August 02, 2007



Friday Show And Tell

Memorabilia Box




This picture was taken in our guest room. It is one of my favorite rooms in our home because it is a room filled with "memories." I have it made up to be very old fashioned and I think it is quite cozy and comfy for our guests. The reason I say it is filled with "memories" is because almost everything in there was either made, owned, or given to us by our families. The deacons bench was made by my late dear father-in-love and the sun bonnet Sue quilt that is draping over the back was made by my great grandmother. (the one whose picture I showed you last show and tell)



The box above the bench is called a memorabilia box and it was made by my Mama for my grandparents 50th anniversary many years ago. It's contents are absolutely priceless: a treasured and well worn bible, a baby shoe , an engagement ring, an old snuff box, a hankie, a railroad spike (my great grandaddy work on railroad construction) coins, medals, a lock of baby hair, etc..... Inside the box are a lifetime of memories and it is something I will treasure the rest of my life!





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13 comments:

ellen b said...

What a great gift for a 50th wedding anniversary. Enjoy your cozy room and treasures...

Mindy said...

Such sweet memories you have there Susan! The bench is wonderfully crafted as is the quilt. Thank you for sharing your treasured memories with all of us! Hope this finds you well...miss you!
Blessings,
Mindy

Penless Thoughts said...

Precious memories indeed.
Susan

Mrs. C said...

Susan,
You definitely have some of the neatest treasure around your home. What a special treasure for your guests to be able to enjoy.
Blessings,
Mrs. C

Revee said...

What a lovely area in your home! I especially love the bench. :)

PEA said...

A room filled with so many memories is indeed a delightful idea! I'm sure your guests love staying there...I know I would spend hours admiring everything:-) The memorabilia box is a treasured keepsake!!! xo

Kelli said...

What a cozy little spot, Susan! Your memorabilia box is full of so many sweet treasure!
Kelli

JoyFULLWifeMom said...

Neat!!!

Barbara H. said...

Oh my -- this is one of my favorite "show and tells." I just love the idea of a memorabilia box and all the meaningful treasures in it. The whole room sounds really neat.

Cheryl (Copper's Wife) said...

Beautiful!

Lallee said...

All your family treasures look beautiful together.

Jodi said...

Oh Susan, how very special. What a treasure to have so many precious things from family passed down through the years.

HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs - Kim said...

What a wonderful Show and Tell item, Susan...there are many treasures and sweet memories for you to enjoy!