Heirloom Party




I am joining my wonderful friend Marie at Emma Calls Me Mama for her Heirloom Party.  Now Mr. Hughes and I don't have too many heirlooms.  Most of my family's heirlooms are held by my mother and her brothers and sisters.  But, I will show you a few of the ones that I have.



This blue bowl once was my grandmother's.  We were very close.  I remember her using it every year to mix cookie dough.  I always told her how much I loved this blue bowl and that I would love to have it one day.  I came for a visit a few years before she passed away and she gave me an option.  She told me that she had gone out to buy a new blue bowl that looked just like it, but it was much larger.  She told me that I could either have that one or the REAL blue bowl.  I chose the real one, of course.  She made me wrap it up in a towel and take it to my car immediately so that no one could see.  She then put the fake blue bowl in its place.  I guess she was worried that someone would get upset that she had given it to me.  I don't think anyone else had the desire to have it.  After she passed away, I also inherited the fake blue bowl.




This little Santa belongs to Mr. Hughes.  It was his father's when he was little.  Most all the paint has worn off, but we like it that way.  Mr. Hughes adores this little guy.





Here is another thing that I had to have of my grandmother's.  These giant fork and spoon always hung on the wall in her kitchen.  I always thought they were so `neat.  I never realized many, many people had these in their kitchen.  After I received these, I painted them black and now they hang in my kitchen.




And this is probably the heirloom that I am most fond of.  This is  my grandmother's rosary.  My mother actually has it now.  My grandmother carried it at her wedding, along with my mother at hers, and then I carried it at mine.  I don't have a color photo of it... it is silver with these pretty periwinkle blue beads.  One day, my mother will pass it on to me.

Well, now I am off to see what everyone else has brought.  Thanks so much for hosting, Marie.

25 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing your heirlooms, that Santa is precious. Love the blue bowl and the rosary too.

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  2. I love the rosary- the women in my family seem to collect these naturally, and all have a tale. I had a 'wristlet' rosary (only one decade long) and it's blue with a gold Mary medal, we have all taken our turn pinning it to our slips for our weddings (Borrowed and Blue...) Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Very nice items. The memories that go with them are priceless.
    Pam

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  4. All lovely -- but I really adore that Santa. I have an old one, very similar, with LOTS of his paint worn off -- it was always in our house when I was little, and when I found it at my parents' house many years later, it was in shabby shape, and no one else wanted it. I did.

    He spends Christmas now in the dining room; Santa always likes the chance for a good meal.

    Family heirlooms -- priceless. Love the bowl story. I lusted after my grandmother's blue and white "plate" clock -- didn't get it, but bought one for myself for my first kitchen.

    Best -- Cass

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  5. I love bowls like that blue one from your grandmother. What neat piece. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving me a comment. I hope to hear from you in the future. Love your blog & I've become a follower.

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  6. Oh Michelle, what wonderful treasures you have to share with us! My fave is the rosary. It's beautiful in black & white, so I can imagine it's even prettier in color! How special it is that you were able to carry it on your wedding day and that you will inherit it.

    Thank you for joining me for the party!

    Blessings,
    Marie
    http://emmacallsmemama.com

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  7. Grandma was a sneaky little thing! She sounds so sweet though, knowing that you wanted that bowl. The little Santa is full of charm and the rosary looks beautiful. The fork and spoon remind me of the TV show "Everybody Loves Raymond". The parents had a set in there kitchen!

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  8. I love the story of the blue bowl. That is what I am loving the most about this heirloom party, it's the storied that go along with the item. I hope Marie has these heirloom parties every few months.

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  9. Hi, just found you via Marie. I love your heirlooms, esp. the rosary. I inherited my grandmother's pink rosary, which I treasure. I may have to post it on the next heirloom party. I can't wait to read the rest of your blog! Patti

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  10. I love that blue bowl! And the fact that your grandmother, mother and you all carried the same rosary at your weedings!

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  11. love them all! The story of the blue bowl is so funny :)

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  12. So fun! Thanks for sharing. I meant to do this and didn't get my act together. I love that you all wore the rosary.

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  13. Love your big blue crockery bowl and it's story. Your rosary is so lovely, and a wonderful tradition. My girls carried a small white Bible, that was given to me on my wedding day. Those are such precious traditions. Just joined you as a follower.
    Debr

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  14. I love the story of the blue bowl and how your grandmother prepared to swap it with a fake so you could have it. Terrific! Only a grandma would go to such lengths.

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  15. I think I will try to participate in this party next week (if I remember) :) It's always such fun to own something that has been in the family as it brings back so many memories of people who have passed on. Love your blue bowl.

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  16. the blue bowl story is priceless. (the sitcom christina who? had an almost identical story. her mom & aunt were fighting over a single blue bowl that mom had more than 1 of. it was soooo funny.

    i'd probably fight over your bowl ;) it's great!

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  17. what fun! especially that sweet santa! i wanted to let you know that something is going on with your blog button! is it the button or just me? let me know! xo

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  18. I am sooooooo late to this party but I did want to get by to see what you were sharing. I love the blue bowl...and the story that goes with it. How sweet that you also ended up with the "fake" bowl too. :)

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  19. Beautiful heirlooms, Michelle. I, too, have a Rosary that is an heirloom. I'm not Catholic, but my family is and so I know the significance of it. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. You have great heirlooms. Loved the bowl and rosary.

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  21. Hi Michelle,

    Your grandma was sooo smart! Love the blue bowl, pretty and with memories. Can't get any better than that, can you? Just loved the rosary (being Catholic) that is being passed down through generations. Thank you for sharing.

    Janet

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  22. Love your heirlooms. I don't think I have any. :( But I already told my mom that I get her nativity set. That's the thing I want the most.

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  23. i have had my fork and spoon hanging in my kitchen for a while.. I found mine at Goodwill.... when I got home my husband said "TELL ME WE REALLY AREN'T GOING TO HANG THOSE?" Smiles...

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  24. Oh that's funny! I JUST bought those same giant fork and spoon!! Actually, I even made them over, you can check 'em out on my blog. I could not stand the totems myself, so I covered them :)

    Adding you to my google reader :)

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