Sunday, August 26, 2007

a new find

A few items that I got today....
Isn't she grand....

Friday, August 24, 2007

Summer end

I love the fall and all the colors but I will miss the pinks of summer.....
The warmth of the sun, I don't like hot but I do love warm. I am not a winter person. As I get older the Autumn only means winter to me, I hate that I feel this way because it is a wonderful time of the year. And living in New England I get to see a delightful display put on by the Autumn fairies who are all so hard at work.

This year summer end is a wee bit harder because my youngest is going off to college.
In the past my falls and winters were filled with his sport games, soccer, basketball and the cold just flew by game after game. I will miss that, I will miss him................

Saturday, August 4, 2007

The Writing Box

A few years ago my husband's aunt gave me this wonderful writing box that once belonged to her mother. I just got the box and it was fascinating to explore, it gave me a tiny peek into my husband's family.
Inside was a note about the box ( pictured above) and a few other paper items. The items in the box were from before Minnie was married, dried rose petal from a favorite cousin, receipts for music lessons that took place in 1894 and 1895. It appears the box was set aside once she was married in 1899 for the last thing added was an announcement for her graduation in 1898.
I want to redo the writing box because it's in such bad condition, first thought was to keep it as close to the original as possible...but then ideas began to fill my head....because it is in sure bad shape it could be redone into ??????????? almost anything.