February 9, 2008

More Treasures From the Attic

Look what I found today...and promptly brought down to display!

Quilt made by my grandmother:

Ceramics that R painted when he was a boy (7 & 8 years old). The old woman cookie jar was something he painted for his Aunt Dorothy, who gave it back to him before she passed. (I'm putting them on top of our kitchen cabinets):

Quilt square made by my other grandmother (I've framed it & am looking for a special place to hang it):

Quilt made my great-grandmother (I have fond memories of wrapping up in this at my grandmother's when I was a little girl):

Quilt top made by another of of my great-grandmothers:

My grandmother's Bible and the other scarf from China (I forgot to show these earlier):

I also have some beautiful old pillowcases that belonged to R's Nana. I would love to do something with them, but don't have any creative ideas. Any suggestions?

These weren't in the attic, but I finally framed some pictures my girl drew when she was 8. Pretty talented, huh? She gets that from my sister. I can't draw a straight line!


Tiffany said...

I love how sentimental you are! Your home is going to be so warm and cozy now. I love when you visit someone's home and you can feel that it is so filled with history and memories and it has a real story to tell! Thank you for inviting us all into your home!

kmom3 said...

I love quilts! We only have one that was made by my grandmother. My oldest daughter sleeps with it on her bed. I would love to learn how to quilt....someday! :)
I love how you framed your daughter's artwork. It is one of those things I have been meaning to do.
Thanks so much for sharing with us!
Be sure to let us know what book you get with your gift card, if you don't mind! Considering your commitment, I know you are wanting to chose carefully! Have fun shopping! :)

Bev said...

When we came across beautifully embroidered pillowcases (they'd actually won a blue ribbon at the state fair) we sent them to our daughter, who promptly slept on them. I loved that they were finally being used after so many years of being stored. She said she loved waking up next to them that first morning, thinking of her grandmother.

Alana said...

I just love how you are finding creative ways to display these sentimental treasures! Love it!

Simple Family Supper lady said...

I really enjoy reading your blog and seeing all that you have accomplished.... it is inspiring! I love the way you have used family treasures to decorate your home!

Kelly said...

What precious treasures! I love the quilt and quilt squares--these are priceless.

Mary@notbefore7 said...

I love that you are displaying your treasures. I am seriously inspired by this...especially with the promise of a start over in a new home to decorate! As I pack things I am reminded to show them and get the meaningless stuff out of here.