Friday, January 8, 2010

Made With Loving Hands

I wanted to share some of my favorite pieces I have had for many years. These first two hold so many wonderful memories for me and were made by very loving hands. My grandmother's loving hands to be exact. She made these so many years ago for me that I quite honestly do not remember how old (or young) she was at the time. She is now the ripe age of 105 and going strong. She no longer crochets or makes crafts as she once did but she has so many beautiful things to this day. As well as all the gorgeous things she has already given all of her daughters and sons through the years. She taught me to crochet when I was about 10 years old and this was no small feat. You see I am a lefty and grandmother is a righty. This made it difficult for the both of us. I wish I would have learned many more of her stitches, designs and things, but I hate to say but at 10 years old I lost interest quickly. I never learned how to crochet with such delicate small thread.

This announcement plate belonged to Truckers grandmother. I don't know a lot of the history of the plate. Not sure if it was a gift or a purchase. It is marked on the back "Steubenville". The announce reads "Don and Mrs. Donald Stepp have the happiness to announce the adoption of Mary Judith age nine months". Mary Judith was Truckers mother. She passed away at the age of 39.

If there is anyone reading this that knows how to remove tobacco stains from porcelain I would dearly appreciate knowing how. I have attempted cleaning this plate a few times and only succeeded in removing some of the writing on it. I no longer try to clean it now.

This crown means a lot of me as well. It is the only one I own or had the pleasure of actually winning. I believe I was about 13 or 14 years old (when you're older your memory fades) and won this in the Valentine's Day Beauty Pageant. It sits atop a space on my dresser next to the picture of me winning.

I've really enjoy taking part today in Show and Tell Friday. Many thanks to our gracious hostess Cindy at My Romantic Home. Now I must go over and link up and enjoy all the other posts and their treasures. They are all beautiful each and every week. Be sure and go by and visit them as well.

Till we meet again,


Diane said...

I love the different shades of pink. They are truly treasures.

Anonymous said...

Hi Treasia. What awesome potholders. She is sooo talented. 105 years old? That's even more awesome. Take care. Rosie

Diane at InMyOwnStyle said...

It is so nice that you cherish the treasures handed down to you. Even after our loved ones are gone, having these special things will always provide you with fond memories. I also wnated to say thanks for stopping by my blog. It is always so nice to get comments.

Atelier de Charo said...

You have a great grandmother, and of cour loving hands!!!

LaVerne said...

I love the adoption plate...don't worry about the's just such a treasure to have. Loved all your treasures.

Pat & Ron Harris said...

Call me sentimental but I love things are passed down from generation to generation and the memories that come with them. What precious things you have!

Thank you for visiting junkblossoms. I hope you drop in for another visit soon! Pat.

Country Girl said...

Your blog has had a beautification. Very nice!

someplace in thyme said...

I don't know if I am in the wrong spot, but wanted to come in and wish you a Happy Pink Saturday anyway. I think having your grandmother and her lovely keepsakes is a blessing. What a perfect post, Char