Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Little Treasures

My Grandmother's clover brooch
A special thing is sweetest
My Great-Grandmother's pearls. These are so special to me, They are from the 1920's and were bought on a trip to Japan.
My Great-Grandmother's signature album. I found this in an old trunk one rainy day, my mother had forgotten about it. It is such a little treasure, it has many pages of sweet messages and quotes, and even some drawings. There's a little message from my great-grandmother's husband too, from before they were married! The page above reads "To dear Narnee, with best wishes from Annie Cook" and below this "Small gifts have value when the giver's love goes with the gift as my love goes to thee."The inscriptions dates range from about 1906-1912. Every message is full of personality and love, some are humorous, and some are poetic, but they are all so magical.
These are a few little inscriptions from my Great-Grandmother's album. The writing is so lovely!


My mother's old copy of Flower Faries of the Garden, by Cecily Mary Barker.

My Great-Grandmother's Album
I don't have many family heirlooms but what I do have is so special. Perhaps I'm overly sentimental, but there is just something so mysterious and beautiful about reading the words of a family member you never met, from many years ago. It makes you wonder about who they were, whether they had your eyes, whether they lived in mostly happiness or sorrow. I hope to leave something as special as this to my great-grandchildren, so they can wonder about me too.

Lady-Bird Kisses,
Erinna.

14 comments:

  1. Woahh, those seriously are treasures money can't buy. The brooch and the pearls are lovely. My favourite is of course the signature album.

    PS: nice photos, as always :)

    xx

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  2. these are true gems! so beautiful!

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  3. Wow, how lovely. You're so lucky to have these little treasures. The album is amazing! My mum has a photo album from her mother and it's so sweet, but it's so hard to read what it says.

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  4. You're very lucky. These are beautiful.

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  5. You are a wonderful photographer...these pictures are lovely!

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  6. These are wonderful treasures :)
    xx

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  7. you are an amazing photographer! these really capture what you are thinking, I can tell. Lovely pictures, lovely words, lovely blog! <3

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  8. Beautiful pictures. Very vintage and dreamy.

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  9. I loved looking through all my grandparents stuff when they started packing everything out because they wanted to move closer to the city. Its amazing how little things can make you feel =)

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  10. Love love love the pearls, they are so special. I have a necklace just like it, that also belonged to my grandmother. I love the clasp especially!

    Thanks for sharing, how wonderful

    xxx

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  11. These items are truly beautiful.

    You are so lucky to have them.

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  12. sweet pictures and yeah i have doen that reading something about an unknown family member, I find history so interesting and if its a relation it seems to be more so x

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