother-in-law.
It was from her mother-in-law!
The two (tarnished) silver tussy-mussy holders were a gift from
my oldest daughter and the clothes brush is a vintage find.

The glass hurricane lamp was my husband's grandfather's,
the vintage mug with 'swizzle sticks' was my grandmother's.
The little vintage opera glasses/bird glasses were a garage sale bargain
and the 1961 Peterson's Field Guide to Western Birds
was a gift from a friend.
(Dried Lamb's Ears from my garden.)

My Grandmother's old mantle clock with Roseville
Pottery atop.

A wee bell jar covering an ages old rosebud.
The cloth covering the bookshelf is an old Mantle Cloth
that was my Grandmother's.
I am joining Cindy @ My Romantic Home
for Show & Tell Friday.
Please go over and see what others have to share.
"for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."
Matthew 6:21


LDH said...

What a lovely display of most cherished family items. You have arranged everything in such a pleasing way!

I love each vintage piece but especially the tussy-mussy holders!

Camille said...

Oh everything is SOOO pretty Raeann!! Thanks for sharing a piece of your home with us. I see the Stonewycke (sp?) series on the top left hand side of your bookshelf? I love those books...such great storytelling! :)

Have a lovely weekend!

Nadine said...

What lovely treasures on your bookcase! Thank you for sharing the photos and stories to go with them!
Have a wonderful & sunny weekend!


Rebecca said...

Your "treasures" are deeply rooted in family. Thanks for sharing their stories. I'm sure wonderful thoughts and memories come each time you glance at your bookshelf. Beautifully arranged!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely display,Raeann!
Everything looks so perfect together *Ü*

Abounding Treasures said...

What a lovely display of cherished family treasures :o)

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

That is a great display of treasures! I like the old Victorian clock also. Thank's for sharing...Julian

cheri said...

So beautiful! Lately I have been toying with the idea of becoming more 'minimalist'. Then I see how beautifully you display family heirlooms with meaning and love. I am rethinking....

Miss Jen said...

Dearest Lady Farmer,
I so enjoyed this beautiful post
and viewing all of your treasures!

Hope you are having a simply wonderful

Many Blessings~ Miss Jen

Storybook Woods said...

Oh I agree, those framed art work is just lovely. What a special gift. Clarice