Keeping Warm, Shower Caddy, and Heimlooms
Tuesday morning was a
cold morning and as I set
on the couch, blogging,
I had visitors beside me.
I had Misty on right side
of me, sucking on the
throw and kneading it.
I had Lily on the left side.
She was curled up and
I have been noticing some
changes between these two.
Lily still does her hit and run on
Misty but they are sleeping in
the same bed now with me and
getting closer to each other.
Maybe, they will get some what
The other night at dinner
a friend of mine that knows me
and my recycling ways, asked me
did I have use for a shower caddy.
I remembered seeing this on Pinterest once
and just yesterday I saw it on
Guess what I am going to do
with a shower caddy?
In my last post I mentioned trying
to achieve something everyday.
I did not get to the basement to
play or to the laundry but I did
get somethings done.
I worked on a project I am doing
for my kids.
Taking pics of all my heirloom
pieces, adding info that I know
about each piece and sitting it up
in a program so I can download
onto a thumb drive for my kids.
Not done, but got a lot done.
Adding special items that I have
acquired through the yrs to
maybe become heimlooms later
in the years to come.
This piece belonged to my
It is a planter. Although since
it came to me as a child, it
has not held a plant.
I loved my Barbies and I was always
making Barbie a house, this
was always in the
living room for Barbies home.
Wow, this next item is really
My baby spoon that mom
held onto and gave to me
many years ago.
See, told you, its OLD.
This piece also came from my
great granny, on my mom's
To be real, none of these pieces
came from my mom's mother's
side or my father's side of the family.
My grandma (mom's mom) lost
her mother at a really young age.
I want to say that I remember hearing
that granny was about five.
That her mom suffered from really
bad headaches. Being I suffered
from migraines that was my thought,
but apparently their has been discussion
that maybe it as an aneurysm.
Something we will never know.
They were a really poor family and
the older sisters helped to raise my granny.
From great granny also.
Not sure this was kept for any
reason other than it was a
sewing tin once the tea was gone.
When great granny's house was cleaned
My mom also would spend time at
the computer looking up prices.
She would tag them on the bottom
of each piece. Looking at this I
realize mom left the h out of
she would be horrified today
if she knew this lived on.
There are two of these
little lamps. Not really sure
if that is real brass or not.
But my mom and dad picked
these two up in Pennsylvania on a
trip up that way before my older
brother was born. Making these OLD...
LOL....making these older than his
65 yrs of age.
I have prisms that go on them but right
now they are packed away.
Story behind these lamps, they always
were perched on each end of my moms
dresser and I used to take a couple
of the prisms, and hang them from my ears
like they were my earrings!
This is the type of info being added
to the pics for my kids will
know what to keep and what not
to keep. And hopefully, bring a smile
along the way when the look at
Shade, I picked up a Habitat for
Humanity. Got one for each lamp.
Now, this is one that I hope one day
my grands and great grand will
Richard E. Carpenter
(not the brother of Karen) and also
my sis in laws cousin wanted me to
paint an old camper with Christmas lights
on it for the cover of his Christmas CD.
After that, he asked me to put him in
He was very pleased with it.
And my name got added to the inside of
Like I said, maybe my family to come
after me will be amazed at things like this.
I am also adding these sort of things.
I used to collect clowns. At one given time
I had over 100 figurines of clowns.
They were in my darkroom and work
and in my
home. When Caleb and Amber
moved in with me, Caleb was
a yr old and I packed my clowns
up. They were packed for six yrs, and
I did not miss them so I sold them, except
for a few.
The two above are pewter and my older
brother Ray got these for me on
one of his travels many yrs ago.
The piece below is also added
in the keeps, just cause they mean
something to me.
My younger brother, Mark gave
me this for my bday once.
He made it from scrapes.
just cause my brother is so much like
me in humor, I keep this piece.
He did not make this, at least
not the dog itself.
He bought a couple of plain metal
dogs at Hobby Lobby, first off,
I was surprised the even went in
But he took it home, painted it
red and put mustard on it!
At least the kids will know where this
came from and the humor of
As I go through and add more
and more I will share with my blogging
buds. I do really have a lot of
glass pieces handed down from my
When I think of it, its amazing that
pieces like them remain in the world
for so long.
Most of the pieces were given to my
mom from her great aunt.
And several generations have been added
to the line of kids since
Great Aunt Etta would now be known
5th great aunt Etta.
The world keep turning and
life goes on.
Have a wonderful weekend- xo Diana
Thanks for sharing, have a great weekend.
I keep our teabags in a tin ...
Enjoy your February days.
All the best Jan