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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Vintage Thingies Thursdays #9

Thanks to Lisa, over at Confessions of an Apron Queen...we have another awesome show of great items! Go check out her blog, and read all the cool stuff people have showcased for this awesome day!

I wanted to show you my Grandmother's jewelry box...



Cute light pink box with a simple beige edging around it. Pink velvet lined inside.
I don't have a key to it, but you click the lever over and up pops the latch.











Ahhhhh....the treasures inside...
Some are mine, some are from my Grandma, some are from Jeff's Grandma....











Take these beauties....from Jeff's Grandma Julia...LOVE these chunky pink wrap-around bracelets and matching earrings! Two styles of bracelets, if you look closely, and same goes for the earrings. Are these from the 50's?














Top shelf and pouch...close-up.
See the locket necklace? That was my Grandma's, ...I wanted her at my wedding, even though I knew she was watching from above, so I crafted the chain for it just in time! Made matching earrings too-see bottom right corner.
I remember her wearing it and she kept two very special people in it...I will show you in a moment...








See the hot air balloon necklace? That is my Aunt Bette's; my favorite Aunt (and Uncle) who gave us their balloon, so we could become pilots!
They are the ones that live in Indiana and I showcased their house for VTT.













Close-up of bottom drawer...odds and ends, and lots of funky, happy jewelry my best friends' sister-in-law made...I snatch it up whenever I can!









Here is the locket open...
The top picture is my cousin Thee, who passed from cancer not too long ago. He was an accomplished artist and drew the picture of fruit that hangs so prominently in my front foyer.
The bottom picture is me! I was her favorite. (But don't tell my sister or brother)

And there you have it! Luckily none of this was taken- not worth much, but oh so sentimental!

5 comments:

Smilingsal said...

And, such special sentimental value! I love the jewelry and the stories that go with each piece.

However, when I first started reading your post, I laughed out loud! That jewelry box is EXACTLY like the one I had not too long ago! (sigh) Ah well, I guess I AM vintage!

womaninawindow said...

OH! Until you said it that last line I didn't think of it. How lucky are you to still have it! Some grace, I think.

Your favorite sister said...

Jim and I agree, if you need to believe that, it's ok with us.

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

What delightful treasures...especially that gorgeous locket, I love it!!

Ronda's Rants said...

I love all this...I have that jewelry box from my childhood!
BTW...I have an award for you!!