Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Special keepsakes

My husband's grandma who passed away 17 years ago gave to us a couple of special keepsakes when she moved from her unit into a nursing home. One of those things was a sweet little tea set that sits on the top shef of my meat safe.
The other was a table cloth that she made. Grandma didn't have very good eyesight but she was superb at knitting and crotcheting. She used cotton and did some very fine work. She was rarely seen without a project in her hand and it always intrigued me how she sat there without a pattern and could talk and just knit or crotchet away!!
Here is one of the many cloths she made.



What do you have that is handed down?

 

5 comments:

Alison said... Reply to comment

Hello Annette,

How wonderful to have such treasures.

I have a few things, but one that comes to mind is a black crepe dress from the 1930's that was my grans, which was given to me in my teens (long time ago now). That was the first piece of vintage fashion that inspired my love for it, before it became as popular as it is now.

Have a lovely day
Alison

GeorgyG design said... Reply to comment

Great tea set. My Grandma also gave a pretty floral tea and saucer and a beautiful glass vase. The vase is being used at the moment but I think I should laso put the tea cup on display and soon as we have finished our reno. G

Sewn With Grace said... Reply to comment

Hi Annette! Oh what sweet treasures you have. That tablecloth design is breathtaking. I have a set of dishes from my Grandma as well as some jewelry, it is so special to me. Have a great day!

Pip at Rest is not idleness said... Reply to comment

Hmm, I had to think about this, I have a brooch, some teacup sets, crocheted doilies and a couple of embroidered tablecloths from my Nanna and Mum. I can remember my Nan sitting there crocheting away and using the very fine cotton also.

Secret Garden Cottage said... Reply to comment

What lovely keepsakes from your husband's grandma, Annette. I have a couple of sets of blue and white china that used to belong to my grandmother... one of them is Blue Willow. It's nice to have something from our loved ones to remind us of them once they're gone. :)
Have a wonderful day!
~ Jo :)

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