Life just couldn't be any more beautiful right now! Southern Missouri is experiencing unseasonably low temperatures and humidity. This is a picture of my sunroom where it feels very good to spend time in right now.
This beautiful vintage birdcage was a gift from my friend, Elizabeth. The birdcage was enchanting already, but she made the precious bluebird and lovely felt roses to embellish it.
Isn't it just beautiful?!
I love old things. I love collecting little items that I know have some real age to them. Especially if something is dated in the 1800's. I decided to group some of these items together in a jar.
I also like to think of my grandmother's before me. My son, Jordan, has done lots of research into our geneology. It is neat to me to know some of my grandmother's names. I had a grandmother named Hannah Finch and one named Charlotte Fairfield. I especially like that I have one named Charity, one named Freelove (that was her first name!) and a great grandfather who's first name was Pleasant.
I gathered the old thread spools that were aged and slightly stained, and started adding some elements that were sweet to me. This greeting card is very old.
I found the picture of this little girl in an antique store and just loved her. She looks so sweet. I added her to one side. I decided to add a special momento to each side of the jar.
I found these crochet hooks in a little antique store in a small town. They were definitely special enough to go in this jar.
I don't know if you can tell by the picture, but they were hand whittled! I like to think of some loving husband long ago patiently trying to shape the hook for his wife to crochet with. They were used, you can tell by the smoothness of the wood and the lovely patina. I can only imagine that maybe one time she needed to stir a little bottle of paint and used the end of her crochet hook. That is the only reason I can think of why the end of the large one is painted silver.
The blogging world is full of so many talented women. I am lucky to say that I have met many through our blogs and now call them friends.
This package arrived in the mail from one of these special ladies, Paulette of beedeebabee. She makes beautiful pins that she crafts from felt and needlebooks. This one is so beautiful and so sweet. Her workmanship is impecable. Thank you, Paulette!
Wouldn't my great great grandmother's be amazed at how we can connect with other women today? We are very fortunate to have this internet connection and know of other's who have similar interests and arts as ourselves. I cherish the connection that I have with so many of you and hope that you always feel warm and welcome when you stop in to visit with Lindsey and myself.
I hope that you all have a wonderful week! Twyla