Wednesday, February 3, 2010

RETURNING HOME GIFTS

My husband and younger daughter returned from Texas, visiting family and our older daughter, while I stayed here taking care of business.  Now ya'll, I confess, I am a practical gal.  I love thrift stores, garage sales, junking.  Don't get me wrong, I love beautiful clothes, but learned that I destroy clothes because I don't change them to garden, do art, cook, play with the kids.  And jewelry, oh my!  I've destroyed so many beautiful pieces of jewelry because I didn't remove it.  For our tenth anniversary, my husband asked if I wanted a diamond anniversary band.  No, I wanted and received a tractor!  (He did sneak a diamond ring in at Christmas time a few years ago...tears oh tears.)  That boy knows what I like.  The girls picked out some beautiful rings at an antique store and this is what Bill bought for me.  Old books, new inherited relatives,  lace/linen, old family pictures, letters, articles.  I won the lottery! 

Look at these gals in the lower left hand corner.  They are from my mother in law's family.

Oh, some dear soul worked really hard, making this tiny yellow purse.  This is one of those "how could you part with that" question I often have in my head. 

Thanks for looking at my new goodies. 
Remember you are a treasure!
I'm blessed with a loving husband and two wonderful girls.
Elaine

12 comments:

Diane said...

I am drooling!!

jacque4u2c said...

These are fantastic finds! I can just see them getting thrilled and excited when they found these treasures for you! Just beautiful!!!!

Debby said...

WOW!!! They sure scoped out a lot of beautiful goodies for you, worth staying home, eh???

Susan said...

Wow! You hit the motherload for sure! Love all those little crocheted goodies! You are a lucky girl,indeed!

courtney said...

Oh what wonderful treasures your family dug up for you! Have fun playing with your new goodies.

prashant said...

They sure scoped out a lot of beautiful goodies for you,

Work from home India

Serene said...

Wow, how nice of them to find you such a trove of treasures. I know you're in your glory.

Melissa said...

Nice, Elaine!

luv46kdz said...

Don't you love coming home gifts, and you hit the vintage jack pot Sorella ;)

Lyneen said...

Great daughters they know their mom!!!!

HAVE FUN!

Lynn Stevens said...

Wow ,what a thoughtful husband he must really know you well, I think my DH needs a shopping partner to show him the ropes! LOL, enjoy all your new goodies

mandysea said...

Oh My!!! You are a lucky luck girls!!!

I'm drooling over those lovelies especially the crocheted ones!!!