Thursday, October 28, 2010

PEARLS and LACE THURSDAY PARTY "PIECES OF THE PAST"

I'm joining Doni  today of Faith, Grace and Crafts for the last PEARLS and LACE THURSDAY PARTY ,  don't forget to visit the other party participants and thank Doni for hosting a lovely blog party!  I have today an antique green velvet jewelry box that was given to me by the dear lady across the street and she is over 85 years old. It was her Mothers so I would say for sure it is over 110 years old. The raised flowers are plush velvet and the rest is very short velvet. It still has its key and a tassel which I think makes it really rare. It is one of my favorite treasures as I know both the ladies that lovingly cared for it. I have it pictured with an old silver mirror I have had forever, some pearls and a pearl picture fame. Next to it is an old storybook doll along with a jar of pearls I use for projects, many very old and not strung anymore.

7 comments:

elsamarianne said...

Lovely post.The Jewellry box is beautiful.
hugs elsamarianne

Terry said...

Oh my what a great jewelry box. Love it! I have a doll like that too! Hapyy pearls & lace day.

NanE said...

Hi Marilou! What wonderful treasures! The jewelry box looks like it is in mint condition! How did you manage to acquire so many loose pearls? I bet you use them on some gorgeous projects! Thanks for sharing, Nan

Nook Cranny Gifts said...

What a wonderful gift your lady friend gave to you, says alot.
Your blog is beautiful
Thanks for sharing.
Michele

Doni said...

Marilou! Your post is gorgeous! I just love the box, and I know it will always remain a precious piece for you. I love it when items we cherish have such meaning to us. Thanks so much for joining me for Pearls and Lace Thursday! It's so neat to be able to see what pretties others have!
Blessings to you!
Doni

JoAnne said...

Hi Marilou,
Beautiful, beautiful post! Thanks so much for stopping by.

Deby said...

Thanks for your kind visit and congratulations for your wonderful blog of another time. Greetings from Italy.
Deby