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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Vintage Thingies Thursday #3

This has become my one of my favorite things to write about, since I have discovered more little things around my house that are special! I never realized how many great little things I have that fit the vintage category! I am so excited to show you them as the weeks go by!
If you would like to participate in Vintage Thingies Thursdays, click on the apron lady, on my side bar. She will take you over to Lisa at "Confessions of an Apron Queen" and you can read more about it!
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This is my vintage thingie this week. It is a pencil/charcoal drawing of still life objects in my Aunt Bette's house. Remember last week when I showcased her house for Vintage Thingies Thursday? Well, not only was this drawn in her house, but it was also done by her son, Theodore Devone Shafer. We all called him Thee. He was the oldest of all us cousins, and a supremely wonderful human being!
I treasure this drawing with all my heart! Not only was he a great friend, but I remember being up in his room (my attic room) and he asking me to look out the window and tell him what I saw. He was trying to draw me, and I was too young to sit still. He ended up giving up- (giggle) and if he hadn't, maybe I'd have another picture of myself today!
So here's to you Thee! I love you and miss you! I know you're watching from your kitchen spot!

11 comments:

Angela said...

That is an amazing drawing. I love it! How fun for you to find vintage things to write about every Thursday and how fun it will be for your family to read about it in years to come.

My Metabolic Rate is Stuck said...

Appreicate the visit~thank you!
LOVE the drawing...jealous, I always wanted to be talented in that area! It means so much to cherish and pass things down thru generations.

Gretchen said...

I love the drawing! I have no talent for that type of thing, so I make due with my camera. It's my chosen artform.

womaninawindow said...

I love Vintage Thursday. And this drawing speaks volumes. Such detail.

The Apron Queen said...

What a treasure to have this drawing made by your cousin. Love it. BTW, love the sidepar pics of hte kids w/ goggles. :)

Coloradolady said...

Love the drawing, what a great treasure. thanks for sharing.

Elizabeth said...

It's amazing what you start noticing around your home & family's homes once you start the VTT!! I love it; I have posts ready for the next 4 weeks!

Carrie said...

The still life drawing is very good -- the compostion and execution shows Thee to be a fine artist.

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

A very special treasure this fine drawing is indeed!
Wonderful to have something, done by a dear ones own hand-no "thing" can match such a keepsake!
Thanks for sharing and Blessings to you!
Claudia O.

Jewelgirl said...

A wonderful drawing by a talented
artist! You are lucky to own this
drawing made(drawn) with love!

Her Shabbiness said...

That's a great still life drawing and what makes it even more special is it was drawn by your cousin. Too cool.I love the frame it's in too. Thanks for letting us all take a peek at such a nice piece of art.