I decided to join in on Misi's Display Chain Challenge.
Her challenge this week was,
“A display based on an item that you feel “only you” could love. Something you might have just recently acquired or something you have had forever. A Ratty Tatty item..A simple item..A well used item… Anything you choose. Please describe that item in your display”.
Some of the items shown in this post aren’t exactly items only I could love but I am sure no one could love them as much!! :)
They all are priceless to me.
If you know me from WS, JSPF or my blog you may have seen some of these items before and heard the stories behind them but I thought I would share them again.
I will start with one of most prized possessions.
Let me first give you a little back story….
I was so wonderfully blessed, you see, I had the World’s Greatest Grandpa. He was an amazing man.
He had a way of making you feel so special.
Not only did you know he loved you….
you also knew he liked you and wanted you around.
He wasn't one to say the words but he showed you his love each and every day.
Sometimes, I can close my eyes and see his smile, feel him rubbing his rough beard on my cheek.
Or hear him say, Shut up and drink your beer. And us kids would reply…. Grandpa, we don’t drink beer!!!
Okay, guess it is one of those, had to be there, stories. But still makes me smile.
I can remember him sitting through “Love At First Bite” TWICE because I wanted to see it so badly. I recently watched that movie again and all I can say is….
Sorry, Grandpa!! That movie was terrible.
Oopps! I’m getting off subject.
Back to the items.
Hanging in my dining room I have my Grandpa’s dancing man.
He made this when he was a young boy.
I wouldn’t sell this for a billion dollars!!
Also in my dining room, inside my bakers cabinet, is a tin horn of his.
In my laundry room, I have a framed copy of the Salvo advertisement he was in.
For years, my Mom and I searched for an actual box of Salvo and Finally a couple of years ago she found one at an auction.
It isn't in very good condition, but I still love displaying it by his add.
And of course, I had a wonderful Grandma too!!
When Brett and I first got married she gave me this knife sharpener. She said she bought it when her and Grandpa first got married.
I have it hanging in my kitchen next to my sink.
Also in my kitchen, on top of my refrigerator is her old blue crock batter bowl, she gave to me years ago.
I can remember her making cake batter and mash potatoes in this. And she always let us lick the beaters afterward.
And my other Grandma (my Dad’s Mom) left this to me when she passed away.
I keep this and these next items on a shelf in my office.
The next three items are:
My Raggedy Ann doll from when I was little.
She is very well loved.
Next is my very first Care Bear!!
Friendship Bear to be exact!
Yes, I’m an 80’s girl. :)
And also from the 80’s is a Crayola bear, Brett bought this for me for Christmas when we were in High School.
Back to my dining room, also in my baker’s cabinet is a Smiley Pig Cookie Jar and S&P. These were given to me by Brett’s dad, they were originally his Aunt’s.
The next two items were made for me by two people I love very much!!
A few years ago, my Sister made me this wonderful stitchery for Christmas.
And last, but certainly not least, my oldest daughter made me this for Mother’s Day and couple of years ago.
The photo is of her and her little sister.
I keep this in our Family Room/ TV Room.
Incase you are wondering why it says, Pooh Bear and Sis….
Pooh Bear is what we called my youngest daughter when she was little.
You know what…
I just realized something.
I did this whole post wrong.
I was suppose to show displays using these items.
I’m sorry for the goof. I promise to do it correctly next time.
Thanks so much for stopping by to visit.
It is after midnight here in Southern IL.
I must go to bed…. I have to get up in a few hours. :(
Have a wonderful week everyone!!