Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Necessary Silver


My grandmother was a saver, so I come by my tendency honestly. She had World War II ration books, clothing catalogs and advertisements, and my Daddy's kindergarten paintings in file drawers well into the eighties. Cleaning out her apartment was like opening a time capsule; so much from stories she told us came alive when we held her precious memories in our hands.
She grew up in a small southern Georgia town where calling on friends during the day and having parties at night were the highlights of her life.

She loved pretty things and her father made sure she was right up to date with the latest jewelry and accessories. He even taught her to smoke when she was seventeen because that's what sophisticated ladies of the time were doing. We heard so many stories of him arriving home from a business trip loaded down with gifts for his three beloved daughters.
These gifts meant so much to her that she kept every one and some of her sister's and mother's, too. When she shared them with me I knew she was passing on that great love.

5 comments:

Sandi McBride said...

What perfectly lovely pieces and what a perfectly lovely post! What a lucky girl you are to have these rememberences, my friend! They are just beautiful...
hugs
Sandi

sheila said...

What lovely little treasures.......

Lori said...

what a beautiful post and such beautiful heirlooms from your grandmother:) oh yes, they are all truly lovely!

Tonja said...

Oh! My! These are truly treasures! They are beautiful!

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rivergardenstudio said...

What a wonderful blog! And I love these little purses. Thank you so much for sharing them... Roxanne