Saturday, July 10, 2010

More from Memory Lane

Have you visited Laurie at for Favorite Things Saturday yet?

If you read my earlier blog about the demise of my camera you'll understand my loss. These pictures just aren't the quality I'm used to and I hope to be able to get a replacement soon.

But the quality doesn't diminish the enjoyment I feel for having these family pieces to treasure.

This pine corner cupboard was made for my mother by my grandfather in 1956. I should have moved the eucalyptus so you could see the finial.
All these glass pieces of course have a story of their own and mostly belonged to my grandmother and mother. But I'll save those another day of spotlighting.

I will share about this beauty today. You can see that it is ruby glass and cut crystal with the name Annie sketched into it. It originally belonged to my great grandmother Annie Blackett Sherwin, my grandmother's namesake. I never knew her but heard alot about her including the fact that she was born in England and immigrated to the USA as a young woman.
The oak armchair peeking through in the first picture has a story all its own. Stay in touch. I'm sure it will come up some day.

Time to enjoy some other blogs at Favorite Things Saturday.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Down Memory Lane

Vintage Thingie Thursday

Joining Suzanne at VTT. Click the link above to attend the party. Its loads of fun.

The mirror, cameos and one locket belonged to my grandmother. The pearls were my mother's wedding pearls and the Kremetz bracelet and a locket were hers too.
Spanning the generations the locket on the left was my grandmother's; the one in the middle was my mother's. The third locket is mine.

This is my grandfather sometime between 1918 and the 1920s
And these are my parents in the 1940s.
My grandfather had this 1913 goldpiece made into a necklace for my grandmother. I wish I knew if it had some significance to them. I never thought to ask but I wear it almost everyday.
Few things are more precious to me than the memories these things bring to mind.

Time to enjoy more VTT with Suzanne at Colorado Lady.

Monday, July 5, 2010

A work at home day

With the office closed and the holiday over today became a work at home day. Planning for a baby shower in a few weeks prompted the notion that cleaning the carpet was in order. It was probably in order anyway but having a reason to motivate me is always helpful. Well, if you're going to clean you might as well re-arrange right? So.....
I moved the computer desk and eliminated a floor lamp. Then I added this table lamp that I got at an auction several years ago. The shade is from Lowe's and I just love it.Moving to the other side I place a tapesty box in which to tuck my camera and wires away and another small dish that now holds flash memory sticks.Now I have a question? Where do they come from????? They were not there two days ago! Well there is that family reunion coming up and I will need to take a casserole...

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Big Sigh

I loved my Kodak camera. Loved being the operative word because today I shorted it out. Did I mention that I loved my Kodak camera? It wasn't an expensive one but it was Soooo versatile and easy to operate. Big Sigh.
But something good in everything bad. My wonderful husband bought me a small video/photo camera for Christmas last year. So while it may not have all the bells and whistles I am thankful that I have a back-up. Now lets see how the photos turn out here. Can you see him?

Do you see him now?

Now you do!

Well, the flower photos are o.k. but I need to read some more about indoor lighting. Did I mention that I loved my Kodak camera? BIG SIGH.