Friday, July 31, 2009

Heirloom Party

Another blogger is hosting a blog party and I invited myself! This one is an Heirloom party where bloggers can share family items they have received that have been passed down. I have 3 items that I love....
These are my husband's grandmother's Bibles. The top one must have been her everyday Bible until she passed away because it has writings inside, church bulletins, prayer lists and lots of little notes. The cover is cross stitched by her as well.The rifle hanging in the middle of the pictures belonged to my grandfather. He was a man's man who did a little hunting and a lot of fishing.

The final piece was my great grandmother's sewing machine. The machine stopped working and the wooden top was warped, so I refinished it a few years ago. It is by far my favorite piece of furniture in my home. My grandmother had the biggest and longest ivy in the world, so it houses an ivy for her.

Thanks for partying with me. You can see more heirlooms here.


Claudia said...

Lovely heirlooms. The Bibles must be so precious to you and the sewing machine with the ivy is such a sweet tribute.

Rue said...

Your Bibles are so sweet and I love the tribute with the fern to your great grandma! I think my husband has the same gun. I like how you displayed it :)


Marie said...

Hello Mrs. Jenk - it's nice to meet ya, and I'm very happy you joined in on the party! Your treasures are wonderful! I love the Bibles, especially the one on the top - that cross stitch is so pretty. I can picture her carrying it to church. And what a cool gun display. And I really like how you've put the old documents in frames around it. Such a neat idea. Your great-grandmother's sewing machine is fabulous! Great job refinishing it. The ivy sitting on top is lovely!


Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

It is a rainy day here in La and I have enjoyed some blog reading....So glad I stopped by yours. I enjoyed my visit.

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