Sunday, June 14, 2009

Two Treasures!

As you know I am doing a big tidy-up, sort of getting there - though the family don't think so! Above is the best treasure a girl could have - my mentor, my role model, my Dad In this pic I guess he was about 3 years old - now he would be 97! I knew I had this photo - somewhere? I will get it restored and hang it in my re-vamped 'Sewing Studio'. My eldest grandson, Tyler was so like Dad when he was a little boy - a little bit of Byron there too, I think!

This was Dad's tool box, now used for storing my batting! Age unknown, but I know it was covered in many layers of lead-based paint and I restored it to this wonderful piece - so many dints and battering showing the journey it has been on - we think perhaps 150 years old, it has been in Dad's family so long.
I've enjoyed reminiscing - back to work - hope you are all having a happy weekend!

25 Lovely People said ...:

Joy said...

What lovely family memories Lurline. Love the toolbox!! You've done a great job restoring it :o).
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Shari said...

A lovely chest to restore and use - wonderful family heirloom!
Hugs - Shari

Notjustnat said...

Such treasures Lurline. I am so impressed how well the trunk looks. I wouldn't have known it was an one. You have your Dad's smile.

Farmyard Crafts said...

Wow... always nice to find something special underneath coats of paint! It's beautiful... and special!! That's a beautiful photo... good luck with getting it restored!

Chookyblue...... said...

precious gifts both of them.......always amazes me how many layers of paint you can find on things.......and we strip it all off and find beautiful wood........

Kerri said...

Lovely to have great treasures. An d great history. They are memories to keep. Love the tool box too. Great place for batting.

Cardygirl said...

Lovely mementoes of your dad

Cybele's patch said...

Such a dear picture of your dad. The wooden box is a real treasure. I love it.
Jossie

Cornfield Quilter said...

What a wonderful post. How lucky you are to have something so special that belonged to your dad. I am sure it will be treasured for many generations to come.

Mildred said...

What a treasure to have the photo and the tool box. I see the resemblance between you and your father. The box turned out beautifully and I am so glad you use it and think of him each time.

Nedra said...

What great family treasures. Thanks for sharing a part of your world.

Helz said...

Special Treasures indeed Lurline... Luv that you have repurposed your Dad's old Toolbox for use in your Sewing Studio... Good Memories...

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh such special treasures !! Thank you for sharing. No matter how old we get, we will always be Daddy's little girl.

Jen said...

Hello Lurline. I don't really understand why life evolves the way it does...bitterly unfairly for some, with a golden spoon for others.
To me, life is a random experience and the sadness for those that don't experience the good is paramount. Isn't right is it1
Anyhow, thank you for your welcoming words and I look forward to following you in the future.
Reagrds, Jen

Sweet P said...

Two wonderful treasures you have. Keep on enjoying them.

Julia said...

Beautiful treasures Lurline...lovely memories.
I love the trunk, gorgeous photo of your Dad,a must in your studio.
Hugs Julia ♥

Kaaren said...

Old photos are the best! You can definitely see the resemblance. And your Dad's tool box? What a treasure that is and how wonderful that you restored it to probably better than it's original beauty.

GARI said...

I love both the picture and chest. I am filling my house and walls with old family things: it does give me a warm and watched over feeling.

toni said...

what wonderful treasures lurline! your dad's tool box looks fantastic. toni :OD xxx

em's scrapbag said...

Great picture. What a fun walk down memory lane for you.

Myra said...

What a great old photo! Old black and whites are awesome, and that wooden chest... Wow! What a treasure indeed! 8-)

Penny said...

Hi. I love the photo of your Dad. You are lucky to have such a treasure.

*karendianne. said...

A radiant post. Radiating memories, a special love and your commitment to caring for all that it is. Lurline, this truly is something sweet you shared. I can relate.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

That picture is marvelous. You can see his personality come through. Tomorrow would be my dad's 93rd birthday. I miss him! I'm sure you do too.

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Lurline! Love the photo of your Dad - I have one of my Dad that must have been taken when he was about three, too. It has pride of place on a shabby chic shelf in our guest room and I just love that I see some of myself and some of my brother in Dad's chubby, cheeky little face! And what a wonderful storage chest your Dad's restored tool box makes! I have some of my bear making bits in my Nan's hope chest (also in the guest room!) and it always reminds me of her. Aren't we lucky to have such lovely mementos!! Bear Hugs! KRIS