Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Day 11 - Blogtoberfest- Tuesday Treasures

One of my treasures today is a glass vase which belonged to my grandmother. I remember it sitting on her dressing table, surrounded by one of those crocheted doilies that were starched so that they stood up in ruffles. It is very delicate and I don't use it for flowers, although sometimes I put lavender in it to dry.

My other treasure I bought on e-bay. It is very similar to one I had as a girl, which was made by the same grandmother. I don't know what happened to the original; lots of things went missing over the years as the family moved a few times. I left home when I was 22 and lived a fair distance away for many years. I guess if you're not there to stake a claim... 
Don't forget to pop over to Melody's to see who else is sharing today.


  1. Bothe beautiful treasures Carolyn. My favourite is the box. I used to have one that my Nan made and I kept my hankies in it. I am very green with envy.

  2. The vase is beautiful... I remember making a similar box with Christmas cards and thread... a few years ago so I have no idea how we did it....

  3. Gosh, I remember those boxes - a lady down the road had an amazing one with really detailed embroidered raffia flowers. Your's is such a lovely shape! What a find!

  4. Both your treasures are fabulous. Your grandmothers vase is really unusual, I haven't seen one the same as this in all my browsing of antique shops.
    I love your box. We should all learn to make them.

  5. Hello Carolyn,

    Two lovely treasures. Yes you have to be there before it goes out.Happy days.

  6. What lovely treasures, I remember my mother or grandmother having one of those boxes! Wendy